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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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 It's great to live in Central Delaware, right? It's even better to hear that the Real Estate Market is doing better here than in your northern neighbors in New Castle County, isn't it? (photo home is a sold listing)The good news for buyers in Kent County is that new listings were up almost 9% in...
06/07/2018
The numbers are in for May, 2018 in the New Castle County, Delaware real estate market. Hey home sellers--it is safe to come out of hiding now! Yes, mortgage rates are climbing and now have reached 10 year highs. But if you are planning to make a move to a new location and waiting for the rates t...
06/06/2018
DELAWARE EVENTSFirst Saturdays in the First State presents "Salute to Summer"  with these free programs on the Green in Dover on Saturday, June 2  10:30 a.m. Lucas R. Clawson, archivist with Hagley Museum and Library will present a program at the Delaware Public Archives about the Du Pont Company...
05/31/2018
There is definitely a need for more listings in the current market, shown by the following chart:For the year so far, new listings in Southern Chester County, Pennsylvania are down 8% and closed sales are up only 1.4%. The only good news is that the median sales price is up 4.3% over 2017. Since ...
05/22/2018
DELAWARE EVENTS Saturday, May 5 is First Saturday in the First State in Dover, Delaware. The schedule starts with a program at 9 a.m. on how Caesar Rodney made his historic ride presented at the Bell House, 43 The Green . Also at the Biggs Museum of American Art, self-guided tours and Biggs Kids:...
04/30/2018
I know the calendar is saying it's April and Spring is here, but really? Last night I drove through light snow to get to a meeting in Kennett Square. The wind was cruel and fellow attendees tried to talk about anything but the weather.So, I get it. We have no control over it. But still my garden ...
04/10/2018
The National Trust for Historic Preservation has come up with some helpful definitions of the choices you can make when working on an historic home.1. Identify the factors that will shape your decision. Deciding whether to restore or rehabilitate your house, and to what extent, involves understan...
04/03/2018
DELAWARE NEWS The New Castle Historical Society announces several events for April:The Amstel and Dutch houses will open for the season at 10 a.m. on April 4. Tickets available at the Arsenal, 30 Market Street. Also, the annual meeting will be Tuesday, April 10 at the Arsenal at 7 p.m.  And join ...
04/02/2018
On display at Winterthur Museum until January 5, 2019, Follies--Architectural Whimsey in the Garden is a new exhibit which has been placed outside in nature, rather than inside this world-famous museum of period interiors and furnishings. (photo taken through Neoclassical Folly)I had been walking...
04/01/2018
If you are looking for a quaint historic home on the Delaware River in Northern Delaware, Old New Castle is the place for you. With beginnings in a Dutch settlement in 1651, New Castle is still an attractive place for present day settlers.With several historic home museums and a historic courthou...
03/28/2018
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