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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 

This spring the South Graylyn Crest Civic Association community event will be all about children who are in need. Many children go to bed at night without a good pair of pajamas or a bedtime story. Some of these children are in shelters and others are in foster homes waiting to be adopted. SGCCA ...
02/28/2012
    Kent County Delaware is following the trend set in previous months in this real estate market report for January, 2012.  Listings were up 24%, while pending sales were up almost 83% over the same period in 2011.  As in the previous month, median sales prices continued to stay around 15% lower...
02/23/2012
I am so lucky to have Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania as a nearby neighbor just across the state line from my Delaware Home.  Another great thing is that I have a friend who has guest passes with her membership. We also share a love of plants and flowers, plus we love to walk. Wh...
02/20/2012
Southern Chester County, Pennsylvania's Market Report for January, 2012 shows us the differences between this January and January of 2011. Although new listings are up 54%, the listing inventory is still down around 15% below the previous year. Why is this?  Just look at the 7% median sales pric...
02/17/2012
OK, it’s been great having temperatures in the 50’s this winter. But when it gets below 30 degrees and the wind blows so hard it keeps me awake at night, I need some respite for my weary mind. So I take myself back to Longwood Gardens in nearby Kennett Square, PA and recall the gorgeous orchids o...
02/12/2012
Here's a great list of discounts for present and past military members. If you know someone who could make use of this, please forward it to them! Military Discounts for Active, Reserve, and Retired Vets Please forward to all active duty, reservists, and retired US military personnel you know…Dis...
02/08/2012
Silently sitting on the banks of the Brandywine River with a mill race (foreground) on the back side of the mills, the Eagle Roll mills at Hagley Museum in Wilmington, Delaware, were used in the manufacture of gunpowder from 1802 to 1920. The high stone walls face the millrace, while the walls w...
02/07/2012
Since one year ago, real estate sales in New Castle County, Delaware, have continued the same trend which existed at the end of 2011. January listings were up almost 17% compared to one year ago. The good news is that closed sales were up more than 26% and pending sales were up twice that amount...
02/06/2012
A recent issue of Wall Street Journal's SMART MONEY focused on three towns in Delaware and profiled their affordability for retirees. As a whole, the tax situation favors retirees because there is no sales tax, Social Security benefits are tax-exempt, income tax rates max out at 6.95% and seniors...
02/03/2012
  On Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012 at 1:30 p.m., the New Castle Courthouse Museum http://history.delaware.gov/museums/ncch/ncch_main.shtml   located at 211 Delaware St. in Old New Castle, Delaware., will present the program "Forgotten Presidents and How the Presidency Evolved." Admission to the museum, wh...
02/02/2012
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