A few days later, after I had looked at a million other places, my dad I rode around the city and went back past the 13th street house. He noticed how well kept it looked, and how the brick had just been repointed. He really liked the block and then asked “So why haven’t you made an offer on it?”. We talked through the issues, and he told me he thought it met our criteria even though it looked like a grandmother’s house inside (good amount of space, well kept, has potential, good block, walking distance…13 blocks to 11th and spruce, etc…etc…) and that the grandmother-like cosmetics like venetian blinds, wallpaper and carpet were all lot easier than making structural repairs or putting on a new roof. He was right...so I made an offer....and negotiated...and now we have a house!
Its on a beautiful block, but in South Philly of all places!!!
We settle July 28 and move in early August pending all things going well with inspection.