Properties With Potential

There are lots of great homes in and around Pittsburgh that just need a little TLC. Whether you’re looking for a small fixer-upper project or want to makeover an entire home, here’s a handpicked collection of homes that we think are properties with potential.

Hammer icon = Small projects Minor repairs & handyman work

Hammer icon Hammer icon = Mid-size projects General renovations needed; great opportunity to customize a dated home

Hammer icon Hammer icon Hammer icon = Large projects Adventure awaits! Gutted homes & total remodels

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124 South Braddock Avenue

Point Breeze $165,000

A perfect property with potential!  This home still has lots of original woodwork & stained glass, generously sized rooms.  Hardwood floors throughout.  Great home to update walls (remove paneling and new drywall), new kitchen/new bath and keep the timeless aesthetics!  Upstairs offers 3 sizable bedrooms & updated bath. Cozy back patio and backyard to renovate as well.  Could be quite the place!!

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214 North Mathilda Street

Garfield $150,000

Welcome to 214 N. Mathilda! Only a block away from Penn Ave.  Listing states newer roof, updated electric, newer furnace, new hot water tank, and double pane windows.  This place is dated, for sure: an excellent candidate to purchase & renovate and create the space you have been dreaming of.  New Kitchen, new bath, new walls & new flooring will make this home sweet home!

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5338 Kincaid Street

Garfield $89,900

Mid-reno opportunity:  1,745 sq. ft. home partially finished, and features large rooms, high ceilings. Still plenty of room to finish/decide your own finishes and create wonderful spaces.  Design your own kitchen, bath and select your own flooring.

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5451 Broad Street

East Liberty $67,900
Great “Big Reno” project.  The interior is gutted and listing states new windows going in.  Looks like some great features preserved (open stairs, high ceilings, attic has potential for added space).  We love it when it’s all open – you can see what you’re getting!  Might be worth checking out.
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4914 Liberty Avenue

Bloomfield $359,900

A chance to own a unique property right in the heart of the city! This Victorian style house has a lot already done. Needs a kitchen!  (and you get to design it).  Original character, spacious bedrooms, exposed brick and four off-street parking spots.  Might be an opportunity to do a kitchen reno and create the home you’ve been searching for.

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4602 Coleridge Street

Stanton Heights $150,000

Mystery Opportunity in Stanton Heights!  1,436 square feet, three bedroom house on a double lot. Listing states “Great protentional to renovate the home”, so guessing there is opportunity to customize significantly with a reno budget.  Might be worth checking out!

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222 57th Street

Lawrenceville/Upper $130,000

Upper Lawrenceville Opportunity. Price to leave room to renovate.  Definitely a new kitchen & bathroom needed here.  Opportunity to create the kitchen & bath you want – not settling for what’s there!  Outside reno needed, windows too…pick your own color & style and make this the snappy home you’ve been looking for.

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526 Evergeen Avenue

Millvale $69,900

4 Br on a double lot.  Price point leaves lots of room to customize:  New kitchen & bathroom for starters!  Refinish the floors, update the windows/siding and this place has some character.  Check it out an imagine bringing this back to the 1890’s charm with the kitchen & bath you’ve always wanted.

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9 Butler Street

Millvale $87,000

This property is versatile and can be used as 3br or 4 BR house. Although there is some work to be done, it is built on a solid foundation. Spacious rooms everywhere will not leave you short of space. The second floor has MBR and full bath and a room that can be a very nice family room or with some modification can be an additional BR. The upper level has 2 BRs. Lower level has a separate laundry area and a large unfinished space below that. There is a level, fenced yard that could be used as off-street parking and a nice covered from porch.

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5411 Butler Street

Lawrenceville/Upper $250,000

Lawrenceville single-family detached home with rare, large lot waiting for the right buyer to create something amazing. This property is in need of a complete renovation, both inside and out, and is the perfect starting point for someone looking to build an amazing home in Lawrenceville with Butler Street frontage and alley way frontage. The lot is 20 x 100 with an existing garage, and leaves plenty of room for an expanded house, rear yard and garage with plenty of options for a roof-top deck on the garage for extra entertaining space or a deck off the third story of the house for valley and neighborhood views.

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4283 Andover Terrace

Upper Hill $479,999
First time on the market in over 60 years. Beautiful 7 room Tudor style home located in much sought after Andover Terrace now has a ton of potential!   Keep the timeless beauty and update to your own vision.  This 4630 square foot estate features gleaming hardwood floors and original wainscoting and woodwork throughout the home.  The property needs some TLC and is being sold as is.  This is where a Purchase & Renovation Loan can help you create your dream home!
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5122 Keystone Street

Lawrencevill/Central $375,000

The early 1900’s produced some great, solid homes with gorgeous woodwork.   This house is a perfect example:  gorgeous open stairs, wood paneling, wood floors and mantels with high ceilings!  Keep the charm and update the kitchen, flooring and  bathrooms.   Turn the 3rd floor into an additional bedroom or work space!  This is a great opportunity to update a grand-old home and have the best of both worlds…1900 and 2022!

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901 Hill Ave

Wilkinsburg $150,000

Welcome to 901 Hill Avenue! Looking for a property with a southern flare and charm-check out the wrap around porch with 4 entry points into the house and plenty of yard space. Come on in and enter into a spacious eat in kitchen with a cedar ceiling, spacious dining room/living room both with a fireplace and finished wooden ceiling. Beautiful hardwood floors on main level, transom windows, 12 ft ceilings, solid wooden doors, exposed brick, sky light windows, recessed lighting throughout. Master suite with full bath, cozy den, walk-in closet, old-style fireplace. 2nd bedroom has a old-style fireplace, plenty of closet space and a set of French doors to catch a breeze. 3rd bedroom has plenty of closet space with bay windows for natural light. Stairs leading to a 4th bedroom with 1 bonus room-full bath, bar area with a set of French doors to catch another breeze. 2 car detached garage with lots of storage space. Plenty of off-street parking spaces.

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Featured in Architectural Digest’s Hidden Gems series. This 1175 sqft home offers the opportunity for a new owner to renovate as desired. Currently laid out as a 3 bd (1 captive)1 ba. Enjoy the airy ground floor with original fireplace and spacious kitchen. Upstairs are 3 good size bedrooms and an office space which would be a great option to add a second bath. The adjoining two vacant lots are included in the sale allowing for a sizable garden. Requires full renovation

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3509 Bethoven Street

Polish Hill $125,000
This one is super-intriguing.  Seller already has plans (see the listing).  Stop looking for the perfect house and create it!  This property is located at the top of Pittsburgh iconic Polish Hill community. The location offers sweeping views of the Allegheny River and Downtown! The property has been completely gutted and comes with architectural plans. (that NEVER happens).  Might be a good way to build your dream home.
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5440 Hillcrest Street

Garfield $149,000

Inviting home in a convenient Garfield location

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