Elizabeth Finkelstein (Cheap Old Houses) Bio, Age, Height, Parents, Children, Net worth, Instagram

Elizabeth Finkelstein Biography

Elizabeth Finkelstein, a trained architectural historian, is deeply committed to saving and preserving historic homes. Alongside her husband, Ethan Finkelstein, she is widely recognized for their work on the popular show “Cheap Old Houses.” Here are the key details about Elizabeth:

Elizabeth Finkelstein Age | Birthday

As of  May 2024, Finkelstein is 44 years old. She was born in April 1980. At the moment, we can’t pinpoint the specific day she celebrates her birthday.

Elizabeth Finkelstein Family and Upbringing

Elizabeth’s parents, Dr. Joel and Gail Solomon raised their family in a historic home on Chestnut Ridge Road in Queensbury, New York. Growing up in this charming old house likely fueled Elizabeth’s love for architectural heritage.

Elizabeth Finkelstein and Ethan on HGTV's Cheap Old House
Elizabeth Finkelstein and Ethan on Cheap Old House

Elizabeth Finkelstein Height

While Elizabeth hasn’t revealed her precise height, she stands at an estimated 5 feet 6 inches tall.

Elizabeth Finkelstein Marriage and Children

Finkelstein is happily married to Ethan Finkelstein, her business partner and co-host. The couple tied the knot in her parents’ 1850s Greek revival family house in Queensbury.


Elizabeth Finkelstein holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from New York University (2003). She also completed a year-long certified course in Interior Design at Milan’s Istituto Europeo di Design. Her passion led her to earn a Master’s degree in Historic Preservation from Pratt Institute in 2008.


As a licensed tour guide, professor, and architectural historian, Elizabeth has made significant contributions to the field. Elizabeth Finkelstein is:

  1. Co-Founder of “Circa Old Houses”:
    • In 2013, Elizabeth co-founded “Circa Old Houses” with Ethan. This real estate listing site showcases exquisite old houses available for sale across the country.
    • Their mission is to highlight the beauty and potential of historic properties.
  2. HGTV Host and “Cheap Old Houses”:
    • Elizabeth and Ethan will feature in an eight-episode series titled “Cheap Old Houses,” premiering on HGTV on August 9th, 2021.
    • The show takes viewers on a journey across America, exploring small towns and cities in search of affordable old homes.
    • Each episode features a “Saved Old Home” segment, showcasing transformed properties.
  3. “Who’s Afraid of a Cheap Old House?” Co-host:
    • Elizabeth and Ethan help buyers transform unconventional spaces into dream homes.
    • The show premieres on May 14, 2024, at 10 PM on HGTV.

Elizabeth Finkelstein Net Worth

Finkelstein’s estimated net worth ranges from $1 million to $5 million. Her expertise as a television reality show host, architectural historian, and interior designer contributes to her financial success.


Elizabeth and her husband Ethan Finkelstein run an Instagram account called ‘Cheap Old Houses ‘that goes by the verified handle @cheapoldhouses which has been featured in New York Magazine, Buzzfeed, The Financial Times, Money Magazine, and other influential publications.

The account features antique houses for sale that mostly go for under $150,000. It has over 2.8M followers and close to over 5k posts as of May 5th, 2024.

She also runs another Instagram account ‘Circa Old Houses ‘@circahouses with over 448k followers and more than 8k posts as of May 5th, 2024.