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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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The story of this Historic Delaware Home for Sale is a little out of the ordinary. Little did Thomas Lewis, descendant of Welshman Henry Lewis, know when he built a brick dwelling house in 1772, that 200 years later a Kent County Delaware game warden would buy his house and haul it away, brick by...
06/23/2014
The time is here to find out what happened in Southern Chester County PA in May, 2014.  As you can see, new listings and closed sales compared to the previous May are up, but for the year, it's in the negative range. Pending sales are also lower than the same period in 2013.     The median sale p...
06/17/2014
The time is here to find out what happened in the real estate market in New Castle County, Delaware in May, 2014. As you can see,we have about 5% more listings than we did the same time last year, however, closed sales are down about 8%. More good news is that our sales prices are up almost 7% ov...
06/16/2014
Kent County, Delaware home sales are picking up, as the report from May, 2014 shows. However, the uptick in activity in May has not been enough to bring year to date figures on an upward curve. New listings in May were up 13%, and pending sales were up 6%. For the year, another good sign for sel...
06/11/2014
Please join the Delaware Historical Society on Saturday, June 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a family day at Fort Delaware! Pack a lunch and take a ferry to Pea Patch Island. Enjoy special talks, tours, demonstrations, and performances planned to immerse you in a Civil War experience during 1864, ...
06/04/2014
"Tomahawk Manor" is a classic 18th Century house on 11 secluded acres in Hartly, Delaware. It was once the Lewis Family Farm near Wyoming, Delaware. It was carefully taken down brick by brick in the 70's, and the fielded paneling in the living room and dining room was re-created from the extant p...
05/16/2014
Historic Homes News--May, 2014   Dover Days, May 2-4,  is one of Delaware's longest-running events that celebrates First State history. Here are a few fun facts about Dover Days: The event was started in 1933 as a home and garden tour. To celebrate the 81st anniversary and the hit TV Show Downton...
04/29/2014
Easter 2014 at Winterthur Museum and Gardens looked quite different from a few years back. I checked my picture files, and 4 years ago the azaleas and rhododendrum were in full bloom on April 4. The one thing I see in common is that the white trilliums were in full bloom at the beginnings of the...
04/20/2014
Thank you, Census Bureau! Their 2012 American Community Survey was interpreted by businessinsider.com and came up with a ranking of which states were the most "normal," or in line with data from the U.S. as a whole.            VS.                   Delaware, where I have lived for a long, long, t...
04/15/2014
Historic Bellefonte, Delaware has a population of 1193 and a land area of .18 square miles. It’s hard to imagine it as an arts, antiques, and “eclectica” hot spot, but it is. Situated a stone’s throw from the Delaware River between the northern edge of Wilmington, Delaware and the Pennsylvania S...
04/09/2014
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