Issue #38

We almost stopped after finding house #1, because we fell so hard for that Smithville beauty! But we're so glad we pushed on... lots of good cheap(ish) homes for sale this week. Thank you again to all of our wonderful patrons, who keep this project going.

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We hope you find your dream project!

Elizabeth + Ethan

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Smithville, NY


This is stunningly beautiful.

THIS IS YOUR LUCKY DAY! This majestic lady sits on 2.3 acres of beautifully maintained grounds. Imagine sipping tea on that grand front portico as you watch the amazing Chenango County sunsets. This amazing home is beautifully detailed from its wooden floors to the 11 foot high ceilings. There are 3 stories of beauty here at Whitehall, with 5 Big Bedrooms, 3 full baths, Multiple fireplace mantles, and 50 stairs that will take you up this gorgeous staircase all the way to the Widows Walk. Interest rates are low and this is the time to buy, so call now for a private walk through and make sure to budget at least an hour or more, 'cause you are not gonna wanna leave!

Buffalo Creek, CO


This place is a total throwback - I love the time warp kitchen!

Escape to the CABIN! This is the perfect location for your get-away. It is a hop, skip and jump to the Buffalo Creek Trail head for mountain biking. Just minutes to fishing, kayaking and tubing on the North fork of the South Platte River. The entire community is surrounded by Pike National Forest. Locale amenities include library, post office, convenience store w/gasoline, churches, restaurants and shopping. The property has been treasured by the same family since it was built. Furnishings included. Multiple sleeping areas for you family or guests. Possible VRBO. Think extra $$$ when you can't get there.The perfect place to play and a quiet place to stay. Don't let summer slip away. Fall is beautiful in the foothills.

Parma, ID


A beautiful, old church conversion.

Check out this marvelous gem in the heart of Parma! Reside and have a business on the same property! This charming beauty has been used as a church in the past. Could be a great wedding venue, art studio, retail shop, or more! Amazing architecture, beautiful stained glass, and hardwood floors give this property a timeless elegance you won't find elsewhere. Plenty of parking in the lot for customers, clients, or guests. Property being sold AS-IS.

Fresno, CA


A wonderful bungalow with original built-ins.

Close to Historical Huntington Blvd. Cute home with character and old world charm. Great home for a first time home buyer! Home features fireplace in living room, built in cabinets in the formal dining room.Large kitchen , Lovely wood beam box ceiling. Extra room can be used as an office. No neighbors on the west side.All for under 200k! Home to be sold as -is per seller.Do not disturb tenants! Appointment only.

Idaho Falls, ID


A nice, old Craftsman on 2.65 acres.

HERE IT IS! QUAINT FARM HOME ON 2.65 ACRES WITH WATER RIGHTS IN GREAT LOCATION! NEW pump for irrigation and NEW submersible well, Water Heater NEW 2019! Surrounded by farm land you can sit on the large covered porch and enjoy peace and quiet. This home has wonderful features from the high Coffered ceilings, original hardwood floors, beveled window panes and window seat which add character and charm. The large living room features a beautiful wood mantel fireplace. Kitchen has oversized window adding tons of natural light and includes all appliances. Remodeled bathroom has tiled walk-in shower, solid surface vanity and tiled floor. Nice size bedrooms with front bedroom converted to office with shelving. Off the kitchens the enclosed back entry and laundry room leading to the backyard and basement. Basement has tons of storage and a possible 4th bedroom. Outside is Cinderblock garage, bully barn, red-barn chicken coup and solid cinderblock shop. Don't miss this one!!

Weathersfield, VT


I do love a mansard roof. And a motivated seller!

MOTIVATED SELLER! Historic 1872 Grand Victorian home with many original features located in the quaint Village of Perkinsville. Ready for use as a Bed-and-Breakfast, Air B&B, Respite Care or family retreat, this 5 bedroom/5 bath home has many upgrades! Original hardwood floors throughout, classic clawfoot bathtubs, & antique fixtures add character & charm to this elegant home. Upgrades include new double pane windows in original wood frames, Buderus Boiler, and new metal & Slate roof in 2007. The first floor has the perfect space to host family, friends, or guests with large spacious rooms & a screened porch off the Grand Foyer. A portion of the first floor can easily be separated from the public living space to create quiet living quarters with an eat-in kitchen, bedroom, living room, & private bath. Equipped with its own efficient kitchen, the second floor Grand Foyer is perfect for serving a continental breakfast, enjoying a nice book or a cup of tea. Attached Original Carriage House can provide additional storage space; or be developed into a rental apartment or additional Bed & Breakfast rooms. An outdoor Hot Tub provides a private get away spot in the serene gardens. Prime central VT Leaf Peeping location near the Green Mountains. Direct & easy access to Okemo & other Ski areas. Also close to VAST Trails, Hawk Mountain Wildlife Preserve, and Springfield. A great place to raise a growing family within a school district w/choice or start a new business adventure.

Steuben, ME


Escape to the Downeast coast of Maine! This home is a classic antique cape that has been completely restored and all working systems new within the last 20 years. Sited on 15 acres on a dead end road you will have the privacy you're searching for in today's hurried world! The kitchen features cherry cabinetry, Deer Isle granite countertops, and Italian tile. The formal dining room has a large firplace with chimney cupboards and a woodstove. The master bedroom is on the first floor where there is also a full bath. A newer addition to the house includes an entry room with a large closet, full bath and a separate laundry room. There is an additional room here that has served as an artists studio but would also make a great den or a larger master bedroom. These areas along with the kitchen have in-floor radiant heat. Two staircases lead to the second floor bedrooms. A 2 car post & beam garage is attached. Pumpkin pine floors add to the charm of the main house. A stone patio overlooks the yard and pond which is large enough for a row boat. There are apple trees, blueberries, and raspberries along with ample gardening space to add to your self-sufficiency. A mixed variety of trees attract many different species of birds. There is a deeded right of way along with other access points to the water. Steuben is a quiet coastal town not far from Ellsworth which offers most amenities. Your sanctuary awaits!


Chimayo, NM


Comes with its own orchard. And a pink, built-in oven!

This casita in Chimayo is adorable, and first time on the market! Casita means home in Spanish. This traditional northern New Mexico home sits on 1.26 acres. An viable orchard for growing a small garden, with numerous apple trees peppered throughout. Nice tart cherry trees run along the acequia (ditch). Land comes with surface water rights and also a private well. Home is a 2 bedroom, one bath and most of the home is built with traditional adobe blocks (mud and straw). There are rooms with original wood viga beams. House needs someone to provide some TLC! Looking for the right person or family to call this home. Home is about 1 mile from the famed Santuaro de Chimayo Church, Rancho de Chimayo Restaurant and the Ortega's Weaving Shop. Sits slightly perched upon a small hill, with a beautiful view of the southern mountains of Chimayo.

Wyoming, IL



Take a peek at this spectacular Victorian style home. This magnificent home features three spacious levels of living and relaxation. Feel at home with the great curb appeal and the wrap around porch, but feel like Royalty in this massive 3,000 sqft, 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home that contains beautiful Butternut & Oak woodwork, leaded glass windows, 3 fireplaces, a sun room, 3.5 stall garage, and a pull-down attic which can be used as an additional rec room or family room which provides an additional 800 sqft. The home sits on a nice corner lot and is truly one of a kind in Wyoming. All major appliances are 12 years old, except the dryer which is only two years old, water heater is 12 years of age, and the roof had a tear off 18 years ago. Do not miss out on this wonderful opportunity.

Salem, OR


Loving these light fixtures.

Sanctuary in the City or small professional office. Large 13, 400+/- lot, gardener's delight or ample area for client parking. Bring your vision & your plans to restore or repurpose unique 1920's home. Note: Middle bedroom closets in hall. Walk-ramp to rear entry. Amana heat pump zonal in living room.

Haverhill, NH
Nice woodwork.
Willsboro, NY
8 acres! (Also, I grew up going to summer camp in this town.)
New Berlin, NY
27 acres!
Beaver, UT
How adorable is this?

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