A Rising Star in Rising Sun, IN

510 Main St., Rising Sun, IN 47040 $45,000 Source: Fehrman Realty  I have admired this old house for several years now. My daughter, Hayley, lives near this wonderful home in Rising Sun, Indiana, a picturesque town with older homes on the banks of the Ohio River. (If you’re into gambling and shows, there’s a casino … [Read more…]

Not So Perfect In Pennsville, NJ…But Could Be!

56 Fort Mott Rd., Pennsville, NJ 08070 $39,500 Source: Mahoney Realty This circa 1876 house needs considerable work. Okay, so it sits on one acre in the midst of 1970s ranchers, and the kitchen is a gut special. Check out the square footage and architectural details of this historic farmhouse, then consider the 9-ft ceilings, … [Read more…]

Best of Springfield, IL, Under $50,000

April 15, 1837 – February 11, 1861 Springfield, IL — When Lincoln arrived in the new capital of Illinois, he boarded with friends and stayed in country inns and farmhouses while traveling the legal circuit, which covered several counties. After he married Mary Todd in November 1842, they lived briefly at the Globe Tavern (no longer … [Read more…]

Foreclosure in Great Location Near Jersey Beaches

9562 Highland St., Mauricetown, NJ 08349 $40,000 Status: Sale pending as of 3/30/16 Source: Weichert Coastal If you’re looking for a wonderful old house with many architectural features and with only a limited amount of work needed, then look no further. This circa 1846 foreclosure is located in Mauricetown, NJ, the sweetest little hamlet ever! … [Read more…]

Grand Iowa Victorian

602 Franklin St., Keokuk, IA 52632 $29,900 Fixer upper heaven… Source: Cramer Real Estate Can you believe this spectacular house is just $29,900? It features an amazing front porch, a below ground garage and two floors of bay windows. On the side view you’ll notice both a diamond and a half moon window.  A fireplace … [Read more…]

Texas Foursquare With A Twist

904 Pine Bluff, Paris, Texas Status: SOLD April 2016 $29,900 Source: Century 21 Harvey Properties A circa 1936 Foursquare with a twist, or should I say a tower. Plenty of windows drench the interior with sunlight, highlighting the wonderful patina on the hardwood floors and showcasing the original trim. A stately entry way, tall ceilings, … [Read more…]

Historic NY Spa Town Home

  542 State Highway 20, Sharon Springs, NY 13459 $44,900 Source: Cornerstone Properties Sharon Springs is a charming historic spa village in beautiful Schoharie County, New York, recognized both by New York State’s Register of Historic Places and the National Register of Historic Places. We lived just down the road from the village for a … [Read more…]