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2014 YearEnd Market Watch

2014 Jan-May Sales Interim Report (PDF)

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2017 2nd Quarter Market Watch

There is good news to be found in the Berkshire County Real Estate 2nd quarter market watch report.  The dollar volume of real estate sales is up 4% and the number of transactions sold is up 8%. The number of residential homes, multi-family homes, land parcels, condos and commercial properties sold in the first quarter

Homeownership: We were made for this

NAR’s newest ad campaign entitled, “Homeownership: We were made for this” has a funny way to deliver the messages of both home-ownership and using a REALTOR in very short, videos. Check them out.  The videos will be available for sharing on the 26th. You can sign up for notification here: https://www.nar.realtor/consumer-advertising-campaign/ad-center
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Broadband Update for Windsor and Mount Washington

Two Berkshire towns have received state grants to design and build their own municipal broadband networks, according to the Western MA Economic Development Council. Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration last week released $4.6 million in total, with Mount Washington receiving $222,000 for an estimated $1.25 million network and Windsor receiving $830,000 for an estimated $2.19 million

Berkshire Women Realtor Builders Giving Back

Kudos to the Realtors who volunteered for the Habitat for Humanity Women’s Build. Despite cold, wet weather, our intrepid our REALTOR ReACT [Real Estate Agent’s Charitable Task-Force] Volunteers got down and dirty, helping to build a home for a family of 7 with 5 children.   You make us proud! Mary Jane Dunlop (REACT Chair), Rose Schnopp

The Official Market Watch is Here!

The full 1st Quarter 2017 Market Watch (pdf) is here.  Use the link to get the full report that shows how all regions of the Berkshires are doing, as well as a full market overview.  For a quick peek, the strongest markets YTD compared to the first quarter last year are:  Adams, Lanesboro, Pittsfield, Richmond,

22 Towns Now Right to Farm

Hinsdale has been added to the list of communities that have adopted right to farm bylaws.  Please be aware that Hinsdale, like Pittsfield, does not require a singed copy of the Right To Farm Notification to be filed.  All other communities have such a requirement.  Please update your listings accordingly! Adams Alford Becket Cheshire Egremont

Berkshire 2016 Market Watch Report

The 2016 Market Watch Report has been released in full format.  Sales continue to rise since 2010, with the total number of real estate transactions in 2016 topping 1686 transfers.  This is the high since 2005.  Similarly, the dollar volume of the sales also continued to grow, topping at 407 million dollars transacted in 2016. 

2017 Berkshire MA Property Tax Rates

Staff has updated the 2017 property tax rates for cities and towns in Berkshire County.  A quick reference copy can be found on our website, as well as PDF downloads of 2017 rates (as well as historical years).  Clarksburg is the only town that does not have their rate approved yet. 2017 Berkshire Property Tax

Disclose Right of First to Brokers, Not Marketing Venues

In case you missed it, we reported in June that here was a policy change to the way you can report your Right of First Refusals on a property (home sale contingency or otherwise).  The MLS Board acknowledged that the syndication sites immediately marked those listings as PENDING, without any care for the status difference. 
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