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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.



The stats are in, and for March, 2015, prices are up, pending and closed sales are up, and inventory is down. This is what we have been waiting for--positive movement!  New listings are up over the same time last year by almost 13%, and closed sales are up almost double that, at 23.6%. The median...
First I was waiting for a sign of anything green popping up in my garden. It seemed to be a battle between the cold weather and bulbs and perennials hiding out and waiting until they could shed their winter coats and come out into the sunshine. Then the crocuses appeared and held their faces to ...
The following call for applicants just came out from the Fresh Start Scholarship Foundation. I am proud to say I have been a supporter of this cause for many years.(Here is a link to the Fresh Start Scholarship website) Del Tech Wilmington, rightThe Fresh Start Scholarship Foundation, Inc. is ple...
Probably built before 1800, this unique stone historic home for sale was once the center of a gristmill community in Brandywine Hundred (now part of the City of Wilmington). The Henry Webster House, with its lovely gardens and thick stone walls, is a charmer waiting for the next generation of own...
April has been playing “April Fool” with the weather in our area, and my bulbs and hellebores have responded by playing “Hide and Seek. The good news is that they are starting to come out of their hiding places, albeit on an irregular basis, with the earliest (usually) grape hyacinths coming out ...
A client who is looking for a piece of land on which to build a house for his family asked me about a particular parcel in Wilmington that has been on the market for 3 years (great starting news). Under “Disclosures” on the MLS, the listing agent has included maps of the property with large print...
    New Castle County, DE New Castle County  experienced a 15.8% increase in the number of sold homes for the first quarter of 2015 compared to 2014 and a 7.9% increase in the median price of sold homes, from $189,000 to $203,900. The number of homes that went under contract in the first quarter...
My Easter traditions include making bread, and my favorite is Hoska, the Czechoslovakian bread we could buy at the neighborhood bakery where I lived in Chicago as a child. I had never thought about finding a recipe for it, but when I got my Kitchenaid mixer a few years back, I bought Bernard Clay...
Save that ticket to Holland for another Day!  Join the Lewes Tulip Celebration. City-wide series of activities celebrating Lewes Delaware’s Dutch heritage including Dutch games, crafts and a display of Delftware ceramics at the Zwaanendael Museum. Sponsored by the Lewes Chamber of Commerce.Thurs...

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