You’ve Been Flocked (For The Sunshine Kids!)

Berkshire Hathaway New England Properties, FARMINGTON OFFICE is in charge of delivering the flamingo flocking service, to benefit our Sunshine Kids. We ask for a $25 tax deductible donation to The Sunshine Kids, a charity making dreams come true for children with...

Returning Home Buyers [Infographic]

Returning Home Buyers: The Background 9.3 million homeowners were foreclosed on, received a deed-in-lieu of foreclosure, or short sold between 2006 and 2014. Nearly a decade since the rise in foreclosures, many of these formerly distressed sellers have repaired their...

Existing Home Sales: April 2015

Total existing-home sales declined 3.3% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.04 million in April from an upwardly revised 5.21 million in in March. Despite the monthly decline, sales have increased year-over-year for 7 consecutive months and are still 6.1% above...

6 Things to Do This Weekend: May 23 – 24th

Hopefully you have plenty of picnics and gatherings to keep your Memorial Day Weekend jam-packed, but if not, here are a few things to do this weekend. Misquamicut Drive-In Movie Friday, May 22, 2015, 9 p.m. – 11 p.m. in Westerly, RI – More Information Every Friday,...

Home Sellers and The Home Selling Process/Experience

According to the 2015 National Association of Realtors® Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends, these are some of the common characteristics of home sellers & their selling experience over the past year:   Among the generations, Gen X (27 percent) is the...

4 Reasons Why Empty Homes Don’t Sell

“A staged home may seem like it has furniture that’s fixed in place; but what is going on in the buyer’s mind is a very kinetic process. With a home that is staged, they see a family – celebrating home.” –Julea Joseph An empty home leaves an empty canvas to paint...

24 Real Estate Photography Tips & Best Practices

With 90% of homebuyers starting their search online, it is important you grab their attention quickly. Preparing your home and having professional, high-quality photographs taken will go a long way in making your home stand out. From our experience, here are some of...

8 Things to Do This Weekend: May 16 – 17th

While it’s only Spring, it has been feeling a whole lot like Summer out there! This weekend is shaping up to be another nice one, so here are eight great happenings going on locally this weekend. Outdoor Crafts Festival May 16-17, 2015, 10 a.m.-5 p.m....

Birth Rates and Housing Demand

The birth rate in America has been on a long-term decline as people are deciding to have fewer babies and at a later age. The most recently available data shows the lowest birth rate in the U.S. modern history. But due to the overall rise in the number of child...

2015 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo

Today marks day one of the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo – where NAR members take an active role to advance the real estate industry, public policy and the association. Join us in Washington, DC, for special issues forums, committee meetings,...

The Benefits of Home Staging When Preparing Your Home For Sale

Dining Room and Family Room Staging: PJ & Company Staging and Interior Decorating In today’s competitive housing market, sellers are faced more than ever with the challenge of how to get their homes noticed by very demanding potential buyers who want a home that...

Sunshine Kids Update – May 2015

2015 Mardi Gras Fun-Time Fantasy Sunshine Kids from across the country arrived on the streets of New Orleans February 3-9th. They had a blast sight-seeing in the French Quarter, touring the swamps, watching the spectacular parades, attending their very own Mardi Gras...

6 Things to Do This Weekend: May 9 – 10th

Happy Mother’s Day weekend to all you mothers out there! If you’re looking for something fun to do with mom this lovely weekend, here are six great ideas to get out there and enjoy the weekend! Misquamicut Spring Fest Friday, May 8, 2015 – Sunday,...

First Time Homebuyers Checklist: 4 Things to Know

As a first time homebuyer, it is very likely that your home purchase is going to the largest investing decision you’ve made to date. Because of this, you want to make sure you have all your ducks in a row – right? While there is much room to get far more...

Candace Adams at the Power Broker Roundtable

President/CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties discussed current legislation and it’s impact on real estate with James Imhoff, Dan Forsman and Joe Clement at the Power Broker Roundtable. “Just over a month ago, with the strong...

Cash Home Sales Trending Downward

Cash sales appear to be on the downtrend, according to the March 2015 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey. Cash sales accounted for 24 percent of total existing home sales in March 2015 and have been hovering at this mid 20’s compared to about 30 percent in 2013. The...