Cheap(ish) Old Houses

Issue #33

Happy summer! I had a lot of fun this week tracking down a whole bunch of beauties for sale for under $250k. I hope you enjoy them!

If you're around tonight at 8pm EST, head on over to @cheapoldhouses LIVE on Instagram for our inaugural round of Cheap Old Houses trivia, which I'll be hosting every Tuesday evening. Hope to see you there!

And last but not least, a big, warm welcome to our newest patrons! You keep this project alive and beautiful, and I couldn't even begin to do this without you.

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I hope you find your dream project!


psst... in case your email server cuts off the end of this looong email, make sure to click "view entire message" at the bottom so you don't miss any houses!

Pikeville, TN


A picture-perfect house. And a motived seller! The perfect combo.

Seller is motivated and all offers will be given serious consideration !!! This gorgeous home is known as the Historic Mansfield and McCollum home located in the heart of Pikeville. A lot of love and care has been dedicated in trying to keep the home period correct. You will love the large wrap around porch that surrounds this home that is on a near half acre lot. The original carriage barn is still on the property along with another building that could be used as a workshop or storage with some updating. Upon walking on the front porch the first thing you will notice is the original front door along with the gorgeous stained glass window. The period specific parlor room with an original coal burning fireplace will take you back in time. The large dining room is perfect for large family gatherings. The dining room also has tall ceilings and crown molding that add a nice finish. The eat in kitchen has plenty of cabinet space, a gas stove, and a large pantry. The family gathering room is open with plenty of natural light and updated flooring. You can access the deck from the gathering room which is perfect for entertaining as well. This home is ready to move in. Schedule your appointment today before it is sold!

Garberville, CA


A magical fairyland!

5 bedroom 2 bathroom 3000 plus sq ft home built in the early 1900's and was originally used as the maids quarters for the Historic Benbow Inn. This historical home is situated on the Golf Course and Eel River on a private drive. Formal living and dining rooms with vaulted ceilings. Large spacious attic, detached 2 car garage, and possible wine cellar with stained glass windows throughout. Home is older and will need work.

Andover, VT


A wonderful c. 1856 schoolhouse on almost a full acre.

This historic 1850's school house has been wonderfully renovated and is ready to go. Every inch has been painted and improved and it is move in ready. With Large living room and over sized fireplace this will make for a perfect cozy night in or for entertaining a large crowd. The spacious eat in kitchen, first floor laundry is ideal for a growing family while the affordable price makes this a first time home buyers dream. Access to the VAST trail is just a few hundred feet away and in 20-30 minutes you can be on Stratton, Okemo and Magic mountain which makes this a great vacation home too. Move quick, this one wont last long!

Scipio, UT


I had posted this one before, but it was just relisted at a new price with a smaller amount of land (2.84 acres). However, if you still want the original 5-acre plot you can snag the whole thing for $190,000.

This 1895 Pioneer home sits on 2.84 acres and includes 5 shares of irrigation. Stepping into this cute Bungalow you will feel like you have stepped back in time. This property has been planted in alfalfa. An additional 2.18 acres with 3 shares of water are available (mls 1652718). Purchase price for both properties is $190, 000. Seller will carry a contract with 60% down (first position note).

Laurel Springs, NJ


A big, old Colonial Revival. Needs a bit of work, but the reward!!!

Listing agent is offering VIRTUAL TOUR for any buyer not available to visit in person!!! Welcome to 440 Glen in the heart of Laurel Springs NJ. Corner property offering more than 3, 100 sq ft of living space. This 6 bedroom 2.5 bath home has a ton to offer!! As soon as you walk inside, you will notice the hardwood flooring throughout, very generous room sizes, updated roof and utilities and much much more. Check this home out for yourself before it's gone!

Astoria, OR


Pretty details, and even prettier views!

Classic Astoria Craftsman seeks your care and attention to historical details! Sunroom just off the formal living and dining rooms, generously enveloped by traditional wainscoting. Boasts 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, nifty nooks and crannies make the house yearn for a creative touch. Walking distance to downtown!

Tucson, AZ


I love the ceilings in these mid-century homes in the Southwest. 

Unique 3 bedroom 2 bath home located in National City No.3. This beautiful home comes with a large kitchen, newer appliances, newly painted inside and out, and with lots of original details to enhance the Spanish Mission look. Modern updated bathroom and newer ceramic saltillo tile. Roof has been redone in 2019 and is currently under warranty. Large enclosed front and back yard with iron gate for privacy. A total bonus....Outdoor bath tub to relax in!!!

Fleischmanns, NY


Giant pocket doors, a Dutch door + a stunning porch! The full Catskills package.

Stream-side Historic CIRCA 1900 ARTS & CRAFTS. ALL ORIGINAL DETAIL..... POCKET DOORS, DUTCH DOOR, LEADED DIAMOND-PATTERN WINDOWS, Original MANTLE, CENTRAL STAIRCASE AND WOOD FLOORS. Fun for family and friends with LARGE KITCHEN and FORMAL DINING ROOM. Enjoy the outdoors with HUGE COVERED PORCH and stream-side FIRE PIT for Catskill evenings! FANTASTIC LOCATION 1.5 MINUTES FROM BELLEAYRE SKI RESORT. Close to Village of Margaretville, hiking, kayaking, golf, farm markets and more. 2.5 hours from the GWB

Winthrop, ME


Time to play "Count the Columns!" Sits on 1.5 acres and the potential is killing me.

A true diamond in the rough! She needs some TLC to bring her back to her former glory. This beauty offers original architectural features, fixtures from the turn of the century and post and beam attached barn. The home sits on a private double lot with whispers of mature formal gardens, fruit trees, garden beds and mature perennials. All within walking distance of downtown shopping, restaurants, schools and a public beach on Maranacook Lake.

Ponca City, OK


Fun details around every corner. Such a cool piece of history!

Built in 1913 this historic Pueblo Revival style home is one of Ponca City's most unique homes. Each of the 4 large bedrooms features a corner fireplace & a full bath! Many one of kind original features throughout the home including stunning hand forged iron fixtures & one of a kind leaded glass windows & doors. Many original light fixtures. Recently refinished hardwood floors & amazing slate tile in the foyer. Beautiful walnut wood features. Apartment above the garage & a detached apartment building.
Johnston, RI
Rhode Island for the win!
Effingham, NH
8 acres!
Renick, WV
An old bank, on a riverbank!
Jefferson, TX
In a historic district.

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