FAQ’s are at the bottom, your question may already be answered.
OHD is NOT a real estate agency nor does it represent homes featured here. Agent or owner contact details are provided with each house post. (Links: About OHD, Registration.) OHD is not hooked into a database that automatically updates pricing or status so what it says on OHD may not be current, check the links or contact the agent to find out the current price and status.
See your home here and want it removed? Enter the address in the contact form below with your request. (DMCA Policy) If you are looking for historical information about your home, it’s helpful to keep it on the site as previous owners could help with your search or provide old photos.
“I’d like my home featured on OHD.”
OHD (Old House Dreams) is picky about what properties are featured. The build date is important (pre-1970) but it’s not the deciding factor. Integrity is the most important part but just having the original floors and trim may not be enough. Understand that the site is updated/maintained by one person so I must be choosy. The more original and interesting the better. This link may be helpful to see what I say no to. There are no fees.
Agents and owners may submit their listing for consideration but with the understanding that not all homes will be added to the site. Unless you’ve been an active participant on OHD, I cannot accept by owner listings.
Readers, use the link exchange to share your finds. I get a lot of submissions and it’s become impossible to keep up, please use the link exchange. I’m no longer responding to readers shares through the contact form.
How to share in the link exchange (You must be a registered user to comment. Registration is free, link.): 1) Visit the home page, click on the top box that says “Link Exchange”. 2) The top of the page says “Click here to jump to comment box.”, click. 3) See the comment box? Paste your link (need instructions finding a link/url?) in the comment box. Include the build date, price and city/state with your link. Hit “Post Comment” when ready to submit your comment/share. How will you know if your home will appear on the site? You won’t until you see it in it’s own post.
I receive many submissions and emails, allow up to a week for me to respond.
What happened to my favorites?
The original developer abandoned the favorites code long ago and it became a security risk to continue using it. It’s too expensive to hire a new developer and the number of people using it did not justify the cost. I gave notice months in advanced, as of 12/31/18 the favorites was discontinued.
How do I subscribe so I won’t miss a post?
Sign up for the newsletter! The newsletter is sent out at the end of a posting day. Newsletter sign-up can be found on the right side of the home page. Or click here for the 3 day a week newsletter for an email every 3 days instead of every day. I do not recommend following with Facebook or Twitter since they do not show you all new posts.
Why isn’t my comment highlighted? I’m an OHD Supporter!
You MUST be registered (click here to register.) You must be signed in when commenting after you are registered. If you register after becoming a supporter, let me know because your account must be switched manually.
I’m signed up for the newsletter but can’t sign into my OHD account.
Signing up for the newsletter doesn’t mean you have an OHD account. If you’ve never gone through the registration page and created an OHD account it means you don’t have an OHD account.
How do I change my profile pic/avatar (as in the pic beside your comment name)?
You must have an OHD account (register here). At the top of the website, under the page header (phone users it’s the little lines), click “My Profile”; scroll down and find the avatar section. Click “Browse” or “Choose Image”, when you get a popup go to where you’ve saved the avatar on your computer and upload. The image you upload will automatically be scaled to 96×96. After uploading, don’t forget to click “Update Avatar”.
How do I register on OHD? Does it cost anything?
Click here to register on OHD. No fees to register, emails are kept private. You must login once a year to keep your account active.
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 home page 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.
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 (phone users, scroll toward the bottom of the home page), pick “For Sale” from the Status drop down. Note, just because a home is marked “For Sale” doesn’t guarantee that’s a current status, always contact the agent for more details.
Can you find a house for me or only send me houses in X state or for X price?
Sorry, that’s impossible both because of time and the newsletter can not be set up that way.
My comment never appeared!
OHD is rather strict on what is allowed in comments. There is a Comment Policy. No warnings are given when a comment is not allowed, it will not appear if you’ve violated a rule or OHD feels it goes beyond what should be discussed.
What does “National Register” mean?
Most people think having a home on the National Register means you can’t paint your home or make changes without going through the “National Register Board”. There’s more too it than that. Check out what the National Park Service has to say, regarding the National Registry.
National Register Frequently Asked Questions
National Register YouTube Playlist
Last updated 4/11/19