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What To Look For When Buying a Vacant Old House

- February 24, 2021

a vacant houseThe joys and headaches of living where no one has lived for a while.

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Living Without AC

- July 10, 2019

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It doesn’t suck as much as you think. Here’s why you might want to consider it.

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How an Historic Neighborhood Destroys Itself

- November 26, 2016

Charlotte's Elizabeth is dying as an historic neighborhood, a victim of its own success and modern urban planning.

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House Financing Options

- October 19, 2016

old house photoChoosing the right finance option for your dream home, however, may be overwhelming. Here are some options to consider when considering financing your home.

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How To Save Your Old House

- October 2, 2016

Tips for making sure your old house is around for the long haul, and your sanity too.

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Stock, Custom, or Drag?

- August 4, 2016

Chevrolet Bel Air 1957 (Kinsmart) model How you built model cars, or arranged your dollhouse, may say a lot about your love for old houses.

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How to Research Your Old House

- July 15, 2016

Want to know more about your old house? Here are some tips to aid your search.

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10 Signs You Should Buy an Old House

- July 13, 2016

Thinking of living in an old house? Here's how to tell if it's the right move.

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You Are the History of Your Old House

- October 18, 2015

The glory of old houses comes from the imprint of countless lives that built them, passed by them, and lived in them. If you live in one of them, you are the maker of that history too.

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The Past, Facing Forward

- June 21, 2004

This article appeared when the site was launched in 2004.
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The Life of Old Houses

This blog is about life in old houses, and how these houses and other historic buildings shape our society.

by Joe Copley, founder, OldHouses.com

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