Dream Home: The Historic Mill House in Starksboro, VT

Fact: I'm a total real estate junkie. If we get down to brass tacks, I started CIRCA Houses to justify the fact that I waste hours every day falling in love with properties I'll never have. As my husband can attest, I've been known to crawl into bed with the computer, drifting off into dreamland with visions of fixer-uppers dancing in my head. But it wasn't until last week that a real estate video actually...

Iowa Beauty Staged for a Comeback

Another Friday, another fixer-upper! And what a great piece of Midwestern history do I have to share with you today. An hour’s drive from Cedar Rapids, this Greek Revival beauty in Manchester, Iowa was built as a stagecoach inn in 1856. A stagecoach inn! I’m already hooked. Featuring 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, here are just some of the reasons why I love it....

Realtor Spotlight: Julianne McCarthy

The brisk fall months always have me dreaming of apple picking, hayrides, and walking through the rustling leaves sipping hot, mulled cider. And where better to partake in such things than in the rolling hills of Vermont? Someday I'll buy that beautiful old farmhouse and spend my days dreaming away on my sprawling front porch. When that day comes, I'm going to call Julianne McCarthy. She's CIRCA Houses'...

Mighty Mississippi Cutie Yearns For Soulmate

Today’s cute-as-a-button fixer-upper takes us to the warmer climes of the Deep South. Situated halfway between the Mississippi River and the capital of Jackson, this Queen Anne home in the town of Edwards features 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. Nothing short of adorable, here are just some of the reasons why we’re ready to make it our own....

Cher Vick: One Woman's Quest to Transform a City

From our tiny abodes in New York City, the staff of CIRCA Houses loves to dream about the City of Newburgh, NY. Located just two hours up the Hudson River, breathtaking waterfront mansions by the likes of Calvert Vaux and Andrew Jackson Downing are being sold for less than the cost of a Manhattan studio apartment. Newburgh is the next big thing - we can just feel it! - in no small part due to the efforts...

Time is Ticking! FREE Listings End This Week!

Historic house sellers -- set your stopwatches! You have until September 30th to list your houses on CIRCA for 90 days entirely free-of-charge. So gather 'em up and send them our way! We want your best, your most beautiful, your favorites. In exchange, we'll bend over backwards making your listings pop. Now really, how can you resist an offer like that? Listing is easy, just visit our HOW TO LIST page....

Realtor Spotlight: Lisa Hassler

Any real estate agent can talk up the merits of an old house, but how many really practice what they preach? When we learned that Cape Cod realtor Lisa Hassler lives in a 186-year-old house built for sandwich glass factory workers, we knew she would be the perfect subject to kick-off our Realtor Spotlight series. With a degree in interior design, a killer blogging style and first-hand knowledge of how to...

Chicago Castle For Sale Seeks Fairy Tale Ending

Wow, do we have a stunner of a fixer-upper to share with you today! A natural beauty with an impressive history to match, it’s no wonder Dunham Castle is the architectural heart and soul of Wayne, Illinois, located just outside of Chicago. Here are just some of the things about it that leave us utterly enchanted....

Victorian Whimsy in New Jersey

Today's Jawdropper is much more than your typical gingerbread house. For sale by Jackie Scura of RE/MAX and built in 1871, this roomy cottage in Mount Tabor, New Jersey, is oozing with fanciful cutouts, decorative ironwork, intricately carved woodwork, colorful stained glass, and offbeat ornamentation. Its striking whimsy might make you think it came right off the pages of a child's Hansel and Gretel...

5 How-to Tips for Staging an Old House

It doesn't take much to make an old house stand out from the crowd. New construction has nothing on a 19th-century marble mantelpiece. Still, with a little extra effort, the sale can be a breeze. Here are five tips to make sure you're showing off your old house in its best light....

Looking for Love in Cincinnati

Hey, DIYer's -- It's Fixer Upper Friday! Today's pick comes to us from the Westwood neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio. Built in 1887, this classic Queen Anne has 4 bedrooms, 2 ½ baths, and 1 wrap-around porch ready to accommodate a lazy afternoon snooze. We've got a great list of reasons why it's easy to fall in love with this beauty. So sit back, relax, and see the potential!...

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