If, like me, you are interested in seeing what recently old houses have sold for, here are a few. Some went for half price, some went higher than asking price.
415 E 3rd St, Madison, IN 47250
$50,000 Sold for $24,000 9/18/19
I’d say the realtor’s build date of 1900 is way out of whack on this Madison, Indiana, handyman special. At the bottom of the page, you’ll see two similar homes currently for sale in the same Madison neighborhood. I’ve included those, not only to show the earlier build dates, but to inspire. The owners have done wonderful restorations, so click their links below to look at what these type of Madison homes are worth when done up right.
I’ve visited Madison, and for old house lovers like myself, the whole town is a gem. Designated a National Historic Landmark District in 2006, the Ohio Riverfront town is known for its annual Madison Regatta, a powerboat race going back to 1948, its stunning architectural legacy, eclectic shops, Fountain Alley and the beautiful surrounding countryside.
615 W Market St, Warsaw, IN 46580
$49,900 Sold for $53,236 on 6/25/19
At first glance, this c.1880 Warsaw, Indiana, foreclosure appears as if it has a split personality. In viewing the rear of the home, however, I believe both sides of the house have the same build date. The newer bungalow-look of the enclosed front porch is a disappointment, but at this price point, we can’t complain too much.
If you love the water, you’ll love Warsaw. The town not only occupies the area between Winona, Pike, Center and Hidden Lakes, but the Tippecanoe River passes through the western portion of the city.
Warsaw, Indiana, also known the “Orthopedic Capital of the World®,” is the birthplace of orthopedic design and manufacturing. Top orthopedic companies started and still run in Warsaw.