While the 2nd Quarter Market Watch is being finalized, we thought we’d share a few trends to tide you over. In the first 6 months of this year, residential sale volume is up 14% over last year, while condo, multifamily and land sales decreased. The top performing markets for both the # and $ of sales in Berkshire County in all property types, transacted January- June compared to last year are … [drum roll, please] Adams, Dalton, Lanesboro, Windsor, Egremont, Lee, Lenox, Monterey and Sheffield. Runners up include towns with an increase in dollar volume, even though the # of sales was down: Peru, Richmond, Alford, Becket, Sandisfield and West Stockbridge. Honorable mention goes to North Adams, for almost holding level despite community challenges.