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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.
Market Report for New Castle County, Delaware for the third quarter of 2014   The numbers are in and it looks like the brakes are on, with closed sales down even more for the holiday season than they were a year ago, falling 2.5%, and new listings coming up even more slowly than a year ago, at a...
This is the real estate market report for the third quarter of 2014 for Southern Chester County, Pennsylvania. As you can see from the table above, new listings are still a big problem, being down over 35% from the previous year. Not only that, but closed sales are also down, over 33%, and pendi...
Sunday, December 07, 2014 from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM is the 150th Annual Celebration of Delaware Day. Join the Delaware Historical Society in concluding the Sesquicentennial year in Dover for a walking tour in Dover and  activities at the John Dickinson Plantation. Don’t miss the organ recital and a...
  I visited Winterthur Museum in the Brandywine Valley of Delaware yesterday, and found their usual high quality talents on display for the Yuletide exhibit. The old badminton court (now an interior space) was set up for a 1940 evening of popcorn, drinks, and movies. And why wouldn’t you show the...
Funky, funny little Bellefonte!  With 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 and the Pennsylvania State Li...
I have been working on a market analysis for the last couple of days and have again seen the obvious.  Historic home sales have a whole different trajectory in the marketplace. Since the advent of HGTV and double income couples, a) people want a picture perfect home with all new systems, and b) t...
    Through November 23, you can visit Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania to see the Chrysanthemum Festival. Every year at this time, the flowers which have been started from cuttings emerge in fantastical forms inspired by the Japanese art of artificially training mums through litt...
I visited JPT Chair Caning, Etc. on Brandywine Blvd. last week during the First Friday art events in Wilmington and Bellefonte. Fascinating place!   Paula Thomas and Jackie Palmer are the owners, and I got a little explanation of her work from Paula, who has been in the business 13 years. When s...
Maybe I'm a suspicious worrier, but the idea of putting my database in the "cloud" does not appeal to me. Every day it seems like another business gets hacked. So when my laptop died this summer, I decided the old online service which linked info from my phone to my computer and vice-versa had to...
A visit to Mount Vernon with a group from The George Washington Society, Ltd. of Wilmington, Delaware was a real treat last week. We had a VIP tour of the grounds and the mansion, culminating with two officers of the society laying a wreath at the tomb of George and Martha Washington. Since no ph...

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