35 Beautiful Historic Homes for Sale for Under $50,000
by Elizabeth Finkelstein
Happy August! It’s time for another round-up of gorgeous old homes for sale for under $50,000! And since I couldn’t stop at just 10, I’m giving you 35 (errr…. make that 37).
(If you come across any beautiful old houses for sale for under $50,000, send them along to us at [email protected])bennet
79 W Main St, Benton, WI
Source: Lori Droessler Real Estate, Inc
Make this your next project and bring back the beauty of this turn of the century home. Five bedroom, two bath home has beautiful character throughout. Two sets of pocket doors, open staircase and back staircase, wood floors throughout, walk in bays, original kitchen pantry, front and back enclosed porches plus gingerbread accents on the exterior and a double lot. This home will not qualify for traditional financing and does require extensive renovation to qualify. Please have a proof of funds letter from your preferred bank or a letter of pre-approval for an “In-House” loan from a local bank.
114 Woods Ave, Portal, GA
Source: ERA Southeast Coastal Real Estate
Beautiful turn on the century home with renovations just waiting to be complete not much to do to bring back the original grandeur. Come take a look at this home and make it your own.
222 Villa St, Rocky Mount, NC
Source: Zillow, courtesy of Boone, Hill, Allen & Ricks Real Estate
Great potential! Nice garage/workshop in rear. Kitchen has been taken out, so Buyer has a clean slate to design and remodel. Great front porch and fenced front yard!
9 N Front St, Greenville, PA
Source: Howard Hanna Real Estate
Property being Sold “As Is”. A Real Step Back In Time in this ca. 1847, 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom home facing the Shenango River. Italian Marble Fireplaces, stained glass in some windows. Wood burner. Shale sidewalk built from rocks in the river.
511 Allen St, Benedict, KS
Source: Malson Real Estate, Inc.
This wonderful historic home features beautiful, original unpainted carved woodwork throughout and original stained glass and leaded cut glass windows. She is a work in progress cosmetically, but has strong bones! This property is nestled on 17 lots comprising of 2.3 acres. This is like living in the country but in a small charming community, just 15 minutes from Chanute.
6 6th St, Gloversville, NY
Source: Virginia M. Mackey Real Estate
Classic Gloversville home bursting with charm. Ornate front porch and beautiful front door with original hardware. Natural woodwork, wood floors. LR, DR, kitchen with large pantry and half-bath, one bedroom down, two bedrooms and full bath up. Stairway installed from second floor den to attic with partially finished attic room. All new replacement windows, updated kitchen and baths. Fenced side yard, off-street parking for two vehicles. Being sold “as is,” but what a great home for the price!
94 Wilcox Ave, Meriden, CT
Source: Zillow, courtesy of Perrella Realty
$45,900 (offer pending)
Spacious 4 bedroom 1.1 bath home built in 1896. 2 car garage front and rear porch, walk up attic and entry foyer. fireplace in spacious living room, formal dining room and more.
7 N Main Ave, Sylacauga, AL
Source: Zillow, courtesy of Avast Realty LLC
A Beauty in the Making! Own a Piece of Sylacauga History! One of the oldest homes in Sylacauga, once owned by Marcus Lee Smith Family until 1980’s, one of Sylacauga’s town founders & general store manager! Located in the Historical part of Sylacauga with Beautiful Historic Homes & Quaint Stores, walking distance to parks, downtown, etc. This Lady has had some TLC but needs a bit more! Sellers have done so much! New-Metal Roof 2012, Updated Plumbing-2012, New-Flooring in back Bedroom, Kitchen, Laundry/sunroom-2012, Interior-Painted, New-Stove-2012, Hardwoods-Refinished 2012, New-Hot Water Heater 2012, New Vent-Furnace 2012, Antique Metal Cabinet/Sink(can stay with good offer), electrical-updated & more! HUGE ROOMS! Soaring Ceilings of Yesteryear! Georgous! Wrap Around Front Porch, 2 screened porches, 2 storage buildings, old Carriage house. Property is 2 lots! Unique Outdoor Shower! Zoned for Sylacauga City Schools -highly rated & top notch! Priced to Sell! Won’t Last Long!
18 S Main St, Earlville, NY
Source: Hamilton Village Real Estate
Ca. 1850 house very close to the center of the village of Earlville and a few minutes drive into Hamilton. Corner property with detached carriage barn. House was most recently used for storage for a business and hasn’t been lived in for many years. Still some old charm for someone interested in fixing it up again.
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104 Jennings St, Bennettsville, SC
Source: Zillow, via Home Advantage Realty
This gorgeous home is ready for a new start after over a year of patiently waiting. It was built in 1903 as a family home. Later became the First Presbyterian Church parsonage. Next, “The Historic Manse” opened as a Southern B&B. Bathrooms were added so that each bedroom is now a private suite. Surely it played host to all sorts of interesting guests being located so close to the mountains, the beaches, and many historic sites. And a 30-minute drive either way gets you to Rockingham or Darlington. If these elegantly wainscoted walls could talk! And those hardwood floors and huge windows! Check out the photos…you will not believe the craftsmanship of the turn of the century carpenters. Being sold strictly AS-IS at an amazing price.
400 66th St S, Birmingham, AL
Source: Zillow, courtesy of Extreme Agent, Inc.
One word to describe this house BEAUTIFUL. From the time you walk in the door it feels like home. Hardwood floors, custom kitchen cabinets, and spacious bed rooms. So much space and so much character! You will definitely love everything about this home!
106 N Washington St, Fort Gaines, GA
Source: Coldwell Banker Young Johnston & Associates, Inc.
Historic building in Ft. Gaines, Ga. built around 1900. Home has 6 bedrooms (2 unfinished) and 3.5 baths. High ceilings, mixed flooring and large attic space. Home has central heat & cooling. Property needs some work but priced to sell @ $49,900.00. Call John Lolley @ 334-750-0346.
111 Pratt St, Cropsey, IL
Source: BHHS Snyder Real Estate
Spacious 6 bedroom home with old world charm, including stained glass windows, pocket doors and some original woodwork and hardwood on first floor. One bedroom and laundry on first floor. Huge kitchen and large room sizes throughout home. All information believed to be accurate but not warranted. This property available through the Freddie Mac First Look through July 10 2016.
206 Ash St, Lohrville, IA
Source: Decker & Co Real Estate
Four/five bedroom home situated on corner lot. Lots of room inside and out. Abundant oak cabinets in kitchen, fireplace in breakfast nook/family room. Separate dining room, large living room, main floor office/bedroom. Bathrooms each level. Quiet small town living.
9515 Saginaw Rd, Richville, MI
Source: Zillow, courtesy of J. McLeod Realty, Inc.
Solid all brick 2 story home in need of TLC. King size kitchen with built-in stove top, original wood flooring waiting to be brought back to life, formal dining room with pocket doors to living room, 6 bedrooms (1 finished and ready to use), amazing wrap around porch! This home needs work but the results could be fantastic! Great location, minutes from Saginaw, Flint & Frankenmuth! Close to St. Michael Lutheran.
3184 Quarry Rd, Marshalltown, IA
Source: Zillow, courtesy of New Horizons Realty
Unique one of a kind ca. 1868 stone home located in the town of Quarry! Home has one big room with kitchen, bedroom, and living room. Sits on 1.29 acres. Woodburning stove for heat. Affordable living.
310 Hamilton St, Courtland, AL
Source: Zillow, for sale by owner
This house is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. 1830’s “I” style house in Courtland’s Historic District. The original portion features the classic two over two room formation with connecting corridor. The remodel added a bedroom, kitchen, and connecting carport to the shop. It has been unoccupied for years and is in immediate need of a new roof, paint, and some siding repair. There is an area of roof damage at the rear of the carport, which is pictured. It sits on two lots with mature pecan trees. It was appraised last year for $40,000. Please email for a copy of the appraisal.
205 Whitehall St, Oakfield, GA
Source: Zillow, courtesy of Willcox Realty
PRICE REDUCED!!!!!!!!Country cottage has many of the original features and some of the house has been updated. Hardwood floors throughout the house. Owner has begun updating the interior of the house but has not finished. This house needs TLC. New front porch flooring has been added. Owner to build new front porch steps within the next few weeks. The house has two window units. There is a very nice wired workshop (16 X 32) on this 1.23 acres. Fruit trees in the backyard. House is located in a quiet town and close to shopping, Lake Blackshear and public/private schools. Warwick and Lake Blackshear are 5 miles north, Cordele is 18 miles north, Sylvester is 25 miles east and Albany is 17 miles south. Call your realtor to give you a closer look today. All offers welcomed!!
149 W 14th St, Chicago Heights, IL
Source: Redfin, courtesy of CRM Enterprises
Warm and cozy 2 story family home with lots of space for a growing family! The entry welcomes you into a large living room with great natural light.The dining room is perfect for entertaining. The kitchen has good counter space and the basement awaits your finishing ideas! Don”t miss this opportunity to make it yours!! Choose FHA financing to qualify for $100 down payment. Ask your Agent for details. Sold AS-IS with all faults.
372 7th Ave NE, Dawson, GA
Source: RE/MAX of Albany, Inc.
ESTATE OFFERS 1900 HOME with many nice features. Country style front porch says welcome as you enter an impressive foyer with old fashioned wide hallway with huge ornately carved columns, numerous fireplaces (non working but lends to the early 1900s design), Metal roof only 5 years old. Central heat/air 5 years old. Original hardwood floors t/o, 10 ft ceilings, transom windows around front door, arched doorway, dining room with built-in buffet with glass front doors and fireplace, butler’s pantry, hall bath has clawfoot tub, fireplaces in all bedrooms, 40 inch range, dishwasher and disposal, and tiled sunroom. Estate desires immediate sale and priced home to sell as is. Some repairs needed.
203 N 10th St, New Castle, IN
Source: ERA Integrity Real Estate
Charm and character throughout home. Stained and leaded glass windows, beautiful woodwork, pocket doors, and hardwood floors. This home includes a parlor that could serve as a 3rd bedroom. There is a large attic that could be finished for more living space.
140 Grand St, Susquehanna, PA
Source: Century 21
Large, two story, five bedroom house on quiet street in Susquehanna. There is one full bath, one half bath, partial basement and a storage shed. House needs work, but has lots of potential. Sold in “as is” condition.
144 S Mcintosh St, Elberton, GA
Source: Zillow, courtesy of Charles Sanford Realty
Two bedroom one bath older home located with in walking distance of downtown. Home has pine floors, two fireplaces, central heat and air. This is a Fannie Mae property. Call listing agent for details.
283 Main St, Hanover, CT
Source: Trulia, courtesy of The Morris Group, William Raveis Real Estate
Marvelous Cape on Main Street! This home is loaded with potential and can be found in a desirably tranquil neighborhood, also located in close proximity to great shops, restaurants, and more. The interior features a huge living with lots of natural light & a beautiful stone fireplace, warm & airy kitchen that invites comfort, lovely formal dining room, charming Master bedroom, two additional generous sized bedrooms offering plenty of closet space, and two dazzling hallway baths. The exterior has an enormous backyard and a paved driveway to safely park your car. Come imagine all …of the great possibilities by scheduling a showing today!
1164 Terrace St, Muskegon, MI
Source: Trulia, courtesy of Five Star Real Estate
Three-story Victorian is waiting for you to complete the renovation project. The home has newer roof and siding was recently repaired and painted. The porches and balconies have new tile floors. The electrical work is completed on main floor. Some plumbing is completed. Some insulation and drywall is installed. The original woodwork is intact. There are two staircases and a full basement. Buyer to verify all listed information.
317 Whitaker St, Enfield, NC
Source: Zillow, courtesy of Addison Insurance and Realty Co.
Large six bedroom home with 2.5 bath with large rooms. Front and rear porch, living room, family room, dining room and kitchen corner lot.
1433 Clinton St, Muskegon, MI
Source: Coldwell Banker Schmidt, Realtors
HUD Home. Tons of charm and character can be found throughout this old Victorian! From the original wood floors, to the hand carved banister railings, crown molding and millwork, one can’t help but appreciate these attributes. This home features 7 large bedrooms, one of which is on the main level with handy cap accessibility and on-suite, 3 full baths, main level laundry, and a partial basement. Imagine the possibilities this home could have! Schedule a showing today! Please go to SageAcq.com for additional forms. Make certified EMD payable to buyer select title company.
249 Goudreau St, Saint Ignace, MI
Source: Realtor, courtesy of Mackinac Properties & Northern Michigan Vacation Rentals
Built in the 1900 era, this 2+ story home is perched on one of the best view bluffs in town. There are a few features of this home that are unique. This home is need of a complete renovation and for an ambitious person, this could be a great project. Views from almost every room are available. If the lot is of interest, a tear down is available. All city utilities and high speed cable/internet available at this lot.
314 Hwy 742 Hwy, Wadesboro, NC
Investor special! This home has so much character. Large wrap around porch, Eleven and a half foot ceilings, wood flooring and lots of rooms! Kitchen has a built in root cellar!!! 6 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Sits on 1.5 acres with large oak trees!!!
718 Cedar St, Sault Sainte Marie, MI
Great potential here for this Historic Governor’s Mansion. Over 5000 square feet just waiting for your creativity to bring back some of the original charm and character of this nearly 200 year old home. Come take a look and let your imagination go to work!
***I included this house in the July round-up of houses under 50K, but now we finally get to see the interior!
18114 Virginia Ave, Boykins, VA
This 2420 square foot single family home has 4 bedrooms and 2.0 bathrooms. It is located at 18114 Virginia Ave Boykins, Virginia. The nearest schools are Meherrin Elementary, Southampton Middle and Southampton.
318 W Washington St, Saint Louis, MI
LARGE VICTORIAN HOME WITH CHARACTER AND CHARM. WRAP-AROUND PORCH, HARDWOOD FLOORS, OPEN STAIRWAY, ORNATE WOODWORK, DECORATIVE FIREPLACE. 2014 UPDATES INCLUDE A NEW STEEL ROOF AND FURNACE. SMALLER PROJECTS REMAIN, MOVE IN AND WORK ON IT ROOM BY ROOM TO MAKE IT YOUR DREAM HOUSE! SELLER IS A LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER IN MICHIGAN. PROPERTY IS RENTED MONTH TO MONTH AND POSSESSION CAN BE REASONABLY NEGOTIATED.
440 E Washington St, Pulaski, TN
Source: First Realty Group
Do you like older homes…here you go at great price with lots of updates!! 5 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, wood floors, corner lot and much more..
862 4th Ave, Rochelle, GA
Source: Zillow, courtesy of National Realty Company
Beautiful historic home featuring a large kitchen with custom cabinets, unique open upstairs area, and 1100 sq ft utility building/workshop with additional full bath.
620 W 4th St, Graceville, MN
Source: Zillow, courtesy of Strong Realty
Looking for a fixer-upper? Here it is. Much of the original beauty is still here such as wood flooring through most, 2 built-in hutches, stained glass windows & trim work. This home sits on a corner lot close to main street.
491 Mill St, La Valle WI
Source: Century 21 Complete Service Realty
ALWAYS WANTED TO SPEND MORE TIME IN CHURCH? Ideal for startup church group looking for an economical place to hold Services. All the Church pews are still there, beautiful stained class windows, bell tower. Bathrooms, kitchen and dining area in lower level with walk out to yard. Handicap ramp and parking. paved parking area.
25 Union St, Morrisville NY
Source: Realty USA
Thanks Allison for sending this one over!
A wonderful opportunity in the Village of Morrisville! Bring your dreams and imagination and make this spacious home yours! A lot to love – just over an acre! – with a 3-car detached garage nestled on a corner lot. Let your artistry bloom on nature’s canvass! Stop by today!!
AUTHOR ELIZABETH FINKELSTEIN
Elizabeth is the founder of CIRCA and a practicing writer, architectural historian and preservation consultant living in Brooklyn, 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.”