Realtor Paul A. Harsch III, the founder and president of Harsch Associates of Williamstown, has been appointed to the seven member Vermont Real Estate Commission by Vermont Governor Phillip B. Scott.
Berkshire County Real Estate
Berkshire home sellers that remain on the market during the winter often have a more urgent need to sell which can be anything from a new job in another location outside of the Berkshires to deciding that they no longer have need of a second home in the Berkshires.
The most common real estate listing contract in Massachusetts is an "exclusive right to sell" agreement. Under an "exclusive right to sell" agreement the listing broker is given the right to earn a fee for professional services if the property is sold by anyone, including to a buyer located solely through the efforts of the owner.
Buying Berkshire County Lenox or Stockbridge real estate is most cost-effective when the owner plans on staying put for at least a few years. If you’re uncertain of your future and cannot commit to one location for a few years, buying a home may not be the smartest move.
Log home in Southern Vermont Berkshire Mountains. For Sale Now. Close to Williamstown MA, North Adams MA, Bennington VT, and all the ski resorts and cultural events offered by the Berkshires.
The River Houses at Cable Mills will provide all new construction, allowing for a wonderful opportunity to add custom upgrade options prior to completion.
New construction is equated with new appliances and energy systems and therefore lower utility bills. A newly built home also requires less maintenance as everything is new, which often can translate to lower maintenance costs overall.
To Buy or not to Buy…That is the Question
Buying a house is a big decision and one that shouldn’t be taken lightly. The debate between knowing when to rent and when to take the “buying plunge” is one of life’s many obstacles. Young, first-time owners may go back and forth between choosing to sign another lease or invest in their own home. [...]
There are currently 15 pending sales ranging in list price from $115,000 to $899,000 in Williamstown Massachusetts. Located in Northern Berkshire County easily accessible to The Clark, Williams College and MCLA.
Berkshires Condomium- Contemporary cutting edge design that will make Berkshire Living everything and anything but the ordinary.
Purchasing a Williamstown, Lenox, Stockbridge or Great Barrington home soon? Unexpected costs at the closing table.
The Berkshire & Bennington County Sweet Spot
Safety is Now Added to All the Other Reasons for Choosing to Live Here
Did you know that “according to a report by personal finance Web site WalletHub” as reported by Laurie Kulikowski, Vermont is #1 and Massachusetts is #2 among the 50 states and DC for personal safety? Wow, that doesn’t catch me [...]
Seller’s Property Disclosure Forms – Make This A High Priority
There is a push pull going on right now over the use of seller property disclosure forms in Berkshire County and surrounding areas in Vermont and New York where we are licensed to conduct our real estate business. Some attorneys have been advising their seller clients not to [...]
How to Optimize the Outcome of your Berkshire home sale in a challenging market
- Check your own motivation for selling your home in the Berkshires. Unless you are sincere and have a strong reason for selling you would likely be wasting your time. Selling in hopes of making a huge profit is not an indication of motivation. That is [...]
I like to read tea leaves, astrological signs and phases of the moon to forecast real estate trends.
Actually that is not true however I thought that might catch the reader’s attention. Did it catch yours? Instead I watch two things to develop my forecasts for our region; statistical comparisons year over year and the pulse of activity [...]
What trait do real estate agents and doctors have in common? Both are obligated to do no harm to their clients. The Hippocratic Oath is taken by all physicians. First and foremost this document states the physician "shall do no harm." Real estate agents are ethically bound by the same rule "do no [...]
The Berkshires are not Boston. Thank goodness for that! When Governor Baker recently banned all non-essential travel on January 27th in response to the dire warnings from the national weather service of the winter storm "Juno" (when did they start giving names to snow events?), he did so for the entire state of Massachusetts. What he didn't [...]
Once upon a time, a long long time ago a farmer and his wife were facing hard times as their family grew larger but so busy were they that they had no time to look for a larger farm. All the adjoining land in their valley was already owned and being cultivated by other farmers. This is the rest of the[...]
What do I really want when I sell my Stockbridge MA home?
These are a few of the things I certainly want. I want an excellent price when I sell my Stockbridge MA home. Preferably a specific price for my Stockbridge house because I am a seller who knows the value of property in Stockbridge[...]
Stockbridge homes for sale this week (October 10, 2014) number around 75. Stockbridge is a small New England town whose population
numbers about 2,000 during the winter months but swells to double that number during the spring, summer and fall as tourists flock to Stockbridge. You are sure to find a castle or[...]
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