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Top 10 Old Houses Under $50K ~ July 2020 Edition

Here are the top 10 old houses under $50K ~ July 2020 edition. It is a hot real estate market right now, and these low-priced homes are moving like hotcakes. That’s why some of our top homes in July have already sold or are pending.

2039 Harwood Dr, Sandy Creek, NY 13145    $68,000 Reduced to $62K Reduced to $41,500 ~ Sold for $42k 



A third go-round for this fixer upper that has been reduced again! The c.1851 Greek Revival is situated on 1.73 Acres between two lovely churches in Sandy Creek, New York. In fact, the builder of this house, William E. Howlett, built the Methodist Church that sits next door to the right. Howlett was a master builder who constructed a number of buildings in Sandy Creek.

Pitt M. Newton (1825-1897), a prominent merchant and civic leader, lived in this house with his wife Huldah Mathews and their children Ellen, Cora, Clarence, Harlan, Flora Belle, Herbert, Arthur and Earl. Mr. Newton and his wife’s father, Levi Mathews (1805-1889) were partners at the general store in town.



This is a Fannie Mae HomePath property! Nice two story fixer upper home situated on a spacious and quiet lot, located close to your needed amenities! Home offers a spacious open floor plan allowing lots of natural light throughout! Gleaming hardwood flooring in most rooms! Perfected for entertaining guests! Don’t miss it!









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Ängbacken Arvika, Sweden    $47,100 USD     (425,000 kr) – Sold



Holy Mackerels, look at this c.1909 move-in ready cottage in Sweden! They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away. I don’t know about that, but a Scandinavian cottage a day could sure significantly increase endorphins.
This amazing property not only includes the lovely red cottage, but also boasts a vibrant garden, pond and several outbuildings, including an outhouse and the sweet little blue guest cottage you see below.
*3 bedrooms
*1 bath
*1/3 acre
1½-story house
Year built:
crawling space
2 glasses
Lacquered sheet metal
Air heat pump and direct.
Natural ventilation
Porch under roof at the entrance.
Garden pond.
* Detached garage.
* Furnished friggebod.
* Extended pump housing.
* Tool shed.
* Outbuilding accommodating furnished room (loom), outdoor toilet, carpenter’s shop / tool shed.


Quite charming move-in ready cottage with bath tub, shower and toilet. Living room, one bedroom downstairs, two upstairs. Also has a garage with plenty of space.
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175 S Second Ave, Middleport, OH 45760     $49,900Pending ~ Sold 


I don’t know why this historic home shows no photos of the kitchen, but the rest of this c.1852 brick home looks lovely, especially for under $50K.
Known as the Van Duyn Place, it is one of the oldest homes in Middleport. The land on which it sits was originally owned by the founder of Middleport, Benjamin Smith. Smith’s daughter, Elizabeth, married Dr. W.B. Van Duyn, and they built a log cabin on two lots. It is said that Johnny Appleseed often spent the night at the home as he planted apple trees in Middleport and throughout southern Ohio. The current home was built in 1852.


Abundance of Charm and character featured in this historic home for sale located in Middleport Ohio. Along the banks of the Great Ohio River you can enjoy a great second story view from across the road of the Ohio River. When pull into this 1850’s two story brick beauty, you just wish she could talk and tell you great stories about the town of Middleport and the great Ohio River.
Home features original wood floors, lots of windows that gleam natural light every morning, and a huge central dining room that is flanked by large living room, kitchen, and recreation or 4th bedroom. Kitchen has laundry hookup and washer/dryer that stay with the house! Second floor features 3 large bedrooms one of which has an amazing view of the Ohio River.
Home faces East, so you can enjoy those great Ohio River Sun rises every morning! Take delight in the great Middleport 4th of July Parade that parades right in front of the house every year. This home features a lot and a half so there is a great area that you could plant a garden to the right of the home. So many great features of this home not to mention the amazing price and better yet seller is paying for a 1 year home warranty at closing.
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74 E Oneida St, Oswego, NY 13126             $33,000 Reduced to $30,360Pending ~ Off Market 


I love the front door of this c.1900 foreclosure in Oswego, NY! You need such a vestibule in a cold-climate city like Oswego on Lake Ontario where the cold winds and snow blows. Weatherman Al Roker graduated from SUNY Oswego in 1976, and he sure received a lot of meteorological experience living in this climate.

The house needs work. Although the newell post is gorgeous, it looks like all the staircase balusters are missing. Original elements, including hardwood floors, lighting fixtures, bullseye molding, beadboard wainscoting, floor-to-ceiling kitchen cupboard, bay windows and stunning fireplace mantel, are still intact, though.


HUD Foreclosure Home. Abstract and survey are the responsibility of the purchaser. Disclosures Attached. Good sized 4 bedroom 1.5 bath home located close to shopping and dining on E Bridge St. Refinish the charming original woodwork and hardwood floors! This home has two staircases! One in the front of the house and one through the kitchen. Come take a look at this unique home today!

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22 Main St, Dixfield, ME 04224        $44,900 Off Market

22 Main St, Dixfield, ME 04224


This sweet fixer upper is just dripping with deliciousness! The home was built in Dixfield, Maine, in 1856. We call the architectural design of this Gothic Revival a connected farm complex. The design originated in England and Wales and evolved in New England so that owners could carry out chores free from harsh winter weather.
The home sits near the center of town. As you can see from the 2018 photo below, the house was most recently employed as an antique shop. There was a lot of stuff there, some I would have liked myself.


This fixer upper could be your dream home with a little sweat equity. This New England style home has a great in-town lot with almost a half acre of land. This home does need a full renovation but has great bones and an amazing layout.
On the first floor you have a kitchen, dining room, living room, and one bedroom. The second floor has three additional bedrooms and one bath. The attached barn has two floors of storage and one garage door for vehicle access.
22 Main St, Dixfield, ME 04224

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409 S Main St, Warren, AR 71671     $50,000 Off Market


Save this old house. Built around 1900, this fixer upper Colonial Revival sits at the edge of a commercial district. That and the condition of the home contribute to the low price. The original elements are so worth saving, though. This has the potential to be a real beauty.
Warren, AR (6,003) is a lovely deep South town with a commercial historic district, long summers and very mild winters.
The home needs a savior to enjoy some sweet tea in its sunroom, play croquet with the grandkids on the wide lawn and get plenty of exercise climbing that beautiful staircase every day.


Save this old house. Calling all the Chip and Joanna’s out there! THIS is someone’s dream property! Bed and Breakfast, Personal Home or AirBnb….let your imagination run wild. Built in the late 1800’s early 1900’s, this stunning home is just waiting for someone to love it and bring it back to life! The detail in the molding, mantles and trim are breathtaking. From the winding staircase, original wood floors, walls of windows and cedar closets with built-ins, CHARACTER abounds! Too many assets to mention. Needs WORK!

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53 E East Run Rd, Mannington, WV, 26571     $20,000   Off Market

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This sweet old church for sale is located in a pretty setting in Farmington, WV (pop.375). Farmington is probably best known for the 1968 Farmington Mine Disaster, but the area is also home to lush green scenic landscapes.
The realtor states the build date for the church is 1970, but it should be immediately evident that that date is incorrect. The church, known as the East Run Church, was built before utilities and running water were required for church structures, so a build date is more likely before the turn of the century. It appears that at some time during the building’s history, children were taught at the one-room schoolhouse across the street. Thanks to reader Mr. McKenzie for finding the correct Google Map coordinates and the street view of the old schoolhouse.


Level lot with vacant church for sale on the property. Church measurement approximate. No utilities, no running water. Creek behind property. Located in Farmington, tax map says Mannington.
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5050 State Highway 8, New Berlin, NY

$38,000 ~ Off Market

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Save this old house. This c.1860 Second Empire has an exterior that is pretty in pink. Unfortunately, the interior is not a pretty site. The home needs a savior.

*5 bedrooms
*4,425 sq ft
*2.5 acres
*Build date 1860
*Google Map
*Property Listing
*For Sale By Owner: 845-721-4418

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Save this old house. Second Empire Victorian fixer upper… suffers from severe water and structural damage originating from a leaking roof. Roof rafters, 3rd floor joists and 2nd floor joist damage. Once featured in a book entitled ? America?s Painted Ladies? pages 48 and 49. Historically it is priceless having been built in 1860 by a master cabinet maker/ undertaker David H. White for Captain Charles Harris.

There is also a hidden room off the dining room said to have been a stop for the Underground Railroad for transporting slaves to freedom.? ( the railroad tracks are about 400 feet from the rear of the house) According to the book. Sits on 2.5 acres.

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106 E North St, Hanover, KS 66945       $35,000 ~ Off Market


This c.1904 handyman special is located in Hanover, Kansas (pop.651).  Hanover is one of those small towns with a smattering of houses and businesses surrounded by countryside filled with small family farms. The area has strong German cultural influences and is also a popular destination for deer hunting.
An important hub along the Pony Express route, the Hollenberg Pony Express Station is the only remaining station along the two thousand mile route, and ithe National Historic Landmark is still standing one mile northeast of Hanover. 
The home has a wrap-around porch, central hall with lovely staircase, hardwood floors, transoms, pocket doors, cast iron radiators, stained glass and original doors and trim.
106 E North St, Hanover, KS 66945


A 2 story, 5 Br, 1 Ba older handyman special home with newer roof and many neat characteristics such as beautiful open staircase, pocket door, wood floors, transom windows, stain glass windows, and wrap around front porch. Located close to the school.
106 E North St, Hanover, KS 66945
106 E North St, Hanover, KS 66945
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152, rue Notre Dame Street, Atholville, New Brunswick, Canada   $32,800 USD   ($44,500 CAD) ~ Off Market

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This sweet New Brunswick move-in ready home boasts a wrap-around porch, from which you see lovely views of the forested hills. The Restigouche River is also close by. The house is sparkling clean, and the area provides loads of recreational opportunities.

Thanks to Brendan Riley for this submission.

*2 bedrooms
*1 bath
*680 sq ft
*Google Map
*Property Listing
*Realtor: kijiji

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2 bedroom, 1 bathroom move-in ready house in Atholville, New Brunswick, right outside Campbellton. CAD $44,500. At the foot of Sugarloaf Provincial Park, which features an extinct, late Devonian volcano, ski hills, lakes, biking paths, etc. Schools, services all nearby. 152, rue Notre Dame Street, Atholville, E3N 3Z4 NB, Canada. For information contact Dudley Clark at (506) 789-6666.

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