|2409 Naudain Street (house with red door) - our home for eleven years in Philadelphia, PA|
From 1969 to 1980, Bill and I lived in a center city town house in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Prior to that we lived in an apartment in Roxborough, which was also in Philadelphia.
When our rent was raised significantly in our Roxborough apartment we decided to buy a house and put our monthly housing expense into equity.
I always wanted to live in Center City Philadelphia so I could walk to work and…..walk to the bars. Hey, it is what it is. I didn't have a car (Bill drove) and parking was always a bitch anyway when we went to the bars, so why not move to Center City?
|Our home with the roof deck (see green cinder blocks at the top of the roof|
So we went from paying $165 a month rental for a two bedroom apartment to paying $127 a month mortgage on a house that we bought for $27,000, which at the time I thought was outrageously expensive. However, just to put the prices in context, our Center City Philadelphia house last sold in June of 2009 for $592,000.
|Me on the grill in the back yard - a hibachi - whatever happened to them?|
|The view of our backyard from one of the living room balconies on the second floor - Bill built that swing|