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Looking for older and historic homes in the State of Delaware or in Southern Chester County, Pennsylvania? Carolyn Roland is a trained Architectural Historian and a Board Member of the Chester County Historic Preservation Network and Friends of the Furness Railroad District as well as the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Delaware and Chester County Historical Societies.,..



Yesterday's Annual Halloween Parade in Chatham Park was co-sponsored by the Civic Associations of the adjoining communities of  Chatham and South Graylyn Crest. (Although these communities have a postmark of Wilmington, Delaware, they are located in New Castle County.)  I counted about 50 contest...
     A surprise snowstorm brought less than an inch to Delaware last night, but it didn't scare this Gerber Daisy!  She washed her face with melted snow and held still until the sun melted the ice off her dress.  Since the temperature did not dip below freezing, or at least did not do so for an e...
   I went for a walk yesterday on the grounds of Winterthur Museum, and, through a certain light, the trees looked as though they were daring the Great Pumpkin to rise up. A lone oak tree stood apart from the crowd, perhaps not wanting to witness the mayhem that was about to happen. Stay tuned fo...
There are 3 market reports which I have posted in October 2011. They cover the areas of Northern Delaware, Southern Chester County, Pennsylvania, and Cecil County, Maryland.  I am licensed in 3 states and am ready to serve your real estate needs.  Call Carolyn Roland, a voice with 24 years of exp...
Cecil County Maryland market reports show a trend that was echoed in Delaware, right across the State line. Bucking the trend for 2011, September 2011 showed that median sale prices were down 2.4%, while the number of pending sales was up 9.1%. Inventories are down, which is good, but for the ye...
Although few houses now NEED fireplaces as their only source of heat, from the early days of our republic until the late 19th century, fireplaces were the main cooking and heat source in most homes.          The photos above show 2 houses, the first of which, Tomahawk, was built in 1772 near Hart...
September was a volatile month in Southern Chester County, Pennsylvania real estate. The number of new listings dropped dramatically, as did closed and pending sales. Although days on the market were up nearly 13% for the year, they dropped just over 2% for September, which is a slight bit of go...
      A visit this weekend to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania had us in amazement as we visited the Conservatory (above, Lollipop Flower and Scarlet Scullcap).    This is the time of year when the waterlily display is in its full glory, and visitors got to see one of the voluntee...
Residents and businesses affected by significant rainfall and flooding from Hurricane Irene on Aug. 27 - 28, can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.  .  The declaration covers New Castle County, Delaware.  The following neighboring counties are also...
I remember when I was a child in Chicago and we paid $35 a month rent. That sounds like a real bargain now, but the incomes in the U.S. in the 1950's averaged $2992. I used to take a walk down the alley and across the "prairie" (empty lot in Chicago-speak) with $.15 clutched in my hand to buy a l...

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