Cincinnati, Ohio

Price: $50,000

Contact: Christine Schoonover, 513-619-7502

This poor old 1880s Italianate still needs someone to restore its sturdy brick facade and make it into a home. While many readers have traveled to Cincinnati to take a look, most were turned off by the "transitional nature" of the neighborhood, says realtor Christine Schoonover. The house is located in historic Over-the-Rhine, once home to over 45,000, mostly German residents, who opened dozens of beer halls, breweries, and saloons. While the neighborhood went through a decades-long rough patch, new businesses and residents are trying to return it to its former glory—a worthwhile task, since OTR is home to some of Cincinnati's finest architecture.
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