for Sale
November 30, 1965

Jim Bessing, who grew up on Howard Street and at South 7th and Division in the 1930s and 40s, and is very good friend of the website, passed along a stack of newspapers in December of 2004. Among the many articles and advertisements that were interesting, I thought it would be fun and informative to see what your real estate dollar would buy you 39 years ago!

For clarity, I "un-did" abbreviations, and removed the telephone numbers of the real estate agencies involved, most of which are long gone.

For those not old enough to know, the term "rec room" applies to what in modern times is called the "family room". 

As always, comments pictures, and criticism are welcome!

Phil Cohen
December 12, 2004

Camden Courier-Post - November 30, 1965


BAIRD BOULEVARD- All brick, Excellent Condition. Many extras included. Wall-to-wall rugs, dishwasher, disposal, drapes, etcetera. 3 Large bedrooms, ceramic tile bath, sun deck, kitchen with breakfast nook, real fireplace, rec room in basement, complete with bar & powder room.
FHA appraised, Minimum down to
Qualified buyers, $11,990 full price
Fieni Realty


BAIRD BOULEVARD Location, convenience &: utility. All this & more is waiting for the buyer of this modern 3 bedroom home complete with separate garage. Act now
Ellis Goodman & Co.


BAIRD BOULEVARD- (2631 Baird Boulevard)- brick & stone Cape Cod. 1st floor- 5 rooms & bath; 2nd floor has 2 rooms. Powder room, cedar closet, stone fireplace & finished paneled basement with hot water oil heat. Call to see.
Markeim-Chalmers, Inc.
REALTORS - 540 Cooper Street, Camden


BUREN AVENUE- (2904 Buren Avenue)- Corner of 29th and Buren. Close to North Shore Parkway. Lot 60x l00 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, full price $5,250
Fred Siris Realtor, 521
Cooper Street Camden.


BYRON STREET- (548 Byron Street)- 5 rooms, bath, oil heat, newly redecorated, $65 per month. No down payment.
G. A. WILLE, Agent


FERRY AVENUE- (556 Ferry Avenue)- 5 rooms & bath, oil heat, vacant. $4750
FILLMORE STREET (1825 Fillmore Street)- 2 bedrooms, Oil heat, $3000
Agency, 810 Broadway


Modern home on a convenient corner lot.
6 beautiful rooms and 1 tile baths, modern kitchen, rec room, in basement. Heated garage. Many extras. Excellent condition. $350 down. Call to inspect.
Ardin Realty, 3012 Federal Street


 36th Street Near Federal Street - NICE HOME
Very roomy with 4 rooms, including large modern kitchen on 1st floor, plus 3 bedrooms & bath on 2nd & 1 finished room on 3rd. Good basement. Oil heat, Copper tubing, Automatic washer, Low taxes & convenient location. Asking $7200

Willson Realtor


BRICK ROW . 2 Bedrooms, Garden Avenue 4 rooms and tile bath, full basement, gas heat, aluminum combination ss/scrs. Priced to sell $8950. 
Willson Realtor


FHA approved with as low as $125
down to qualified buyer. Approximately $75 month carrying charges. Modern kitchen, ceramic tile bath, oil heat, basement, 100 amp electrical service. 3 bedrooms. Enclosed porch. A real buy.
Willson Realtor


HOWARD STREET- (814 Howard Street) - 6 rooms, All conveniences,  Good condition, Small down payment


831 Bella Place-2 story. Brick-stucco front, 5 rooms & bath - $1.850.00

2814 Carman Street -2 story brick, low taxes, near schools, buses and markets. Will sell for appraised value - $7.600.00

1055 Diamond Street- 2 story brick. storm windows-screens, New roof, all copper pipes. Near buses and stores- $2.900.00.

707 South 8th Street-2 story brick, lot l4' x 60' - $3.000.00

919 South 8th Street-2 story brick. 6 rms. and bath - $2.500.00.

633 North 5th Street-This 3-story brick building is now being used as a tailor shop. Owner has decided to sell for a sacrificed price. Many extras included.

901 Clarence Street-This is now a grocery business with living quarters, near schools, churches and bus lines.

614 Grant Street- 2 story brick, oil heat Asking $3.800.00

334 Hillside Ave. - This home was built in 1950, has storm windows, screens, 220 amp service, cement steps and walkways, tile bath, new coppertone electric range, fireplace (stone), near bus line, schools and nice location.

354 Hillside Ave.-House built on lot 60' x l00'. Hardwood floors, built 1957. Modern automatic heat-must see to appreciate.

1111 Newton Avenue - Taxes approximately $96.60, Oil burner, near bus line, lot 13'x60' - Asking price $2,500.00

2314 South 9th Street-Lot 104' x 43', brick, home has been recently redecorated. Hardwood floors,  garage and lot with plenty of flowers and other plants, cement and metal fence, small hot house, new heating system, cement porch, finished basement, near schools, churches and  bus line. Owner has just reduced price $1.000.00 from previously listed price. It is now being sacrificed

1412 Park Boulevard -2 story brick, 8 room and bath. Roof 2 yeas old, Hardwood floors, built 1942, gas heat. Storm windows, screens, patio and garage and many other good features.

1502 Park Boulevard- 2 story brick, 6 rooms & bath. Hardwood floors, oil heat, garage,  near park, churches, schools and  bus line. Owner will sell for appraised value.

573 Spruce Street -2 story brick. 6 rooms and bath , oil heat, near bus lines taxes very low, asking $5600

2434 South 12th Street-Brick split, built in 1957. Owner will sell for appraised  value.

617 North 34th Street-Brick rancher, taxes approximately $289.00. Hardwood floors. Built 1950 cost less than $100.00 to heat.

820 State Street- 2 story brick,  8 rooms, inlaid floors, 2 garages, roof 4 years old, storm windows, screens, open porch, 2 baths and 2 kitchens.

531 Vine Street - Duplex home already rented. Enough income to pay mortgage and put money jn your pocket. Owner has decided to reduce price for a quick sale.

728 Woodland Avenue -2-story brick, lot 14' x l00', 34' x l00', oak floors, 6 rooms and bath, oil burner, taxes approximately $200.00, Outside entrance to basement and S/W hook-up

546 Woodland Avenue -2-story brick, gas heat. Asking price- $5,800.00

527 York Street-2-story brick. 8 rooms bath, gas heat, roof 1 years old, porch. Asking price $4600.

Burrell Realtors - 1123 Kaighn Avenue 


ONLY $11,500!
Perfect for the Larger Family is this spacious 2 story home located
 in East Camden. Living room with fireplace, formal dining room, modern kitchen, 3 spacious bedrooms, wall-to-wall carpeting. A top value!
Call now!  

124 North 21st Street- Twin, 8 rooms & modern bath, enclosed porch, aluminum storms/screens
H.a. gas heat. Low taxes. Asking $5500
Leeds Realtor


219 Burns Street - 2 bedrooms, $1.500

231 Burns Street  - 2 bedrooms, $1,500

506 Jackson 2 bedrooms, $2.000

539 Newton Avenue - 3 bedrooms, $3,900

610 South 6th Street - 2 bedrooms, $3,000

437 Trenton Avenue - 3 bedrooms, $3.500

331 Bailey Street - 3 bedrooms, $4,000

919 Howard Street - 3 bedrooms, $2.500

205 York Street - 5 bedrooms, $4,500

207 York Street - 5 bedrooms, $4,500

219 York Street - 5 bedrooms, $4.500

Mignone Realtors


3 lovely bedrooms, enclosed
porch, garage, gas heat, hardwood floors. Must see $9200.
Wesley Realty Company


CRAMER HILL- Duplex, 2 car garage, 3 rooms & bath in each apartment, Wonderful income property. Buy now - $8000.

HO HO HO - It's like having Santa Claus pays your mortgage if YOU buy this lovely duplex, complete with 2 car garage, low taxes, & a single home are yours for enjoyment; Asking $8000. 
See it now.

Oldfield Realty


Pierce Avenue - Single,
4 rooms & bath - $3700

28th Street - Brick, 6 rooms, bath - $5000

35th Street - Twin, 5 rooms, bath - $5900

Hayes Avenue - Duplex, 2 apartments - $6500

21st Street - Duplex. Large Rooms - $7200

21st Street - Brick -  $7300, $65 Month  including all

19th Street - 3 Bedrooms - $7500,  $200 Total cash

Lois Avenue- Modern - $10,000, $85 month pays all

Beideman Avenue - 4 bedroom single - $10,200

Wayne Avenue - 3 years old brick split - $11,800

A &D Realty



3 bedroom twin, 2 story, hardwood floors

2 bedroom brick row, h.a., oil heat - $7,500.

3 bedroom brick row, Hardwood floors, oil heat - $8250.

3 bedroom twin, hardwood floors, oil heat. Reduced - $8500.

Frett- Realtor


WOODLYNNE-Brick, 10 years old, 5
rooms &: bath modern throughout, paneled basement. Only $300 down
Curcio Realtor 901 Haddon Avenue Camden


3 bedrooms, porch, on bus line
Maple Realty


Is all it takes to buy this ALL BRICK three (3) bedroom home near bus line, schools and all shopping
Scian & Company, 2704
Federal Street