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, 2.1 baths
    Home size: 2,296 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,314 sqft
    Year built: 2005
    Days on market: 5
    Listed with IndyQuest Properties
  2. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Year built: 2016
    Days on market: 11
    Listed with Paula St Charles
  3. 3 beds, 2.1 baths
    Home size: 2,404 sq ft
    Year built: 2017
    Days on market: 12
    Listed with LOFTECH HOMES
  4. 3 beds, 3.1 baths
    Home size: 2,360 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,038 sqft
    Year built: 2016
    Days on market: 12
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan
  5. 3 beds, 2.1 baths
    Home size: 2,034 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,875 sqft
    Year built: 2014
    Days on market: 12
    Listed with Citiquest Properties
  6. 4 beds, 3.1 baths
    Home size: 2,994 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,799 sqft
    Year built: 2010
    Days on market: 14
    Listed with Century 21 Olympian Fine Homes
  7. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Year built: 1965
    Days on market: 16
    Listed with Goodland & Associates
  8. 3 beds, 3.1 baths
    Home size: 2,904 sq ft
    Year built: 2014
    Days on market: 21
    Listed with Sudhoff Companies
  9. 3 beds, 2.1 baths
    Home size: 2,232 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,240 sqft
    Year built: 2013
    Days on market: 21
    Listed with Nexus One Properties
  10. 3 beds, 2.1 baths
    Home size: 1,918 sq ft
    Year built: 2006
    Days on market: 21
    Listed with Green Residential

See all Homes For Sale in The Heights, Houston.
(all data current as of 9/26/2017)

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