On the Market: Modern Starter Condo in Graduate Hospital
There are cheap condominiums, and there are inexpensive condominiums. Don't understand the difference? Read on.
So you’re just out of college and have a brand-new job that pays well.
You would love to live close to the excitement of Center City, but you need a place that won’t put you under after you’ve made your student loan payments.
Which means you’re looking for an inexpensive place to live.
If your search has turned up only cheap condos and apartments, I have a place for you today.
This recently renovated two-bedroom condo for sale in Graduate Hospital isn’t cheap. But it is inexpensive.
What’s the difference, you ask? I’ll let the pictures do the talking.
I’ll just add that this condo for sale has everything you need and nothing you don’t.
Its open main living area combines a living room and a nicely equipped kitchen with bar seating.
It has two bedrooms. Both can accommodate a queen-sized bed, but unless you need to put the second bedroom to use as a bedroom right away, you might want to make the second one a home office, den or nursery. You can always put your guests up in the bonus room in the partially finished basement. The unfinished portion has the laundry and storage space.
Its bathroom is quite stylish.
And in the back, you get a backyard with a deck. Want to indulge your green thumb? You can get to work landscaping this space — and refinishing the deck to make it shine like the refinished floors inside while you’re at it.
Not to mention that you get all this in a great location. If you plan to have kids, Chester Arthur School is very close by. So is Julian Abele Park and Marian Anderson Recreation Center and Anderson Square Park. The South Street West restaurant row is just a few blocks further north.
And you may be able to afford eating out more often after you’ve made your monthly payment. Even after you toss in the monthly condo fee, you should end up shelling out for this place no more than you would for a really nice two-bedroom apartment.
THE FINE PRINT
SQUARE FEET: 950
SALE PRICE: $209,000
OTHER STUFF: The $484 monthly condo fee covers building maintenance and insurance. (You’ll still need to buy homeowners’ insurance for your unit, of course.)
2016-A Christian St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19146 [Danielle DeLuca | Deana Corrigan Team | Realty One Group Legacy]