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, 0 baths
    Home size: 2,159 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,499 sqft
    Year built: 2014
    Days on market: 4
    Listed with RE/MAX Fine Properties
  2. 3 beds, 0 baths
    Home size: 2,912 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,760 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Days on market: 5
    Listed with Greenwood King Properties
  3. 3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,268 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,763 sqft
    Year built: 1970
    Days on market: 5
    Listed with Reward Realty
  4. 3 beds, 0 baths
    Home size: 1,643 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,725 sqft
    Year built: 2010
    Days on market: 7
    Listed with Greenwood King Properties
  5. 3 beds, 0 baths
    Home size: 2,195 sq ft
    Year built: 1920
    Days on market: 10
    Listed with Champions Real Estate Group
  6. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,330 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,599 sqft
    Year built: 2005
    Days on market: 11
    Listed with Heritage Texas Properties
  7. 3 beds, 0 baths
    Home size: 2,464 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,425 sqft
    Year built: 2007
    Days on market: 16
    Listed with Bernstein Realty, Inc.
  8. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 2,888 sq ft
    Lot size: 21,000 sqft
    Year built: 1940
    Days on market: 16
    Listed with RE/MAX Professionals
  9. 4 beds, 0 baths
    Home size: 2,817 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,199 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Days on market: 20
    Listed with Sudhoff Companies
  10. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,272 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,999 sqft
    Year built: 1940
    Days on market: 20
    Listed with Champions Real Estate Group

See all Homes For Sale in The Heights, Houston.
(all data current as of 6/27/2017)

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