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: 1,220 sq ft
    Year built: 1945
    Days on market: 1
    Listed with Mary Kamp
  2. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,040 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,999 sqft
    Year built: 1950
    Days on market: 4
    Listed with HTown Properties
  3. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,635 sq ft
    Year built: 1925
    Days on market: 6
    Listed with RE/MAX Southwest
  4. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 900 sq ft
    Year built: 1935
    Days on market: 9
    Listed with Nan & Company Properties Christie's International
  5. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 750 sq ft
    Year built: 1935
    Days on market: 9
    Listed with Nan & Company Properties Christie's International
  6. 3 beds, 3.1 baths
    Home size: 2,815 sq ft
    Year built: 0
    Days on market: 10
    Listed with RE/MAX Inner Loop
  7. 4 beds, 2.1 baths
    Home size: 2,316 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,524 sqft
    Year built: 2014
    Days on market: 18
    Listed with Martha Turner Sotheby's International Realty
  8. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,002 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,027 sqft
    Year built: 1940
    Days on market: 21
    Listed with One Plus Realty
  9. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Year built: 2016
    Days on market: 23
    Listed with Paula St Charles
  10. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Year built: 2016
    Days on market: 23
    Listed with Paula St Charles

See all Homes For Sale in The Heights, Houston.
(all data current as of 10/21/2017)

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