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10 Houses Under $50,000: March 2016 Edition

10 Houses Under $50,000: March 2016 Edition

by Elizabeth Finkelstein

Is spring fever weighing you down? Brighten up your Monday with some serious old house eye candy. Indulge. Guilt-free.
 

 

166 Commerce St, Crawfordville, GA

 
166-Commerce-St-Crawfordville-GA-30631=1Source: Coldwell Banker Watson & Knox Real Estate
$39,000
 
This gorgeous southern home is located right next door to a beautiful brick church. It looks to be in fantastic shape, both inside and out. For just $39,000, how can you go wrong?
 
This home features two living areas, a large dining room, kitchen, 1 bedroom and 1 bath. This home was originally used as the Church Home, dedicated to Sunday School and Ladies Luncheons. Great location in downtown Crawfordville.
 
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510 Main St, Rising Sun, IN

 
510-main-st-1Source: Fehrman Realty
$45,000
 
My jaw is on the floor. Literally (thanks Susan for tipping me off to this one).
 
A true hidden gem! Virtually untouched since built in 1867. Cross-gabled Gothic Revival home retains original windows, doors, and woodwork throughout. Rescued by Indiana Landmarks in 2012, exterior of the home is currently under rehabilitation including complete window restoration. Home is to be sold w/ protective covenants governing exterior treatment to a buyer able to complete interior rehabilitation, w/ potential tax credits available. Help to save a meaningful, beautiful historic property.
 
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27061 Oriole Rd, Princess Anne, MD

 
27061-Oriole-Rd-Princess-Anne-MD-21853-1Source: Long & Foster via Zillow
$36,750 (foreclosure)
 
The William S. Smith House comes with 2 turrets, 7 (yup, SEVEN!) fireplaces, 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and 1.14 acres. Look closely at the details–this one’s a total catch.
 
Own a piece of Somerset County History , Rare Opportunity to be the next owner of the William S. Smith House. Historic details still abound in this rare cruciform layout complete with 2 turrets. 5 bedroom and 3 Full bathroom begging you to put your stamp on them. come home to 7 fireplaces, Large detached 2 car garage. Some Renovations have been started Property being sold ”AS-IS”
 
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70 Mercer Ave, Wheatland, PA

 
70-Mercer-Ave-Wheatland-PA-1Source: Northwood Realty Services
$35,900 (update Oct 25, 2016: SOLD!)
 
Nine foot ceilings and 4 hand-carved fireplaces for $35,900? Sign me up!
 
Classic Victorian home with in-law suite attached – main house huge rooms with 9 ft ceilings – 4 beautiful hand carved original fireplaces – turret feature with curved windows on all three floors- main house could be converted to up/down duplex – 2nd floor has room that could be converted to kitchen – third floor has space for bedroom and possible bathroom – second unit has LR down and 2 br up – 2nd unit has separate entrance, separate basement, separate heating system – 2nd parcel could be 1 br apt or garage.
 
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647 Hudson Ave, Stillwater, NY

 
647-Hudson-Ave-Stillwater-NY-1Source: Coldwell Banker Prime Properties
$44,900
 
Five words: VIEWS OF THE HUDSON RIVER. Plus, look at those incredible stained glass windows and the interior doors. Amazing!
 
Renovation Opportunity! Large Brick home in need of restoration. Huge rooms, Curved staircase, wood floors, alley access in rear of property. Views of the Hudson River.
 
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904 Pine Bluff St, Paris, TX

 
904-Pine-Bluff-St-Paris-TX-0Source: Century 21 Harvey Properties
$29,900 (foreclosure)
 
There are porches, and there are PORCHES. This Paris, Texas home is absolutely spectacular!
 
A true diamond-in-the-rough! 2-story home of yesteryear looking for an owner to bring her back to her original glory. Stately entry way, large rooms, tall ceilings, multiple living areas, original hardwood floors, brick fireplace, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, formal dining. Being offered AS-IS. Prequalification letter or proof of funds required.
 
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14127 Imlay City Rd, Mussey, MI

 
14127-Imlay-City-Rd-Mussey-MI-48014-1Source: Source: Century 21 Real Estate via Zillow
$55,000
 
It’s $5,000 over budget, but I couldn’t resist including this adorable one-room schoolhouse in the mix.
 
What a great opportunity with tons of nostalgia. This 5 bedroom, 1 bath home was a one room schoolhouse back in its prime. If you’re ready to take on a project with loads of potential, this hidden gem is waiting for you!
 

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217 6th Ave N, Birmingham, AL

 
217-6th-Ave-N-Birmingham-AL-1Source: Home Team Realty via Zillow
$9,010
 
If you’ve ever wondered what $9,000 could buy, behold: coffered ceilings, original mantels, and 6-over-6 wood windows. Be still my heart.
 
Conveniently located to the interstate, downtown and schools, this 3-bedroom home has low-maintenance vinyl siding, and sits on a flat, fenced lot with shade trees and a shed. Inside, there are spacious rooms with hardwood flooring. The living room opens to the formal dining room with french doors. Right of redemption may apply.
 
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31 Highland Ave, Bangor, ME

 
31-Highland-Ave-Bangor-ME-1Source: ERA via Zillow
$42,000
 
Don’t miss the beautiful triangular leaded window at the top of this stunning Greek Revival.
 
Here’s your chance to bring this historic brick home with many unique features back to it’s splendor. There are three fireplaces, large kitchen area, high ceilings, grand staircase, 6 bedrooms, first floor bedroom, ample closet space, great layout and walk up attic. House is in need of major repairs. Nice big yard. This is a great opportunity at a great price.
 
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926 Main St, Scotland, GA

 
926-Main-St-Mc-Rae-GA-31055-0Source: Century 21 Durden & Kornegay
$16,900
 
The craftsman interior is all intact. And it’s only $16,900!!!
 
This 3 bedroom home has formals, large rooms, sunroom, fabulous front porch, and large workshop in rear. Please call listing agent for showing instructions. Employees and family members residing with employees of JPMorgan Chase Bank, N. A., its affiliates or subsidiaries are strictly prohibited from directly or indirectly purchasing any property owned by JPMorgan Chase Bank, N. A.
 
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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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  • Theresa Henderson

    March 15, 2016 at 12:14 pm

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