39 Philadelphia Avenue

Reading, PA
$ 225,000 Beds 3 Baths 2 Sq 1,688
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This is a beautiful and well-maintained detached & historic home in Shillington. The dwelling is stone construction, similar to Holland stone, and is in exceptionally fine condition. 1st fl. provides a LR, formal DR, full bath, kitchen & entry foyer. Door from kitchen to cov. rear porch is used as the entry & exit by the owners, with parking in the rear. 1st fl cov. rear porch has new vinyl-clad railings, and newer awnings. Lovely back yard, plenty of off-st. parking, and a great place to watch Shillington fireworks (next year). Perennials, lilacs, forsythia, hydrangea, etc. It's a quick 2 min. walk to Mifflin home games. The full basement is unfinished & provides great storage. Kitchen was remodeled with quartz counter tops, an island, retro tile backsplash, tile floor (goes into hallway and entry foyer), porcelain farm sink with two drain sides. Formal DR has a pine floor which was refinished, & is very pretty, and DR has a storage nook plus Fr. doors to living room. LR is painted, ceiling fan, newer carpet, 3 windows across front form a "bay window" bump-out. Two coat closets are on 1st fl. and 2 pantry closets. The first floor full bath has original cer. tile, tub, and shower, and two medicine cabinets. Entry foyer from the front door, off the large covered front porch, was used as entrance to 2nd floor apt. when it was a 2-unit. Stairs to 2nd floor lead to 2 nice-sized BRs with good closets, one smaller BR, and the second kitchen, recently updated...which could easily become a bedroom . Refrig. & elec. range are in that 2nd fl. kitchen. New retro countertop, very nice wooden cabinets, newer tile fl., door to another cov. porch...a "balcony" with awnings, a light, and new vinyl-clad railings...a lovely place to sit. Outside wooden stairs from back of property to 2nd floor were rebuilt & re-stained. Full bath on 2nd fl is ceramic tile, nice cond., tub, & shower. A stacked laundry unit used to be in what is now the linen closet, and could be reinstalled if 2nd laundry is desired. Large attic provides more storage. Some replacement windows were installed in the property. Lots of handy storage nooks throughout, surprisingly good closet space, and lots of windows for light. This property would be ideal for a 2nd living unit, for an in-law living space. or used as it is now as a single family home with lots of possibilities & living arrangements. Short walk to Mifflin Middle School and High School, and close to shopping, restaurants, and parade route.

Single Family

  • Price
  • $ 225,000
  • Lot Size
  • 8,712 SqFt
  • Bedrooms
  • 3
  • Sqr Footage
  • 1,688
  • Full Bathrooms
  • 2
  • Year Built
  • 1910
  • Half Bathrooms
  • 0
  • City, Zip
  • Reading
  • Taxes
  • 4670
  • County
  • Style
  • Traditional
  • Area
  • Shillington Boro
  • MLS#
  • PABK359648
  • Zip
  • 19607
Listing Provided by: RE/MAX Of Reading



Acceptable Financing Cash, Conventional, FHA, VA
Accessibility None
Additional Parcels Y/N No
Appliances Dishwasher, Oven/Range - Electric, Range Hood, Refrigerator, Water Heater
Architectural Style Traditional
Association Y/N No
Avg. Electric Per Month 80.0
Condo/Coop Association Y/N No
Construction Materials Concrete, Stone
Cool Fuel Electric
Cooling Ceiling Fan(s), Window Unit(s)
County BERKS
Electric 200+ Amp Service
Exclusions Washer and Dryer Negotiable
Exterior Features Awning(s), Exterior Lighting, Outbuilding(s), Sidewalks, Street Lights
Facing Direction Southwest
Flooring Ceramic Tile, Partially Carpeted, Hardwood, Wood
Floors In Unit Count 3
Garage Y/N No
Heating Forced Air
High School District GOVERNOR MIFFLIN
Historic Y/N Yes
Interior Features 2nd Kitchen, Attic, Carpet, Ceiling Fan(s), Chair Railings, Floor Plan - Traditional, Formal/Separate Dining Room, Kitchen - Eat-In, Kitchen - Island, Kitchen - Table Space, Tub Shower, Upgraded Countertops
Levels 2.5
Location Type Suburban
MLS Area Shillington Boro (10277)
New Construction No
Other Structures Above Grade, Below Grade
Ownership Fee Simple
Parking Features Crushed Stone
Patio/Porch Features Porch(es), Balcony
Possession 0-30 Days CD
Price Per Sq Ft 133.29
Property Type Residential
PropertyCondition Very Good
Real Estate Owned Y/N No
Roof Shingle
Security Features Motion Detectors
Senior Community Y/N No
Sewer Public Sewer
Structure Type Detached
Subdivision Name SHILLINGTON
Tax Annual Amount 4670.0
Tax Lot 6209
Tax Year 2020
Utilities Cable TV Available
Vacation Rental Y/N No
View Garden/Lawn
Water Access Y/N No

Interior Features

Above Grade Finished Area 1688
Above Grade Finished Area Source Estimated
Above Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Avg. Heating Oil Per Month 150.0
Basement Drain, Full, Outside Entrance, Rear Entrance, Unfinished
Basement Y/N Yes
Bathrooms Count All Upper Levels 1
Bathrooms Count Main Level 1.00
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1 1.00
Bathrooms Full All Upper Levels 1
Bathrooms Full Main Level 1
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1 1
Bedrooms Count All Upper Levels 3
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1 3
Below Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Below Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Area Units Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Sqft Source Assessor
Central Air Y/N No
Entry Level 1
Fireplace Y/N No
Full Baths 2
Heating Fuel Oil
Heating Y/N Yes
Hot Water Electric
Laundry Type Basement
Living Area 1688
Room Type Living Room, Dining Room, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3, Kitchen, Basement, Foyer, Bedroom 1, Bathroom 1, Bathroom 2, Attic
Total Baths 2
Total Bedrooms 3
Total Rooms 8
Window Features Double Hung, Replacement, Screens

Exterior Features

Fencing Split Rail
Foundation Details Block, Concrete Perimeter, Stone
Horse Y/N No
Inclusions Range, Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Appliances in Upstairs Kitchen, Window Treatments, Shed, Awning
Lot Dimensions 43.00 x 195.00
Lot Features Front Yard, Landscaping, Level, Rear Yard, Road Frontage
Lot Size Acres 0.20
Lot Size Source Estimated
Lot Size Square Feet 8712.00
Navigable Water Y/N No
Off Street - # Of Spaces 4
Pool Y/N No Pool
Road Surface Type Paved
Roadresponsibility Boro/Township
Soil Types Unknown
Spa No
Total Parking Spaces 4
Type of Parking Off Street, On Street
Water Oriented Y/N No
Water Source Public
Water View Y/N No
Waterfront Y/N No


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Master On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

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  • Monthly Principal & interest $1,939
  • Monthly Property Taxes $1,062
  • Monthly Home Insurance $67
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Price History

6/27/2020 Listed $232,500
9/16/2020 5% - $222,000

Property vs Zip Code Average in 19607

AVG $270K
AVG $5,227
AVG 38
Year Built
AVG 1937
AVG 51
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39 Philadelphia Avenue Reading, PA is a Single Family Home for sale at $225000 with 1688 sqft and a lot size of 8,712 SqFt Acre(s). 39 Philadelphia Avenue Reading has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and was built in 1910. The property's zip code is 19607 which is in Reading, PA

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