Real Estate With Paul Harsch http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/?user_id=6449 Real Estate With Paul Harsch Thu, 23 Nov 2017 15:25:26 EST en-us The Berkshires Aren't Boston http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/?user_id=6449&bid=2863 http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/?user_id=6449&bid=2863 Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18:08:00 EST 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... How will your Berkshire property value fare in 2015 and beyond? http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/?user_id=6449&bid=2857 http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/?user_id=6449&bid=2857 Sun, 18 Jan 2015 13:03:00 EST Berkshire property valuation is a daily task of Berkshire real estate agents.  The Berkshire home seller first wants to know "how much is my property worth"?  And that brings me to one of the most common laws of physics. Newton's law of motion states that a body in... Be A Contrarian http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/?user_id=6449&bid=2849 http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/?user_id=6449&bid=2849 Thu, 01 Jan 2015 16:59:00 EST Following "conventional thinking" definitely has its merits.  Knowing others have gone before you is comforting and therefore they can't ALL be wrong.  Right?  Not necessarily.  In fact once the crowd hops onto a trend in the stock market, that is frequently a... Come Home to the Berkshires | Berkshire County, Mass. http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/?user_id=6449&bid=2738 http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/?user_id=6449&bid=2738 Sat, 30 Aug 2014 14:13:00 EDT Traveling the world is exciting ... and exhausting, too. Spending vacations at the beach is fun ... but then there is the sunburn. Skiing in Colorado is thrilling ... but when the snow melts what else to you do? Arizona is hot and dry and sunny ALL the time ... enough... For Sale By Owner: Homes for sale in the Berkshires http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/?user_id=6449&bid=2716 http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/?user_id=6449&bid=2716 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:17:00 EDT WHY do I need a Berkshire real estate agent to sell my Berkshire County home?  How often have you heard these next statements.  Real estate agents don't do anything that I cannot do myself. Real estate agents don't do anything but get you to sign a listing form and then... The Best Small Town in America http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/?user_id=6449&bid=2647 http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/?user_id=6449&bid=2647 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:56:00 EDT Everyone has their own favorite and usually it's the town they grew up in or live in, or at least I hope many can feel that way about where they live. Take Williamstown for example. Is Williamstown the best small town in America? Here are some reasons to consider it just might be (and... The Froth Is Off http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/?user_id=6449&bid=2646 http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/?user_id=6449&bid=2646 Wed, 16 Jul 2014 10:44:00 EDT The economy is slowly regaining some strength as the unemployment rate continues to drop back (6.3 percent as of May) and factory production improves and consumer spending increases but while this is a good sign for the overall economy, housing itself has not and is not likely to "bounce... Do You Want to List Your property or Sell it? http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/?user_id=6449&bid=2640 http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/?user_id=6449&bid=2640 Wed, 02 Jul 2014 15:45:00 EDT If a seller places their property for sale on the market they absolutely want to sell. Right? Maybe. Hiring a realtor, putting out the "for sale" sign, placing a "multiple listing service" entry, requesting that the agent do serious advertising and expecting... The Home-Buying Process in 12 Easy (?) Steps http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/?user_id=6449&bid=2633 http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/?user_id=6449&bid=2633 Wed, 11 Jun 2014 17:45:00 EDT This blog will cover the basic home-purchasing process, start to finish, in very simple terms but don't be fooled. Purchasing a home requires your time and attention, care, diligence, thoroughness, seeking out the best professionals to work with and proper preparation. The basic steps are... Selling or Buying Real Estate Is Just Like Buying a Loaf of Bread http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/?user_id=6449&bid=2629 http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/?user_id=6449&bid=2629 Wed, 21 May 2014 14:53:00 EDT Did I get your attention? I hope so because nothing could be further from the truth. Unfortunately some people make their decisions on who to list with or which real estate licensee to use to assist them in purchasing with about as much thought and care as buying a loaf of bread. The...