August 2016

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.  ...

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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.  ...

Who Wants to Fix Up This Beautiful New York Italianate?

by Elizabeth Finkelstein I'm a sucker for an Italianate-style home, thanks to my years in Brooklyn spent ogling rows upon rows of beautiful brownstones. I love the proportions, the perfect mix of straight lines and luscious curves, the exaggerated paired brackets, and of course the cupolas! This fixer-upper is located in the tiny village of Interlaken, New York. I checked out Google Street View, and...

Save This House! The Acworth Train Depot

by Melanie Moore Krogman.   Have you heard? The people of Acworth, Georgia are doing their best to land a very cool property in the right hands. We’d like to give special thanks to the Cobb Landmarks & Historical Society for tipping us off to this one!   This is an amazing opportunity to own the original freight room of the historic Acworth Train Depot PLUS a historic house that also sits on...

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