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. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 976 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,000 sqft
    Year built: 1936
    Days on market: 1
    Listed with Norhill Realty
  2. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,072 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,025 sqft
    Year built: 1920
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 2
    Listed with RE/MAX Metro
  3. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,181 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,738 sqft
    Year built: 2016
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 2
    Listed with Engel & Volkers Houston
  4. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,107 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,734 sqft
    Year built: 2005
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 7
    Listed with Re/Max Grand
  5. 0 beds, 0 baths
    Year built: 1891
    Days on market: 8
    Listed with TGA Realty
  6. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,395 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,500 sqft
    Year built: 2008
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 11
    Listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeService Anderson Properties
  7. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,181 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,738 sqft
    Year built: 2016
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 12
    Listed with Engel & Volkers Houston
  8. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,474 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,204 sqft
    Year built: 2016
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 18
    Listed with The Reyna Realty Group
  9. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,648 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,967 sqft
    Year built: 2016
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 18
    Listed with The Reyna Realty Group
  10. $225,000 : 0 Fugate, Houston
    0 beds, 0 baths
    Lot size: 4,380 sqft
    Days on market: 18
    Listed with Boulevard Realty

See all Homes For Sale in The Heights, Houston.
(all data current as of 12/10/2016)

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