Do broken shutters, peeling paint and overgrown yards of abandoned places beckon you? For many of us, abandoned buildings have a mysterious and haunting beauty. They may have weathered clapboard and boarded windows, but their souls still cry out for redemption. I wish I could wave a magic wand and make these abandoned places shine again. Here are a few that are currently on the market for under $50K.
233 Merriman Ave, Syracuse, NY, 13204 $3,500
Once the bell of the ball with two-tier sleeping porches, double front doors and gingerbread, this grand Victorian needs a savior.
3093 Hollister St, Meridian, NY, 13113. $29,900
How about restoring an 1800s carriage house? It comes with an old house that had a fire in the 1970s and has been vacant since.
4412 Delmar Blvd, Saint Louis, MO, 63108. $50,000
Saint Louis has been down on its luck, but things are beginning to change. Abandoned and forlorn, this vacant home is in a neighborhood that is starting to see revitalization.
6960 S Hwy NC 41,Wallace , NC 28466. $39,000
The Barnett Carr House has been vacant for many years and has fallen into severe disrepair. Are you up for the challenge?
602 N. 5TH STREET, St. Joseph, Missouri Free with conditions
For a creative and entrepreneurial person, the possibilities offered by the Jennings/Comstock House are nearly limitless. This could be returned to a single family home. It could be an Air B&B. How about museum and event space? Whatever your dream the Jennings/Comstock could be its home!