10 Houses Under $50,000: January 2017 Edition

by Elizabeth Finkelstein

Happy New Year! I took a break from cheap house hunting in December to enjoy a nice, cozy month of holiday cheer with my family. But I’m excited to help welcome in 2017 with my newest selections!
(If you come across any beautiful old houses for sale for under $50,000, send them along to us at [email protected])


 300 Spruce Ave, Anniston, AL
Source: ERA King Real Estate
4 Bedroom 1 full 1 half baths, 5 fireplaces, claw foot tub in full bath located upstairs. Large parlor, dining room, living room downstairs, kitchen has a serving room. Beautiful stair s leading upstairs to the left of the front door. Extra lot to the right of this home also is included with property. Home is on the historical registry for Calhoun county.


 409 S Main Street, Woodville, NC
Source: Keller Williams Realty
SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL or COMMERCIAL BUSINESS: Historic Greek Revival church in Historic District; beautifully restored. Two doors lead to narthex. Heart pine flooring, approx 20 pew benches set in 3 rows making 2 isles downstairs and in balcony. Outside entrance to balcony. Seats approx 120 people. Curved altar with 3 velvet altar chairs. Historic cemetery included in 2.29 acres. Bell in octagonal steeple works, County water is available will need hook up and line run to the church. Church built in 1845 by Thomas Bragg, well known contractor from Warrenton. Convenient to Suffolk VA and Ahoskie NC north and Greenville NC south. Beautiful location just off Hwy 11 for weddings and events, artist studio, antique shop and


 209 Cedar St, Cedar Vale, KS
Source: Zillow, courtesy of the owner and Odell Roy, Inc.
This 2 story home sits on a large corner lot. Frame construction exterior, vinyl replacement windows throughout, large room sizes, hardwood floors, large covered front and back porch. Detached 3 car carport and nice storage shed


 303 N 7th St, Cambridge, OH
Source: RE/MAX Real Estate Partners
A diamond in the rough. This Victorian Lady was design number 44 in George F Barber’s Victorian Cottage Architecture book, 1891. Over time this structure converted to apartments. The current owner had plans to renovate the home. It is currently a blank slate inside. The home has been rewired with 200 amp service. Everything else needs done. This is a shell of a Queen Anne waiting for prince charming to restore her to her original beauty.


 1101 Clarendon Ave NW, Canton, OH
Source: Zillow, courtesy of Keller Williams Legacy Group Realty
So much charm and character in this spacious 3 bedroom 2 story home. Beautiful original woodwork on the first floor, including pocket doors between the large living room and dining room. Vinyl siding, roof and gutters (2004). Waterproofing (2006). Basement plumbing replaced in 2011. You could re-finish the hard wood floors, or just add carpet and your own personal touch to bring this beauty to life. Lovely covered front porch and conveniently located. Great Investment Opportunity! Or, why rent when you can own? Priced below market value, don’t hesitate. Muskingum water shed is assessment ($3.00 per half).


 6 Jefferson St, Auburn, NY
Source: Zillow
$32,500 (foreclosure)
Beautiful ca. 1890 Victorian includes much of its original historical detail.


 201 Highway 47 S, Columbiana, AL
Source: Trulia, courtesy of RE/MAX Preferred
Beautiful, historical 1875 home! 4 bed, 2.5 bathrooms with living room AND den. Home sits in lovely downtown Columbiana on almost half an acre of land. Needs work, including roof work. A perfect project home for those interested in owning a beautiful, 4 bedroom historical home. Take advantage of this amazing deal to make this 141 year old home yours!


 330 S Madison St, Westfield, IL
Source: REALHome Services and Solutions
$26,000 (or less at auction)
1930 Craftsman with a large rocking chair front porch is now on the market! The home offers 5 bed, 1 bath, with almost 2100 square feet of living space. It is situated on almost half an acre. The home has many of the original woodwork. Great opportunity to add some modern features and create your one of a kind dream home.


 1225 W Powers St, Muncie, IN
Source: RE/MAX Real Estate Groups
Charming! Enjoy This Very Affordable Victorian Style Home Near Bsu/Hospital And Downtown. This Home Has 3 Bedroom, 2 Baths, 1 Car Detached Garage, Full Basement, Library, 2 Decorative Fireplaces. Home Features Lots Of Space With Large Rooms, Magnificent Wood Staircase, Lots Of Character Throughout This Home. Private Fenced Yard, Wraparound Covered Porch, Brick Patio, Much More At A Great Price! Come Take A Look Today!


 3663 Dexter St, Blackville, SC
Source: Zillow, courtesy of ERA Real Estate One
$49,900 (foreclosure)
Large and Gracious 2-Story Antebellum Home Built in 1892!! Home Boasts 5-6 Bedrooms Based on Use of Layout, Large Entrance Foyer, Living Room, Parlor w/Sunroom, Dining Room or Family Room, Butler’s Pantry, Front and Rear Staircases, Wrap Around Porch, Attached Carport, Rear Deck and All Situated on Special Corner Property Roughly 1.2 Acres in Size!! Home Had Been Updated at One Time but Currently in Disrepair… Work, Repairs and Renovations are Needed, but Lots of Value in This Very Special Property!


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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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