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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.
The Wilmington and Western Railroad Presents their Summer Fest 2014 this Saturday, August 9, 2014 from 10-4. Trains will run at 10:30, 12:30  and 2:30. Entertainment will come from the Delaware Knights of Magic, Auburn Heights steam cars, a band organ, old time base ball club, and others. There w...
  This classic Brick Split level on one of the largest lots in South Graylyn Crest is now being offered for sale. There are oak floors on the main and upper levels, and all windows, exterior doors, and garage door have been replaced. It has been freshly painted and spotlessly kept.     A high lev...
Chester County Town Tours & Village Walks are continuing in August with three more tours: August 7, Malvern Borough:125 Years of History by Trolley, August 14, Oxford Historic District Tour & Taste (I love this place-and this year they are offering “the snack flavors of Oxford.”). and August 21, ...
Birchrunville is one of the most intact historic villages of Chester County. It is an example of a 19th Century village where tradesmen and millers lived in a symbiotic relationship with the farmers whose land surrounded the village. Its people supported a nearby iron mining settlement and its ro...
Tomahawk Manor, now located in Hartly, Delaware, outside of the State Capital of Dover, has a reputation and a mystery about it.  The story below has been handed down for many years and through 2 owners of the house. The good news is that over 40 years ago, a local game warden found the house lan...
Looking for July 4th information?  Here are some local events: The public is cordially invited to attend Northern Delaware’s annual 4th of July bell-ringing ceremony. At 2:00 Eastern Daylight Time, beginning with bells in Philadelphia, bells across New Castle and across the Nation will peal, offi...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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