Fixer-Uppers

Save The Sock Monkey House!

by Melanie Moore Krogman.   You know those cute grey and red sock monkeys we see in toy stores? Yes! A piece of the story behind them lies within the walls of this charming, not too big, but not too small, perfectly petite, 1557-sq. ft. house. This Second-Empire style, two-story house in Rockford, Illinois boasts an amazing staircase, fireplace, and hardwood floors. It also retains its exterior...

You Need to Buy This $40,000 North Carolina Home

In case you haven't noticed yet, I'm just a wee bit obsessed with cheap, GORGEOUS old homes. So when a CIRCA reader (thanks Bridget!) sent me this beauty in New Bern, North Carolina, I had to share it! Lots of original details remain inside, PLUS it's located in a national historic district. Who's gonna snatch it up!?   Wanna...

Save This House! The Robert Meek House: Circa 1872

by Melanie Moore Krogman.   Do you dream of living in a beautiful brick Victorian house? Take advantage of this rare opportunity to save this house sitting on the hillside above the Des Moines River. No. 706 5th St. in Bonaparte, Iowa is an absolute JEWEL that is in need someone to love it again! All that you get for the price of $99,900 (yup, for all 4,308 sq. feet) far outweighs the areas that are...

Friday Fixer-Upper: An Italianate in Distress!

by Rachael Meyerink. Source: Zillow. Is there anything more enticing than an Italianate in distress? This once grand home needs intense rehabilitation, but with its soaring ceilings, stained glass, built-ins and graceful staircase it doesn’t take much of an imagination to see what could be.  ...

The Woodwork Inside This Modest Texas Home Will Blow You Away

Don't you just LOVE a diamond in the rough? Many thanks to Cheri for sending us the listing information for this very modest home for sale in Hamilton, Texas that just happens to be filled with THE. MOST. AMAZING. interior woodwork. It's a Fannie Mae HomePath property, for sale for just $82,900. I want it!   Wanna...

These 3 Historical North Carolina Houses are Each $35,000 or Less

by Elizabeth Finkelstein Since nothing makes me happier than a bunch of cheap, beautiful old houses, I thought I'd share three stunners that I came across while browsing Preservation North Carolina's property inventory. They're all for sale for under $35,000, which means you can have ALL THREE HOUSES for a collective price of under $100,000. I know. I KNOW.   (Psst... If you come across any cheap,...

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