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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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2012 

CAROLYN ROLAND --YOUR HISTORIC HOMES RESOURCE February 2012 Historic Homes E NewsThe Murphy House in Rockland, Delaware has been torn down by the Nemours Foundation as of 4:20 p.m. on Jan 11. In 2008, the State sold the house to the Foundation for $10 with their promise to restore the building. F...
01/31/2012
Last month, the 192 room Sheraton Wilmington South finally opened for guests, 10 years after it's original planned opening. What happened? Well, building inspectors discovered it was 1/3 larger than approved plans. Court battles ended in bankruptcy for the developers, another developer took over,...
01/26/2012
The following three links lead to my end of 2011 market reports for Southern Chester County, Pennsylvania and New Castle and Kent Counties in Delaware which were all posted during the month of January, 2012. http://actvra.in/qWs http://actvra.in/r5G http://actvra.in/rpl As for the WEATHER report,...
01/24/2012
Although we had some light snow in October 2011, last night brought a couple of inches of wet snow in Wilmington. It was pretty icy around 9 a.m., but by noon it had turned to a manageable icy layer with enough water under it to scoop to the side of the driveway. And my lovely South Graylyn Crest...
01/21/2012
As was true in other local markets, New Castle County, Delaware had a surge of activity in December, 2011, but a year end compilation of figures  still shows a slow market. Although new listings were up 1.3% in December, they were down almost 13% for the year. The reason for this can be seen in ...
01/17/2012
Once a year, the Kennett Amateur Theatrical Society (KATS) presents "a pantomime in the British tradition." This means the "dame" is played by a man, the "principal boy" is played by a young woman, and a friendly animal or two are played by, in this case, two girls playing the front and back of a...
01/16/2012
JANUARY      APRIL        JULY FRIDAY      FRIDAY      FRIDAY 13                   13              13         Wait--are we beginning to see a pattern here? For the first time since the early 1980’s, there will be a Friday the 13th (Like Today!) in January, April and July during a leap year. And t...
01/13/2012
   Once considered eligible for the Natiional Register of Historic Places, Brandywine Hundred's Murphy House was demolished yesterday. The Nemours Foundation, owners of the children's hospital across the road, had agreed to restore the Murphy House . Those who fought to preserve the build­ing sai...
01/12/2012
  Year-to-date (December 2011), close to one in four listings in New Castle County closed as a short sale or bank-owned property, and one in three in Kent County.  Above, we see the figures for December alone, and below we see the figures for  2011 as a whole. The biggest difference between New ...
01/11/2012
This is a good addition to the statistics posted in my regular Market Report section. Often we read about "absorption rate" but find it hard to put a finger on without concrete examples. See http://actvra.in/qWs for average days on the market before sale, which will give you the "absorption rate"...
01/10/2012
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