Building a home now a days cost substantially more. Between purchasing the land, and if it needs a septic and well, the foundation, and then building the house costs a fortune. Finding the right home is hard. Having a good buyers agent is key. They know the market better than anyone else.
If you are concerned about the crime rate, please contact the NA police department for information. MA licensed real estate agents are FORBIDDEN BY LAW (potentially risking our licenses!) if we make value judgements about safety and desireability. It comes under the jurisdiction of anti-descrimination and "steering".
As to convenience, a quick check of the address on Google maps should give you a pretty clear picture.
Welcome to the Berkshires! I hope you are settled into your new home soon.... more
Just a small clarification: The landlord MAY ask the age of the residents IF:
1. It is a seniors only community condo, or
2. If the property is occupied by the landlord ( a 2-4 family multi) and the owner is elderly.... more
If you do decide to try to list and sell, I recommend sticking with a local Realtor who has access to the Berkshire County MLS, since you are located in north Berkshire. If you would like, I can recommend several professionals who have extensive short sale and foreclosure experience who know north Berkshire well and can best market your property where your buyers are most likely to be. They are also likely to be familiar with your lender and your attorney, and can work face to face with them as a team.... more