House Hunting: 7 lovely Victorian-era Homes

theweek.com Wilmington, Delware. This Richardsonian Romanesque home was built in 1901 with iron ore bricks. Details include original stained-glass windows, hand-carved reliefs, and oak molding. Commercially zoned, the property is close to area hospitals and public transit. $1,250,000. Michael Kelczewski, Brandywine Fine Properties/Sotheby’s International Realty, (302) 645-6500. source: http://theweek.com/articles/441341/house-hunting-7-lovely-victorianera-homes

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On The Market: English Manor on Chester County countryside

Shannon Rooney, Philly.com Gail Sanders and her husband Dariel partnered with renowned local architect Peter Batchelor to custom design their new Chester County estate with one goal in mind: turn the rolling hills of Chester Springs into English countryside. “The home was designed to emulate an English Manor,” said realtor Michael Kelczewski. The nearly 9,000-square-foot […]

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Bid or Bad? The Appeal and Risks of Buying a Home at Auction

Jeff Wuorio, Deseret News It’s easy to get caught up in the competitive excitement of an auction. Bidding up the price of your spouse’s baked goods for charity or snagging an antique clock at a fraction of its value is one thing. But the stakes rise considerably when it comes to landing a solid deal […]

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Homeowners Reveal: 6 Reasons To Buy A Unique Property

Trulia, via forbes.com Erica and Aaron Garner always knew they wanted to live on a big property with a lot of land and very few neighbors. “We wanted to get out of the concrete jungle,” laughs Erica. “We didn’t want to smell our neighbors’ smells, hear their arguments, or be told how we can live.” […]

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Should First-Time Buyers Bypass the Venerable Starter Home?
Should First-Time Buyers Bypass the Venerable Starter Home?

Brian O’Connell, thestreet.com Han Chang doesn’t believe in starter homes — and he shares that sentiment with a burgeoning number of younger Americans. Chang, co-founder of Investmentzen.com, recently moved from San Francisco to Austin to become a first time homebuyer, but he’s aiming higher than first-time buyers historically have. “My wife and I are totally […]

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