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The Five Sisters

The "Five Sisters", as these beautiful old Victorian houses are known as in Syracuse, New York, were once abandoned and inhabitable.


Now, the lovely exteriors have been restored to their former glory with modernized interiors, in an extensive renovation project to help rejuvenate the Park Avenue neighborhood of Syracuse's west side.


The selling price on these spacious Victorian homes is between $180,000 to $265,000 and their new owners receive perks for buying a home in an economically depressed neighborhood, in the hopes of rebuilding and revitalizing the area.


The homes are part of the city's tax exemption program, whereby the owners have their property assessments frozen between $15,000 and $20,000 a year for seven years. Owners will also receive a $5,250 grant toward the purchase price once they have lived in the house for a year.


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Taken on January 20, 2010