Housing Market Improves in all 50 States

The number of U.S. housing markets showing improvement expanded for the sixth month in a row in February, according to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Improving Markets Index. A total of 259 metropolitan areas in 50 states and the District of the Columbia have shown improvement from their respective troughs in housing permits, employment, and house prices for at least six consecutive months. A total of 20 new metros joined the list and three were dropped from it this month. Newly added metros include such geographically diverse locations as Rome, Ga.; Fort Wayne, Ind.; Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Albuquerque, N.M.; and Racine, Wis. “The fact that all 50 states now have at least one metro on the improving list shows that the housing recovery has...

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Banker & Tradesman Residential RE seminar

Banker & Tradesman Residential RE seminar

The housing market has officially turned a corner – sales are up, prices are up! In fact, home sales in Massachusetts reached the highest level in six years in 2012. But now everyone is wondering, “Will this last?” There is a lot of talk about low inventory driving up prices, and whether the recovery is sustainable. We are teaming up with some of the most connected real estate analysts who can answer these questions. Join us for the Banker & Tradesman Residential Real Estate Outlook Seminar, where the brightest and most well-informed real estate industry insiders will gather to discuss the future of the local market. Be a part of this important gathering by registering...

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Dedicated Berkshire News Providers

Dedicated Berkshire News Providers

I like to remind myself every once and a while to take a second an appreciate something that I love that I usually take for granted….  Today it’s the fine Berkshire news I receive from Rural Intelligence and 24/7 Berkshire Nightlife.  I’ll admit I usually stumble upon the websites when I see an interesting article scroll through my Facebook page…. so think about liking them both to get the news delivered right to you too! Rural Intelligence is well written, interesting and reminds me how lucky I am to live and work in the Berkshires!  Oh, the things to do and see! Website | Facebook The Berkshires 24/7 is not the prettiest site around, I’ll admit, but the content!!  They do an outstanding job of keeping the Berkshire...

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E-mail Could Be Binding | Realtor Magazine

E-mail Could Be Binding | Realtor Magazine

Ouch. Reminder that Mass. broke ground with supreme court ruling that made email messages binding for home purchase. Do you use a disclaimer when negotiating electronically? Read Full Story   Share this:EmailFacebookTwitterPrint

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Successful Leaders Do 15 Things Automatically

Successful Leaders Do 15 Things Automatically

The Most Successful Leaders Do 15 Things Automatically, Every Day. From Forbes online I loved this article for the sheer simplicity of the suggestions …  and I don’t think it’s just about being a “great leader” but about how to work well with others to advance a common cause.  And, that in turn makes you a great leader, or colleague or boss or employee.  It’s an aim worth pursing and each of the 15 suggestions are simple, easy to employ and needed at different times. This month, I’m especially working on: “Challenging People to Think”: Come to the Think Tank 2/27/13, pretty please!! Learn, share, plan… TOGETHER. That’s why I created it!! The meeting will include a brief update on the...

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10 Unexpectedly Romantic Cities – Forbes

10 Unexpectedly Romantic Cities – Forbes

The ♥ Berkshires ♥ named romantic city in Forbes (they couldn’t pick just one) along with Brussels, Sydney, Cinque Terre Italty, Eze France, Madrid, Austin, DC, Pittsburg and Minneapolis. ♥ The Berkshires, Mass. We can’t pick just one city in the Berkshires as the most romantic because so many of are worthy of the title. In July and August, venture up to Tanglewood (the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra) in the quiet town of Lenox to soak up the sweet melodies of the BSO. After, dinner at the intimate restaurant Wheatleigh is also a must. Here you can dine on the cuisine of chef Jeffrey Thompson while you soak up the beauty of the Berkshires from The Dining Room’s open-air portico. Lenox is also home to The Mount—Pulitzer...

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