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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.)

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 not like other real estate sites. If you expect homes to be added just because it’s old, that’s not how it works here. The build date is important but it’s not the deciding factor. There are a lot of old houses that have been updated poorly or lack interesting features. It’s not about the style or period but how much of it is still original. The more original, the more likely it’ll be added to the site. But it also needs to be interesting, just having original floors and trim may not be enough. Understand that the site is updated/maintained by one person (except for a comment moderation helper) so I must be choosy on what I spend my time on. Agents and owners may submit their listing for consideration but with the understanding that not all homes submitted will be added to the site. Unless you’ve been an active participant on OHD, I cannot accept by owner listings. This link may be helpful to see what I say no to. Unless it’s a rare time capsule, million dollar plus homes do not do well on OHD. 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.

Owners/agents can submit their homes below but the preferred method is using the link exchange posts as many will see your listing even if I decline adding to the site. To find the latest “Link Exchange” post by: 1) going to the home page, look at the top post that says “Link Exchange”, click on the post. 2) Near the top of the page it 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.

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Frequent Questions Answered

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 will be discontinued with no idea of adding that as a feature in the future.

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.

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. You do not have to register to leave a comment.

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 1/3/19