The bitter former homeowners of this week’s SoPhilly Spotlight, a potentially gorgeous Castle Avenue home, were apparently fans of early “Simpsons” episodes.
Though from this sad tale of a home lost, a more uplifting story of a kick-ass pad could emerge.
1414 Castle Ave. is huge, more than 2,700 square feet, with 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, going for $265,000. Just a block from the Tasker-Morris subway stop and a stone’s throw from the coming CHOP facility and rec center, this house is well-located, but man, does it need a lot of work.
Plenty of buyer-beware warning in the listing, by Premier Real Estate, Inc.:
Fannie Mae Homepath Property. Rarely offered, 3 story, Victorian porch front, 4 bedroom, 3 bath, semi-detached twin style home. Stone front, hardwood floors, and original details. Owner occupants can purchase this property with as little as 3% down! This property qualifies for Special Fannie Mae Homepath Renovation Financing. Buyer is responsible for ordering the City Certification and all costs involved with all buyer inspections. Buyer pays 100% Transfer Tax.
You could easily sink $100k into this home. Is it worth all that?