10 Houses Under $50,000: October 2017 Edition

by Elizabeth Finkelstein (Image courtesy of CENTURY 21 Affiliated)

Fall puts me in the mood for… (drumroll…) CHEAP OLD HOUSES! Enjoy this latest round-up of gorgeous old homes for sale for under $50,000. And by the way, if you LOVE cheap old houses as much as we do, make sure to follow our Instagram feed @cheapoldhouses on which we showcase only gorgeous historical homes for sale for under $100,000.
(If you come across any beautiful old houses for sale for under $50,000, send them along to us at [email protected])
(Psst… We don’t personally represent any of these homes. We’ve provided a link back to the original listing in the description for each home. Click through if you’re looking for more information!).


 30 Northside Dr E, Battle Creek, MI
Source: Estately, courtesy of Troxel Realty Company LLC
So much original charm left in this home. Just needs someone to bring it back to life. Original hardwood floors, beautiful built in cabinets and woodwork throughout the home. Roof is just over a year old. 3 possibly 4 bedrooms with 2 full baths and here is the best part….Thee Only House On That Block!!! House is on 0.96 acres. The yard is almost a full acre on 4 lots. You would own half the block! This home is being made available through the Transform This Home program. Property will be sold AS-IS with no repairs required of seller. Additional inspections will be required for occupancy by the City of Battle Creek.


 163 S Hulin Ave, Tignall, GA
Source: Keller Williams Realty
Great fixer upper old home with abundant character. Soaring ceilings. Two new updated baths need drywall finished. Hardwood floors. 2 original tall pocket doors separating rooms. Detailed woodwork in foyer. Needs new roof. Tiled floor in both bathrooms. New flooring and counter top in kitchen. No ac at all. Laundry hook ups in room in back of house.


 202 Washington Ave, Greenville, OH
Source: Trulia, courtesy of D.J. Rose Realty & Associates
Large 4 Bedroom 3 bath home on corner lot. Beautiful fireplace and staircase. Do some work and make this your showplace. 2nd Kitchen on upper floor would make a great laundry area. Please have fireplace and chimney inspected prior to use, condition unknown. Home is Brick with stucco. Zoned Urban Residential Live here, within a couple blocks of downtown Greenville.


 119 Tiger Dr, Hudson, MI
Source: Realtor, courtesy of CENTURY 21 Affiliated
Looking For The Elegance of yesteryear? …. this Victorian Manor will give you the splendor of the mansion on the hill!….5 bedrooms, 2 baths and open stairway are at the heart of this charmer …. 24×32 detached garage/workshop, covered back porch and grand front entrance add to the beauty of this Hudson landmark…needs a clean up and shine then this one will be a show place once again…


 124 S Harney St, Camilla, GA
Source: Realtor, courtesy of 100% Real Estate, Inc.
Southern charmer on large lot located in the heart of Camilla offering excellent proximity to I-9, Hwy. 37 and Thomasville. This home offers inviting front & side porches and an captivating interior layout that includes formal living & dining rooms, huge family room w/built-ins, spacious kitchen w/large pantry and lots of cabinet & counter space and sizable bedrooms w/ample closet space. Home also features original hardwood flooring in most of the home, high ceilings and 5 fireplaces! Natural light throughout!


 55 2nd St, Deposit, NY
Source: HomePath
This is a FannieMae HomePath property, CORNER LOT, Greek Revival home, very large rooms with lots of room for everyone, wide-plank floors through most of the home, many original features and built-ins, den has stone fireplace, and french doors.


 409 County Road 669, Athens, TN
Source: Century 21 Robinson Realty, Inc.
Only minutes from city limits in country setting. Home features 3 bedrooms with fireplace in all bedrooms. 1 bathroom. Also fireplace in Living Room. Vinyl siding and metal roof. All this and located on 8 ACRES!


 1208 S Massachusetts Ave, Sedalia, MO
Source: TheHomesTour.com
Nice 2 bedroom cottage bungalow, Brand new carpet and vinyl flooring. This house has high ceilings, dining room with ceiling fan, bay window wall with window seat. Kitchen has butler’s pantry with built ins and back porch off kitchen also have built in cabinets. Master bedroom has bay window wall with seat and door to full bath. Partial unfinished basement, 80+ high efficiency forced air gas furnace and central air conditioning. Newer architectural shingled roof. Large covered front porch, storage building on back yard. This home is in very good condition and move in ready.


 2203 High St, Logansport, IN
Source: Realtor, courtesy of Galloway, Murray & Scheetz
Corner Location comes with this 2 Story Home with Lots of Character. Lots of Natural Woodwork through Home. Kitchen with Refrigerator, Gas Range, Formal Dining with Fireplace and Built-ins, Large Living Room, Half Bath off Living room, Enclosed Front Porch, 2 Full Bath, One is Upstairs with 3 Bedrooms and One is in the Basement off of the Family Room, New Carpet, Basement has lots of storage, Utility Room in Basement, Detached 1 Car Garage, Garden Area or Nice Rear Yard. Rear Yard in Fenced.


 7167 State Highway 24 E, Louisville, GA
Source: Zillow, courtesy of Blanchard & Calhoun – Augusta
Subject is a turn of the century old home on a large lot. It has covered front porch with a beautiful, wide stained glass front door that leads into a gracious entry with hardwood floors. There is a formal living room with an ornamental fireplace and hardwood floors. The living room also has the original pocket doors. Opposite the living room is an office/library with an ornamental fireplace. It also has a half bath attached to it. The kitchen is large with a brand new gas range. The cabinets and counter tops are old and worn. The house has three bedrooms, two full baths and two half baths. The master is on the main floor. The house is in need of renovations, repairs and updating but offers the graciousness of an old time feeling home with glass door knobs and a narrow staircase leading up to a bonus room. All of the fireplaces are ornamental only and one of them has the original mirror.


 91 Mudd St, Eastaboga, AL
Source: Keller Williams Realty
$54,000 (Eh, I’m sure you could talk ’em down a few thousand dollars!)
This property has great potential. It is a great home for the “Fixer Upper” in you. Large rooms with high ceilings. Commercial property potential. Sold “as-is”. Highly motivated seller. Additional acreage available.


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Elizabeth is the founder of CIRCA and a practicing writer, architectural historian and preservation consultant living in Nyack, 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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