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Calculator: Adding a Bedroom in New York City

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What’s Selling Now: Homes That Sold for Around $1,000,000

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A Whole Bunch of Amazing Fixer-Uppers North of New York City

by Elizabeth Finkelstein (Image courtesy of Northern Dutchess Realty Inc.) It’s almost embarrassing to admit how much time I spend looking at fixer-uppers...

This Idaho Mountain Home is One of the Coolest Places I’ve Ever Laid Eyes On

by Elizabeth Finkelstein My husband and I just returned from a week-long vacation in our friends’ DROP-DEAD STUNNING Ozarks rental home, so of course...

What’s Selling Now: Homes That Sold for Around $450,000

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Right at Home: This Old House Is a Chore

Owning an old home when you don’t really know what you’re doing means you might bond with fellow homeowners on Facebook groups like Montclair Rehabers:...

On the Market: Homes for Sale in Toronto

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Renters: After Some Awful Apartments, Finally a Nice Room in Bushwick

Advertisement On a recent Friday morning, Simon Hanes, 26, answered the front door of his Bushwick, Brooklyn, house-share with a yawn and an apology: He...

The Real Burning Man

“He doesn’t like to get hot,” one woman whispered. A man raised his hand. “I’m an introvert,” he said softly. “You’re an introvert. So what are we doing...

25 Houses Under 50K: November 2017 Edition

by Elizabeth Finkelstein I’m so smitten with this collection of houses for sale for under $50,000 that I couldn’t wait a second past the 1st of November...

Home/Real Estate Videos

The #1 Thing All Real Estate Agents Should Do

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We all love free advertising! As a full-time real estate writer, here's the one thing I wish all real estate agents would do to make my job a LOT easier. www.circaoldhouses.com

Top Interior Paint Colors for Old Houses

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Elizabeth from CIRCA Old Houses shares for favorite interior paint colors for old houses! Colors featured in this video: Cornforth White by Farrow & Ball Smoke Screen by Olympic Arsenic by Farrow & Ball English Barlett by California Paints Corduroy Black by Valspar Teresa's Green by Farrow & Ball Edited by Alyssa D'Adamo/Color + Information CIRCA Old Houses is where old house lovers come to find the most beautiful historical homes for sale across the country. http://www.circaoldhouses.com Write to us at: letters (at) circaoldhouses (dot) com

An Old House Love Story: How One Man is Saving a 9,000 sq. ft. Victorian Fixer-Upper

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Former owners had attempted to restore the Cross House in Emporia, Kansas, but none had succeeded in finishing the work they had started on the sprawling, 9,000 sq. ft. Victorian fixer-upper. It was not until Ross MacTaggart purchased the home that it was restored to its former ca. 1894 glory. In this heartwarming tribute to the home, Elizabeth Finkelstein from CIRCA Old Houses talks with Ross about the ups and downs and of his renovation, and why restoring an old house is a deeply satisfying, beautiful endeavor. A truly inspiring story for anyone interested in buying, renovating or saving an old house! If you love fixer uppers and liked this video, please give it a like! And make sure to check out CIRCA Old Houses for more old house love. http://www.circaoldhouses.com http://restoringross.com

Free Houses! 6 Beautiful Historical Homes Being Offered for Free

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Who doesn't love a free house? Join Elizabeth of CIRCA Old Houses as we explore 6 beautiful historical homes currently being offered for free - provided you can move them! If you want to know HOW to move one of these houses, watch our follow-up video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0kqz2VJMUI Find more old house love at www.circaoldhouses.com For more information on the homes featured in this video, visit the following links: Osterville, MA: http://www.barnstablepatriot.com/article/20151201/NEWS/151209901 Guntersville, AL: http://whnt.com/2015/08/13/guntersville-church-looking-for-someone-to-take-historic-home-in-disrepair-oh-yeah-its-free/ Plano, TX: https://www.facebook.com/thecollinwoodhouse/ Grimesland, NC: http://www.presnc.org/files/2013/12/Laughinghouse-Fawcett-House.pdf (warning: PDF!) Indianapolis, IN: http://www.indianalandmarks.org/ForSale/Pages/Listing.aspx?RealEstateID=125 Enfield, NC: https://www.presnc.org/properties/branch-grove/

Where to Find the Most Beautiful Historic Houses Online

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Browse and share thousands of gorgeous historic houses photos using #circaoldhouses www.circaoldhouses.com

What is a Brownstone?

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Elizabeth Finkelstein from CIRCA Old Houses shares a few things you might not have know about everyone's favorite New York icon.

10 Ultra-Cheap Fixer Upper Houses for Sale for Under $50,000

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For more gorgeous old houses for sale, visit www.circaoldhouses.com Homes featured in this video: 542 State Highway 20, Sharon Springs, NY http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/542-State-Highway-20-Sharon-Springs-NY-13459/2126998681_zpid/ 21000 Smith Creek Rd, Marthasville MO http://www.berkshirehathawayhs.com/Alliance-Real-Estate-MO304/homes-for-sale/21000-Smith-Creek-Road-Marthasville-MO-63357-164733291 1976 Nc 45, Swan Quarter, NC http://www.lakelandingrealty.com/lakelandingrealtylistings.htm 1323 3rd Ave N, Columbus, MS http://www.remax-mississippi.com/Home/1323-3RD-AVE-Columbus-MS-39701/TTR/16-431 1018 Clermont St, Antigo, WI http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1018-Clermont-St-Antigo-WI-54409/2099224583_zpid/ 26 N Race St, Greenville, PA http://www.howardhanna.com/Property/Detail/26-N-Race-Street-Greenville-Boro-MER-PA-16125/Westpenn/1214821 217 4th Ave SE, Hampton, IA http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/217-4th-Ave-SE-Hampton-IA-50441/86942897_zpid/ 10609 NW Front St, Dupont, IN https://www.coldwellbanker.com/property/10609-N-West-Front-St-Dupont-IN-47231-MLS-20160096 312 Bay St E, Pineview, GA http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/312-Bay-St-E-Pineview-GA-31071/2104368977_zpid/ 506 E 3rd Ave, Red Springs, NC http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/506-E-3rd-Ave-Red-Springs-NC-28377/78344117_zpid/

A Love Letter to Houston! The Most Spectacular Mid-Century Modern House We’ve Ever Laid Eyes On

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The ladies of CIRCA fawn over a spectacular, c. 1955 mid-century modern house for sale in the Glenbrook Valley neighborhood of Houston, TX. Note: This video was filmed before Hurricane Harvey. We spoke after the storm with Robert Searcy, the realtor for this home, who reassured us that both he and the home fared well during the storm. He encouraged us to post the video as the home is still for sale and has not been harmed. Our condolences are with rest of the people of Texas who have not been as fortunate during this devastating time. For more information, visit CIRCA Old Houses: http://circaoldhouses.com/property/glenbrook-valleys-crown-jewel/ Interested in this house? Contact Robert Searcy with Robert Searcy Properties, rps324@msn.com or (832) 279-5332 Asking Price: $425,000 Photos by TK Images The crown jewel of the highly-acclaimed Glenbrook Valley historic district, named a top neighborhood by This Old House. Lifetime metal roof and many system updates, yet original character & details intact. Over 16,600 sq ft undulating corner lot with sprinkler system & mature trees. Sunken living area w/original saucer lamp. Den with vaulted ceiling and fireplace wall that floats through the wall of glass. Neon cove lighting, mod room dividers, suspended kit cabinet, restored vintage Thermador oven, 3 bedrooms, 2 full + 2 half baths. Vintage tile. Absolutely stunning party room, furnished in 1960 and furnishings have remained in the house since and those pieces convey! (ONLY THOSE PARTY ROOM PIECES!) WD & Frig included. Brick patio, the list goes on but the pics tell the story!

Someone Please Buy This $67,900 House!

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We love cheap old houses! The CIRCA ladies discuss an absolutely stunning historical home for sale for $67,900 in Roper, North Carolina. For more information, visit http://circaoldhouses.com/property/charm-in-roper/ Listing courtesy of Mary Barnes, Riverfront Realty of Eastern NC, LLC, (252) 793-9979 For more beautiful historical fixer-uppers for sale, follow our instagram feed @cheapoldhouses House next door: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/215-S-Boush-St-Roper-NC-27970/2093235089_zpid/?fullpage=true

The Most Magnificently-Restored Farmhouse in New York

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We're just a TEENY, TINY bit obsessed with the Fuller Reid House in Slingerlands, NY, for sale by the lovely Sarah Hislop of Select Sothebys International Realty, 518-580-8500 More information at CIRCA Old Houses: http://circaoldhouses.com/property/the-fuller-reid-house/ Beautiful photos by Eleanor Linda Design & Photography Authentically and fully restored Colonial farmhouse on three acres at the base of the Helderberg Escarpment. Full of history and charm, complete with a Rumford fireplace, pond, two outbuildings and a barn, wide plank flooring and warm-wood details throughout. Surrounded by nature, this homestead is a peaceful, quiet refuge from the daily grind. Conveniently located to the train station, highway or airport. 3 hours from NYC, 3 hours from Boston, MA
A Historic District on Fire: You Should Move to Danville, Virginia!

A Historic District on Fire: You Should Move to Danville, Virginia!

by Elizabeth Finkelstein. Photos courtesy of Friends of the Old West End.  Ok, Danville is not literally on fire. But hear me out. The city’s Old West End National Historic District has 43 historic homes for sale – half for under $50,000. These homes range from 1,400...

Big Ticket: Triplex Fit for a Prince, and Owned by One, Finally Sells

Big Ticket: Triplex Fit for a Prince, and Owned by One, Finally Sells

The triplex includes three bedrooms, four full baths and six half baths, along with three so-called safe rooms, one on each level, according to the floor plans and listings. There are also three terraces that provide stunning panoramic vistas of the nearby Hudson...

Bunny Williams, Doyenne of Cozy Chic, Lists Upper East Side Home

Bunny Williams, Doyenne of Cozy Chic, Lists Upper East Side Home

The two-bedroom, three-bathroom apartment is on the fourth floor of 1185 Park Avenue, a 15-story prewar co-op in Carnegie Hill that is one of the last in the city designed with a drive-through central courtyard, entered through tall Gothic archways. There are roughly...

On the Market in New York and Connecticut

On the Market in New York and Connecticut

Three-Bedroom in Darien • $2,495,000 • FAIRFIELD • 100 Goodwives River Road A three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath renovated 1985 home with spacious office, media room, formal dining area, eat-in kitchen with high-end appliances, master suite with balcony, fireplace...

The Hunt: Finding Charm in the East Village ‘Ice Cream District’

The Hunt: Finding Charm in the East Village ‘Ice Cream District’

For fun, they often headed downtown. “Because Conor has relatively little free time, it was important to be in a neighborhood where we could easily go to a bar or restaurant, or meet up with friends,” Ms. Chiabaut said. They focused on the East Village, within walking...

On Location: A Place to Experiment in the Poconos

On Location: A Place to Experiment in the Poconos

The owners had decorated the house in a Southwestern style, but when Mr. Bonetti looked in the basement, he saw that they had saved the home’s original furniture — much of it collectible chrome-and-leather pieces from the Pace Collection and custom seating by the...

International Real Estate: House Hunting in … Brazil

International Real Estate: House Hunting in … Brazil

A dining room, television room and another bathroom are also on the ground floor. The kitchen is off the dining room, overlooking the pool area, and has two refrigerators, an electric drinking fountain and a six-burner stove. The maid’s quarters, adjacent to the...

International Real Estate: House Hunting in … Brazil

International Real Estate: House Hunting in … Brazil

A dining room, television room and another bathroom are also on the ground floor. The kitchen is off the dining room, overlooking the pool area, and has two refrigerators, an electric drinking fountain and a six-burner stove. The maid’s quarters, adjacent to the...

My Space: A Tour of a Design Dealer’s Small Apartment in Chelsea

My Space: A Tour of a Design Dealer’s Small Apartment in Chelsea

Patrick Parrish AGE 52 OCCUPATION Owner, Patrick Parrish gallery; author of “The Hunt: Navigating the Worlds of Art and Design” (Powerhouse Books) Photo A school bus made by the German toy company Playmobil sits in the living room. Credit Andrew White for The New York...

If You Don’t Buy This $44,960 House, I Will!

If You Don’t Buy This $44,960 House, I Will!

by Elizabeth Finkelstein  Much as I love what I do for a living, it can sometimes wreck havoc on my life. BECAUSE I WANT ALL THE HOUSES. Can you blame me!? LOOK AT THIS ONE. It’s $44,960. It hurts. I want it. The little fan on the front landing! The staircase! The...

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