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15 Houses Under $50,000: April 2017 Edition

by Elizabeth Finkelstein

The perfect eye candy for an overcast April Saturday in New York: Our newest round-up of gorgeous historical homes for sale for under $50,000. I want to save them all!
 
(If you come across any beautiful old houses for sale for under $50,000, send them along to us at letters@circaoldhouses.com)
 

 

 

1
 301 S Main St, Dana, IL
 
Source: Zillow, courtesy of Washington Square Realtors
$35,000
 
Come take a look at this 3bed 2bath home with hardwood floors and original woodwork. You will find in this home a main floor laundry, baths located on first and second floor, and a servants staircase. The home also includes a newer roof, w/h, furnace, front porch, and some new windows. All measurements are rounded.
 



 
 

2
 945 Cornelia St, Newberry, SC
 
Source: Realtor, courtesy of Lane Properties
$32,500
 
Third party approval required on all offers. Traditional style home in need of repairs located in historical downtown Newberry. Minutes from Main Street, Opera House, Newberry College, and Interstate 26. Sold as-is. Seller not responsible for warranties, guarantees, inspections, or repairs.
 


 
 
 

 

3
 103 Maple St, Leroy, MI
 
Source: Coldwell Banker Schmidt, Realtors
$49,900
 
Recently remodeled 3 bedroom, 2 bath Historical Victorian home. Home features beautiful woodwork, French doors, hardwood floors, family room and formal dining room. Located close to school and downtown on a double corner lot.
 


 
 
 

4
 147 Church St, Lilly, GA
 
Source: Zillow, courtesy of Sangster Realty, Inc.
$34,900
 
Don’t miss this great 3 bed 2 bath craftsman turn of the century home on 1.99 acres in the country. This home features hardwood floors, large front and rear porches, formal living room and dining room with fireplaces and several out buildings to include 14×15 Utility Bldg, 30×35 Storage & Shed, 20×37 Barn, 20×27 Shed and 6×8 Pump House. SOLD AS IS, BUYER MUST PRE QUALIFY OR SHOW PROOF OF FUNDS, CALL FOR AVAILABILITY, ADDENDUM WITH ACCEPTED OFFER. THIS PROPERTY IS ELIGIBLE UNDER THE FREDDIE MAC FIRST LOOK INITIATIVE THROUGH 02-27-17
 


 
 
 

 

5
 607 Maple St, Shenandoah, IA
 
Source: McIntyre Real Estate
$46,500
 
This house is full of charm and character! You step back in time with the unique double hung windows, some with a leaded diamond design. There are hard wood floors though out, lots of original wood work, and built in room dividers. The hardware on the doors is ornate, and some of the light fixtures are original to the house. This home is an opportunity to step back in time, a restoration project just waiting for the right family to bring it back to its original glory!
 

 
 
 

 

6
 128 High St, Montgomery, AL
 
Source: RE/MAX Alabama
$49,900
 
PRICE HAS RECENTLY BEEN DRASTICALLY REDUCED!! SOLD IN “AS IS” CONDITION! OLDER BUILDING BUILT IN 1900 AT ONE TIME USED AS A BOARDING HOUSE. VINYL SIDED WITH SOME ROTTEN WOOD ON EAVES. 9 HUGE ROOMS. 2 STORY. 2 BATHROOMS. ONE UPSTAIRS AND ONE DOWNSTAIRS IN WORKABLE CONDITION. LOTS OF ORIGIONALITY! GREAT FOR OFFICE BUILDING OR LIVING SPACE. NEEDS SOME REMODELING. PLASTER FINISHED WALLS WITH ORIGINAL MOLSINGS BUILT ON A CONVENTIONAL FOUNDATION. OLD STORAGE BUILDING OUT BACK, POSSIBLY ONCE OUTDORRS LIVING QUARTERS/KITCHEN. ORIGINAL PINE. DOUBLE PLANKED FLOORING WITH NO FINISHING. GOOD ROOF/HIP GABLED ROOF WITH ASPHALT SHINGLES.
 

 
 
 

 

7
 20 Lydius St, Fort Plain, NY
 
Source: Zillow, courtesy of A.M. BLASK REALTY, LLC
$45,900
 
THIS EARLY 19TH CENTURY BRICK HOME HAS ALL OF ITS ORIGINAL CHARM! WARM WOODWORK, FANTASTIC HARDWOOD FLOORS, WANDERING AND FLOWING LAYOUT. LOVELY 1ST & 2ND STORY PORCHES. PRICED TO SELL AND JUST WAITING FOR IT’S NEW OWNERS TO GIVE IT A BIT OF TLC AND PERSONAL TOUCHES! COULD BE 3-4 BEDROOMS EASILY.
 


 
 
 

 

8
 1600 Washington Ave, Parsons, KS
 
Source: Coldwell Banker Wood-Dulohery Real Estate
$24,900
 
4 bedroom, 2 bath home near downtown Parsons. Original hardwood floors and woodwork, ornamental fireplace and open staircase.
 


 
 
 

 

9
 327 Norris Hill Rd, Monmouth, ME
 
Source: Zillow, courtesy of Hoang Realty
$50,000
 
Location! Antique c. 1835 cape on 2.8 acres with original features close to schools, Cumston Hall, town beach. Exposed beams, built-ins throughout, 3 fireplaces, hardwood on 1st floor, wide pine on 2nd floor. Property needs improvement, garage needs repair/replace. Could be beautiful – bring your ideas. Priced to sell!
 


 
 
 

 

10
  1202 NE Winfield Ave, Topeka, KS
 
Source: Zillow, courtesy of Forshee Realty
$24,900
 
2 Story, 4 bedrooms (upper level), 2 baths, living room and family room, 2 fireplaces, unfinished basement, 2 car detached garage, enclosed porch, covered porch, vinyl siding, chain link fence, corner lot. Needs TLC, but priced accordingly.
 


 
 
 

 

11
 202 Copper St, Hurley, WI
 
Source: RE/MAX Action North Realty
$19,900
 
Large family home that used to be the Anton Walsh B & B; conveniently located a block from Silver St so you’d be close to the snowmobile trails. The main floor offers plenty of living space between the living and dining room, plus there’s an extra room for an office, computer room or maybe a small bedroom. Roomy kitchen with plenty of counters and cabinet space; there is a bath with shower just off the kitchen. You’ll find 3 bedrooms upstairs, each with a private bath and one extra bedroom up there without bath. Huge walk-up attic accessed from one of the bedrooms. Very high ceilings in the basement. Home has been used for long term renters in the past several years. There is some maintenance needed on this fine old home and it’s been priced accordingly.
 


 
 
 

 

12
 108 W Burnette Ave, Enfield, NC
 
Source: Zillow, courtesy of Moorefield Real Estate
$25,000
 
Great Investment opportunity. Could be single family home or be two separate apartments. There is a kitchen and bath on the first and second floors. Beautiful three-story home from early 1900’s. Has gorgeous original wood trim, lovely fireplace mantels, windows with bubble glass and staircase. Newer roof. Home needs work. Being sold AS IS.
 

 
 
 

 

13
 302 S Berrien St, Albion, MI
 
Source: Realtor, courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Michigan Real Estate
$49,999
 
CALL LORI STURDEVANT 269-579-3626. TONS OF POTENTIAL in this 3452 sqft Historic Home, with 4 bedrooms 2.5 baths. There is a lot of natural wood work from the foyer to the formal dining to the library. All windows have been replaced and the roof appears good. There is a walk up attic that is perfect for extra storage or it could be finished for additional living space. The owner’s bedroom is expansive with a fireplace and a large sitting/ dressing area. There is work to be done, but the potential is great. Home is being sold as is.
 


 
 
 

 

14
 207 McRae St, Laurinburg, NC
 
Source: Zillow, courtesy of the owner
$29,000
 
Randy McCall-Broker, of Associated Realty of Laurinburg NC, may be contacted in regards to this property. He may be reached at his office (910) 276-1200, or his cell (910) 384-2795. Also his email is randymccalljr@gmail.com

207 McRae Street, formaly known to the state preservation office as the ” Randolph McEachin House”, is a circa 1903 Colonial Revival style home which is located in downtown Laurinburg, NC right down the street from the historic Central School. This entire community was built at the turn of the 20th century around Central School. Once considered the Rodeo Drive of Scotland County, McRae Street is packed with beautiful historic homes which are maintained wonderfully.

This particular home is the last restoration project left to complete McRae Street. Its owner is selling at a loss in hopes that a new owner will have the financial ability and capacity to maintain this wonderful architectural treasure.

The home features 5 fireplaces, all original heart pine floors, 12 foor ceilings, and 7 foot windows. The home was built to entertain, with each community room leading into the next.
This is a restoration project. With a small investment, and some know how, this would make an astounding family home, or a great investment property. This home is unique in that the upper floor was never finished in over 100 years since being built. The upper floor plan is one that the new owner can design and build to personal spec.

Space and character are things which one will never come to a loss of in this property. The home sits on a spacious lot with ample room for a garden, a shop and garage, plenty of parking, and a pool.
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The home is located in a quite, upcoming area, just down the street from the Historic Central School. All of the homes on this street were built in the 1800s through the early 1900s. Many had the same architect. This home is one of the finest homes I have been in for some time. She is going to make a beautiful home for a lucky family who can see her potential. This home is large but not over bearing. Every time I enter, that rich feeling is evoked. I imagine venetian chandeliers, silk rugs, and the sounds of Rachmaninoff being played over dinner. I can not wait to find a new owner with vision, who will bring this home back to the glorious state it deserves. The fun part about the home is that is is built so well, its so versatile, and its perfect for the DIY homeowner to renovate his or herself.
 


 
 
 

 

15
 501 W Church St, Newton, MS
 
Source: Zillow, courtesy of the owner
$50,000
 
This property is available for immediate purchase. Classic home with beautiful molding, French doors inside, great fireplace mantles all in good condition on Historic Church street in Newton MS, home has hardwood floors, large kitchen w/super storage and a large covered wrap around front porch complete with swing, high ceilings, formal dining room, large living room, Newly painted inside with new staircase leading up to an unfinished upper level with lots of storage, and sun room that could be used as Office or Nursery, or 3rd bedroom if needed. Located on a corner lot. Last appraisal of $75,000 but property values have gone up 5.4% in the last year which makes this home a steal but bring all offers. Only a short drive to the college so could also be a great rental property for students.
 


 
 
 

 

Bonus!
 106 Park St W, Albion, NY
 
Source: All The Way Realty Group
$46,000
 
This is a large Jewel in the rough – all it takes is a little “TLC” Large house with large rooms.
 

 
 

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Elizabeth1AUTHOR ELIZABETH FINKELSTEIN

Elizabeth is the founder of CIRCA and a practicing writer, architectural historian and preservation consultant living in Brooklyn, NY. Elizabeth has loved historic houses for as long as she can remember, having grown up in an 1850’s Greek Revival gem that was lovingly restored by her parents. Elizabeth, her husband Ethan and their beagle Banjo remain on a relentless hunt for their perfect “Thanksgiving house.”
 
 
 
 

 
 



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