Your rent is what?!

Chances are you can totally buy a house for the same amount (or less!) you give your landlord every month. Here are some of your options:


4923 Warrington Ave

Live in this triplex and let your tenants cover a huge part of the mortgage

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5810 Walton Ave

Right-sized and move-in ready on a quiet little one-way street

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1028 S Paxon St

Renovated less than five years ago and lovingly maintained since

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5034 Irving St

Lovingly renovated with a nice mix of original details and custom touches

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5518 Catharine St

Bright and breezy renovation on an extra-deep lot

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2522 E Lehigh Ave

Recently renovated in an awesome Fishtown location

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2563 Kern St

An artist-renovated rowhome with that unmistakable Fishtown vibe

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1114 S Wilton St

A top-to-bottom renovation that shows respect for this twin's original character

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1207 S Peach St

This brand-new house is a study in good design

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1523 Packer Ave

A spacious, classically charming and nicely updated South Philly home

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5150 Cedar Ave

Full of both beautifully preserved original details and customizations

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Don't have a lot of cash saved?

Not having thousands of dollars saved doesn't necessarily mean you can't buy a home.

If you can swing first, last and security deposit for a new lease, chances are your lender and agent can find a way for you to buy a home. From low-down payment loans, to grant programs, to financing your closing costs, there are a number of ways to buy without coughing up a lot of cash.

Get up to $1,595 at closing

The Building Equity program aims to increase the rate of homeownership in Philadelphia by helping to provide equitable access for all, regardless of income or neighborhood. We provide eligible buyers up to $1,595 in reduced fees and commission rebate at closing.


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