Why Buy Historic Real Estate? Let’s Talk Tax Breaks

Got your sights set on an actual historic home or building? Many people become enchanted with the charm and appeal of historical properties simply because it is old, unique, and irreplaceable. However, are you aware that many states, counties, and city governments offer tax breaks for owning and restoring a historical home or building?

A Camp Washington Restoration: Uncovering History

Historic homes have a unique story to tell. People lived there, experienced life’s ups and downs there, and left their mark. One of the best things about a home restoration is what you uncover about the history of the house and the people that came before you. Our Lead Agent Adam Sanregret’s latest restoration project

So You Think You Want to Buy a Fixer-Upper?

You spot them around, lovely old homes, in lovely, historic neighborhoods. We’re talking about homes that stick in your head long after you’ve seen them…It’s a fixer-upper. It just needs a little love, right?

A Camp Washington Restoration: To Strip or Not to Strip

It happens more often than anyone likes to talk about. It can happen to any historic house. You enter the home and (click for sound effect)…The woodwork is painted. That’s what Adam Sanregret, Lead Agent of Cincinnati Historic Homes, saw when he first entered 3071 Sidney Avenue

A Camp Washington Restoration: The Floors!

Ask any historic home owner. They will agree that original woodwork and wood floors are important to the character of their home. Plus, the beautiful color, luster, texture and grain of old wood is beyond compare. During a home restoration project, if the original wood floors are still there, there comes a point when you […]

A Camp Washington Restoration: It Begins

Adam Sanregret, Lead Agent of Cincinnati Historic Homes, found his 6th home restoration project–3071 Sidney Avenue in Cincinnati’s historic neighborhood of Camp Washington–in April 2019. Nine months have passed…the work is done, right? Well, not quite…

A Camp Washington Restoration: The “Master Plan”

Thinking of sticking your toe into the home restoration pool? Thinking of buying a fixer-upper?  The scope of your project will vary depending on the property’s condition, but let’s just say that, if it’s a whole-house redo, it is definitely not for the faint of heart. How you approach your project also depends on what […]

A Camp Washington Restoration: Bring On The Game Plan

We have said it before and we will say it again–restoring a historic house is no small undertaking. It can be tough. Hidden surprises can show up. Like massive water leaks during a rainstorm. Finding old termite damage on a major support beam. Or sometimes you just end up going for months with one or […]

A Camp Washington Restoration: The Prologue

Restoring a historic house is no small undertaking. It can take years, a decade, a decade plus–there might always be something left to do! Maybe it’s like painting a long roadway bridge. By the time painting is done from one end to the other, it’s time to start all over again. Some folks might do […]

Don’t Muddle Up that Historic Brick Repair!

Have you ever seen a historic brick chimney or wall sorely in need of repair and restoration? And then right after that did you wonder what the difference is between pointing, repointing, and tuck pointing in brick repair? You are not alone! Actually, a large body of knowledge exists on the subject of brick repair […]