Issue #32

Happy Tuesday! I included a handful of homes with acreage this week in honor of my husband, Ethan, who has an unhealthy obsession with convincing me to move to a remote farmhouse. (Don't get me wrong, I'm not opposed ;-) He checks listings every 10 minutes. We were meant to be.

Announcing: Cheap Old Houses Abroad!

I case you missed my announcement last week, I now also offer a Cheap Old Houses Abroad newsletter showcasing homes for sale in Canada + Europe. I'll be sending out my inaugural issue on Thursday and have already found so many goodies! You can easily subscribe by upgrading your patronage through PATREON or MEMBERFUL.

And as always, thank you for your patronage and for being a crucial part of the cheap old houses movement!  I hope you enjoy these beautiful homes for sale for under $250k.

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I hope you find your dream project!


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Hyndman, PA


14.7 Acres

A true country farmhouse. And that spring-fed pond is charming!

Come take a look at this majestic four bedroom country home loaded with charming attributes and lots of local history. You'll be amazed at the sheer size of the homes welcoming rooms, unique built-ins and five fireplaces. The outdoor views and tranquil sounds from the spring fed pond's rushing water will relax and calm. The old summer kitchen could be converted to a guest house, studio or office. There is great potential for a horse farm utilizing the large front field. The possibilities for this property are many. Schedule your showing!

Halifax, VT


15.1 Acres 

I love saltboxes! And I love beamed ceilings and wide-plank floors.

Saltbox style home, circa 1790. This lovely old home is one of the oldest in Halifax. Spacious residence features a large fireplace in the center with wide plank floors throughout much of the home. High ceilings with exposed beams compliment the lovely floor plan. A living room plus a parlor offering good space for entertaining. Two large bedrooms upstairs plus extra sleeping quarters. There is a 3/4 bath up and a full bath on the first floor. This home offers a first floor bedroom as well. Lots of wooded land surrounded by old stone walls from the days it was most likely a working farm. There is an old foundation which could have been the barn. Land is on both sides of the road. The road is a town maintained road. Travel time to Mount Snow is only 25 minutes for great skiing. Whitingham Lake is an easy drive for wonderful boating and fishing.

Victor, CO


How fun! This was the boyhood home of Lowell Thomas. 

Charming Victorian in the heart of the mining town, Victor. History abounds in this home as it was once the boyhood home of the famous Lowell Thomas. Fresh paint, a bright picture window, built-in bookcases, French doors, an updated kitchen, newer furnace/roof/insulation/water heater, claw-foot tub, original floors, original features, a gazebo/art studio/greenhouse, front landscaping, and mountain views are just some of the MUST SEE attributes. Add shelves to the space attached to the kitchen and enjoy a walk-in pantry!! The EnergySaver furnace is only 2-3 years old to keep you toasty in the winter time. With a little TLC and cleaning this home could be your year-round paradise, seasonal mountain getaway, or rental investment. The fenced back yard offers plenty of space to plant a garden, place a storage shed, or park your ATVs for outdoor Colorado fun! Located close to Historic downtown Victor, you will have access to the shops, small businesses, restaurants, the Victor fire station, and a short drive to the neighboring town of Cripple Creek. Victor is also close to numerous outdoor recreations such as hiking, ATV trails, fishing, and camping. Are you looking for a quiet street? Peace and relaxation? This could all be yours. The gazebo in the fenced back yard has been used as a greenhouse/art studio and offers tons of natural light. Don't forget to check out the crawl space, accessible from the kitchen and the South side of the home. Lots of storage space available here, along with a mural completed by a local artist who once owned the home. Don't forget to check out the Lowell Thomas museum in downtown Victor to follow up on the home's history. Make this your historical Colorado dream home!


Peebles, OH


10 Acres

I'll forgive the fact that they painted the woodwork because the setting is straight out of a postcard. (I don't usually show "newly remodeled" homes on here but they're didn't mess it up too much!)

10 Acres with newly remodeled farm house/refinished wood floors, new paint, new drywall, newly remodeled bath. Large livestock barn. County water. This property is AGENT owned.

Kountze, TX


13.4 Acres

Magazine-worthy! What a beauty.

A step back in time awaits you. This home is not on the historical register but should be. Originally built with a dogtrot it has been closed in and literally takes you back in time when you enter the home. If only walls could talk there would be untold stories to tell. Nestled right in the heart of Kountze on 13.44 acres adjacent to the courthouse, this 2 bedroom 2 bath home is just waiting on the right family to make it their new home and do the updates to make it a modern jewel. Call to set your appointment to see this home.

Blackfoot, ID


Great ceilings and plenty of good old Craftsman character inside!

STUNNING CLASSIC home on Shilling Ave in the heart of Blackfoot. Fall in love the the large open space this home has. Come see the amazing detail featured through this home! From the beautiful wood doors with amazing door knobs to the extra detailed trim work! Then there are the great window seats that are found around the home that adds even more character! This home has custom touches at every turn! Kitchen has tile from Mexico with a unique copper sink. Enjoy the beautiful summer evenings on the large front porch. This home is nestled in the trees and away from the street. Nice large front yard with an iron fence that gives the home the perfect old charm feel. You must see this home in person to appreciate all it has to offer its new owners! This beauty will not last!

Kerhonkson, NY


5.8 Acres

My word, this is a beautiful fixer-upper! The ceilings and mantels are stunning. Needs a lot of work, but what a reward!

Built in 1790, this farm house has tons of character and charm. This is a fixer-upper an will need a complete rehab, but if you like a project, this could be your chance to bring this home back to it's former beauty and function - Come take a look. It has been made aware that significant discoloration/ mildew/ mold is present in this property and there are potential roof issues. Potential buyers must fully investigate the property, including environmental issues prior to bidding. As-Is REO Auction Property - Seller expects all potential bidders to thoroughly and completely inspect the property and verify all city records to determine all records/permits and type of property to their satisfaction as well as independently verifying all information in this listing.

Pekin, IL


UNREAL! Those porch columns are out of this world. And the entire interior, too!

Own a piece of Pekin history! This stately 5 bedroom / 3 bath Italianate structure was originally built for John Herget in 1870. This all brick home on a corner lot offers a wraparound portico w/ intricately laid mosaic tile, limestone detailing and curved archways that are carried through to the interior. The exterior boasts ornate architectural elements as well. As you enter, a beautiful curved staircase, 10 ft arched doors & plastered ceilings greet you in the front hall. Main floor offers 12 ft ceilings, formal living, dining, and great room all with original woodwork and large windows. Hardwood flooring awaits you underneath carpet in most of the home. Quaint full bath under the staircase offers elegant craftsmanship and floral wall covering. Large kitchen, main floor laundry & 2nd staircase. 2nd story offers 4 generously sized bedrooms w/ 12 ft ceilings, beautiful trim work, curved hallway, full bath and a cedar closet room. Character abounds! Waiting your final touches!

Davenport, WA


A perfect little bungalow, surrounded by other perfect little bungalows.

This Davenport beauty has too much to list here! 5+bed, 1.75 bath home on oversized corner lot w/circular driveway, spacious deck, garden area & manicured lawn w/sprinkler system! Main level has LR w/beamed ceilings, new carpet & fireplace, DR w/sliders to the deck, Kitchen w/new flooring, new countertops, updated appliances & TONS of storage, 3bdrms, laundry & bath. Lower level has 2beds, 3 bonus rooms, 4 closets, workshop, pellet stove. Vinyl windows, F/A w/heat pump, attached garage & more!

Pikeville, TN


8 Acres


Beautiful Country Home, located at the foot of Flat Top mountain. This home is perfectly set back on 8 acres of gorgeous level land, plentiful hardwoods and wildlife. As you walk in the 1800's farm home, you will find amazing original characteristics, from the large windows allowing all the natural light, original hardwood floors, stairway banisters and an amazing second story balcony where you can watch the sunset behind the mountains. This farm house and acreage offers an amazing opportunity to live the country life, come take a look!
Strawberry Valley, CA
3.7 Acres
Walsenburg, CO
Comes with a Cadillac + a fur coat!
Saratoga, WY
A little gingerbread house!
Waldoboro, ME
4.1 Acres

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