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Recently Sold ~ Cheap Old Houses and What They Sold For

It is interesting to see what these cheap old houses have recently sold for. If this week’s offering is any indication, a buyer can expect to pay way over asking price in Washington state, while southeast state homes took a big bite out of their asking price.

I have noticed that the cheap old houses in better neighborhoods sell much more quickly, while those in the higher-crime area take a while.

163 Fuller Rd, Salkum, WA 98582    $45,000 Sold for $61,501 11/15/2019


We all know it is difficult to finding properties under $50K in the western states, but here is a fixer upper foreclosure on 1.42 acres in Salkum, Washington. Of course, with a $45K price tag it has issues. Bank red tape and a new well needed are two big ones.

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525 W 25th St, Jacksonville, FL 32206      $38,000 SOLD $38,000 on 10/18/19


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Appealing exterior; a neighborhood of small, older homes; arched doorways; fireplace; French doors. Those are the home’s highlights. A park and the Boy’s and Girl’s Club is a couple of houses down the street, and the scenic St. Johns River is a short drive away.

When a realtor says “investment property,” however, it’s 10 to one that the home is in a high crime area. Such is the case with this c.1926 Spanish style home in the Springfield Northwest neighborhood of Jacksonville, Florida.

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903 Saint Patrick St, Tarboro, NC 27886     $40,000 Sold for $20,000




What curb appeal! Located on a tree-lined street of pretty older houses in Tarboro, North Carolina, this c.1910 foreclosure has plenty to brag about. Gingerbread front porch, wide central hallway, high ceilings, wainscoting, hardwood floors and multiple fireplace mantels grace the home. OHU50K first featured the home in July, but since then it has been reduced $10,000 to $30,000.

After restoring 903 Saint Patrick St., you’ll want to enjoy some leisure and recreational activities, and Tarboro provides plenty of both. In addition to being just a two-hour drive to Outer Banks beaches, the Tar River is close by, offering fishing, kayaking and canoeing opportunities. Take a drive or stroll through Tarboro Historic District National Recreation Trail, a two-mile treasure trove of architectural gems. Golfing, hiking and tennis are at your fingertips, too.

*3 bedrooms

*2 baths


709 Conner St NE, Live Oak, FL 32064    $52,900  Reduced to $45,000 SOLD $45,000 on 12/09/19

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You don’t find too many old houses under $50K with this much character in Florida. The c.1901 fixer upper in Live Oak, Florida, boasts beadboard, fireplace mantels, high ceilings and original doors and trim.

Railroad enthusiasts might find living close to the tracks appealing. Our second home in rural Indiana is near tracks, and we sometimes sit on the front porch watching the railway cars go by.



74 Lincoln St, Dexter, ME 04930     $49,900 SOLD $50,000 on 1/2/2020

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Possible seller financing on this for sale by owner home in Dexter Maine. The exterior has retained its original charm, but the inside is definitively a handyman special. Located near Echo Lake and Lake Wassookeag, you can enjoy year-round outdoor activities including boating, swimming, fishing, ice fishing and more.

*5 bedrooms
*2 Baths
*1,928 sq ft.
*.27 acre lot
*Google Map
*Property Listing
*Realtor: For Sale By Owner

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129 1st Ave, Twin City, GA 30471     $54,900 SOLD for $30,000 1/1/2020



If you are looking for  a bit of land, this c.1940 handyman bungalow might fit the bill. It is located on 1.5 acres in Twin City, Georgia, and has pecan trees and grape vines.

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