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Recently Sold Old Houses Under $50K and What They Sold For

It is always interesting to see what old houses under $50K have recently sold for. I find that the move-in ready homes and homes with some land or water views usually sell for around asking price, if not more. On the other hand, fixer uppers and homes in shady neighborhoods often take big cuts, like some of the homes below.

135 12th St NW, Canton, OH 44703     $21,000 Sold for $17,000



Unless someone can save this old house, the wrecking ball is sure to demolish it. The Queen Anne fixer upper is located in a heavily commercial strip of Canton, Ohio, where once a row of wonderful homes stood. (The house at the bottom of the page once sat across the street from our featured home. During last years of its life, it served as an antique store. An electrical fire destroyed the home.)

Sure, it needs loads of work, but have you ever seen a house packed with so many gorgeous interior elements priced this low? The mantels, original kitchen and tiled bathroom floor make my heart beat faster.



Save this old house. Grand and impressive in its day, this Queen Anne style home is yearning for a new owner who will revive her back to her original beauty. Known for her turret dome, wrap-around porch with turned posts, decorative brackets, and spindlework on the exterior and an abundance of large spacious rooms on the interior.

Although much work is needed, there’s still so much potential. Too many amenities to mention, but some unique features must be noted such as a butler’s pantry and bell station in the kitchen along with a rear discrete staircase to the second floor. Quality hardwood floors, woodwork, doors and fireplaces, most in exceptional condition. Truly a gem in the rough with many possibilities, this property is zoned B-3 (General Business). Sold as is ; cash only; no repairs.





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129 1st Ave, Twin City, GA 30471     $54,900 Sold for $30,000



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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Handyman Special with so much potential! This 3 bed 2 bath home is sitting on a great 1.5 acre lot with big beautiful pecan trees and grape vines. Fenced back yard with out buildings. 6 year old roof with outside painting completed 6 years ago. Sellers are very motivated! Home is approximately 1623 Sq Feet. Built in 1940.



102 Forest Ave, Jamestown, NY 14701      $47,900 Sold for $33,000



This Queen Anne home for sale in Lucille Ball’s hometown of Jamestown, New York, was built by the niece of former New York Governor Reuben Fenton in 1888. The double front doors with transom with street number, staircase, built-ins, hardwood floors and wainscoting are stunning. I love the triple windows going up the staircase.



Historic Forest Ave Queen Anne home for sale, looking for someone to restore it. Beautiful foyer with original woodwork. The house was built by Governor Fenton’s niece, and is eligible for Historical Renovation Grant. New windows were put in about ten years ago and the roof was replaced 2 years ago. Call today for your private showing.



14 Carl St, Rochester, NY 14621    $47,400 Sold for $47,00014ny




Hmm, a cute looking move-in ready house in a working class neighborhood of Rochester, New York. The c.1910 home has been tastefully renovated. Kitchen and bath are updated and the front door transom is gone, but they kept the ornate ceiling, moldings, doors and hardwood floors intact. I wouldn’t have thought to paint the home yellow and red, but I like it!


Totally remodeled 3 bed, 1 bath move-in ready Rochester home with private fully fenced in yard and detached 1 car garage! Brand new kitchen, bathroom and plumbing. Newer thermopane windows, solid mechanics, new laminate hardwood flooring in the kitchen, and original hardwoods in living and dining area. Perfect rental property or first home!


1021 Considine Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45205   $42,500 Sold for $12,000



I rarely see two-story shotgun houses. This c.1900 Cincinnati property sits on a street of some wonderful row houses, but sadly the neighborhood has a high crime rate. If you are looking for an investment property, though, this one, although rehabbed by Tom Sawyer and his white can of paint, is move-in ready.



Walk To All The Thriving Incline District Has To Offer. Move In Ready For Owner Occupant Buyer Or Investment Property Opportunity Looking For Turn Key Investment. Newer Mechanics. All Kitchen Appliances Included. Great Opportunity.


531 S Crea St, Decatur, IL 62522  $44,900  Sold for $36,000



The panelling in this c.1907 brick home in Decatur, Illinois, is absolutely amazing! The built-in corner cupboards and hardwood floors don’t disappoint either. Where the photos of the rest of the house are, I don’t know. Realtors need photography in-services.



This early 19th Century home positioned on two lots in Decatur, Illinois, has some of the most amazing crafted wood floor to ceiling decor as you’ll see in the living room and it continues into the dining room with builtins. Call your realtor for a private showing now.


5187 State Route 31 W, Newark, NY 14513      $35,000 Sold for $36,000



Enjoy breakfast overlooking the Erie Canal from this c.1935 waterfront cottage. So much history associated with the canal, and so many water sport opportunities right out the front door. I’m ready to pack my bags.

And check out this historic home with beautiful woodwork.



120′ of Waterfront!!! Just show up and get your summer vacation started! Boating, fishing, Jet ski and Water Skiing. Listing Highlights include: 180 degree canal view, full bathroom, kitchen, Hot water tank, propane furnace, fully applianced kitchen, well and holding tank, newer storage shed, gravel driveway, level frontage, house sits right on the waterfront, COMPLETELY FURNISHED! All contents included!





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