Best Places To Buy a Fixer-Upper

This old house
This old house

Ever dream about snagging a great old house with good bones, fixing it up by the sweat of your brow, and transforming it into a period showplace? Well, you're in luck. This Old House is out with its 2012 list of the country's "Best Old House Neighborhoods" -- which includes dozens of places where you can find -- and afford -- "a diamond in the rough that you can polish into a lasting gem."

Here's the inside scoop on a few of the neighborhoods that deliver the best return on your investment.

More on This Old House:
Best Neighborhoods 2012: For First-Timers
Best Neighborhoods 2012: Family Friendly
Best Neighborhoods 2012: Retirees

See also:
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