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Looking for older and historic homes in the State of Delaware or in Chester County, Pennsylvania? Carolyn Roland tells you about Real Estate and gives you hints and stories about historic properties and sites. Call Carolyn Roland, selling older and historic homes in Delaware and Pennsylvania since 1987. Search historic homes in Delaware and Pennsylvania with the help of a trained Architectural Historian and Realtor.
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Although the weather people were predicting a big snow storm for today,  only the southern part of Delaware seems to have been hit hard. Up here in northern Delaware, although they are saying on TV that Wilmington had 4 inches, my neighborhood just had maybe an inch of slushy white stuff.It was s...
12/09/2017
  Since 1933, the governors of Delaware have proclaimed December 7 as Delaware Day in honor of that day in 1787, when Delaware became the first state to ratify the Federal Constitution, thus making Delaware the first state in the New Nation.The Delaware signers of the Constitution were:George Rea...
12/06/2017
Delaware Events Holiday Craft Show and Taste of the Holidays at the Delaware Contemporary  (formerly the DCCA) will be Friday, December 1, from 5-9 p.m as part of the First Friday Art Loop in Wilmington. This will include the annual Holiday Craft Show and Taste of the Holidays with $1 samples of ...
11/30/2017
The historic preservation community is urging Congress to listen to Donovan D. Rypkema, who is principal of PlaceEconomics, a Washington, D.C.-based real estate and economic development-consulting firm. The work of the firm is at the nexus of historic preservation and economics. (Wilmington Publi...
11/24/2017
Thanks to Debbie Martin, Historic Preservation Planner for the City of Wilmington for the following update:The Delaware Preservation Fund has announced the deadline for its next round of mini-grants for historically designated properties (individual properties or districts).  December 15, 2017 is...
11/16/2017
I really don't want to get a reputation as a big "crab," but some houses leave me not feeling well. To explain: I visited a broker open house the other day, mostly because it was said to be an old farmhouse (i.e. see picture) , and you know that is my weakness.However, it turned out that it was t...
11/08/2017
The world and the world of Real Estate have changed since I got into selling historic homes almost 30 years ago, so what follows is a review of points to remember before you list or sell an historic home in today's market.1. Don't worry if it does not have a glitzy interior but retains original f...
11/01/2017
DELAWARE EVENTSThe George Washington Society is hosting a talk on Monmouth, the Battle that Silenced George Washington's Critics by author Garry Wheeler Stone on Thursday, November 2 at 6 p.m. at the Ed Oliver Golf Club. 800 N. DuPont Road, Wilmington. Buffet dinner $25. RSVP KimBurdick@aol.com.F...
10/30/2017
I visited Winterthur Museum and Gardens today, searching for some fall color but found that our recent forays into the 70's and 80's are not doing it for the bright colors. I know there are scientific reasons having to do with chlorophyll, but I am a simple person, and the simple fact that it is ...
10/26/2017
I noticed recently that the crop of milkweed bugs which were hatching on my Asclepias had suddenly decided to put on a show. They marched off the milkweed pods en masse to the scrolling metal trim at the top of a stake which was supposed to keep the plant from drooping.OK, I get that. A much more...
10/17/2017
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