Hello Msrachelle79, I once thought the same as you, concerning Victorian homes. Though I didn't purchase my dream home, I did purchased a 5 bed 1 bath home, built in 1905, for cash. I'm a single mother of three, it's now sixteen-years later, my children are all grown and though all major repairs are complete, there's still work to be done. I'm in no way trying to discourage you, but consider the cost of repairs to make the house stand out as a Victorian dream. After sixteen years of sweat and money, I'm now basically alone & in the process of selling my home. Good luck.