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Recently Sold Old Houses and What They Sold For

I don’t know about you, but I find it interesting to see what these cheap old houses recently sold for. They are already so cheap, so how much lower can they go? Well, as you will read below, some go for lower than half price while others sell for much more than the asking price. Here are a few old houses we featured on OHU50K and what they sold for.

1187 Marshallberg Rd, Marshallberg, NC 28553    $44,900 SOLD for $37,000 on 11/27/2019



Some buyers don’t like to get involved with a foreclosure. It can be a long process, but you can get some good deals. Last year we were interested in an 1880 cottage on 1.5 rural Indiana acres. It was going for $27K. Someone just snatched up the foreclosure for  $7,000.

This sweet c.1940 cottage is located in Marshallberg, North Carolina, a town on a peninsula on the other side of the bay from the Outer Banks. For fishing and boating enthusiasts, you couldn’t ask for a better location.

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1738 Modoc Rd, Burkesville, KY 42717 $49,900 Sold for $21,800 



Seven acres of mostly pasture in a rural location! Sure, the house needs plenty of work, but seven acres just down the road from Dale Hollow Lake, one of the cleanest lakes in the country, means you’ll have plenty of opportunity to bird watch, fish, boat, water ski, bike, hike, hunt and horseback ride.

The house features a wrap-around porch, loads of beadboard and shiplap, hardwood floors and vintage single-unit steel kitchen cabinetry. Once the home is restored, a buyer might even think about Airbnb-ing it, as Dale Hollow Lake is a big tourist attraction.



Older Farm House located on 7 +/- approximately 5 minutes to Dale Hollow Lake. Farm house has good bones but needs total remodeling inside. Has a water well and county water. 5 acres are pasture and remaining is wooded. Great garden space. Lots of shade trees.


670 Main St, Watertown, CT 06779   $49,900 SOLD for $62,500 on 10/16/2019



OHU50K does not often feature Connecticut homes, frankly unless they are a complete wreck, not many are under $50K. This c.1920 home in Watertown, Connecticut, is definitely a handyman special, but the exterior offers a certain appeal. The white picket fence, trellis and wide front porch give it its New England cottage vibe. Located near town and scenic Pin Shop Pond, the property is in a neighborhood of low crime but high taxes. The home needs new bedroom flooring and electrical.

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Built in 1920, this charming single family handyman special features three bedrooms and one bath with two car detached garage and full unfinished basement. Front covered porch. Hardwood flooring throughout. Living room entrance. Bedrooms missing flooring. Damaged main electrical unit.


201 W Highland Ave, Electra, TX 76360    $30,000 SOLD for $25,000 8/30/2019

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OHU50K is showcasing two Texas properties today. This c.1940 handyman special has good bones. I’d take out the large large bushes around the perimeter and clean up the landscaping, tear out the carpeting, refinish the floors, restore the great original kitchen cupboards and do some painting.



Large handyman special in Electra. Lots of space for the money. Hardwood floors and original features add character. Corner lot.


322 Bowen St, Savanna, IL 61074         $24,500 Sold for $25,000



This c.1883 Victorian foreclosure is located in Savanna, Illinois. Despite it being about a third of a mile from the Mississippi River, FEMA maps indicate it is in an area of minimal flood hazard.

The home has lots of light pouring through its bay windows. French doors, fireplace, clawfoot tub, update kitchen and detached two-car garage with screened porch all for under $25K. Fix up the second floor kitchen and perhaps an in-law apartment is on the horizon.



1883 Victorian foreclosure with 2894 square feet of living space!!! Huge room sizes, including living room, parlor, and dining room with wood burning fireplace. Eat-in kitchen with laundry, main-floor bedroom. Exterior access to the upstairs with three large bedrooms and a bonus room which could be a 2nd kitchen or fifth bedroom. One full bath on each floor, full basement. Two-car detached garage with screened porch attached. This is a Fannie Mae HomePath property.


109 Prospect St, Cripple Creek, CO 80813  $99,900 Sold for $80,000 on 11/27/2019



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This move-in ready Victorian cottage in Cripple Creek, Colorado, does need some TLC, but is certainly livable. UP until a couple of years ago it had beautiful unobstructed views, but a casino was built across the road obstructing some of the views.

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This livable, move-in ready 1890s Victorian was used as a rental until early Oct, 2019. Ready for your restorative touch, the 3 bed, 2 bath home has original leaded glass, floors and trim. Just a short walk to entertainment, dining and recreation.


401 N 4th St, Greene, IA 50636      $49,900   SOLD for $35,000 9/9/2019



Who wouldn’t love to own a home with a story? This c.1896 Queen Anne home in Greene, Iowa, has a rich heritage.


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