I am new here also but I wanted to post to let you know that I found a treasure chest of houses at HomeGoods a few weeks ago. They are newer but nostalgic looking and use LED lights but some of them have great detailing. They were also relatively cheap, even the large houses were only around $17 (much more affordable than the Bethany Lowe houses I have been oggling!)
TJMax and Marshalls (owned by the same parent company) have also had a few in stock, but not nearly the selection and not as detailed. The houses I found are sold under the name Chestnut Lane (really great detailing using corrugated cardboard) and Sugar Plum Dreams (pastels and lots of glitter but not as detailed or high of quality). I haven't been able to find either brand on sale anywhere online--if someone finds them, please post--I really wish I had gotten a few of the smaller sized ones.
I know the ones I originally saw at HomeGoods were selling fast--probably because they were under $20 a piece. (I only got 4 of them.
) If anyone is interested I can post what I got. I went for the larger ones (O-gage) size since I haven't ever seen them at an affordable price like that and I husband limited me to 3 of them--Mom is buying me another for Christmas.