2016

20 Houses Under $50,000: September 2016 Edition

by Elizabeth Finkelstein Happy September! Ah, fall. Time to hunker down, bundle up, and start working on some house projects. Need some? Here's a brand-new round-up of beautiful historical homes for sale for less than $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])   This month's picks, right this...

This is the Most Adorable $85,000 House I Have Ever Seen

I cannot stop ogling this Gothic gingerbread beauty for sale for just $85,000! Have you ever seen anything so charming in your entire life? It's located in Tiskilwa, IL, and features 4 marble fireplaces dating back to 1867, when the house was built.   psst... Did you know we have a brand new Instagram feed showcasing zillions of super cheap, gorgeous old homes? Follow us at @cheapoldhouses to get your...

I'm Just a Tiny Bit Obsessed With This $79,000 New Jersey Home

It's the really, really old ones that get me every time. I want an old house that feels like every single piece of wood inside was hand-hewn. I want to feel the stories lurking around corner. I was to go way, way, waaaayyy back in time. So this $79,000 house, which dates back to the 1700s, feels just like home to me.  ...

Love Fixer-Uppers? Follow Our Newest Instagram Feed!

I don't know exactly WHAT draws me to sad & lonely old houses just crying out for TLC. But whatever it is, I'm perfectly fine with it. I spend hours every day ogling cheap older homes that have some degree of detail left inside, whether it be a dusty mantel, original wood floors hidden under wall-to-wall carpeting, or original plasterwork behind a drop ceiling. In fact, I'm so obsessed with cheap old...

Now's Your Chance to Buy That Historic Inn You've Always Wanted

by Elizabeth Finkelstein I know, I know: You have ALWAYS wanted to own a historic inn. Thanks, Melanie, for sending this one my way! Located on the banks of the Des Moines River, this stunner was built by one of Keosauqua, Iowa's founding fathers, Edwin Manning, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  ...

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