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: 2,300 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,038 sqft
    Year built: 2016
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 2
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
  2. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 996 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,500 sqft
    Year built: 1920
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 2
    Listed with Hernandez Properties
  3. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,419 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,738 sqft
    Year built: 2016
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 5
    Listed with Engel & Volkers Houston
  4. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,463 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,807 sqft
    Year built: 2005
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 8
    Listed with Martha Turner Sotheby's International Realty
  5. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 893 sq ft
    Year built: 2003
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 9
    Listed with RE/MAX Fine Properties
  6. 1 bed, 1 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,377 sq ft
    Year built: 1925
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 10
    Listed with Coldwell Banker United,
  7. 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: 11
    Listed with Heritage Texas Properties
  8. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,912 sq ft
    Year built: 2017
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 12
    Listed with Greenwood King Properties
  9. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Year built: 2017
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 12
    Listed with Greenwood King Properties
  10. 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: 13
    Listed with BHGRE Gary Greene

See all Homes For Sale in The Heights, Houston.
(all data current as of 1/24/2017)

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