I was a Million Dollar Agent for Coldwell Banker.
My advice to home buyers:
Skip the mortgage, pay cash for an older home
With no mortgage, you can afford lots of upgrades!
Don't let repairs scare you off! You can do most of
them yourself or hire local laid off skilled workers to
do a side job for you. We have had our $500. historic
home for a year now, all the repairs, plumbing, elec,
roof, insulation, were done by us on a bare bones budget.
Now we have a large home, no rent or mortgage payments for the rest of our lives!
Our home appraised at $339,000. Not bad for a little elbow grease.
Here are some homes available:
To Be Moved
Raleigh, North Carolina $0
Approximate square footage: 0
Contact: Jason Queen, Director of Urban Issues
Preservation North Carolina
The ca. 1906 Briggs House is believed to have been built for the family of Fabius Briggs, Jr. The house has had a colorful history and was mostly recently used for artist studios. It is currently unoccupied and suffering from deferred maintenance and water damage. However, many of the house's beautiful details survive, including paneled wainscotting, elegant central stair, 8 unique tiled mantles, original wood windows and floors.
The house, currently located at the corner of Hillsborough Street and Ashe Ave., must be moved to a new site to save it from demolition. The house will be moved separately from the commercial building to which it is attached. Possible relocation sites have been identified near the existing site. Additional details coming soon.
Learn more about the history of the house and see photos at http://goodnightraleigh.com/2009/10
Find a Home - check the list of available Historic Homes - CLICK HERE
Milltown vicinity, Indiana
Ellicott City, Maryland
St. Joseph, Missouri
Wilson, North Carolina
Haslett Township, North Carolina
---------------------------------------Cincinnati - Houses for $0!
OTR ADOPT is described as a program that matches deteriorating historic buildings with new owners who are willing to rehabilitate the structures and return them to productive use.
For many willing to adopt a building in OTR the process is free.
To find out more about the program, go to www.otradopt.com.
Preservation Groups and Resources OnLine:
|Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois||State of IL|
|Sagadahoc Preservation Inc.||Bath, ME|
|Preservation North Carolina||Raleigh, NC|
|Manchester Historic Society, Inc.||Pittsburgh, PA|
|Preservation Texas||Austin, TX|
|Greater Houston Preservation Alliance||Houston, TX|
|Historic Houston||Houston, TX|
|Historic Petersburg Foundation||Petersburg, VA|
|The Alliance to Conserve Old Richmond Neighborhoods||Richmond, VA|
|City Sells and Neighborhoods in Bloom||Richmond, VA|
The National Trust for Historic Preservation
The National Trust for Historic Preservation's magazine.
The National Park Service
Technical Preservation Services helps home owners, preservation professionals, organizations, and government agencies preserve and protect this nation's heritage by providing readily available materials on preserving, restoring, and rehabilitating historic buildings.
Resources and research tools for historic preservation, cultural resource management and historical organizations & services.