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2008 

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The Wilmington Extreme Makeover, which tore down both sides of a twin in the inner city was really great.  The families were both deserving and are people who are very smart about their life choices.  I especially enjoyed listening to the children, including the daughter who wants to be a judge, ...
03/31/2008
As indicated in an earlier post, twin homes on Clayton St. in Wilmington were recently the subject of a filming of Extreme Makeover, Home Edition.  It has been announced that this segment will appear on March 30, 2008.  I drove by the houses yesterday, and they really are attractive.  The program...
03/28/2008
Going back to the days of William Penn, the area now called Delaware was divided into areas called "Hundreds."  Although these areas still exist, Brandywine Hundred is the only one that still retains the Hundred name. Almost defiantly, the residents proudly claim they live in Brandywine Hundred, ...
03/14/2008
  After 20 years in the Real Estate business, I can almost predict what potential buyers (or just "tire kickers") will ask when they see a nice fireplace in an historic home.  Years ago, the sales trainers would instruct us to say, "If the fireplace works, will you buy the house?"But my reaction ...
03/12/2008
You are probably wondering what changes add value to a 20th century home(one of the criteria for listing on the National Historic Register is that a property be at least 50 years old).  So put yourself in the place of a buyer, and think about what you need in a home to make it functional for your...
03/03/2008
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