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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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I really don't want to get a reputation as a big "crab," but some houses leave me not feeling well. To explain: I visited a broker open house the other day, mostly because it was said to be an old farmhouse (i.e. see picture) , and you know that is my weakness.However, it turned out that it was t...
11/08/2017
The world and the world of Real Estate have changed since I got into selling historic homes almost 30 years ago, so what follows is a review of points to remember before you list or sell an historic home in today's market.1. Don't worry if it does not have a glitzy interior but retains original f...
11/01/2017
DELAWARE EVENTSThe George Washington Society is hosting a talk on Monmouth, the Battle that Silenced George Washington's Critics by author Garry Wheeler Stone on Thursday, November 2 at 6 p.m. at the Ed Oliver Golf Club. 800 N. DuPont Road, Wilmington. Buffet dinner $25. RSVP KimBurdick@aol.com.F...
10/30/2017
I visited Winterthur Museum and Gardens today, searching for some fall color but found that our recent forays into the 70's and 80's are not doing it for the bright colors. I know there are scientific reasons having to do with chlorophyll, but I am a simple person, and the simple fact that it is ...
10/26/2017
I noticed recently that the crop of milkweed bugs which were hatching on my Asclepias had suddenly decided to put on a show. They marched off the milkweed pods en masse to the scrolling metal trim at the top of a stake which was supposed to keep the plant from drooping.OK, I get that. A much more...
10/17/2017
 October 7 was the first Saturday in October, and local historic home fans know what that means--it's Chester County Day's 77th annual house tour. (left Franklin St. home)            For many years, a friend and I have been showing up the night before at the historic Chester County courthouse in ...
10/08/2017
DELAWARE EVENTSOctober 7 is another First Saturday in the First State Heritage Park in Dover, Delaware.  From 10-1, visit Woodburn, The Governor's House 151 King's Highway. Then walk a couple of blocks starting at  9:00 a.m. to  4:30 p.m. to the John Bell House on The Green, and visit a Civil War...
10/01/2017
The good news for Southern Chester County real estate is that the number of new listings for the first 8 months of the year were up almost 18%.The number of closed sales, however, was down 3%. The price trend is good for sellers, since it was up 4% both for August and the year as a whole to date....
09/26/2017
Here we are when it is officially fall, with temperatures in the 80's and 90's. It is time to review the real estate market  in New Castle County Delaware for the first 8 months of the year.As you can see, for August, listings were down 5%, and total residential properties were down almost 20%. T...
09/25/2017
You could say this tent is made for traveling, and you would be right. After a recent visit to the Museum of the American Revolution (MOAR) in Philadelphia left me disappointed with the much touted tent of George Washington, and  I got a second chance on Saturday. The Battle of Brandywine--On Hal...
09/17/2017
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