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. 5 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 2,456 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,236 sqft
    Year built: 1929
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 1
    Listed with Corzo Group Properties
  2. 3 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,736 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,236 sqft
    Year built: 1929
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 2
    Listed with Corzo Group Properties
  3. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 720 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,236 sqft
    Year built: 1929
    Days on market: 2
    Listed with Corzo Group Properties
  4. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,465 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,707 sqft
    Year built: 2016
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 4
    Listed with The Reyna Realty Group
  5. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,375 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,375 sqft
    Year built: 2016
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 4
    Listed with The Reyna Realty Group
  6. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,517 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,525 sqft
    Year built: 2008
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 9
    Listed with ULR
  7. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,457 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,525 sqft
    Year built: 2005
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 9
    Listed with Mission Real Estate Group
  8. 4 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 4,133 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,600 sqft
    Year built: 2016
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 10
    Listed with Martha Turner Sotheby's International Realty
  9. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,232 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,826 sqft
    Year built: 2012
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 11
    Listed with RE/MAX Cinco Ranch
  10. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,232 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,826 sqft
    Year built: 2012
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 11
    Listed with RE/MAX Cinco Ranch

See all Homes For Sale in The Heights, Houston.
(all data current as of 2/19/2017)

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