The following content is taken verbatim from the City of Philadelphia’s website and it provides not-very-clear instructions on how to buy surplus property from the City.
There is a pdf document that has (as of July 27, 2011) 252 pages of properties that are allegedly available to purchase. The actual process to purchase any of these properties, is not clear, but we do know some of the process, for those brave enough to venture into an exercise that can often prove frustrating. Contact us for info.
The properties can be found at the following site: http://www.phila.gov/pdfs/propertyinventory.pdf
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