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Recently Sold Houses and What They Sold For

I always find it interesting to see recently sold houses and what they sold for ( I know, it is grammatical heresy to end a sentence with a preposition). Man, these cheap old houses are selling like hotcakes, though. This batch, however, had no dramatic price increases or decreases.

263 Washburn Rd, Unadilla, NY 13849        $30,000    Sold for $33,000



My father-in-law always wanted to buy property in Unadilla, New York. Located at the meeting place of the Unadilla and Susquehanna Rivers, Unadilla is the quintessential upstate New York town.

This sweet farmhouse for sale on 1.3 acres is outside of town and far from the rivers, so flooding should not be an issue there. Lovely views of lush green rolling hills are your’s to enjoy. The owner is also selling an adjacent 116 acres of farmland for $175,000.



305 W Gilman St, Secor, IL 61771     $55,000  Sold for $52,000



Welcome to Under $75K Thursday!

Oh, to have a place in the country. This handyman special farmhouse sits on two acres in Secor, Illinois. Note the beautiful natural woodwork, including staircase, hardwood floors, pocket doors, doors and trim. I wish they had raised the shade so we could see the stained glass.

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7243 Logansport Rd, Morgantown, KY 42261    $39,500   Sold for $36,000

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A new owner of this fixer upper in the small rural community of Logansport, can live in the country and be just a 30-minute drive from Bowling Green jobs, shops and restaurants. The house needs work, but it boasts natural woodwork, lots of natural light and just a good ‘ole peaceful feeling.



618 High St, Paris, KY 40361   $49,500 Sold for $50,000

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This c.1939 fixer upper is located smack in the middle of wonderful Paris, Kentucky  (pop. 8,55) and just 18 miles from Lexington.

The home is just a block over from Main Street, where much time, effort, and money was put into the preservation and revitalization of historic buildings. New restaurants are businesses are reaping the benefits. If you want a vibrant in-town lifestyle, this fixer upper is in the midst of it all.

Downtown Paris ARTWALK, has become a major social and artistic event in downtown Paris. The Nannine Clay Wallis Arboretum and house museum on Pleasant Street is a short walk away, where trees planted in the 1850s still exist along with daylilies, roses and an abundance of other flowers. Admission is free.

The Hopewell Museum, also located on Pleasant Street, is a Beaux Arts building built in 1909 which served as the area’s first post office. That is free, too, and Duncan Tavern is a c.1788 stone structure that houses an extensive genealogical collection that you can tour.

The Vardens Building on Main Street is a Victorian building that served as the Vardens and Sons Druggists store from 1888 to 1953. Inside is South African mahogany apothecary cabinets with Tiffany stained glass windows. And if you walk over to the Paradise Cafe on Main Street, you can enjoy some viddles in Ripley’s Believe It or Not world’s tallest three-story structure.

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401 N Prairie St, Galesburg, IL 61401    $39,900  Sold for $34,900



Located in a low-crime neighborhood on a tree-lined street of lovely older homes, this c.1881 foreclosure has so much curb appeal. Don’t you love the double front doors and the all the porch details? The interior doesn’t disappoint either.

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718 N Owens St, Mammoth, AZ 85618     $40,800 Sold for $38,000



Houses at this price point in the western states don’t come along often.

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203 Willard Dr, O Fallon, IL 62269    $50,000 Sold for $44,000



A lot of work has already been completed on this c.1900 fixer upper in O’Fallon, Illinois. Located at the end of a dead-end street in a low-crime neighborhood, the home has new storm windows, gutters, roof, HVAC and more.

Although this fixer upper has been reduced $15,000 since it was first put on the market in September 2019, I think additional reductions are needed to offset the costs of projects still needed. In addition to the work that is plain to see, the home requires new electrical and plumbing.



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