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Recently Sold Old Houses and What They Sold For ~ June 19, 2020 Edition

The hardest part of maintaining this site is keeping up with all the recently sold old houses. I have used this expression before, but these old homes really go like hotcakes. These are all homes that were featured on Old Houses Under $50K, and with this latest bunch, you might be surprised at a couple of the drastic price reductions. I know I was.

2210 Conewango Ave, Warren, PA 16365   $44,900

Sold for $46,500



By the looks of the bedroom mural, the owner may have have packed his bags, left on a jet plane to Florida, and vacated this c.1945 fixer upper ranch to be the home to a new family who learns for some acreage in a colder climate. Located in Warren, Pennsylvania, the 2.32 acre property sits on a wooded knoll overlooking lush green hills and the Conewango Creek.



Great potential! 1 story fixer upper home on 2.32 acres just outside of the City of Warren in Glade Township.




136 The Aly, Cripple Creek, VA 24322 $79,000 Sold for $72,000



Today is our Sunday special where we feature properties over $50k but less than $100K.

I sometimes have a tug of war with myself over what type properties to showcase. OHU50K originally was created to showcase old homes with lovely original details. Over time, however, I’ve had many requests for investment properties and homes with acreage. Properties with both architectural integrity and acreage are hard to find at bargain prices, but this c.1910 Virginia farmhouse on 3.21 acres just may fit the bill.

This beautiful property had been pending, but is now an active listing again.

Mountain views, a creek, a second smaller home, outbuildings and a pasture for horses, PLUS a tidy Virginia farmhouse with hardwood floors, country kitchen, and original doors, trim and staircase are included at the bargain price of $79,900. I especially love Dr. Grubbs office with the green metal roof and original gingerbread. After a little research, I found out that Dr. Andrew Bayne Grubb was born in neighboring Grayson County in 1886 (my son lives there), died in Cripple Creek in 1959 and is buried in Cripple Creek’s Fleming Church Cemetery. He and his wife Hallie raised five children here and were said to have hundreds of tried and true friends in the community.

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Virginia fixer upper

Embrace the country lifestyle with this package offering tons of potential. Located in the bucolic community of Cripple Creek, this listing includes a fixer upper four bedroom, turn-of-the-century farmhouse with a commanding view of the countryside and creek from the wrap-around porch, multiple outbuildings including the historic office of Dr. Grubb, a smaller home, sheds, outbuildings, six tax parcels (including a level building lot and a field suitable for horses), and frontage along the creek.

Lots of history here and the unrealized possibilities offer you the chance to turn it in to your personal paradise. The package is priced tens of thousands below tax assessment to help facilitate a timely sale-sold as is, where is . Take a look at the map, the photos, the opportunities waiting here for the new buyer, and the map, and schedule your appointment today!




613 Capital Ave SW, Battle Creek, MI 49015  $49,900 Sold for $45,000



The native stone really adds visual interest to the exterior of this c.1910 move-in ready bungalow in Battle Creek, Michigan. With its hardwood floors, natural woodwork and built-ins, the interior imparts character, too.



Own your own home for less than your paying in rent. Nice 3 bedroom 1 bath move-in ready home now available for under $50,000. Home features enclosed front porch, nice wood work throughout with built ins, living room, dining room, large bathroom with tub surround. There is a full open basement with washer and dryer hookups. A 1 car detached garage. Stove and refrigerator stay with the house too.

Move-in ready home is located within walking distance to the stores and restaurants in the ”old lakeview district.” Don’t want to drive? That’s ok too, the house is on the city bus line with a stop right in front of the house! Give Geno a call at 269-986-3031 and let me help you own your own home!




809 Coleman St, Chattahoochee, FL 32324     $75,000 Sold for $17,000



For Florida fans, here is a remodeled circa1919 for sale by owner home. The 1919 has been stripped out of it, but see what you think.

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  • 3beds
  • 2baths
  • 1,624sq ft
  • 0.39acres lot
  • Build date 1919
  • Google Map
  • Property Listing
  • For Sale by Owner: Property Owner (786) 728-4271



For sale by owner. 809 coleman St Chattahoochee Fl 32324. Newly remodeled 3/2. (2) STORY HOUSE!! New Kitchen, bathrooms, walls and tiles, electric and plumbing. 1,624 sq ft also has 0.37 acres and one car garage All Appliances included. Contact Lissette Aquino.




411 S 12th St, Cambridge, OH 43725   $10,000 Sold for $7,000



Save this old house. It sure is a fixer upper,  but redeemable. With a $10K price tag, I was surprised to see still intact a fireplace mantel with tile, lovely staircase, vintage kitchen cupboards, hardwood floors and natural woodwork.

The home is located in a low-crime, working class neighborhood of Cambridge, Ohio. Cambridge is well-know for its “S” shaped bridges and Cambridge Glass. In fact, the home is just a short walk to the National Museum of Cambridge Glass.



Looking for a fixer upper, look no further. Stone home with lots of character. Beautiful staircase, and fireplace. Close to downtown.


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367 W 5th St, Elmira, NY 14901     $39,900 Sold for $30,000



If you were driving down W. 5th Street in Elmira, New York, this fixer upper is one of those houses that would make your head swivel. You’d see green hills in the distance and the castle-like towers of the esteemed Elmira College across the street and wonder why such a beautiful home looks so forlorn.

I love the arches in the gables and the small balcony, and the interior has plenty of original features to work with, too. Someone could restore the home to its former glory and rent out a room to a college student.

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Spacious, large two story fixer upper with natural woodwork, some hardwood flooring, walk in pantry, 1st floor laundry, central air, large lot, wood pocket doors. Roof has been temporarily repaired. Convenient location to Elmira College & downtown. Not a drive by!




5579 Middle Rd, Munnsville, NY 13409    $29,900 Sold for $25,000



Save this old house, a house that has loads of stories to tell. The c.1850 Italianate was the home of Jonathan McGee Wilson (1813-1895) his wife Betsy Durfee and children Thomas, Willie and Emma. Jonathan came to the area when he was 12-years-old with his pioneer parents who originally built a humble log cabin nearby. His mother Rachel loved to spin yarn and made all their clothes while his dad farmed the land and ultimately built up a comfortable farming operation.

Jonathan, as the only child, helped his parents on the farm until at the age of 21, he purchased his own 15 acres. Eventually his farm counted 300 acres with a dairy of 65 to 100 cows. He also carried on his father’s trades as currier, tanner and shoemaker.

According to the Biographical Review of Madison County – 1894, Wilson’s c.1850 Italianate once was the “handsomest home in the village.” I sure hope someone has the vision and cash to save this old house.



Large Victorian home located just off of Route 46 south of Oneida. This home needs a total renovation but could be a gem with the right owner. Large rooms, high ceilings and some of the original woodwork remains. Complete renovation would be needed including fire damaged section. Could be very nice farmette with just over 3.5 acres, barn and additional outbuilding.



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125 State Highway 83 N, Defuniak Springs, FL 32433   $50,000 ~ Sold for $38,000


In celebration of National Historic Month, OHU50K is featuring this c.1918 fixer upper. We showcase it not so much for any architectural history or outstanding features, but because it is in De Funiak Springs, Florida.
The small city of De Funiak Springs, voted the Best Small Town in Florida in 2019,  centers around its circular lake. With a population of about 6,000 resident, it is a close-knit community located about an hour’s drive north of the beaches of Pensacola.
Although our home today is a simple bungalow, De Funiak Springs is known for its historic Victorian homes. You will see turrets, sleeping porches, classic fluted columns, gingerbread fretwork and wrap-around porches on the fabulous houses that rest on Circle Drive, the heart of DeFuniak Springs. Our featured bungalow is in walking distance to Circle Drive.
In April 2020, the median list price of homes in the city was $169.9K, trending up 3.3% year-over-year, and the median sales price was $148K. The median listing price per square foot was $117. This is one of the three cheapest homes on the market currently in De Funiak Springs. If the price can be negotiated some, the house is a small enough project in a gem of a city and might be a good investment.

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Great Fixer-Upper.- This home heart of DeFuniak and walking distance of Lake DeFuniak. Good location to live or make a rental unit. The master bedroom has a fireplace. Home is being sold in ”AS IS” condition, CASH contracts only. No appliances included. The house has screened front porch, has paved driveway. Home is appx. 1128 s.f. Home has gas heater, city water and sewer.. Excellent corner location- possible future commercial value also.

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13 Fellows St, Unadilla, NY 13849    $57,900 Sold for $57,900



If my father-in-law was still alive, he would have us trekking up to Unadilla to check out this sweet c.1860 home with owner financing. Unadilla and Bainbridge were two of his favorite upstate New York villages. And no wonder. Unadilla is chock full of history and wonderful architecture.

This home is located on a tree-lined street of smaller older homes in the Unadilla Village Historic District. With the glaring exception of Second Empire, most of the popular American architectural styles of the day are represented in the district.

Crime is virtually none, taxes are low for New York, and except for the occasional flooding of the Susquehanna River (and cold winters of course), Unadilla is a good place to call home.

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OWNER FINANCING POSSIBLE! Don’t miss the opportunity. Vintage home with lots of history and charm. Wood floors throughout the downstairs. Some rooms have wide plank upstairs. Laundry area is on first floor. Wonderful yard with two koi ponds. Beautifully landscaped. Finish off the upstairs and gain another estimated 780 Sq Ft.



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