Top 10 Old Houses Under $50,000 ~ July 2016 Edition

Spanning more than 100 years of architectural styles, here are the top 10 old houses under $50,000 ~ July 2016 edition.

446 Brook Rd., Danby, VT 05739

$49,900

Source: Realtor.com.

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When I think of living in Vermont, this is exactly what comes to mind! It will take a wad of money to restore this once gorgeous circa 1850 Greek Revival, but when finished ~ WOW! It’s definitely not a project for the faint of heart. It is a project, however, for someone with a lot of foresight and a lot of cash who yearns for a beautiful place in the country. The land is just spectacular with views of the mountains. A barn and stone wall are on the property, and there’s plenty of room for a garden. The interior has wide plank floors, original doors, trim and hardware, a lovely staircase and a back staircase, too! (I’ve always wanted a home with a back staircase. My mother had one in her old Victorian in Hoosick Falls, NY.)

See full listing here.

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Meriden, CT 06451

$45,900

Source: Coldwell Banker.

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That’s some fireplace mantel for a house under $50,000! Check out the gorgeous staircase, too. Wood floors, spacious rooms, original doors and trim are great interior details, and the exterior shingles and front porch are pretty special as well. I even have a fondness for the kitchen. My husband and I visited the Workman-Temple Homestead in City of Industry, CA, this past week. The kitchen in La Casa Nueva, a 1920s Spanish-style mansion, had these same high cabinets that reach up to the ceiling. I know you need a step stool to reach the contents, but they appeal to me for some reason.

See full listing here.

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203 N, 10th St., New Castle, IN 47362

$39,900

Source: Realtor.com.

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Haven’t you always wanted a home with turret? I know I have. This circa 1900 Victorian has that and more. A wrap-around porch, wood floors, pocket doors, bay window, stained and leaded glass windows, a gorgeous fireplace mantel, a pantry, formal living and dining rooms, plus a new roof and updated kitchen and bath grace this 2-bedroom home. Granted, the older neighborhood needs some sprucing up, but it’s not bad.

Here are the realtor’s comments. “Charm and character throughout home. Stained and leaded glass windows, beautiful woodwork, pocket doors, and hardwood floors. This home includes a parlor that could serve as a 3rd bedroom. There is a large attic that could be finished for more living space.”

See full listing here.

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6 Sixth St., Gloversville, NY 12078

$32,000

Source: Realtor.com.

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I have a hard time resisting a yellow house with white trim, especially a circa 1900 Victorian with its original gingerbread. This lovely 3-bedroom, 1.5-bath home has a great front porch and a beautiful, original front door with stunning hardware. Wood floors, French doors, natural wood trim with bullseye molding, original 6-panel doors and a nice staircase grace the interior. The home is located in Gloversville in Fulton County in upstate New York. When we lived in Schoharie County years back, we’d pass through Gloversville on occasion. Once the hub of the glove making making industry, Gloversville has seen a decline in the last few decades.

See full listing here.

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505 W Moore St., Aurora, IN 47001

$27,000

Source: Realtor.com.

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My daughter Hayley actually toured this Dutch Colonial home last week. It has a lot going for it for those who have the time to put into it, especially for the price. It’s located on .81 acres on a cul de sac in a lovely historic neighborhood called Westside in Aurora, Indiana. Neighbors have well-kept homes, and you can see there is a pride of place. In fact, one of the neighbors is taking care of this home while it is on the market. The spacious yard is great, with a garage and a gazebo and a pretty view on one side. As for the interior, the realtor calls it a duplex, but in reality it has a shared kitchen and shared mechanicals. It does have two living rooms with beautiful fireplace mantels, two stunning staircases, two bathrooms and two bedrooms on each side. Hardwood floors, built-ins and plenty of closet space are added pluses.

Hayley noted that the foundation needs work in one corner. Apparently a tree root has compromised the corner, but it has stood the test of time for a while now. The home has a full basement with a sump pump, however, it downpoured the night before the tour and there was no water in the basement when Hayley viewed it. She was more concerned with the rot in a portion of the rear eave and a section of the rear siding. We were tempted, but decided to pass on the house. My husband has renovated five houses over the years but wanted something with a little less work this go round. Don’t let that scare you though. It’s a pretty good house in a great spot for the money!

See full listing here.

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254 Toms Creek Church Rd, Pilot Mountain, NC 27041

$38,900

Source: Realtor.com.

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What a deal! In a secluded, country setting on 2.63 open and wooded acres with a stream, this 3-bedroom, 1-bath ranch screams. “The Simple Life!” A circular drive winds around the back of the house, and a front porch overlooks the lush, green yard. The interior has that cheesy panelling that I can’t abide, but that’s an easy fix. Consider the fireplace, original trim, hardwood floors and spacious kitchen.

From the realtor. “Step back into time in this old charmer. Needs a little face lift but has lots a potential! Great setting with a stream, circle drive and situated on a couple of acres in the country.”

See full listing here.

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525 8th St., Baldwin, MI 49304

$49,900

Source: Realtor.com.

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You can own a piece of Baldwin’s history by calling this updated and mostly restored circa 1850 Italianate home. It really is magnificent, especially considering the price tag of under $50,000. Just feast your eyes on those refinished wood floors, the arched doorways, the original doors and trim, wainscoting and, of course, that incredible curved grand staircase! The home sits on almost 3/4 of an acre and is near town and all sorts of recreational opportunities.

According to Wikipedia, Baldwin is a small tourist town of about 1,200 people.

“As such, much of its economy is based around the summer months. Lake County¬†sports many lakes and rivers, as well as the vast wilderness of the Manistee National Forest. Many come to Baldwin on vacation to camp, canoe, fish, or hunt.

The Shrine of the Pines is a noted tourist attraction.

The nearby Pere Marquette River is one of America’s Blue Ribbon fisheries¬†and sportfishing is a major contributor to the local economy.”

See full listing here.

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411 Sycamore St., Weldon, NC 27890

$49,900

Source: Realtor.com.

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You have to see the full listing to believe this beautifully renovated circa 1904 home. Straight from the realtor’s mouth. “Major Price Reduction! Located on a corner lot in Historic Weldon this large colonial style home features an upstairs master suite, privately located with its own staircase. Home has been remodeled and features lots of updates. Hardwood floors throughout with this stately home. Spacious kitchen features lots of cabinets with stainless steel appliances. Enclosed sunroom with slate flooring and bar area are perfect for entertaining. Many first floor rooms include ornate parlor with fireplace, den, living room, 2 bedrooms and lots of closet space through out the home. Back stairway leads to two bed rooms and a bath. Foyer features marble flooring with gorgeous stairway. Backyard includes patio and breezeway that leads to storage shed and garage. This home is within walking distance to the Roanoke River and minutes to shopping and medical facilities. This home is a must see.”

See full listing here.

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136 Old Forestburg Rd., Sparrow Bush, NY 12780

$49,900

Source: Realtor.com.

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This circa 1920 stone farmhouse on six acres is just the place for those looking for a quiet place in the country. Stone facade, arched window frames, and a rear second-story patio are a few of its unique features. Wood floors, an updated bath and spacious, three bedrooms, sunlit rooms grace the interior. And I did mention six acres, right?

See full listing here.

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