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Tuesday | via Berkshire Eagle
The founder and broker/owner of Berkshire Dream Home in Dalton was recently honored by the Dalton Police Department and Select Board with the first ever Civilian Civil Service Award, given "for his exemplary work in neighborhood crime watching and his active involvement in helping Dalton police apprehend criminals." Dalton Police Chief Jeffrey Coe cited two situations in which Perenick, a former eastern New England police officer, reported criminal activity and provided information that led to arrests. Comment?
Wednesday Dec 3 | via Berkshire Eagle
LEE >> Home and business owners likely will pay more in property taxes in 2015, due in part to a rise in housing values to the highest level in four years. While the new tax rate is 7 cents lower than in 2014, the owners of an average single-family home will see an increase of about $72 in their real estate tax bills. Comment?
Nov 16, 2014 | via IBerkshires
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. - The developer of the Cable Mills housing project said Wednesday that it hopes to have 61 units ready for occupancy by the end of 2015. Comment?
Nov 8, 2014 | via Berkshire Eagle
LENOX >> For prospective homeowners strapped for cash to come up with the usual 20 percent downpayment, the town's homebuyer grant program, combined with a grant through the Boston regional branch of the Federal Home Loan Bank, can help income-qualified purchasers close the gap. The program, now in its third year, is administered through Lee Bank, which became the No. Comment?
Oct 17, 2014 | via IBerkshires
Above, a homemade sign tells the story of what an important role Berkshire County Kids Place plays in the community. Left, the organization is set in a pretty building in Pittsfield that aims to be warm and welcoming to the children and families who need its services. Comment?
Tuesday | via Cape Cod Times
When the bottom fell out of the housing market in 2008, some Massachusetts policy makers saw a possible silver lining. After years of fretting about the high cost of housing in the Bay State, and multiple attempts to encourage the creating of more affordable homes, the bursting of the housing bubble had brought prices down fast. Comment?
Sunday Dec 14 | via Sentinel & Enterprise
The foreclosure crisis is several years past its peak, and rates of foreclosure are declining from year to year. But the past 10 months have actually seen an increase in rates, which is especially discouraging in cities such as Fitchburg, which still have a long way to go toward recovery. Comment?
Tuesday Dec 2 | via Ayer Public Spirit
Foreclosure starts across Massachusetts in October reached their highest level in nearly two years and marked eight consecutive months of year-over-year monthly increases. The Warren Group reported Tuesday morning that lenders filed 965 foreclosure petitions in October, up from 504 during October 2013. Comment?
Tuesday Dec 2 | via Boston.com
The number of foreclosures initiated against Massachusetts homeowners jumped for an eighth consecutive month in October and the number of completed foreclosures rose slightly, according to a Boston real estate tracking firm. The Warren Group said foreclosure starts nearly doubled from the previous year, to 965 from 504 in October 2013. Comment?
Sunday Nov 30 | via SouthCoastToday.com
Attorney General Martha Coakley appears determined to wrap up her eight years as the state's top law enforcement official on an active note. The Democrat is back to work after losing her second grueling statewide contest in four years, hailing a decision she had pushed for easing federal rules allowing homeowners to buy back foreclosed homes and pressing the University of Massachusetts-Amherst to cut ties with Bill Cosby. Comment?
27 min ago | via US News & World Report
As 2014 winds down, you're probably thinking about resolutions you could make and aspects of your life you'd like to improve upon in the next year. Maybe you'd like to move into a bigger house or refinance your current mortgage to save a little money. Comment?
50 min ago | via Mortgage News Daily
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4 hrs ago | via BBC News
UK mortgage lending in November returned to the level seen a year earlier, lenders say, offering more evidence of a post-summer slowdown. But it has predicted that lending in the next two years will rise at a slower rate than in 2014. Comment?
10 min ago | via Burlington Times News
The day after a wire service reported that North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory received a six-figure stock payout from an online mortgage broker that is regulated by the state, the governor's emphatic reaction to the story nearly eclipsed the news itself. McCrory spent Wednesday denouncing the article, which documented his receipt of early vested restricted stock from Tree.com when he left the company's board of directors soon after taking office in early 2013. Comment?
11 min ago | via DVDCreation Reviews
Brad Schmett, Broker Associate with Luxury Homes by Keller Williams has announced that local family home sales will profit handsomely thanks to the annual Wild Lights Festival at the Living Zoo and Botanical Gardens held on select weekends and weekdays now through New Year's Eve, December 31, 2014. Currently running now through New Years Eve, the gala event features hot chocolate, fine wines, cozy bonfires and live music in a colorful and festive garden of lights that complements the picturesque desert grounds. Comment?
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