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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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Compared with the year to February's end in 2016, the 2017 New Castle County real estate market report for the year so far shows almost 15% less inventory than the previous year. Not only that, but the median sales price is down 2%. The good news is that pending sales are up almost 20%, and new l...
03/22/2017
In all the years I have been going to local Historic Home and Gardens at Winterthur, I have never been there when there is snow on the ground. They are closed most of January and February, so that explains part of the reason, but I know we have had snow in March before. This time there was a lect...
03/20/2017
Yesterday, I was admiring the hellebores blooming away like crazy in my yard. Sometimes called Lenten Roses, they had been in bud and waiting to come out in full force for several weeks. And you never know exactly when they will bloom. It depends on the weather. We have had temperatures nearing 7...
03/10/2017
 Delaware EventsRockwood Museum and Park presents The Women of Rockwood   as its featured exhibit,  opening, March 1 through October. The wealthy women who lived in Rockwood left their mark through letters, clothing, and philanthropy. Come to a talk on  Great Women in History  on March 5 from 2-4...
02/28/2017
Not in the duPont category of wealth,  F.Scott Fitzgerald had already spent all of his earnings from The Great Gatsby when his editor suggested he  move to quiet Wilmington, Delaware in 1927.Scott had already spent all of his earnings from The Great Gatsby and had burned out in Hollywood in an at...
02/15/2017
William duPont,  Jr. was born in a 16th C manor house in Surrey, England. He grew up in Montpelier, the 1760's Virginia home of President James Madison. So if you  get the idea that he felt architecturally and well as financially privileged, you would probably be right.I considered these facts as...
02/09/2017
February Happenings (not a few involving Abe and George)DelawareSaturday, February 25 from 7:00 to 10:00pm, the Winter Fundraiser at the Arsenal - Bootlegger's Bash, 30 Market Street, New Castle, Delaware. You are invited to the annual winter fundraiser of the New Castle Historical Society. Guest...
01/31/2017
In 19th Century property maps, this home was called "Rolling Prairie" and was known to be the home of a mill owner with a mill on the nearby Christina Creek. This tributary has been turned into a peaceful lake, a perfect setting for this exquisite 4300 sq. ft. historic home. But not only does it ...
01/20/2017
 The numbers are in for 2016 Real Estate market activity for Kent County Delaware. If we compare this to the report for New Castle County, just to the north, we find that new listings in Kent County are almost even with the previous year, where they were slightly down in New Castle County.Also, c...
01/12/2017
 The figures are in for 2016 real estate activity in Southern Chester County, Pennsylvania. As in neighboring New Castle County, Delaware, new listings were down, almost 5%, with single family detached inventory down a startling 34%!  Talk about sellers hiding in their storm cellars!  Those that ...
01/09/2017
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