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Study Hall: Cheap Old Homes

POP QUIZ QUESTIONS: Where does Elizabeth find the houses she posts? What are some of the risks you may incur when buying an old house? What are some of the pros of buying a cheap old house? Which markets did she mention? ANSWERS: Some from her preservation resources and a lot from the community/followers. Lead...

Historic Preservation: Cheap Old Houses

Buying an old home that needs work can be intimidating, especially for those of us who’s only knowledge of fixer uppers comes from Chip and Joanna! But there’s a special set of home buyers that can see all the beauty and potential in older houses. What some view as eyesores, they see as charm—four walls...

Study Hall: Restoring a Historic Home

POP QUIZ QUESTIONS: Scott mentioned 5 mistakes historical homeowners make- what are they? What food did Scott compare his work prioritization to? What product does Scott hate the most? What are 2 options to find historically friendly materials? ANSWERS: Siding, windows, wood floors, plaster & energy efficiency. A sandwich Vinyl Architectural savage yards or a...

History: Restoring A Historic Home

Owning an old house is daunting! It can be hard to figure out where to start on your laundry list of projects, and what should be restored vs. demo’d & replaced – enter, Scott Sidler. For Scott old houses are not just a passion they’re a career.  In 2010 Scott started his own historic restoration...

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