Market Info

Market Statistics & Research

There are a host of reports for your review below. The most comprehensive data that we offer is in our Quarterly Market Watch Report. This report has a multi-page summary about the market in general and includes detailed data on each county, city and town and property type. This is the only report that contains commentary. 


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Monthly Market Summary

Quarterly/Yearly Market Watch

County Information

Residential Analysis

City / Town Stats (formerly know as MLS Book Statistics) 

Customized Research

NAR Forecast


 


The Voice for Real Estate: Flood Insurance

Flood insurance is extended. Lots of opportunities in commercial investment in smaller markets. Home sales slow as inventories remain a problem. More agents are in the business. Fewer international investors are buying U.S. homes. The upcoming iOi Summit promises competitive advantage.  Watch the video below for a quick explanation of each of these issues:

Voice for Real Estate: Competition, Banks, Ethics, Sales

NAR’s Voice for Real Estate Update:  Competition in residential real estate has never been greater, speakers at a federal panel on the issue said. The video covers that as well as the impact of the bank deregulation bill enacted into law last month and how stepped-up ethics enforcement will affect members. Also covered are home

1st Quarter Market Watch

There is good news to be found in the Berkshire County Real Estate 2018 1st Quarter Market Watch.  First quarter real estate sales were up 18% in the dollar volume of sales transacted, compared to the first quarter of last year. Realtor-assisted sales generated over $80 million dollars in the first quarter of 2018, compared

Berkshire Realtors’ Housing Summit, 2018!

Get Ready – We’ve got an AWESOME event in the works… we are still working on the details, but we want you to save the date now for SEPTEMBER 20th!  We are happy to share that have planned a major Berkshire Realtors’ 2018 Housing Summit at the Colonial Theater in Pittsfield to offer an opportunity for legislators, town leaders, housing practitioners and the general public to get the latest information on our market, exchange ideas to overcome challenges and build relationships to support a healthy housing market and ultimately a healthy Berkshire economy.

We are still in the planning stages for the detailed agenda but are hoping to secure an AMAZING keynote speaker for this event.  It’s important now, because we know that every successful region has dynamic and diverse neighborhoods with a mix of housing opportunities, legislation that supports a well-balanced housing market, and protection of private property rights for all.  And we need to work together with committed individuals at this crossroad.  Our Housing Summit will:

  • Update and inform the housing community about the current housing state of affairs;
  • Engage participants with different viewpoints in positive conversations;
  • Provide targeted information on barriers to housing production or housing in general;
  • Advise policy makers and housing providers about necessary local changes; and
  • Promote opportunities for action to help our Berkshire housing market.

Community Stakeholders to Be Invited:

  • Legislators on the local, state and national levels.
  • MA Secretary of Housing and Economic Development, MA Office of HUD
  • Town Managers, Councils, and Local Housing Authorities and Trusts
  • Regional Housing Authorities, Boards and Associations.
  • Massachusetts Association of REALTORS, MassHousing, MA Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association’s
  • Real Estate Professionals, Area Builders & Lenders and Interested Members of the General Public

If you have suggestions or input, please send Sandy@BerkshireRealtors.org a message and she will make sure the Government Affairs or Leadership working on the details see it!

First Time Home Buyer Education: March 24th and 31st

Do you have a First Time Home Buyer who is thinking about purchasing a home with a special First Time Home Buyer Mortgage who still needs to attend the required First Time Home Buyer Education course?  Berkshire Fund, Inc is offering a First Time Home Buyer Workshop to introduce buyers to the home buying process.

2018 Berkshire MA Property Tax Rates

Staff has updated the 2018 property tax rates for cities and towns in Berkshire County.  A quick reference copy and historical rates can be found on our Property Tax Page).  FYI, as noted, Otis and Peru don’t have their rate approved yet. You can also download the 2018 Property Tax Rates PDF now.

Get a jump on the new year, please report solds.

The third quarter market watch hit a few snags, so we’re hoping to bounce back with a timely year end review… and reporting of sales is the most important step.  Please get a jump start before turning off for the holiday and report anything through to the end of the year – Thank you!
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