We’ll be featuring listings from our Historic Properties for Sale site every Wednesday. It’s just like Preservation magazine’s well-loved homes section, but much more frequent. Today, we're looking at a few listings that won't (necessarily) break the bank.
I've lived in Washington, DC long enough to know that I am, well, let's say jaded when it comes to real estate prices. The tiny clapboard-fronted row houses on my street routinely sell for well upwards of a half-million dollars, and I've seen one bedroom condos in my neighborhood list for just a shade under $300K. I'm not the best person to ask when it comes to what a reasonable price for a house is, since even during the downturn, I haven't seen a reasonable price in years. (Oh, yes... I do rent. How did you guess?)
These listings, however, caught my eye because they really seem like a steal. A 3,000 square foot plantation house on 20 acres in South Carolina for $250K? Or how about a seven-bedroom mansion named after the blueberries that grow on its property (giving a new meaning to "bed and breakfast") for less than $300,000? And this antebellum plantation in Missouri is only $285K? For real? And I can hardly believe this Main Street corner property in Maryland's "antiques capital" is just $199,900. Honestly, these are deals so compelling that they're making me think about telecommuting options... I mean, New Market, Maryland isn't that far, right?
These - and many, many other listings - are available now through our Historic Properties for Sale website. Check it out!
Sarah Heffern is the content manager for PreservationNation.org.