How to Find the Perfect House in Philadelphia

Whether you’re in the market for an urban loft or a sprawling farmhouse, we’ve got the places where you’ll find them, the prices you’ll pay, and the perks (and drawbacks) you’ll want to keep in mind. Happy hunting!



THE LURE: Extensive woodwork; period features like chair rails and moldings. Many have wrap-around porches or are semi-attached twins.

KEEP IN MIND: Jeff Block of the City Block Team/Berkshire Hathaway in Center City advises that omnipresent dark wood can “make the home seem like it has less light.”

WHERE TO LOOK: West Philadelphia, Mount Airy, Haddonfield, Cape May.

EXPECT TO PAY: $300,000 to $750,000-plus.

On the market: A 6BR, 3BA Victorian in Haddonfield, $659,000. Contact: John Kennedy, Coldwell Banker Preferred Haddonfield Office, 856-685-5600, ext. 5627.

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