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Thu Nov 16, 2017
Royaltreatmenthousekeeping1201 answered:
Hello I approved for section 8 , I live in a tiny Town. The only place that accepts section 8 are some very run down apts. I am not ok with raising my son in that kinda environment, i people look down on people with section 8 .
I am working with a credit repair company that I got from the FHA. Can I use my section 8 to get a rent to own?? Please help I have 2 and a half months left till my section 8 is not good any more, I am raising my son on my own!! It cost alot to live here n Cali I want the best for my son!! The rite environment will make my son's life that much better to beening the man I know he is here on this Earth for.
Thank you for taking the time to read this.
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Tue Aug 1, 2017
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Tue Aug 1, 2017
Sebeslava answered:
As a rule of thumb, where Tyler Street meets Dalton Ave down to the Berkshire Medical Center is an area that should be avoided.
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Mon May 1, 2017
Judy Zradi asked:
Tue Aug 4, 2015
Talib Hussain answered:
Its always good to discuss financial matters with lenders. They are the experts in their line of work. Reach out to a local lender. Agents usually work with lenders and so if you work with one they should be able to suggest. ... more
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Fri Jan 23, 2015
The Graveline Group answered:
A good place to start would be the Pittsfield Housing Authority. I'm sure that they would be able to direct you. They're at 65 Columbus Avenue, Pittsfield, MA 01201 and can be reached by phone at (413) 499-2771. ... more
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Thu Jul 3, 2014
LegalEagle answered:
THU. 7-3-14 You posted on May 29th you were coming to visit in JUNE. After reading you are in WI...You should listen to your Aunt Vibs! She's Spot on about bad areas in Pittsfield. Ask her to elaborate on the Crime & Drugs here. There are some good places the farther EAST you live I'm told.

The farther WEST you go it's like the Hood! I came up from NYS. Nothing different here form there. Crime & Drugs is all over. How old are you that you are looking for a job here? Many unemployed people here.

I lived in LENOX for 4 yrs.& hated it. Like a 'Mini Kennedy Compound'. Everyone seemed to know the others business. NO THANKS! I'm in Pittsfield. Don't come up here thinking you can roam the streets or the Police will stop you. They do it to many. READ NEWS online at the

NO SLOW NEWS DAY IN PITTSFIELD!! OR in No. Adams where '11' people (Including Pittsfield) were arrested for Heroin distribution. NICE! :/ OR the Crazy that held his neighbor Hostage with a gun to his head a few days ago! >> It's not how you "Perceive things" you said to a few others on here.
It's a REALITY CHECK! It is what it is HERE. Rethink before a permanent move. Especially, if no job to relocate to.

If you come up here to live...Stay with your Relatives if they have room for you. Don't play the role of 'Tourist' here. Worst thing you can do. Seriously. Be careful who you make friend with! I was born and lived in NYS my whole life. No one ever messed with me. If they tried, they dealt with me & my extensive law enforcement family. I wish you all the best!
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Thu Jul 3, 2014
LegalEagle answered:
THU. 7-3-14 Hi Lara! I just saw this is dated in APRIL! In case you didn't find a place yet here's some info. You can always move later! I've been having luck by searching with Or for Apts. in Pittsfield MA. I lived in Lenox over 3 yrs. Hard to get around on Rt. 7 & 20 unless you have a car.

You are probably looking to Buy a home or Rent a home or Apt. You should also check with 'Human Resources' at BMC that hired you, as they have Bldgs. where many Dr's & Nurses live at if they relocate doing internship..etc.

Many people come up for Tanglewood Season through end of July or August. I'm finding many of them are trying to rent Apts. or a home for the season instead of Hotel Rates.

There are Homes for rent & Sale & Apts for rent on CLICK on MARKETPLACE & CLICK HOMES. Search by miles to an Apt. or Home. It currently has Lenox listings as well as Pittsfield MA too.

For a Middle School you are better off to check LENOX or even in LEE, MA only a short distance away. There is just so much crime in Pittsfield MA. There are Good & Bad sections of Pittsfield.

You can always Google it & see the sites that come up. For a reliable Agent/ Property Mngr. I called Whaling Properties. they have Apts. all over. CALL: Rebecca Weeks or Val Whaling at: 413-464-3896 They have Apts. right on North Street near the BMC. (They are walk up, however) Check online for pics of apts. at or try (Or '.org' ) The Apts. are massive. I just can't walk up stairs.

All the Best!
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Mon Jan 20, 2014
Barb Davis-Hassan answered:
Good Morning B. Picard. I specialize in Commercial Real Estate in the Pittsfield, MA market. Contact me at either or visit my web site at
if you have not located a site as of today.
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Sat Nov 30, 2013
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Tue Nov 12, 2013
Guillermo Alvarez answered:
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Wed Oct 9, 2013
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Sat Aug 24, 2013
jamesvirgilio57 answered:
I have a house for sale in Pittsfield Ma that is 7 years old. 4 bedroom 2 car garage beautiful kitchen, air conditioned, good neighborhood. It has screened in back porch and a back patio. If you have any questions please let me know. My email is ... more
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Thu May 2, 2013
Karl F. Volkman answered:
Hi -- I am an experienced Realtor in Pittsfield, MA. There is a good selection of attractive homes here that meet your criteria. Please contact me -- I will be happy to help you in your search. Karl ... more
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Tue Jan 8, 2013
Aubrey answered:
You don't want one... Trust me
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Mon Jun 27, 2011
Heidi Zizza answered:
I would contact an Attorney regarding this.
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Tue Mar 15, 2011
Christine Moran Realtor & Notary answered:
I would suggest you use and Zillow to find the homes and then have the listing agent send you the MLS listing. You can refer them out, but if you are wiling to travel to Pittsfield, then why bother. ... more
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Thu Jan 6, 2011
Ken Lambert answered:
Hi Joe- Check this link out; may help you. Some great info there.

It doesn't directly answer your question, but it does look at overall home sales. Those seem pretty steady over the past 3 years in town- so I'd say the multifamilies are in the same boat (in general).
And- I think Trulia has a pretty good tool on this if you just look up Pittsfield market data.,
Good luck,
Ken L.
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