Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Where to Buy in Georgia


A key component of The Georgia Trust’s Endangered Properties Program is its Revolving Fund. Properties in this program are historic properties that face real threats and are usually in need of significant rehabilitation. The Georgia Trust markets these properties to preservation-minded individuals who are willing and able to purchase, rehabilitate, and preserve the property. Our efforts are aided by websites and publications that reach national audiences and cater to the preservation community. One such website, PreservationDirectory.com, is a great source for buyers and sellers of historic properties.


PreservationDirectory.com is once again collaborating with This Old House to produce an annual list of “The Best Places to Buy an Old House”. In the past two years, Georgia has been represented on this list by Washington and Newnan. Many of our members who attended the 2008 Fall Ramble in Newnan and the 2009 Fall Ramble in Washington would agree that these are great towns for old houses.


Help recognize another great Georgia town! An upcoming issue and Web feature from This Old House will feature the 3rd annual "The Best Places to Buy an Old House" article, which strives to identify affordable—or just plain magnificent—homes in historic neighborhoods and districts across the United States.


In order to most effectively accomplish this search, This Old House and PreservationDirectory.com are seeking the help of dedicated preservationists, neighborhood boosters and heritage travelers! To nominate your historic district, town or city, please submit the following information:

· The name of the neighborhood, town or district you wish to nominate

· A brief history of the area

· A brief description of the types of houses available, including architectural styles, the period in which they were built; and the average price range.

· A short paragraph on why you think the area deserves to be included on our list.

· At least five high-res digital photographs (300 DPI, at about 8.5 by 6.5) of houses and/or streetscapes in the neighborhood.

This Old House and PreservationDirectory.com are especially interested in overlooked places known for affordable houses that are heavy on architectural details.

Nominations are due no later than November 16, 2009. Please send information outlined above to This Old House Associate Editor, Keith Pandolfi at keith_pandolfi@timeinc.com.

You can also view ads from The Rambler on our website to see additional historic properties for sale!

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