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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.,..



Longwood Gardens was beautiful today. We arrived when it opened at 10 a.m. and by the time we left around 1 p.m., the crowds were pouring in. It was great weather, the sun was shining, and the tulips were in full bloom. It is amazing that whole beds of tulips will turn into beds of summer flowers...
If you are looking for a convenient location close to Wilmington, Price's Corner Shopping Center and public transportation, 114 Walls Avenue in Stoney Crest could be the home for sale you are seeking.This three bedroom, two bath home has a finished lower level with large family room, bedroom, fu...
Bleeding Hearts, otherwise known as Dicentra, caught my eye as I waited for clients to show up for an appointment to look at a short sale property in a wooded area.                      This was a second showing for this reproduction historic home, but we knew the property was already under contr...
DuPont Environmental Education Center Earth Day Festival Saturday, April 20, 11-3pmFREE! Earth Day is April 22 but Delaware Nature Society is kicking off the celebration early, with an Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 20 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This free, family oriented event takes place on...
This is a great idea if you are staying in a home or getting ready to sell and need a new roof or another critical element. Can an FHA 203K loan be used for a refinance project? The short answer is absolutely yes. Is a couple scenarios that we're seeing prevalent in today's marketplace. 1) first ...
Help  promote our wonderful Delaware Valley Colonial Heritage Day on Saturday, April 13th, 2013, from 11AM to 4PM  at Fort Christina Park, 1122 East 7th Street, Wilmington, Delaware, 19801.  This is thought to be where the first Swedes and Finns stepped on shore in 1638 after traveling here on t...
  Above is the market report for New Castle County for March, 2013. As you can see, listings are down from a year ago, as are closed sales, with March sales and pending sales dropping to about 10% below last year at the same time.   So here's my experiment. My house is heated with gas, so I went ...
Slate is one of the most aesthetically pleasing and durable of all roofing materials. It is indicative at once of the awesome powers of nature which have formed it and the expertise and skill of the craftsman in handshaping and laying it on the roof. Installed properly, slate roofs require relati...
The Chester County Antiques Show with the theme, Architectural Elements in Furniture will be held Saturday, April 6 from 10:00am - 6:00pm and Sunday, April 7 from 11:00am - 5:00pm. $15.00 includes admission, lectures, show catalog, and parking. A new location this year is the Phelps School, 583 S...

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