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I grew up in a Greek Revival home in upstate New York that my parents poured decades of love into restoring. The photo above is my mom standing in front of the house when she and my dad first purchased it over 30 years ago. This photo inspired CIRCA Houses, and it's now inspiring our new social media series for Throwback Thursday!   All are invited to join in the fun! Send us your back-in-the-day old...

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...

Why Everyone Should Raise a Family in an Old House

by Candice Whitlow This past year has been a whirlwind of changes in my life. Eight months ago my husband and I brought another little, old house lover into the world, with the birth of our first child. Of course anyone who has ever had a baby knows that it entails a flood of visitors, and with those visitors come questions. We heard all of the usual questions that any new parent would hear from curious...

Breaking News: Introducing CIRCA's Pop-Up Shop!

I am simply thrilled to announce the launch today of CIRCA's bi-monthly, curated, antiques pop-up shop! Every two months, we'll be hand-picking gorgeous vintage finds for your home based around a fun, old house-inspired theme. Explore the shop HERE, and remember to snatch the items up quickly--everything is one-of-a-kind, so when it's gone, it's gone!   April's theme is "Vintage Greenhouse." Now...

Newsflash: Young People Love Old Houses

photo courtesy of Movement Mortgage “I think millennials are definitely interested in being their own people, in being individuals and carving their own path. Your home is the ultimate expression of that.”   Recently, the National Association of Realtors released data proving what I've suspected for a long time: the younger the buyer, the older the house they are buying. It makes sense, doesn't...

October 5th: Peek Inside All of Your Favorite Old Houses for Sale in Delaware!

by Elizabeth Finkelstein Shopping for an old house in Delaware? Mark your calendars for October 5th from 1-4pm for Delaware State-Wide Historic Open House Day, when scores of old houses for sale across the state will be open to the public! Sigh. I just LOVE when realtors go above and beyond to market old houses. Sophia Bilinsky is one of CIRCA's star realtors, and she's organized this fantastic event to...

I'm Now An Official Country Living Columnist!

by Elizabeth Finkelstein I'm so thrilled to announce some BIG NEWS: I'm now an official online columnist for one of my all-time favorite magazines -- Country Living!!! I'll be writing all about my favorite CIRCA listings and more old house-related goodness. Make sure to follow Country Living on Facebook and check the column weekly to get your old house fix.   If you've ever dreamt of having your own...

Hometalk Gives CIRCA a Nice Big Shout-Out

Hey, Hometalk! We love you right back! We're thrilled to have been given a nice, big shout-out by the lovelies over at Hometalk, the "home & garden knowledge hub." Hometalk wrote a great piece on 10 incredible once-abandoned historic homes that were brought back to life in big and beautiful ways. As someone who can't get enough fixer-uppers in her life, this article my heart flutter!   You can read...

Happy Spring! (and a little discount too)

by Elizabeth Finkelstein Spring is finally here!!! After the brutal winter we've all had, this calls for some serious celebration! In honor of old houses everywhere covered in lilacs, peonies, johnny jump-ups and snapdragons (my personal childhood favorite), CIRCA is offering all listings through April 15th at half off the regular $45 listing fee. To apply the promotion, no need to do anything special!...

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