Abundance of Original Details in Belvidere, IL

1103 Pearl St., Belvidere, IL 61008 $43,500 Source: Berkshire Hathaway Stark Real Estate This circa 1905 American Foursquare is packed to the gills with original details. The front porch leads into a large foyer and spacious rooms. Hardwood floors, a brick fireplace in the living room with built-in bookcase, a formal dining room with a … [Read more…]

Quaint Home in Small Indiana Town

7833 E. Blue Ridge Rd, Shelbyville, IN 46176 $37,000 Source: In-Sight Realty, LLC There are just too many good things to say about this circa 1902 Victorian cottage. A motivated seller has already updated the well, furnace, plumbing and hot water heater. Original hardwood floors, doors with transoms, a window seat and all that exterior … [Read more…]

X-tra Special Home in Xenia, OH

288 E. 2nd St., Xenia, OH 45385 $25,400 Source: Her Realtors This appealing circa 1900 house sits on a tree-lined street of older homes. The kitchen and bathroom definitely need work, but for the price, this fixer upper has tons going for it! A stone foundation and porch across the front dress up the exterior. For a … [Read more…]

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…]

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…]