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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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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...
04/21/2015
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 ...
04/17/2015
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...
04/15/2015
    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...
04/10/2015
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...
04/04/2015
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...
04/01/2015
In view of the fact that 2016 is the 50th anniversary of the  National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, Delaware preservationists from all 3 counties got together last week to see how we could celebrate this significant legislation. This was our second meeting, the first being held at the Hale-...
03/28/2015
Councilman Bob Weiner invites you to join him for our Tally Day Bark Park Maintenance Day   On behalf all New Castle County citizens and Talley Day County bark park users, Councilman Robert Weiner invites you to volunteer at the Talley Day County Bark Park Citizens Maintenance Day on Friday, Mar...
03/20/2015
The Philadelphia Flower Show was my goal earlier this week, but a giant snow storm cancelled my trip by train with the Delaware Center for Horticulture. But, no worry, we did it yesterday and saw “Celebrate the Movies,” this year’s theme for the world's longest running and largest indoor flower s...
03/07/2015
If you want to take half a week clambering around Delaware River forts and defenses, the Coast Defense Study Group invites you to attend its 2015 Annual Conference to the Harbor Defenses of the Delaware River from April 29 to May 3, 2015. Visit Forts: Mifflin, Mott, Delaware, DuPont, Saulsbury, ...
03/01/2015
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