Imagine yourself here: Buying a home based on a rendering

NOVO will someday be 10 luxury condos just off Logan Square.

If you spend any time drooling over real estate listings just slightly out of your price range, chances are you are very familiar with the art of staging. The furniture is arranged perfectly; the throw pillows have very precise divots, and the kitchen is always set with an inviting glass of wine.

Renderings are like that, too: Everything is professionally arranged because everything is digitally placed. Buying property on renderings alone may sound risky, but these listings demonstrate the extent to which they can draw (ahem) you in.

327 N. 17th St., Unit 4, Philadelphia
Monthly taxes: $2,956
Tell me all about it: NOVO will someday be 10 luxury condos just off Logan Square. Today the community exists as a series of exquisite renderings that illustrate the ways in which you might arrange your 5,230-square-foot home. Each unit will come with a garage that can accommodate your three very real vehicles, a master suite with soaking tub, and a seriously legitimate roof deck.

1451 S. Bouvier St., Philadelphia
Monthly taxes: $55 (this property is under abatement)
Tell me all about it: Real or rendered, there are a lot of characteristics to like about this four-bedroom home. The roof deck offers fantastic views; the windows appear to be enormous, and the soaking tub looks inviting. The home also features smart technology and surround sound throughout.

212 S. Third St., Philadelphia
Monthly taxes: $406
Tell me all about it: The Estates on 3rd each feature four bedrooms with four full bathrooms and two other powder rooms. The Society Hill homes also boast 20-foot ceilings, built-in surround sound, video intercoms and private elevators. An illustrated BMW helps draw your attention to the fact that the homes each come with two-car garage parking.

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