20 Houses Under $50,000: May/June 2017 Edition

by Elizabeth Finkelstein

Happy Memorial Day, everyone! To help kick off summer (and summer house projects!), here are twenty beautiful historical homes for sale for under $50,000. Enjoy!
(If you come across any beautiful old houses for sale for under $50,000, send them along to us at [email protected])


 8591sc Ernest Rd, Royalton, NY
Source: Hunt Real Estate ERA
Sitting on an attractive country lot, this fabulous 2 story, old style dwelling, with a Victorian flair, is conveniently located to major roadways, shopping, the City of Lockport and the eastern suburbs of Buffalo. On the first floor you will find a very large living room, spacious dining room, country kitchen, half bath, first floor laundry and mud room at the back. The full bath and four bedrooms are located on the second floor. The property also features an open wrap around front porch, enclosed porches on the left and right sides of the dwelling, a deck, a full unfinished basement with exterior access, a walk up attic and an over sized two car garage.


 The Jackson House, Rayle, GA
For more information, contact Scott Reed at [email protected]
$15,000 (must be moved)
This picturesque vernacular cottage is available for relocation! Owned by the City of Rayle , the historic Jackson House is now threatened by imminent demolition to make way for a park. A comfortable floor plan offers six large, light-filled rooms with (mostly) original six-over-six windows of Greek Revival proportion. The wide central hall is flanked by two rooms at each side. A kitchen el offers two additional rooms, each accessing a rear porch. Though currently lowered in most spaces, ceilings are 12’ in height. Three original fireplace mantels remain, each reflecting the transitional architectural styles. Floors are a mix of original heart pine and oak that was later added to the central hall and one front room, in early 20th century fashion. Look closely and one will find the shadows of the original Italianate portico that once graced the front of the home. All structure remains sound and in very good condition. A buyer must be found before July 7th, 2017 to prevent the demolition of this great historic property.


 2 Howard Siding Ln, Abbot, ME
Source: The Folsom Realty Group
This historic building was once a schoolhouse in the 1900’s. This building is a little piece of Abbot’s history with lots of character and unique features. Inside it has many original details like hardwood floors and window trim. As an old schoolhouse, it would be a beautiful building restored, converted to a residential home or even turned into a place of business.


 102 S Front St, Hamilton, NC
Source: Keller Williams Realty – Points East
Two historic properties for one low price!!! Main house: El-shaped frame cottage with southern front porch, extra large foyer, parlor, formal dining, kitchen, two bedrooms with two baths. original heart pine flooring, high ceilings, 3 fireplaces, long side porch with opening to every room! Guest house: c late 1880s as a commercial building with living room, bedroom, bath, carport and laundry room. Historic covenants and eligible for historic tax credits.


 320 Madison St, Mount Hope, WV
Source: Zillow, courtesy of Walbrown Real Estate and Appraisal Services
Lovely 4 bedroom 2 bath home. With a little TLC this could be the perfect show place. Shop in basement and two car garage on property.


 608 Marshall St, Fredericktown, MO
Source: Swinford Realty LLC
Looking for uniqueness and character? This 115 year old charmer has it! 10′ ceilings, original pine floors and staircase, wavy glass, ornate entry door, 3rd floor attic waiting to be finished and much more. Located on a large, West side lot, with a great mostly fenced yard and plenty of room for off street parking. If your looking for that one of a kind project that is ready to make your own, the current owner has made a good start and is ready to pass this project along to someone with the vison and ambition to maximize this home’s potential.


 907 3rd St, Henry, IL
Source: Zillow, courtesy of Jim Maloof Realty, Inc.
Impressive Period home with multiple fireplaces, beautiful woodwork, doors, open staircase, living room, dining room, family room, parlor, main floor laundry, very nice new kitchen addition with walk in pantry, & potential for 2 more bedrooms. 2 car detached garage.


 734 S Broad St, Kenbridge, VA
Source: Long and Foster Real Estate
Four bedroom located in the quite town of Kenbridge VA. This fixer upper has original hard wood, window, crown and chair molding. Give this home some TLC and it would be a show stopper.


 115 Green St, Herkimer, NY
Source: Zillow, courtesy of Coldwell Banker Faith Properties
Investors project on busy business Street. Over 3600 square feet of usable space, office, apartments, so much potential! Brick structure, hardwood, woodworking of the era, loft over garage has potential too and plenty of parking off street.


 214 Cook St, Sandersville, GA
Source: Town & Country Real Estate and Investment Company, Inc.
Early 1990’s home with charm! The wide hallway and large rooms take you back to an earlier time. Hardwood floors, plaster walls and high ceilings are just a few of the nice features. Home sits on a beautiful lot and is within walking distance of downtown Sandersville. Call us today to visit this unique property.


 250 Commerce St, Hardin, KY
Source: Keller Williams Experience Realty
Charm of yesteryear…in the Prairie Craftsman style…beautiful stained glass and transom windows, 5 fireplaces, french doors and sunroom are just a few of the great features of this home. Master bedroom and large master bath, walk in closet on main level as well as an additional bedroom and bath…2 bedrooms upstairs. 2 car garage as well as another garage/workshop…so much for so little. Unknown if HVAC works. See FEMA Map 0170E or verify flood plain status with your local GIS or insurance agent.


 330 Main St, Eclectic, AL
Source: Zillow, courtesy of ALFA Realty
Located in the heart of Eclectic , close to town and schools. Great fixer upper. Large rooms. Enjoy sitting on on the front porch feeling the cool breeze.


 62 Mohawk St, Fort Plain, NY
Source: Zillow, courtesy of Century 21, Purtell
Great opportunity to bring back the days of glory to this classic home. Large foyer with wide staircase, large living room, large formal diining room off the eat in kitchen. 4 bedrooms with full bath upstairs. Lots of space and a large yard with a 1 car garage.


 611 W Market St, Greenwood, MS
Source: Coldwell Banker Southern Real Estate
This 3047 square foot single family home has 4 bedrooms and 2.0 bathrooms. It is located at 611 W Market St Greenwood, Mississippi.


 24 Tow Path Rd, Wawarsing, NY
Source: Zillow, courtesy of CENTURY 21 Geba Realty
A former train station!


 25 Main St, Oxford, AL
Source: Keller Williams Realty
Home sold in “as is” condition and could be a showplace with some renovations. Home features massive wooden doors, hardwood floors, ceilings, large foyer, and awesome staircase. Big backyard to enjoy.


 408 S Main St, Rich Square, NC
Source: Zillow, courtesy of Revelle Realty, LLC
Beautiful cottage, built around 1880. Hardwood floors, high ceilings, beautiful woodwork. This property has been used as an attorney’s office, but would make a perfect little home. There are 2 or 3 rooms that could be used as bedrooms and a recently remodeled bathroom. The kitchen needs to be redone and the home needs a little tlc, but the potential is there! Come check out this adorable home today!


 529 S Fayette St, Washington Court House, OH
Source: EXIT First Capital Realty
Brick 2 Story home featuring 3 bedrooms 1 Full bath and 1 Half bath. Tall ceilings with tall doors and beautiful woodwork through out. Large backyard/ corner lot. 1 Car detached garage. Lots of potential. HUD Case #413-438446, Sold AS-IS. FHA Insurability subject to FHA Appraisal. Current appraisal determined this property to be ‘UI’ (FHA Uninsured), 203K Eligible. Visit www.HUDHomestore.com for more properties and bidding instructions. Equal Housing Opportunity.


 409 S Main St, Warren, AR
Source: Zillow, courtesy of Key Realty
This historic property is in a great location with a lot of charm. you will love the Ball room for entertaining. The property is a fixer upper but has loads of potential.


 700 Rosemont Ave, Cincinnati, OH
Source: Coldwell Banker West Shell
A great price for this 3 bd rm (could be 4), 1.5 ba brick home; spacious w/ a lot of character and a lot of potential; 2 fireplaces and a solarium on the backside of house. Come see for yourself!


 411 E Wilson St, Tarboro, NC
Source: Century 21 The Combs Co
Beautiful home in the historic district in need of remodeling. 3 or 4 bedrooms, 2 baths – one has not been finished – hardwood floors, porch, corner lot, spacious rooms and built ins. Great price.


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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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