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, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,251 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,500 sqft
    Year built: 2006
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 1
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan
  2. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,356 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,824 sqft
    Year built: 2011
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 2
    Listed with Pruneda Real Estate
  3. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 988 sq ft
    Year built: 1980
    Days on market: 2
    Listed with Texas United Realty
  4. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,462 sq ft
    Year built: 2008
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 2
    Listed with Champions Real Estate Group
  5. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 800 sq ft
    Year built: 1970
    Days on market: 5
    Listed with Light Hill Properties
  6. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,517 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,275 sqft
    Year built: 2016
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 8
    Listed with In Town Properties
  7. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 600 sq ft
    Year built: 1965
    Days on market: 8
    Listed with Woodway Realty, LLC
  8. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 893 sq ft
    Year built: 2003
    Days on market: 9
    Listed with Boulevard Realty
  9. 2 beds, 1 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,386 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,250 sqft
    Year built: 1959
    Days on market: 15
    Listed with ULR
  10. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,145 sq ft
    Year built: 2007
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 17
    Listed with ULR

See all Homes For Sale in The Heights, Houston.
(all data current as of 10/1/2016)

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