Considering buying a Historic Home? While the significance of a historic home can be in the location and the atmosphere it provides, the real worth is in the strength and stability of the property. When you make a decision to buy “this old house” be aware of the cost of renovating and restoring it. Get a detailed inspection from an Inspector experienced with historic homes. You may have to pay more than the average inspection cost, but the investment could very well save you thousands in the long run. A major cost of the project can be in the electrical wiring and foundation repair, so make certain they are in good shape. Get a detailed written report on the estimated cost of renovation, not just a one-page checklist. You can use this report to negotiate the price of the home.

If location of the house is classified in the National Register of Historic Properties, the kinds of renovations that can be done are usually limited on the exterior of the property. So save yourself lots of time, money and frustration by obtaining the preservation guidelines before you start the project.
Check with the area’s Historical Commission for guidelines and recommendations.

Speaking of historic homes… check out these in Houston’s Heights!

  1. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,904 sq ft
    Year built: 2014
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 3
    Listed with Sudhoff Companies
  2. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,272 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,000 sqft
    Year built: 1940
    Days on market: 6
    Listed with Champions Real Estate Group
  3. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,912 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,760 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 7
    Listed with Greenwood King Properties
  4. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,912 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,760 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 7
    Listed with Greenwood King Properties
  5. 4 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,789 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,000 sqft
    Year built: 1930
    Days on market: 8
    Listed with Jane Byrd Properties INTL.
  6. 0 beds, 0 baths
    Lot size: 21,480 sqft
    Days on market: 10
    Listed with RE/MAX Integrity
  7. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,612 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,275 sqft
    Year built: 2015
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 10
    Listed with Champions Real Estate Group
  8. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,416 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,525 sqft
    Year built: 2009
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 11
    Listed with BHGRE Gary Greene
  9. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Year built: 1965
    Days on market: 13
    Listed with Goodland & Associates
  10. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,528 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,000 sqft
    Year built: 2014
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 14
    Listed with Relative Properties

See all Homes For Sale in The Heights, Houston.
(all data current as of 5/26/2017)

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