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 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,292 sq ft
    Year built: 1925
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 4
    Listed with Texas Home Group, REALTORS
  2. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,464 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,425 sqft
    Year built: 2007
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 5
    Listed with Bernstein Realty, Inc.
  3. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,400 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,152 sqft
    Year built: 2014
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 6
    Listed with Semmler Pollard Properties
  4. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,107 sq ft
    Year built: 2005
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 6
    Listed with Re/Max Grand
  5. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,232 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,330 sqft
    Year built: 2014
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 7
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan
  6. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,678 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,711 sqft
    Year built: 2006
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 8
    Listed with Heritage Texas Properties
  7. 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: 14
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan
  8. 4 beds, 1 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,632 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,000 sqft
    Year built: 1925
    Days on market: 14
    Listed with Silver Key Properties
  9. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 650 sq ft
    Year built: 2016
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 14
    Listed with Light Hill Properties
  10. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,216 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,980 sqft
    Year built: 2012
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 18
    Listed with Re/Max Grand

See all Homes For Sale in The Heights, Houston.
(all data current as of 3/27/2017)

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