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Historic homes appeal to a smaller, but enthusiastic, market

Historic homes appeal to a smaller, but enthusiastic, market

SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 2012
BY KATHLEEN LYNN
STAFF WRITER

Living in a 1678 stone house allowed Marlene Casey to “take something that has been in existence for hundreds of years and lovingly restore what needs to be restored and preserve it for future generations,” she said.

But after raising two sons in the house, Casey is ready for a smaller, one-story place, and has put her home — the Jacobus Demarest Homestead in New Milford — on the market.

The property, one of the oldest in Bergen County, is among a number of pre-1900 properties for sale in North Jersey. Finding the right buyer for these unusual homes can be a challenge, experts say.

https://www.northjersey.com/realestate/148419935_Homes_that_bear_history_s_burden.html

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