Overall, the 3rd quarter boasts good news for the Berkshire Real estate market, making this the highest in year-to-date sales since 2007. Click here to view the full report, including county specific one-page info-graphics and town-by-town data. In summary, at the end of the second quarter of 2015, sale transactions were slower than the previous year, but there was a significant amount of pending inventory. These transactions occurred in the 3rd quarter as hoped, and the market results show strong cumulative gains over the last year. Data reveals improvements of 13% in the number of sales and an 8% increase in the dollar volume transacted. There are currently 166 residential homes marked sale pending (last year at the same time there were 144 homes pending, but last quarter there were 209) and 233 overall sales are awaiting deed transfer.