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5 Ways To Know Your House in Philadelphia is More Trouble Than It’s Worth

Are you truly happy with your house in Philadelphia? While there are several upsides to homeownership, as with everything in life there is always a cost to benefits. Over time, circumstances can change meaning that what may have once made your dream home is an asset no longer serves you.

We will explore these five ways to know your house in Philadelphia is more trouble than it’s worth.

Let’s be honest to know body wants to sell themselves short or sell a property for less but ultimately at the end of the day time is money. And instead of making money or losing a lot of money, it’s sometimes best to just cut losses while you can.

Taxes or Fees

Property taxes may rise dramatically, depending on market fluctuations and could outpace any increase in your income over the same time period. Another expense that may be unplanned is tax assessments or homeowners association (HOA) fees for special projects, which can be extremely expensive.

A friend of ours lives in a building that was making repairs to the garage level and assessed each of the owners. So one day our friends got a nice bill for $24,000 so that the building they lived in could fix the garage level and other improvements.

What if you don’t have that extra $24,000 just laying around? What do you do?

If you find that it is costing you a lot of money just to own your property because of these fees or taxes, your house in Philadelphia is likely more trouble financially than it is worth.


As homes age, the progression of repairs usually increases in both frequency and expense. Eventually, between the effects of time and wear and tear, major systems and appliances wear out. Depending on the age and condition of the major structural elements, you could be facing thousands in structural or foundation issues, or even plumbing or roofing repairs.

At the same time, the decor of the home usually needs at minimum a touch-up, if not a complete updating. You may even need to consider major remodeling. If you are facing a lot of upgrades and repairs, your house in Philadelphia is probably much more trouble than it’s worth.

The average repair cost or renovation cost in Philadelphia is around $12,000-40,000 depending on the renovation or upgrade. For example, a total kitchen renovation can be very expensive depending on the cost of the home.

“…these guys made it so easy and quick that it was worth it…”

“Both David and Joe are pretty much superheroes in my book! First off, I contacted them online and I would say in about 30mins or less Joe was already calling. The house belongs to my mother and the both of us live out of state so our goal was to sell the house quickly without doing much work and hassle. Not only did they make that happen, but they made us a really fair offer without even seeing the house over the phone. We know the house was it a hot area of town and we could have got a little bit more for it if we waited or tried to sell it with a realtor but these guys made it so easy and quick that it was worth it. From start to finish less than 23 days.”

– Regina, South Philadephia/Point Breeze


Maintaining a home can become extremely burdensome, especially if your circumstances change. While you may have had the time or the ability to handle all of the responsibilities of caring for your property when you purchased your home, it may have become impossible physically or financially. 

Allowing routine maintenance to be delayed for prolonged periods can mean thousands of dollars in damage to your home, or worse. Should an issue such as an overgrown tree cause damage from falling limbs, you could be facing legal fees and penalties as well.

Depending on the size of your property, hiring help could be quite costly as well, meaning your house in Philadelphia is more trouble than it’s worth.

In some area’s if you don’t care of your property you will get fined. We find that many investors or people who owe vacant lots or land get the most amount of fines and liens from the city. If you keep up with things they will find a way to get money from you.

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Downsizing or Upsizing

If your home isn’t working for your current needs, your house in Philadelphia is more trouble than it’s worth. As time passes and families grow, they often find the house that worked perfectly when it was purchased has become much too small.

Later in life, as homeowners begin to focus on retirement years, they often prefer to live in and maintain much less home. In either event, when your home just doesn’t suit you, it’s time to move on.

We will even take the property in “as-is” condition which means exactly that!

Difficult to Rent

If you can afford to hold the property, turning it into an investment property as a rental, your home could become a dependable source of monthly income. However, if your home is not in what is considered to be a good location in Philadelphia, which would be desirable to tenants, it may be difficult if not impossible to find good tenants.

Right now Philadelphia is experiencing high rates of squatters and high rates of people who are unable to pay their rent during the Covid pandemic. Ask yourself do you want to be a landlord right now?

Should you find yourself in this situation, your house in Philadelphia is more trouble than it’s worth.

Would you like to avoid paying for these and other expensive costs homeowners face when their homes in Philadelphia no longer suit their lifestyle? You can avoid these and many more unexpected costs by selling directly to Philly Home Investor!

Please give us a call today at (215) 422-3288 to discuss these and other reasons why your house in Philadelphia may just be more trouble than it may be worth. To learn more about how to end your burdens of unwanted property, send us a message or give us a call today! (215) 422-3288

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