Stability, fixed expense, equity building, an excellent learning experience.... and a college education? Does it sound too good to be true? Buying a home for your college student to live in while s/he attends college is one potential investment option that could benefit [...]
Blog :: 2009
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.
Real Estate Home Appreciation - Last 12 Months
The median home price, the point at which half of all homes are sold for more and half are sold for less, dropped in all regions but the West, as well. The price increased to $220,500 in the West, up from $217,900 in July, but it is still down 12.2 percent from last [...]
We have been receiving so many questions, I thought it might be a good time to weigh in on the First-Time Homebuyer issues, including the IRS tax credit and financing [...]
by Rana Cash with additional comments by Paul Harsch
Decreased home values makes it a difficult time to sell. It's a buyer's market, with home prices extraordinarily low. But sellers are not at a complete loss. Despite challenging times in real estate, homeowners can make some wise decisions along the way that will improve their chances of [...]
No matter your interests or the time of year, it's just better here in the eclectic Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts. From Boston or New York, Newark or Norfolk, those with a taste for the arts, for antiques, for the country life without isolation head here ...... and then tend to stay... three nights instead of two, a month instead of a [...]
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Contact: Dave Traggorth Mitchell Properties 617-542-6500
Interior Renderings Released for Cable Mills Images provide detailed view of residence interiors when completed
WILLIAMSTOWN, MA (July 28, 2009) -- Mitchell Properties, LLC, developer of the Cable Mills project and Harsch [...]
Harsch Associates has been drawing visitors by the hundreds and thousands to its latest feature, live video tours of homes in the Berkshires, Williamstown, North Adams, Vermont towns, Hancock, Lanesboro, and soon in New York. The videos show homes as well as Berkshire land offerings. Ironwood features a home with indoor riding ring and [...]
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The leaf peepers have it all wrong. It's in the full bloom of summer that western Massachusetts really shines.
By Susan Spano Reporting from Williamstown, Mass. July 10, 2009
In the cold, dark, dead of winter, when my thoughts turn[...]
From iBerkshires.com (May 14th, 2009) See http://www.iberkshires.com/story.php?story_id=30912
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- The Cable Mills development on Water Street is ready to start selling the condominium units planned in the former factory complex.
More than 350 people have already registered their interest in the 61 high-end condos through [...]
Contact: Dave Traggorth Mitchell Properties 617-542-6500
Cable Mills Takes Another Step Forward as Mitchell Properties Selects Local Real Estate Agency for Exclusive Brokerage
WILLIAMSTOWN, MA (May 11, 2009) - Mitchell Properties, developer of the Cable Mills project on Water Street in Williamstown, formally announced today that Harsch [...]
You're ready to sell your home. You've discussed it with the family, have a good idea of what it's worth, and you're ready to make the big move and call a Realtor.
How do you choose a seller's agent? Are they all the same? Do they know the same things? Consider these things before you sign your rights away and either waste a lot of time, [...]
It's now possible to visit homes for sale in the Berkshires and neighboring NY and VT any time of day or night, any time of the week or year with the latest innovation in marketing exclusively available from Harsch Associates, a leader in innovative marketing strategies for sellers since [...]
Silly as it may sound, lots of real estate agents -- even in a buyer's market where little is selling -- take overpriced listings. It happens every day. These agents who continually write ridiculously priced listings gain questionable reputations among their [...]
Safety & You
Everyone wants to live in a safe and worry free environment with their families, spouse, and children. However, most people are closer to a disaster waiting to happen than they think. Safety may not be an issue that comes to mind as you go about your daily routine. You may feel safe. Yet, lurking in your home are dangers that [...]
"...you need to beware of agents who set the list price on homes at unrealistically high levels simply to get listings or through sheer inexperience..."
While many agents may promise to sell your home for the money you want, the reality of the real estate market today is that this simply doesn't always happen. The fact of the matter is, [...]
Can Your Kitchen Pass the Food Safety Test?
It's that time of the year again when we think of spring cleaning the Berkshires and getting our home ready for the season to come. Here in the Berkshires this time of year is known as the mud season and everything around us is an earthy brown. Then the brown blooms into a kaleidoscope of pastels [...]
Credit crunch? Can't borrow? For those who are overleveraged or have bad credit then it possibly is true. However, for the great majority of Berkshire and Bennington County buyers, credit is readily available particularly at small and midsize local and regional banks where mortgage lending continues to be a mainstay of their business [...]
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