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Please read the FAQ’s at the bottom of the contact form as your question may already be answered.

OHD is NOT a real estate agency nor does it represent any homes shown here. Agent contact details are provided with each house post.

If requesting your home be removed from this site, enter the address in the contact form below with your request. This goes for owners, agents or the photographer. (For owners, if you are looking for historical information about your home, it’s helpful to keep the address & photos on the site as previous owners or previous owner descendants could connect with you and help with your search or possibly provide old photos. If not, I hope you’ll allow me to remove your address instead so we can continue to admire your home but leave the whereabouts unknown.)

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If you share my passion of old homes and want to share your finds, do not use this page to send in houses to add to the site. Every Friday there’s a new post where you can share houses for sale, links to articles about old houses or ask questions about your own old house. Go to this link, look for the last dated Link Exchange post (usually the first one on that page.) In the Link Exchange post, scroll down to the bottom and find the comment box. Paste your link(s) and hit submit, that’s all! Houses shared in link exchange does not guarantee it will be featured as a post on OHD.

Agents, home owners and preservation groups! You can share your listing in Friday’s posts or contact me with the address or link to your listing. All I ask is that the home is pre-1960’s, mostly original and not over updated (no open concept or ceilings lined with recessed lighting.) Submitted houses will not guarantee it’ll be posted to the site. It does not have to be in the MLS to be submitted. FSBO homes can also be submitted as long as clear and properly sized photos are provided.

I do not promote GoFund for your house fund.

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Incorrect details (status, agent, price, etc)

Details come from the listing at the time of posting (posting date provided on each post.) Because OHD is not hooked to a database that automatically updates the changes they must be checked and updated manually. If you see a change in status or any listing details, leave a comment in the post or contact me above along with the address or post link.

How do I change my profile pic/avatar (as in the pic beside your comment name)?

Go to this page for instructions. You will need to register with OHD to upload a custom avatar.

How do I register on OHD? Does it cost anything?

Click here to register on OHD. It does not cost anything, email and personal information is never shared nor sold. The only reason you would want to register if you want to create a “Favorite House List” or create a custom avatar for the comments section.

How do I search by state or only show homes for sale?

For computer and most tablet users, look on the right hand side of the site for the drop downs that allow you to choose status, state, style, etc. If you are on a phone, scroll down toward the bottom until you see the drop downs. As I stated above, OHD may not always have the most current status so you must verify the current status by visiting the resource links or contacting the agent.

Why are off market and sold homes left on the site?

“Not for sale” or “Off Market” and sold homes are kept on the site so we can continue to admire it, see what happens to it or others can get ideas for their own home restoration.

I wish you would only show “For Sale” houses….

You can view only the houses that are for sale by using the drop downs on the side menu, pick “For Sale” from the Status drop down.

Can you find a house for me or only send me houses in X state or for X price?

Sorry, I cannot.

How do I subscribe so I won’t miss a post? And “I haven’t received any updates!”

Facebook, Twitter, RSS feed or sign up for the newsletter to receive at the end of a posting day (newsletter sign up can be found on any page with the right sidebar showing.) I do not recommend following with Facebook as I do not share all houses there nor will you see all houses in your newsfeed.

If you see a gap each week in newsletters, I do not post on the weekends and may not post every day of the week. Newsletters are automatically sent out at 5amEST after a house posting day. Emails are never shared or distributed.

Important information about browsing and searching this site.

You have the ability to combine categories (build dates, prices, states, etc.), to make it easier to find what you are looking for. There are various reasons why some houses will not show up using the ‘Browse Houses’ feature. If certain information is missing in the original listing details, square feet or acreage for instance, and you set up a search for Queen Anne homes in Texas with X-X square feet, and the listing details did not include square feet, then there will be some Queen Anne houses in Texas that will not be displayed in your results. There’s nothing I can do to fix that so I suggest browsing all Queen Anne’s in Texas with no square feet or acreage chosen. And some homes that are off market will be shown as “Active” and will be included in searches. Until I know the home is off market, the status will not change automatically when the house is no longer listed.

Last updated 6/6/17.