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 baths
    Home size: 2,232 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,240 sqft
    Year built: 2013
    Days on market: 1
    Listed with Nexus One Properties
  2. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,638 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,330 sqft
    Year built: 2002
    Days on market: 1
    Listed with John Daugherty, REALTORS
  3. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 2,535 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,075 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Days on market: 1
    Listed with In Town Properties
  4. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 3,214 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,249 sqft
    Year built: 1930
    Days on market: 1
    Listed with Hunter Real Estate Group
  5. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,860 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,999 sqft
    Year built: 1930
    Days on market: 2
    Listed with Boulevard Realty
  6. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 700 sq ft
    Year built: 1935
    Days on market: 2
    Listed with Build Green Realty
  7. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 4,715 sq ft
    Lot size: 25,199 sqft
    Year built: 1950
    Days on market: 5
    Listed with Susan Radley, REALTORS
  8. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 602 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,025 sqft
    Year built: 1920
    Days on market: 6
    Listed with RE/MAX Metro
  9. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,377 sq ft
    Year built: 1925
    Days on market: 8
    Listed with AHP/Apt. Directions. Inc.
  10. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,319 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,599 sqft
    Year built: 2005
    Days on market: 9
    Listed with BHHS Premier Properties

See all Homes For Sale in The Heights, Houston.
(all data current as of 8/16/2017)

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