20 Houses Under $50,000: July 2017 Edition

by Elizabeth Finkelstein (Image courtesy of Ring Real Estate)

It’s busy season for real estate, so this month’s round-up of gorgeous historical homes for sale under $50,000 is virtually dripping with beauty. 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 [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!).


 172 Atlantic St NE, Warren, OH
Source: Real Living Volpini Realty Group
Renovated century home with beautiful hardwood floors and lovely craftsman ship on the staircase! This home is filled with character! First floor has a gas fireplace and a full bath, along with a full bath on the second floor. Outside has a 2 car garage and fenced yard. 2 porches for summer enjoyment. The way home is set up so you can have an in-law suite as well! Call today for your private showing!


 304 W Jackson St, Bolivar, TN
Source: The Carter Group Realtors, LLC
Oh the stories I could tell. I was constructed in 1903 I’ve seen many families come and go since that time and it’s been years since I’ve had a new caretaker. I wish you would consider me as I still have lots of life left and can help you make many new memories. As you can see I haven’t be cared for in a while but I know you can return me to the grandeur I once possessed. Current owner may carry note while you restore me…


 20 Academy St, Amsterdam, NY
Source: Coldwell Banker Prime Properties
Bring this beautiful Victorian back to its beauty. Total rehab for next cash buyer. Current seller working on roof to complete and is finishing some ongoing cleanup. Large wrap around porch First floor is main living area with large foyer/sitting area. second and third floors are bedrooms and bathrooms. Basement has separate shop area and various other rooms. Fenced in backyard. Needs new gas heating system, hot water heater and all appliances.


 331 NE Railroad St, Alapaha, GA
Source: Realtor, courtesy of Southern Traditions Realty and Development, Inc.
One of the most attractive settings in South Georgia (2.85 acres). Turn of the century home with acreage in town. Walking distance to everything in town. Dead end street. storage building, barn, Pecan Trees, with large yard.


 9401 N County Road 675 W, Gaston, IN
Source: Coldwell Banker Lunsford
Over 4 acres!


 520 Amy St, Maynard, MN
Source: Hughes Real Estate and Auction Service
This 1920’s Arts and Craft bungalow style home features unique architectural design with square beamed ceiling in living room and dining room, Original wood work, bookcase/pillar dividers in LR/DR, Kitchen with breakfast nook. Hardwood floors throughout all rooms on main floor, Ready to be refinished to restore the luster of yesteryear. Original mosaic tile in bath, French doors to porch. Full unfinished basement, 100 Amp breaker electrical system, Some new plumbing, Newer LP Furnace, Poured Foundation,2 car detached garage, optional 2nd garage adjoining property to east at additional cost. Make this diamond in the rough your next home.


 12720 Still Pond Rd, Still Pond, MD
Source: Doug Ashley Realtors LLC
This Victorian, located in the quaint village of Still Pond, is ready for renovation! A new well and BAT(Best Available Technology) septic system was installed in 2014. Wood floors, a nice staircase and large rooms make the possibilities endless! The well and septic alone probably cost what this property is listed for. Great opportunity to own a piece of history & renovate it to today’s standards.


 2613 NE Madison Ave, Peoria, IL
Source: RE/MAX Traders Unlimited
This 2 story home offers 4 bedrooms, 1 full bath on a good size lot that is fenced in. Large front porch has been freshly painted along with fresh landscaping. Lots of natural hardwood through-out the home including built-ins and freshly stained wood flooring on the main level and upstairs bedrooms. Updates include; electrical, plumbing, hvac system, bathroom remodel and deck off back door entrance. Great start home or investment property!


 327 Main St E, Marshallville, GA
Source: Coldwell Banker Robbins & Free Realty
Sold “As-Is”. Southern living at its best! Large front porch & formal living room w/fireplace and french doors. Formal dining room w/built-in chinahutch & corner fireplace. Spacious bedrooms. Master bdrm w/fireplace & master BA has vintage tub. Original hardwood floors & raised ceilings w/custom trim and molding.


 22 Littauer Pl, Gloversville, NY
Source: Copper Cove Realty
$36,096 (foreclosure)
Lots of space in this Victorian home with 4 large bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. This home offers many unique features such as stained glass and detailed woodwork.


 92 Elmer St, Bridgeton, NJ
Source: Vineland Realty Corp.
$44,900 (foreclosure)
Property is selling in it’s present as is condition, buyer is responsible for all inspections and/or certifications to close the transaction.


 112 Park Pl, Waverly, NY
Source: Knolles Real Estate LLC
Massive Victorian boasting charm and elegance, just needs some TLC to bring the shine back. Details include hardwood floors, 11 foot ceilings, open curved staircase and rear stairway as well, pocket doors, some stained glass windows, original millwork, 2 coal fireplaces, and original exterior trim along with amazing turret. Home has a modern Kitchen with appliances and large breakfast bar, 4 bedrooms, Den which could be 5th bedroom, nice lot, and new sidewalks.


 410 E 8th St, Fulton, MO
Source: Wolfe Auction & Realty, LLC
Large Victorian style home built in 1890 in need of full restoration. Original brick behind plaster walls, original millwork, hardwood flooring, tall ceilings picturesque windows this home could have you transported back in time. Purchase for the nice sized lot or to restore some Victorian charm back into Fulton!


 304 Tremont St, Lincoln, IL
Source: Coldwell Banker Cornerstone
$44,000 (foreclosure)
Your eyes are not deceiving you!! This is a wonderful opportunity to purchase an iconic property that has graced this beautiful tree shaded street since 1905. Be aware plumbing and heating systems have been compromised. Original woodwork, staircase and inlaid hardwood floors are still gorgeous! This Tudor style home was well built and sturdy as they come. This is a “must see” property as pictures cannot do it justice. Huge 3 car garage and guest house on a large corner lot makes this the deal of the year. Call for an appointment today!


 912 S 14th St, Saint Joseph, MO
Source: Evans Realty Team at Keller Williams St. Joseph
Beautiful woodwork, stained glass, fireplace, formal dining room and wood floors in this 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath home. Roof is about 10-12 years old. Property rehabbed by city of St. Joseph about 15 years ago. Could be single family or easily converted to a duplex with upper level apartment. Zoned R4. With a little TLC, handy work and imagination…you would have a showcase of a house! 2 car detached garage, could be a 3 car garage by removing a fence section and adding a garage door. Appliances are negotiable.


 621 May Rd, Thompson, PA
Source: Coldwell Banker Town & Country Properties
Quaint, Historic building on 4 acres! Post and beam building built in the 1800s as stable for the Borden Farm, unique design of ceiling timbers in spoke pattern, copula above center of three bedrooms on second floor. Pellet stove remains, once used as a year round home, now only for weekend adventures on the flat partially wooded property located on quiet road close to Elk Mtn. Property would make a unique gift shop or artist studio!


 1880 Roush Hill Rd, Manchester, OH
Source: Ring Real Estate
Tons of space in this farm style house on over 4 acres! Enjoy the beautiful scenery from one of the many decks! This 3 bed 2 bath home has character and charming features throughout! The detached garage and barn offer plenty of storage! Bring a hammer and bring this home back to its full potential!


 1209 N Euclid Ave, Saint Louis, MO
Source: Zillow, for sale by owner
Rehabbed Brick three story 5 bedrooms 1.5 bathrooms with full basement and 10 foot tall ceilings. New flat roof and plumbing (vanity, toilet, Pex pipes, brass faucet fixture, deep sink and tub, new natural gas water heater), new porch, new fence, tuckpointing, electrical updates (new ceiling fan), new Hardie cement siding, and more. Original pocket doors, hardwood floors, built-in hallway cabinet, and guest entry bench. Dishwasher and electric stove included. Washer/Dryer hookups in basement. 1/4 mile from Central West End, 1 mile to Barnes Jewish Hospital, Forest Park, Metro Link and bus stations. Close to everything, including Washington University, St. Louis University, and University of Missouri. Daycare and Fountain Park across the street. Rare (2%) historic rehab not within a Conservation District (98% of city properties are) in 18th Ward so no government inspections needed to rent or occupy.


 3 Third St, Eastport, ME
Source: Zillow, for sale by owner
Great 4 bedroom cape on a very nice street with a seasonal view of the bay. Pressed tin ceilings, maple tongue and groove wood floors. Updated electric service. Poured concrete floor in the basement. (Not dirt!!) drilled well, and city water. New sewer lines to city main. Some wood rot repairs needed, needs new windows, needs work on roof. It is a very beautiful, and a very solid home, and is priced to sell. In it’s current state, it is habitable for summer only. 1000 bux worth of custom Matthews windows included in sale!! Large city lot, just under 1/4 acre. Surrounded by homes that recently sold for 189k -229k. Assessed value at 49k. Email for showing. 34,900 or best offer!! Any reasonable offer considered!


 315 W Atchison St, Jefferson City, MO
Source: RE/MAX Jefferson City
BRING YOUR HAMMER & YOUR VISION. Once home of Jefferson City’s beloved Capitol Caroling Founder; Carl Burkel AND the Founder/Owner of Burkel & Bosch Shoe Store in Historic DownTown JC; Andrew Burkel. This mysterious hilltop nearly 3000sqft mansion is steeped in some of the most amazing architecture & custom features not just romantics will fall in love with.Back 2-story addition of home was being remodeled & suffered an arson’s fire while owner was away; so will need to be salvaged. Main home is truly mesmerizing w/character & if you listen carefully you may just imagine you hear the footsteps & children’s play sounds from this home’s historic past. Home relatively livable in portions of the upstairs/main, yet in need of repair ie. NO Working kitchen or MainLvl Bath & is priced accordingly!


 112 W 11th St, Concordia, KS
Source: NextHome Pro Realty
Lots of space, character and history here! Over 1600 square feet of absolute charm available in a central location near downtown Concordia, Kansas. Lovely Victorian Eastlake style home with interesting details, large rooms, high ceilings, lots of windows and two full baths. Elegant entry off the covered porch features an open stairway and beautiful paneled wood wall with bench. The extra large living and dining room is perfect for large gatherings and would adapt well to any style. A cottage kitchen opens up directly to the back yard — perfect for the home gardener. An over-sized garage with additional off street parking fits three vehicles and is easily accessed from the alley. Upstairs laundry with newer washer and dryer makes chores convenient and the office overlooking the front yard is the perfect place to study, work or get some quiet time. Spend your summer cool as a cucumber with newer central air conditioning–and heat. Cute as a button, this home is priced to sell!


Bonus 2!
 2 Howard Siding Ln, Abbot, ME
Source: The Folsom Realty Group
This historic building was once a classroom 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 a old schoolhouse, it would be a beautiful building restored, converted to a residential home or even turned into a place of business.


Bonus 3!
 200 Chestnut St, Quincy, IL
Source: Coldwell Banker Americana
$27,500 (foreclosure)
Perfect opportunity to personalize this historic Home with your vision. This home has a potential of being the Grand Home that it once was with some TLC. Convenient layout with 2 bedrooms on the main floor and 1 on the second, and a potential of a 2nd bedroom as well. Full bathroom on the 2nd floor. Close to a local park. Possible discoloration exists, All parties must sign a Hold Harmless Agreement and the property will be shown by appointment only. Selling “As Is”. Property was built prior to 1978 and lead based paint potentially exists.


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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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