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For those who want to read about fixing up old houses but don't want to have to do it! 
Now go out and buy that fixer-upper, already!
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And one more tip. We ran into this issue at a historic site I was working at. Always make your mortar match the time period!
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Is this the ultimate poor baby house? In need of serious renovation but walking distance to a park and in a safe area. 
It’s a total mess, and the ceiling fans look like they’re melting. But the bones are all there inside this $8,000 house in Youngstown, OH, built ca. 1912 and sitting on over half an acr…
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So all the plaster is coming off the lathe because of the amount of water damage. And yes that is a tarp on the roof in the photo. But the stairs look in good shape and the roof line still looks true. The hardwood floors can probably be saved and the trim is original. Tiles in the bathroom also look original. Ahh I wish I lived closer!

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I've been in love with this place for years! It's stone and backs onto the Napanee River.
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Last one! This is located right outside of Yarmouth Nova Scotia. It is 11 acres, with riverfront. No google view though.
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It's great isn't it? And the Yarmouth area has a zone 7 climate!
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Well, I have tried to do the fixer uppers under 50000 in Canada, but it is not easy. There just isn't much in that price range in this country at least not in southern Ontario. But I did find a few.
I know the listing will disappear but I am also posting a picture.
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One of my favourite pages from one of my favourite websites! I love looking at all the different styles and locations!
by Elizabeth Finkelstein Here are my current favorite gorgeous, historical homes for sale for under $50,000! (If you come across any beautiful old houses for sale for under $50,000, send the…
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So I am interested in a property in Eastern Ontario. It is old (of course) and is a stone building that has had a brick front to it. Not a marriage made in heaven. Of course there are step cracks where the two join. So I'm researching wall construction!
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Great post on structural wall issues.
Chartered surveyor Ian Rock explores how structural movement can affect old homes — and why subsidence may not be the deal-breaker you think
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For the cheap old house lover! And let's face it, who isn't?
Every home is on the market for under $100K—and in need of some TLC.
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Found a new website about older houses. Enjoy everyone!
Much of the country may be suffering from blistering temperatures and high humidity, but these houses were designed to remain cool—decades before air conditioning hit the marketplace.
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So if you want a ramblin' old pile to fix up Atlantic Canada and Quebec is where you should look! Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia with a view of the ocean for a whopping 39,500.
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