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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: 893 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.00 ac
    Year built: 2003
    Days on market: 1
    Listed with The Horizon Team
  2. 3 beds, 3.1 baths
    Home size: 2,651 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,399 sqft
    Year built: 2008
    Days on market: 2
    Listed with Coldwell Banker United,
  3. 3 beds, 2.1 baths
    Home size: 3,165 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,813 sqft
    Year built: 2005
    Days on market: 4
    Listed with RE/MAX Grand
  4. 3 beds, 2.1 baths
    Home size: 2,106 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,500 sqft
    Year built: 2006
    Days on market: 4
    Listed with The Taylor Group
  5. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 800 sq ft
    Year built: 1970
    Days on market: 6
    Listed with Light Hill Properties
  6. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 750 sq ft
    Year built: 1960
    Days on market: 6
    Listed with Light Hill Properties
  7. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 720 sq ft
    Year built: 1960
    Days on market: 6
    Listed with Light Hill Properties
  8. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 650 sq ft
    Year built: 1970
    Days on market: 6
    Listed with Light Hill Properties
  9. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 700 sq ft
    Year built: 1964
    Days on market: 6
    Listed with Light Hill Properties
  10. 3 beds, 2.1 baths
    Home size: 2,437 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,300 sqft
    Year built: 2018
    Days on market: 11
    Listed with Greenwood King Properties

See all Homes For Sale in The Heights, Houston.
(all data current as of 7/21/2018)

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

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