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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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In Kent County, Delaware, stretching from Smyrna to Milford, average sale prices in the last quarter were up less than 1% over the same time in 2012.  You can compare this with neighboring New Castle County, discussed in my New Castle County blog article. Median prices were down almost 4% over th...
Posted about 2 months ago
The average home sale price in New Castle County, Delaware in the last quarter was up over 3%, not nearly as strong a rise as the rate in Southern Chester County, Pennsylvania, just to the north. Some good news is contained in the 1.2% figure, which is the amount over the list price which was rec...
Posted about 2 months ago
A stiff breeze from the north brought snow and a rising market for Home Sales in Southern Chester County, Pennsylvania in the last quarter. The good news is that the average home sale price was up almost 7%. However, as in many places across the country, the number of homes for sale was down abou...
Posted about 2 months ago
March 2014 Historic Homes Newsletter   The Alrichs House in Port Penn, Delaware is being offered for free.  It was featured in the March issue of This Old House Magazine. This c. 1760 home is a rare survival of Delaware’s Dutch heritage, built by Peter Alrich, the grandson of a settler who arrive...
Posted about 2 months ago
I don't know about you, but I am really focused on doing a good job for my clients, even if it means missing an event I had tickets for. This happened the other day, when a buyer client wanted to make an offer on a home in a historic area of Wilmington while her mother was in town to give her som...
Posted about 2 months ago
The Orchid Extravaganza is on view from January 25–March 30. You don’t have to travel a world away to escape the cold of winter…all you have to do is step through the doors of Longwood Gardens, in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania (although the grounds outside the Conservatory were snow-covered today ...
Posted 2 months ago
    The Art of Dessert This FRIDAY NIGHT Feb. 7, 2014 is the "Art of Dessert" dessert tasing at Newark Arts Alliance Date: Friday, Feb 7, 2014Time:  6:30pm – 9:00pmPrice:  $17 per person (includes one free drink), tickets available at the door. This party celebrates the culinary arts with special...
Posted 3 months ago
Come in out of the cold this February for these great events for historic home lovers and their families: Chester County Historical Society (West Chester) Family Day will be held Monday, February 17, from 10:00am - 1:00pm. The Family Fun includes crafts, toys, dress-up and stories.  Admission is ...
Posted 3 months ago
    As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly, When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky;   I thought of these lines from Clement Moore’s poem, A Visit from St. Nicholas as I took a walk this afternoon and the wind was whipping up the dried leaves along the edge of the South Grayly...
Posted 3 months ago
If you have wondered how the real estate market in New Castle County, Delaware compares to the counties to the north and south of us, here is your answer. As you can see from the graph above, right now we are trying to get back to the 2005 numbers, but the trend is swinging upward. Here you can ...
Posted 3 months ago
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