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Elizabeth Finkelstein Bio, Who’s Afraid Of Cheap Old Houses?, Height, Age, Family, Spouse, Cheap Old Houses, and Net Worth


Elizabeth Finkelstein Biography

Elizabeth Finkelstein is an American architectural historian, writer, educator, and TV personality who rose to prominence for starring in HGTV’s Cheap Old Houses alongside her husband, Ethan Finkelstein. She alongside Ethan will host Who’s Afraid Of Cheap Old Houses? premiering on May 14, 2024, on HGTV at 10 p.m. EST.

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Elizabeth Finkelstein Height

Finkelstein stands at a rough height of 5 feet and 6 inches.

Elizabeth Finkelstein Age

Finkelstein keeps her birthdate and year away from the limelight. Nonetheless, we will update this information once available.

Personal Life

Elizabeth Finkelstein Family and Relatives

Finkelstein grew up raised in Queensbury in upstate New York. Regardless, she keeps information regarding her family and relatives away from the public eye. However, we will update this information once it’s available to the public.

Elizabeth Finkelstein Spouse and Children

Finkelstein tied the knot with Ethan Finkelstein. The couple hosted Cheap Old Houses on HGTV. During their free time, they restore their cheap old farmhouse which they bought for $70,000. Also, they have a book named “Cheap Old Houses: An Unconventional Guide to Loving and Restoring a Forgotten Home.”

Elizabeth Finkelstein Education

Finkelstein received her high school diploma before enrolling at New York University in 1998. In 2003, she graduated with a Bachelor Of Arts degree in Communications. In 2007, she joined Pratt Institute where she received her Master Of Science degree in Historic Preservation. During her time at Pratt, she studied interior design abroad in Milan, Italy at Istituto Europeo di Design between 2005 and 2006.

Professional Life

Elizabeth Finkelstein Net Worth

Finkelstein has garnered a net worth ranging from $1 million to $6 million during her successful career as an architectural historian, writer, educator, and TV personality.

Elizabeth Finkelstein Career

Finkelstein worked as a program manager at Open House New York(OHNY) displaying New York City’s history and architecture from May 2002 to November 2005. In this capacity, she wrote grants and press releases to fund and endorse OHNY and coordinated year‐round talks, lectures, special occasions, and fundraisers. Next, she worked for the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission as a researcher where she managed and interpreted research on historic buildings in the East Village.

In May 2008, Finkelstein joined the Pratt Center for Community Development in Brooklyn as a research consultant. There, she examined historic buildings in Downtown Brooklyn’s Fulton Mall. After her stint there, she worked for the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation as the director of preservation and research from August 2008 to January 2012. While there, she also chaired the Damsels in Design NYC Mentoring Committee.

From January 2011 to 2013, Finkelstein freelanced as a copywriter, tour Guide, and architectural historian. In January 2012, she joined Pratt Institute as a visiting professor till her departure in January 2013. While serving at Pratt Institute, she joined Color + Information as a copywriter and project manager. She also worked for Town Residential as a researcher and copywriter. In 2014, she joined Country Living Magazine as a writer. Her last published article on the site was on July 11, 2018. Since 2013, Finkelstein has worked as the founder of CIRCA Houses, an online display old house marketplace.

Finkelstein’s history with old houses can be traced back to when she was growing up in Queensbury in a house that dates back to the 18th century. She didn’t think that she would end up on HGTV. Alongside her husband, she began an Instagram profile named @CheapOldHouses that is focused on content related to affordable old homes that they discover, mostly going for under $100,000. Later, the profile would lead to the development and launch of the show, Cheap Old Houses on HGTV.

TV Shows

Elizabeth Finkelstein Cheap Old Houses

Finkelstein alongside her husband, Ethan co-hosted HGTV’s Cheap Old Houses. In the show, they toured cheap old houses across America and picked a house that they would feature on their Instagram feed. During this process, they shared stories of the homes’ historical importance and architectural peculiar. In addition, they utilized Elizabeth’s background as a historic preservationist and 3D graphic renderings to visualize what the houses could look like with proper restorations. Finally, they visited the restored homes later on.

Elizabeth Finkelstein Who’s Afraid Of Cheap Old Houses?

Finkelstein alongside Ethan will host Who’s Afraid Of Cheap Old Houses? SN 1 premiering on May 14, 2024, on HGTV at 10 p.m. EST. They will find the houses at cheap prices and restore them to their former glory. Who’s Afraid Of Cheap Old Houses? SN 1 features 8 before-and-after renovations of cheap old houses, alongside the families achieving their dream residences for less than $150,000. Some of the featured properties include a budget-friendly church bought for $99,000, a charming Victorian house purchased for $32,000, and a unique Odd Fellows hall by a canal, complete with a ballroom, acquired for $100,000.

Elizabeth Finkelstein Social Media

Finkelstein and Ethan have an Instagram profile named @CheapOldHouses that is focused on content related to affordable old homes. The account has over 2.7M followers. She has an Instagram account that has a following of over 400.