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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. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 744 sq ft
    Year built: 2003
    Days on market: 8
    Listed with Coldwell Banker United,
  2. 3 beds, 3.1 baths
    Home size: 2,815 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,676 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Days on market: 9
    Listed with RE/MAX Inner Loop
  3. 2 beds, 2.1 baths
    Home size: 6,353 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,501 sqft
    Year built: 1980
    Days on market: 10
    Listed with John Daugherty, REALTORS
  4. 3 beds, 2.1 baths
    Home size: 2,637 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,789 sqft
    Year built: 2012
    Days on market: 12
    Listed with Martha Turner Sotheby's
  5. 3 beds, 2.1 baths
    Home size: 2,296 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,314 sqft
    Year built: 2005
    Days on market: 12
    Listed with IndyQuest Properties
  6. 4 beds, 3.1 baths
    Home size: 2,650 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,623 sqft
    Year built: 2003
    Days on market: 25
    Listed with John Daugherty, REALTORS
  7. 1 bed, 1.1 baths
    Home size: 1,292 sq ft
    Lot size: 23,335 sqft
    Year built: 1925
    Days on market: 29
    Listed with Heritage Texas Properties
  8. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,890 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,251 sqft
    Year built: 1936
    Days on market: 38
    Listed with John Petty, REALTORS
  9. 3 beds, 3.1 baths
    Home size: 2,170 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,846 sqft
    Year built: 2015
    Days on market: 51
    Listed with Woodway Realty, LLC
  10. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,684 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,145 sqft
    Year built: 1978
    Days on market: 60
    Listed with Goldstar Properties

See all Homes For Sale in The Heights, Houston.
(all data current as of 3/23/2018)

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

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