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 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,416 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,525 sqft
    Year built: 2009
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 1
    Listed with BHGRE Gary Greene
  2. 4 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 3,263 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,783 sqft
    Year built: 2006
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 2
    Listed with Texas Home Group, REALTORS
  3. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 752 sq ft
    Year built: 2003
    Days on market: 3
    Listed with First Market Realty, Inc
  4. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,600 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,491 sqft
    Year built: 2007
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 10
    Listed with BHGRE Gary Greene
  5. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 744 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.00 ac
    Year built: 2003
    Days on market: 14
    Listed with Krueger Real Estate
  6. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,595 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,500 sqft
    Year built: 2013
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 18
    Listed with Chase Ferrell
  7. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,306 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,051 sqft
    Year built: 1995
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 18
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty Greater Northwest
  8. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,470 sq ft
    Lot size: 2.05 ac
    Year built: 1976
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 22
    Listed with KI PROPERTIES
  9. 0 beds, 0 baths
    Lot size: 1.03 ac
    Days on market: 22
    Listed with KI PROPERTIES
  10. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 752 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.00 ac
    Year built: 2003
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 22
    Listed with Martha Turner Sotheby's International Realty

See all Homes For Sale in The Heights, Houston.
(all data current as of 4/28/2017)

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