The Berkshires is well known to be a wonderful place to spend the holidays. Lenox, Stockbridge, and Great Barrington are some of the favorite towns to buy a Second Home or Vacation in. The desire to create a Norman Rockwell Christmas is hard to resist. Whether you are vacationing, visiting friends, a full time resident or a berskhire second homeowner we increase our holiday entertaining schedule by inviting family and friends to partake with us in The Berkshire Holiday Spirit. With that we also increase our risks.
The U.S. Fire Administration says, that there are more than double the number of open-flame fires on Christmas Day as on any other average day, and on New Year’s Day there are twice as many as that. Some of the main causes are the additional cooking we do, the romantic lure and warmth of the fireplace, the glow of candles, christmas trees, additional lights, and children playing with matches.
This article from the National Association of Realtors gives you several great safety tips on how to reduce your fire risks. By following these tips you will create a safer environment , and enjoy The Holidays in the Berkshires.
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After leaving the Beacon Theatre in Pittsfield, I stopped by a potential Home for Sale on Clifford Street in Lenox, Ma. By the way i love Cliffwood Street, i think it is one of the loveliest in town Lenox blocks. The Real Estate meeting went well, and as i am driving along Stockbridge Rd. to head back to my Real Estate Office in Great Barrington, Ma. i noticed a sign for a Tag Sale. Considering it would probably be the last one i will see until spring, and having a little extra time i decided to stop . Could a wonderful Berkshire Mountain neighborhood translate into great finds? The smell of a crackling fire drew me toward the barn that the sale was being held in. I immediately spotted two distinguished photos of beautiful Mansions, one was of a Carriage Barn that was on the Simons Rock College campus in Great Barrington, and the other is of a large Stone Mansion that is now the administration building on the campus. Thought about it for a minute imagining that they would look really good hanging in my new Berkshire Country Homes office. They are now safely tucked away awaiting completion of the new office.
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