Historical Shelter in Waco Was Once a Fixer Upper

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fixer upperIf you’re a fan of the farmhouse aesthetic of Chip and Joanna Gaines and historical homes, a 1910 home minutes from downtown Waco and the popular Silos has come on the market this week.

Featured in Season 1 of the Gaines’s hit HGTV show, Fixer Upper, the home at 1403 N. 5th St. is currently being used as a very successful VRBO and has a permit for that in place, says listing agent Doug Eastland of Realty Experts.

Investors need to take a strong look at the numbers on this one as it stays booked for many months out,” he said.

“The home has been completely remodeled by Chip and Joanna in her highly sought after design,” he added.

This house was built in the early 1900’s and was quite the fixer upper,” Joanna’s blog post about the project said, adding that the owners were avid cyclists and runners and wanted to be close to Cameron Park.

“The house is around the corner from the park – the perfect location!” the blog said. Fixer Upper fans will probably remember this house as the one where Joanna found a vintage bike she displayed in the office space.

Listed for $350,000, this three-bedroom, two-bath home would be a great second home for a Baylor fan who wants a crash pad for game weekends. Its proximity to the Silos and other Waco attractions will make it a great investment the rest of the time since it already has that handy VRBO permit.

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