Blog :: 2008

Berkshire Real Estate is our profession.  Here at Harsch Associates Real Estate we have sold over $527 Million Dollars of property all over the Berkshires including Williamstown, Lenox, Stockbridge and Great Barrington.  As a Realtor Emeritus, Paul Harsch has more than 40 years of experience in guiding sales to closings.  Our real estate agents offer the professionalism you expect from Top Producers.  Call us today to begin your journey from sale to SOLD. 

New Vermont Regulations regarding smoke & CO detectors effective January 1, 2009.

The following is a summery of the new requirements, attached are links to the division of fire and safety's website where you can find additional information. Note: significant differences in regulations exist state by state. Be certain to be fully informed as to the regulations in the state in which your property transaction takes [...]

Berkshire Local Banks are Still the Best Place to Get a Home Loan

In the go go '90's mortgage brokers were writing an ever increasing percentage of loans, taking business away from the traditional lenders, the banks and S & L's. Many of us well remember the so called S & L crisis from the 70's when there were unfortunate abuses taking place that sank some major S & L's, principally in the west and [...]

Buying Berkshires in the Fall Season

Traditionally, buyers in the northeast are pretty scarce from the beginning of November until around mid February. Why? Weather, job cycles, holidays. Some years have seen exceptions such as the winter of '04-'05 and one or two winters during my 34 year career but those are rare. Much more common are the slow winter months when buyers, like [...]