The January 2017 edition of Top 10 Under $50,000 has some real beauties. See #11 for an extra treat!
26 Anne Park, Sumter, SC 29150
I really don’t understand why this South Carolina under $50,000 is so cheap. For a $42,900 house it seems to have so much going for it. The brick beauty has hardwood floors, fireplaces, built-ins, great staircase and decent kitchen and bathrooms. To boot it sits on almost a half acre, has a built-in swimming pool and is in on a truly lovely street in the historic district. The realtor mentions it may have lead paint, but that goes for every house built before 1978. Go figure.
From the realtor: “26 ANNE PARK $42,900. 4 BEDROOM 3 BATH COLONIAL HOME IN THE HISTORIC DISTRICT WITH OVER 3300 SQFT OF LIVING SPACE FOR A GROWING FAMILY. HOME NEED SOME REPAIRS AND UPDATES BUT IT IS A TRUE SOUTHERN CHARM. LARGE MASTER WITH CUSTOM BUILT DRESSERS & SHELVING. IN-GROUND POOL FOR LOTS OF ENTERTAINING. THE HOME IS BEING SOLD AS IS. Property was built prior to 1978 and lead based paint potentially exist.”
See full listing here
10001 South Blvd,Cleveland, OH 44108
Located on a street of large older homes, I call this circa 1911 home the Jolly Green Castle for obvious reasons. That turret looks like it came right out of medieval times. The price for this gem is right out of medieval times, too. Under $10,000 at $8,900! Note the beautiful fireplaces, hardwood floors, window seat, leaded glass window, pocket doors, woodwork, paneling, built-ins and those round turret rooms! The kitchen needs a total redo, and one has to question why there’s bars at the front windows, but this is a house that definitely needs saving.
From the realtor: “Spacious colonial with 2372 sq ft. Featuring 4 bedrooms; 1 bath. Living room offers cozy decorative fireplace. Formal dining room. Hardwood floors throughout. Kitchen provides ample cabinetry. Full basement for extra storage.”
See full listing here for Jolly Green Castle under $10,000.
I am not a realtor. If interested in this property, contact Mike Wallace at RE/MAX Real Estate Group.
107 E D St, Belleville, IL 62220
A ton of original features in a large house equals a ton of work, but this circa 1901 brick Victorian has the makings of a showplace! In addition to what the realtor lists below, the $42,700 foreclosure has some original lighting fixtures, high ceilings, transoms, stained glass, beautiful moulding, bay windows, hardwood floors and a spacious kitchen with great cupboards.
As per the realtor: “REHABBERS! REHABBERS! An AMAZING Victorian home… remodel and make this one your own! This home offers so much! Two story, solid brick, wrap around covered front porch, detached garage, four bedrooms, three fireplaces, third floor space with a kitchen…. the list goes on and on! Schedule your appointment to stop by and see this home. Make your offer and make your dream a reality! Buyer to verify all information and facts pertaining to this listing.”
See listing here for Illinois foreclosure.
I am not a realtor. If interested in this property, contact Kathy Golden with Golden Realty International.
2101 Christine Ave., Anniston, AL 36207
Besides saying that this under $35,000 historic home boasts four-bedrooms, two-baths, .67 acres, multiple fireplaces, original staircase, wood floors, French doors, beadboard wainscoting and bullseye moulding, I’ll let the realtor do the talking.
From the realtor: Own a Piece of Anniston’s History. 2101 Christine Avenue is listed as a contributing resource in the National Register nomination for the East Anniston Historic District. This house is one of the few surviving resources in the city associated with the Noble family. Samuel Noble and Daniel Tyler founded the Woodstock Iron Company in 1872 and built what would become the City of Anniston (incorporated in 1879). The house is also one of the few houses in the city to be constructed before 1890. A lot of history lives here and is worth the viewing and use your imagination on restoring a piece of history. Call today for your private tour of this great opportunity. Seeing is Believing!!!
20 Main St., Gilsum, NH 03448
Who can resist a New England connected farm complex under $50,000? This 1880 beauty is located in the sweetest New Hampshire hamlet. You have to Google Map it for yourself, because words alone can’t convey this picture perfect location. The home sits next to Gilsum Village Store and is across the way from the post office and a beautiful old white church with steeple. In fact, the whole village appears straight out of a movie set of wonderful old homes and a few quaint shops. Hardwood floors, bay windows, double front door, a country kitchen with grandma’s wallpaper, original interior doors, trim and lighting fixtures, and a large connected barn with a gorgeous cupola are a few of the features that this six-bedroom, 2.5-bath home boasts.
A bit of history from Wikipedia about the New England connected farm complex.
“New England connected farm
The typical New England connected farm complex consists of the “big house”, which acts as the standard family living quarters. Connected to the “big house” is the “little house”, which contains the kitchen area. Next to it is the “back house”, which was traditionally a carriage or wagon house. Connected to the back house is a standard livestock barn. This style was banned in many areas due to fire concerns, but the bans were lifted in the 18th century. Originally, all four buildings would have parallel roof lines. In later years (post-1800), when kitchens became more of a room of the house, the Little House became an ell off the Big House.
Connected barns describe the site plan of one or more barns integrated into other structures on a farm in the New England region of the United States. The New England connected farmstead, as many architectural historians have termed the style, consisted of numerous farm buildings all connected into one continuous structure. Houses, ells, sheds, barns, and other outbuildings all were combined to form one long building. Architectural styles varied, from Greek to Gothic Revival. The connected farmstead is unique in not only its connection of house to barn to shed, and so forth, but also because the architectural style of the home was often used on the other structures, including barns, connected to it. The time period when connected farms were popular coincided with the period of the New England barn, so most connected barns are of this type. Occasionally the older style English barn was moved or also connected to a house.
Noted historian and architect Thomas Hubka commented in his 1984 book, Big House, Little House, Back House, Barn:
Those who built connected farms changed their farms by extending the architectural style and order of the house to their barns. This was a truly radical development by New England farmers, and it is this characteristic, more than that of house and barn connection itself, that is one of the unique aspects of New England connected farm architecture.”
These types of structures were common throughout New England during the 19th century, but were found in most frequently in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts.
See full listing here for connected farm complex under $50,000.
I am not a realtor. if interested in this property, contact Dick Thackston.
304 E Main St., Eaton, OH 45320
If y0u’re looking for a house under $50,000 with an extraordinary staircase, then this Ohio home is a top contender. Built in 1900, the three-bedroom, 1.5-bath home has a gorgeous curved staircase. Can’t you just picture a little child peeking through the railing to see who is at the front door ~ a front door with beautiful leaded glass sidelights. Bay windows, built-ins, wood floors under the carpeting, pantry and multiple fireplaces grace the interior. The exterior features a Palladian window and front porch. First things to go are those wrought iron pillars, the carpeting of course, the wallpaper borders and all that white paint! Let’s make this place pop!
As per the realtor: “Great potential in this 3 bd, 1.5 ba 2 story home. You will love all the details in the original woodwork, especially the one-of-a-kind curved staircase. Gorgeous, original hardwood floors are showcased in the entry, and continues under the wall-to-wall carpet. The home and garage has a Sherriff-Goslin roof. 1 car detached garage with storage and opener.”
See full listing here for Ohio house under $50,000.
I am not a realtor. If interested in this property, contact Marilyn Haber at Country Mile Realtors.
6896 Highway 29 Business, Reidsville, NC 27320
Take me home, country road. Set back behind a split rail fence down a dirt drive with privacy bushes, you’ll love the one-acre rural setting of this four-bedroom, two-bath farmhouse. Look at Google Maps, and you’ll see for yourself. It may look run-of-the-mill from the exterior, but this North Carolina house under $40,000 has some extraordinary interior woodwork for a dwelling this style and price! Built in 1920, gem is a hunk when it comes to honey colored pine on the fireplace, staircase, walls, interior doors and ceilings. Wow! Metal roof, stone foundation in the rear, wood floors, sun porch, clawfoot tub and 8-over-8 windows have the makings of a restorable beauty!
See full listing here for NC house under $40,000.
I am not a realtor. If interested in this property, contact Tommy Harris with Atkinson Real Estate.
1036 Thomas Sugg Rd., Snow Hill, NC 28580
Where are you going to find a farmhouse under $30,000 on one acre with a pond? In rural Snow Hill, NC, that’s where! Admittedly, this circa 1906, three-bedroom, one-bath shortsale needs a TON of work, but look at the plus side. The setting is simply lovely, as are the multiple porches, and the interior is loaded with beadboard walls and ceilings. Don’t you just love the built-in shelves stocked with mason jars still filled with preserves? Wood floors, multiple fireplaces, some original doors, trim and lighting fixtures and an original staircase grace the interior. I’ve got my eye on that fixer piano, sewing machine, wood barrel, desk and dining table, too. Make a deal for the contents!
As per the realtor: “Home has lots of potential for the historical novice! Tongue and groove ceilings, walls, hardwood floors. Most of the windows original. Needs lot of TLC and selling AS IS, WHERE IS. Most likely cash offers best. Sale is subject to short sale approval in writing by Chase Mortgage. Harvey Lane, private road serves as easement to this property.”
See full listing here for shortsale fixer.
I am not a realtor. If interested in this property, contact Loretta Barrow of Heritage Realty.
313 Main St., Unadilla, NY 13849
Unadilla is a lovely town, and this 1896 Victorian under $40,000 is even lovelier! If I was looking for a house in upstate New York under $50,000, this is the one!! I mean it!! Surrounded by beautiful, large older homes, this six-bedroom, 2.5-bath beauty is across the street from the Susquehanna River and a park. The rounded wrap-around porch, multi-faceted gables, corner chimney, gingerbread screen door and white picket fence all spell c-u-r-b-a-p-p-e-a-l! Enter the original front door to a beautiful foyer with hardwood floors, a fabulous staircase and a nook to highlight an antique bench or table. To the right of the entrance is a living room with a stunning corner fireplace mantel, crown moulding, bay window and window seat. A dining room with paneling that matches the fireplace and window seat, a spacious kitchen (that needs refreshing) and an addition with a spiral staircase and wood burning stove grace the rest of the first floor. I know flooding may be an issue, and the taxes are high. It’s New York State, so what do you expect? But if you are nearing age 65, the Star program will reduce the $4,600 taxes greatly. You have got to Google Map this home to view the gorgeous street this home is on. Then you’ll see the carriage house on the .85 acre lot, too! I just showed my husband and he’s salivating right now.
From the realtor: “This is a Fannie Mae Homepath property! Gorgeous two story home located in Unadilla, NY. Covered front porch greets you upon entrance. Gorgeous hardwood flooring throughout the home and a spacious open floor plan. Living area is accompanied by a fireplace. Spiral staircase leads you upstairs. Open bedrooms and upstairs fireplace. Charming home takes you back in time and is located close to amenities!”
See full listing here for Victorian under $40,000.
I am not a realtor. If interested in this property, contact Brien Grow at Hunter Real Estate ERA.
701 Union Ave, Belleville, IL 62220
This 1902 Victorian under $50,000 is loaded with original details ~ and it’s just $35,000! Two turrets, bay windows, dentils under the eaves and more than a half acre grace the exterior. The 2,958-sq-ft. home boasts a rounded front porch that needs work and a spacious kitchen that needs a redo, but look at the positive side. An amazing staircase, four gorgeous fireplace mantels, original doors and trim, transoms, French doors and original lighting fixtures are definitely in the plus column. Add the beautiful built-ins, high ceilings and those incredible wood floors and the list trails right out the door.
From the realtor: “This Victorian is just waiting for the right person to come in and restore it to it’s original beauty. This four bedroom, two bathroom home has 4 fireplaces, huge updated windows, and original wood floors. The staircase, woodwork and built-ins are just amazing! The wood doors look original, you will know what I mean when you see them. This property just needs someone to make it shine again. This is a must see if you are looking for a project!”
See full listing here
I am not a realtor. If interested in this home, contact Craig Ziegel at Coldwell Banker Brown Realtors Belleville Office.
It’s over $50,000, but at $59,500 is it amazing or what?
139 Ridge Ave., Greendale, IN 47025
I know. This beauty is not under $50,000. I had to share it with you, however, because my daughter lives in the next town over and has been inside this circa 1876 Victorian for a tag sale. This was before it was for sale. The elderly owner told her a bit about the home, and my daughter immediately sent me photos of the exterior, claiming her love for this house and how we should look into buying it. Maybe if our seven children were still at home, but the 24-room, 8,456 square foot house is way too large for two people.
Apparently, the eight bedroom, 8.5 bath (wow, we could have had a bathroom for each family member) mansion on .82 acres was once a bed & breakfast. About 30-40 years ago, the dwelling, called Acorn Hall, was painted black. (That must have looked hauntingly beautiful.) The bank-owned house has a three-story staircase where you can see all the way to the top from the first floor. A second servants staircase, high ceilings, hardwood floors, two fireplaces, transoms, bay windows and original doors and trim also grace the interior.
The exterior is just exquisite. Who can resist a house with a turret? Hayley tells me there is a large greenhouse out back with a gardener’s cottage and a lovely patch of Lily of the Valley. Ridge Road has beautiful and not so great sections. My son wanted to buy a grand old home down the street from this one that was in the best section (he found out the pipes had frozen on the $189,000 home, so decided against it). While the homes are large and lovely on #139’s side of the street, the homes on the opposite side are not much to look at. But who cares when you’re the owner of this amazing property? Taxes are about $3,400, but Indiana has some great real estate tax relief deductions that can bring that way down.
Second floor staircase
BEFORE PHOTOS FROM INDIANA LANDMARK
See full listing here for Indiana Victorian mansion.
I am not a realtor. If interested in this property, contact Elena Levin with RealHome Services and Solution.