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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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Just as the squirrels are starting to hide acorns and dig holes all over my garden, I can feel it in the air--Fall is coming!People are returning home from vacations at the shore and near and far, and they all seem to be thinking, "Hmm, I wonder what I could get for my house?" So like the scurryi...
08/16/2018
Agricultural Antiques & Modern Machines were the subject of the Town Tours and Villaage Walks last week in Cochranville, Pennsylvania. This was quite a switch from my usual forays into the countryside to look at historic buildings. The men and women of the Upper Oxford and Londonderry Historical ...
08/11/2018
A recent visit to the 1765 Wiley/Cloud Plank House in Kennett Township, Chester County Pennsylvania was a real privilege for the members of the Township Historical Commission as guests of the current owner. This National Register home is one of the largest examples of a plank house in Southeaster...
08/09/2018
DELAWARE EVENTS  The Hale-Byrnes House in Stanton announces 2 events in August:Saturday, August 11 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. the American Revolution Round Table of Northern Delaware is sponsoring a talk by Glenn Williams on "Lord Dunmore's War:The Last Conflict of America's Colonial Era."Sunday, August...
07/31/2018
I just had to share this newsletter article from The Comprehensive Wealth Management Group in West Chester, Pennsylvania. IT’S CAMPING SEASON! In 1869, the first recreational camping guide, Adventures in Wilderness, was authored by minister William H.H. Murray and became a bestseller. The book’s ...
07/30/2018
 Looking for some fresh air and green spaces today (since the rain has stopped), I wandered down to the Newlin Grist Mill in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania. I had not been down there in years and it is right down the road from my favorite shopping spot, the Shoppes at Brinton Lake. And yes, it is in De...
07/28/2018
Yesterday, we reviewed the numbers in New Castle County, Delaware. Now let's cross the state line and go up into Southern Chester County, Pennsylvania. Market conditions always vary in this more rural area which places a high value on open space. As a matter of fact, Kennett Twp. recently purchas...
07/25/2018
 As we all have observed in our part of the country, real estate activity in June in Delaware was reflective of the weather: everyone was hiding inside with the air conditioning turned up high and trying to avoid participating in the real estate market.New listings were down almost 10% compared t...
07/24/2018
Every so often I am reminded of the old saying, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." A recent article in Forbes has brought this maxim to mind again.  Last week, the members of the New Garden Twp. (Pennsylvania) Historic Commission met at the 19th C. Lyceum, (photo) once the site of education, lect...
07/19/2018
For those of us who live in the area of North Wilmington called Brandywine Hundred, Concord Pike (Route 202) is a constant in our lives.  I expect there will be a big crowd on July 25 from 6-8 p.m. at the Talleyville Fire Hall (photo)  when a 20 year plan for the area is discussed.  How many more...
07/17/2018
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