February 2016

This House is Filled With Amazing Woodwork, and it's Only $8,500

WOAH. I'd like to thank the lovely Susan (who loves a good cheap house) for sending this gem our way. Keller Williams is marketing this incredible fixer-upper in Battle Creek, MI for only $8,500! (not a typo.) Have you seen the woodwork?!? The interior details alone are worth well over that price!   See the full listing HERE, and the photos after the jump!   I'm obsessed with fixer-uppers. Lemme...

10 Reasons Why Fixing Up an Old House is the Most Romantic Thing Ever

by Amy Dorsch Heavilin of Vivacious Victorian One of my goals in life has been to take down the (as I call it) the HGTV myth : that restoring a house, or taking on a renovation, is an automatic death blow to any relationship. Of course, TV shows are meant for drama, and I’m sure a lot of people DO get into spats during the stress of a renovation. But everyone is different! And when people find out that...

Free Houses! These 6 Gorgeous Old Houses Are Free For The Taking — Provided You Can Move Them

By Elizabeth Finkelstein. With Valentine's Day right around the corner, I know exactly what you're thinking: What on earth do I get the old house lover in my life??? I've hand-picked six gorgeous old houses that I can promise your significant is just going to LOVE. And here's the really cool thing: all of these are being offered for free provided that you pick them up and move them to another site. Free...

10 Houses Under $50,000: February 2016 Edition

by Teresa Iafolla It's February, and love is in the air! Ready to fall in love with our fresh crop of old homes on the market for a song? Read on and just try to resist... some of these are guaranteed to make you swoon or wax poetic.   This month's picks, right this...

The Most Heartwarming Renovation Story I Have Ever Heard

By Elizabeth Finkelstein. I AM SOOOOO EXCITED!!! Way back in 2013, CIRCA featured, as one of our Friday Fixer-Uppers, a 9,000 sq. ft. home in Emporia, Kansas that needed (let's put it lightly) just a bit of rehabbing. Well, someone actually bought this house, and is indeed fixing it up, and suffice it to say he is one TRULY inspiring person. I'm so excited to share with you my conversation with the...

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