abandoned houses

2 Abandoned Houses Under $4K Begging To Be Saved – Read Their Stories

For many of us, abandoned houses have a mysterious and haunting beauty. Their weathered clapboards, broken shutters and peeling paint seem to beckon us to peer through their windows.  I wish I could wave a magic wand and make these abandoned places shine again. Here are two abandoned houses (and by that we mean vacated and/or confiscated by the city) that are currently on the market for under $4,000, begging to be saved, but most likely in vain.


105 Rosalind Pl, Toledo, OH 43610.    $3,900 Sold

Clayton, a musician in an orchestra, and Irma Thomas married young, but they quickly made a nice home for themselves in rented rooms in this house in the 1920s and 1930s. Once a queen in the neighborhood, this poor Queen Anne Victorian now sits abandoned. The Lucas County LandBank has control of it. See more pics in the link below.



126 McKinley Ave, Syracuse, NY 13205.   $1,000

When the Etz family first lived in this home, it was a place of family meals, games and laughter around the radio set. Harold, a machinist,  and Delia, a homemaker, raised their three boys here, John, Harold and Robert, for many years until Harold abandoned the family sometime before 1949. Delia and the kids continued to live here, but as their finances and the neighborhood declined, so did the house. Unfortunately, after many decades of subsequent owners and neglect, this poor house stands as a sad example of a broken home.

See more pics in the link below.





  • David McAlister

    I share your love of these old houses, and would love to see all of them brought back to life. This blog is entrancing; once I start looking at, the time just slips by. Great job on this!

  • George Bahr

    No wonder its sitting unclaimed for so long! Place needs so much work and city demands you show enough money that if u had that much, you would want to live elsewhere anyway.
    Perfect for a contractor that could do their own resurrection, live in it during process and perhaps flip for profit later.. very cool old house, but daunting project.
    If its still a depressed area, not seeing much incentive despite low initial cost.
    With the city looking up your butt, it could be worse than dealing with an hoa.

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