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SoPhilly Spotlight: Pretty Good Deal edition?

Maybe we’re overlooking something, or maybe we’ve just been looking at too many pricey options lately. But this week’s SoPhilly Spotlight finally seems like a house going for the right price.

This totally renovated 2-bedroom, 1-bath at 1814 S. Juniper St. has a finished basement, a huge closet in the master bedroom and more than 1,000 square feet. Listed for $285,000, it’s also a block off Passyunk and two blocks from the subway on a quiet street.

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From the listing by SRS Real Estate:

The kitchen has new stainless appliances, new oversized kitchen sink, new granite countertops, including granite peninsula with counter seating. The original inlaid hardwood floors have been restored and refinished.

Those are some nice floors.

Those are some nice floors.

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The finished basement has brand new wall-to-wall carpeting and plenty of extra storage. The second floor offers a generous master bedroom with custom built walk in closet.

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The fully tiled bathroom with oiled bronze finishes includes a Jacuzzi tub.

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Of course, that big closet makes the other bedroom pretty small.

Of course, that big closet makes the second bedroom pretty small.

Central AC, new roof, new plumbing, new electric make this the best deal in HOT Passyunk Square. The large yard includes corner planter.

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Pretty good, huh? Or are we just desensitized?

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12 Responses to SoPhilly Spotlight: Pretty Good Deal edition?

  1. nahmean July 25, 2014 at 1:34 pm #

    A little from column A, a little from column B. I’m not an old school “WELL BACK IN MY DAY YOU COULDA BOUGHT THAT HOUSE FOR A BAG OF NICKELS AND AN AFTERNOON OF WHITEWASHING FENCES” type, but I did just go to zillow and took a random sampling of houses that are that close to passyunk, and per square foot it’s more expensive than any of them (although a couple of others come close).

    Might be worth it to someone, though, considering the all-new everything — all I know is that’s not a very big house for all that money.

  2. SC July 25, 2014 at 3:06 pm #

    That’s a lot of money for a 2 bedroom house, no matter how rehabbed it is. Especially if the second bedroom is really that small. But it is amazing how quickly housing prices in the neighborhood have jumped the last couple years, so we’ll see what happens.

    • ProvWitout July 26, 2014 at 2:55 pm #

      I agree SC…

      Last summer, 1206 Snyder was listed and spotlighted by Passyunk Post:

      “The home at 1206 Snyder Ave. is being sold by faithful reader and commenter Philly Ray. A 3-bed, 1.5 bath charmer, this place comes in at about 1,300 square feet for $274,999.”

      I know this might not be what you’d consider a comparable property… But it has so much more to it and is more accessible on a major street like Snyder Avenue… Why didn’t 1206 Snyder sell at that price point? Why should this property on Juniper Street fetch close to its asking price and the one on Snyder not?

      Philly Ray? What was your experience with prospective buyers looking at this property?

  3. ET July 25, 2014 at 4:12 pm #

    There is a great 2bd less than 3 blocks away on S Sartain for only $179!

  4. LL July 25, 2014 at 4:55 pm #

    Looks about right, going rate. Can’t compare to surrounding houses, unless it’s apples to apples.

  5. Mike July 25, 2014 at 6:57 pm #

    I saw a man murderded on that block a year ago. Maybe that’s why this isn’t selling?

  6. Constance July 26, 2014 at 7:03 pm #

    For that amount of money I’d expect more than one bath. The flippers could have added a powder room on the first floor.

  7. ProvWitout July 27, 2014 at 12:49 pm #

    I agree Constance. There are houses on Snyder with 3 beds, 3 1/2 baths, and finished basements that should be listing for this price…

  8. AntohnyG July 28, 2014 at 10:26 am #

    Only problem is they’re on Snyder Ave…..

  9. AKL July 28, 2014 at 11:31 am #

    Yep, someone was murdered there. The crime was not random and it was not indicative of the neighborhood’s safety, so I’d say calling a priest for a walk through and taking advantage of that giant tub are two pretty good ideas. :-P

  10. Row Home Eats July 28, 2014 at 12:21 pm #

    The house looks gorgeous. While I agree with others that they could’ve added a half bath, it’s in a great location on a great (and quiet) block.

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