by Elizabeth Finkelstein
I’m so smitten with this collection of houses for sale for under $50,000 that I couldn’t wait a second past the 1st of November to share them with you. I’ve rounded up 25 beauties, plus a couple bonuses! Don’t miss #16, an eclectic historical gem that’s for sale for just $9,000.
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Also… 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!
7 Van Buren St, Antwerp, NY
Source: CIRCA, courtesy of Lori Gervera Team – Keller Williams Northern New York
Amazing opportunity for you to restore a “One of a Kind – Historic Stone House” ! Just picture it … Deep window sills accent the large sunlight filled windows, Beautiful wide plank floors, Original fireplace, formal living room / formal Dining room / Library / Eat-in “summer kitchen” – endless potential both upstairs and down – the footprint /shell of the house is quoted in the tax records as having over 4000 sq ft ! Bring your vision … this may just be the project you’ve been searching for!
130 W Church St, Americus, GA
Source: Realtor, courtesy of Frison Realty & Construction Co.
For the renovator at heart. This is the one. Filled with history. On the historic society registry.
402 E 1st Ave, Hutchinson, KS
Source: J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.
Two houses being sold together! Main house is a 2,941 square foot two-story on a corner lot with alley access. Five bedrooms, 3-1/2 baths, 4 bonus rooms/areas, large wrap around porch and a detached two car garage. Second house is a 600 square foot, one bedroom, one bath cottage with a loft. Both properties will sell “As-Is” and are subject to a short sale.
1163 E 12th St, Douglas, AZ
Source: Estately, courtesy of Douglas Realty Group
This house was built in the early 1900’s and it is a fixer upper opportunity. It has the potential to become a very charming traditional house. It is located in center of Douglas, AZ. It is close to local schools and churches.
707 Sherman Ave, Ackley, IA
Source: Realtor, courtesy of Homestead Realty
Tons of charm with this beautiful 2 story home! The roof was replaced in 2016 along with an updated breaker box. The woodwork throughout is stunning along with original hardwood floors adds lots charm! This home is located on a large lot with beautiful grown trees & a cemetery behind the property. The main floor offers a large kitchen, 3/4 bath, formal dining, living room, & family room. The 2nd floor offers 4 large bedrooms with a full bath & laundry. The attic is unfinished with potential for another large living space or bedroom. A small balcony off the 2nd floor offers a view & character to the home. Call Homestead Realty to schedule your showing at (641)648-4206 today!
20 Grove St, Norwich, CT
Source: Realtor, courtesy of Housepad Llp
Large single family home in Norwich, CT. 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Home has great potential. Lots of beautiful details throughout. Wood floors look in good condition. Home will need work and repairs before move in ready.
201 W South Avenue, Sumner, IL
Source: CIRCA, courtesy of Scherer Real Estate
4 bedrooms, 2 baths on large shaded yard. Bedroom and bath on ground level. Original Sears mantel fireplace. Some hardwood floors. Basement and usable attic area. Needs TLC.
206 Park Ave, Fulton, KY
Source: Trulia, courtesy of NCB Realtors
This stately historic home boasts a foyer, living room with fireplace,built-in bookcases,brass repousse cornices,dining room,kitchen w/ range & refrigerator,2 bedrooms(1 with fireplace),tiled bath,den,utility,basement.period mantels, hardwood floors,high ceilings,hedge lined front lawn,intricate ironwork,original front door & many other original features exist in this remarkable home on corner lot in Fulton’s historic district.
27 Saint Pauls Pl, Liberty, NY
Source: CIRCA, courtesy of Elliott & Pomeroy, Inc.
Once a grand Victorian, now in need of repairs, this old word charmer is just what you are looking for, formal dining room, parlor, 2 fireplaces, wood floors, balconies, easy access and more.
118 E Franklin St, Quitman, MS
Source: Realtor/a>, courtesy of Winstead Realty, Inc.
CORPORATE OWNED- Beautiful Victorian home located in the heart of Quitman. This 5 bedroom 2 bath home is something to see. This home offers gorgeous hardwood floors, soaring ceilings, unique architectural features, and a beautiful front porch. Property is listed on the Historical Registry. Buyers to verify all information to their satisfaction.
128 Cliff St, Canajoharie, NY
Source: Realtor, courtesy of Krutz Properties
This home can be stunning again! A brick home with original woodwork, wood floors, high ceilings and a center hall. Property needs some work, but the price is right!
200 Rossing Ave, Bode, IA
Source: CIRCA, courtesy of Humboldt Realty
**New roof 2014** Vinyl siding except for front porch. Main floor features kitchen, dining room with pocket doors to the living room with built ins and colonades, main floor laundry room, enclosed back porch and open front porch. Upstairs features three bedrooms, 3/4 bath, extra room could be a bedroom but no closet, enclosed porch and open 2nd story porch.
607 N 7th St, Vincennes, IN
Source: Realtor, courtesy of F.C. TUCKER EMGE
Take a look at this Victorian style 2 story home! Off street parking in the back, fenced area for yard, lots of character including beautiful wood staircase, several fireplaces, lovely ornamental built in’s and more! Nice front porch and enclosed back porch with laundry mud room.
1777 State Route 95, Bombay, NY
Source: General Real Estate
FIXER-UPPER” FULL OF OLD FURNITURE & UNKNOWN TREASURES. With the right buyer, this 1910 home can be restored to its original splendor with many original features including high ceilings, beautiful crown moldings, woodwork, hardwood flooring, plank flooring, cornices, columns. 2252 SF includes 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, formal dining, 14×31 living room, 16×22 sunroom, laundry room, formal foyer, two stairways, walk-up attic, attached garage. Basement walls & floors covered by Basement Systems with Super Sump Pump & SaniDry System. This is an Estate with no property information available. THIS HOME IS BEING SOLD AS IS AND INCLUDES ALL PERSONAL PROPERTY.
632 Monroe St, Macon, GA
Source: Keller Williams Realty Middle Georgia
Make this your home or your business office space! Lovely historical home with high ceilings and gorgeous antique hard pine wood floors. Insulation in attic and underneath, new plumbing and new duct work. Exceptional price and has been zoned commercial. Street parking is also available. Call today for your personal viewing.
407 S First St, Pierceton, IN
Source: Hatcher Real Estate
$9,000 (I’M NOT KIDDING, PEOPLE!)
Affordable brick home located down town Pierceton. Within walking distance to bank, stores and businesses. Large bedrooms with high ceilings throughout, original wood work, large kitchen, convenient first floor laundry and first floor half bath, city water and city sewer with free trash pickup. This is a Fannie Mae HomePath property. First Time Buyers, complete the HomePath Ready Buyer homeownership course on HomePath.com. Attach certificate to offer and request up to 3% closing cost assistance. Check HomePath.com for more details or ask listing agent. Restrictions apply.
438 Forest Avenue, Maysville, KY
Source: Zillow, courtesy of Phillips Realty and Associates, LLC
This is a Handy Man’s Fixer Upper! Wood cabinets in kitchen —wood floors need sanded. –3 fireplaces—-pocket doors—-gas forced air/c/air downstairs -electric baseboard up Storm Door on front.
508 Monroe St, Henry, IL
Source: Realtor, courtesy of Jim Maloof Realtor
Great 1st time buyer or flip for investors. Finish your dream home. Stately 2 story home with amazing wrap around porch and large fenced family sized yard and 2 car attached garage inside you will find a home that is partially finished but still leaves a great opportunity for a personal touch to finish the layout with the possibility to have two master suites or as many bedrooms as you wish. Beautiful open staircase making an impressive grand entrance & marble fireplace. Upstairs has additional rear entry. Lots of possibilities here.
618 W State St, Centerville, IA
Source: Bogle Realty
This 3 bedroom home is centrally located in town, within walking distance of the Centerville Historical Square, and has a ton of charismatic charm. Walking into the home, you’ll notice the beautiful dark, wooden staircase. In the main dining area, you will see lots of original wood work, along with the beautiful stained glass windows. There is a mudroom off of the kitchen leading into the back deck. Mudroom is spacious with some shelving. Bedrooms are nice size with good sized closets with a full bath on the 2nd floor. Adorable front porch, as well as a nice back deck over looking the spacious back yard. A 2 car detached garage with extra space for storage or wood-working.
1016 County Road 258, Five Points, AL
Source: Zillow, courtesy of Reliance Realty, LLC
Includes this home and one other home and a store building on 3 acres of land.
2207 Lincolnway W, South Bend, IN
Source: Inspired Homes/ REMAX 100
Beautiful woodwork and character in this home. Roof was completely replaced a few years ago for over $20,000 with more work done on the chimney and flashing. Full bath was recently updated and another half bath of kitchen. Some newer windows. Hardwood floors throughout. Crown molding in the dining room and master bedroom. Nice front yard. All newer stainless steel appliances stay! Basement has some drywall in place and a half bath started.
280 2nd St NW, Primghar, IA
Source: Northwest Iowa Realty
Sturdy well-built with great character! This 4 bedroom home is situated on a large corner lot. Beautiful woodwork and space for the family. Call for your private showing today.
251 Henrietta St, Ellenboro, NC
Source: Realtor, courtesy of Robert Greene Real Estate, Inc.
WELL BUILT FARM HOUSE STYLE HOME ON .60 ACRES IN ELLENBORO. HOME OFFERS SEVERAL UNIQUE FEATURES, WOOD FLOORS, 12FT CEILINGS, LARGE ROOMS, LARGE WRAPAROUND PORCH, AND A NICE CORNER LOT. HOME IS BEING SOLD AS-IS! HOME CURRENTLY DOES NOT HAVE WATER OR SEPTIC SYSTEM.
309 E Indiana Ave, Elkhart, IN
Source: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Beautiful Traditional 2 Story Home. Main Level features 1 Bedroom. Full Bath, Kitchen, Living Room. Upper Level has 3 Possible 4 Bedrooms, Full Bath, 13 x 13 Finished Attic. Possible extra living space. Full Basement with washer & Dryer hookup, Boiler Heat throughout. Detached Garage with Alley Access. Lots of Beautiful woodwork throughout this home. Fence in Back Yard. Great Home or investment / rental property. Home was a former Duplex and can be converted back.
304 E 7TH St, Woonsocket, SD
Source: Zillow, courtesy of Montgomery Agency
Classic colonial exudes charm & character. Spacious open floor plan, 4 bedrooms, 2 bath, main floor laundry, wood burning stove, detailed wood work throughout, including hardwood floors. Both ally and street access, with a rocking chair front porch you can call home!
216 S 7th St, Coshocton, OH
Source: HER Realtors
3 Story Brick Home! The wood and character explodes throughout this 3 story home! The main floor has huge family/living room with built in bench seating- gorgeous french doors, fire place, open staircase and nice hard wood flooring throughout. Not to mention when walking up to our home you will enjoy the huge front porch and stylish front door. There is additional space on the main floor, at one time set up as a beauty shop. Explore as you walk up the first flight of stairs to the second story with 3 oversized bedrooms with nice wood floors and closets throughout. Don’t stop there – head on up another set of stairs to the loft bedroom and two closets! Must see.
206 W North St, Grayville, IL
Source: Integrity Realty
Looking for an investment opportunity with income potential? Take a look at this three-to-four bedroom home with remodeled three-quarter bath and half bath on main level and full bath with cast iron clawfoot tub upstairs. This project house also features original wood floors, trim, doors and loads of character throughout.
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AUTHOR ELIZABETH FINKELSTEIN
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.”