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Reading-Berks Association of REALTORS® in the News


April - Berks Conservationists Showcase Nature's Beauty and Importance at Earth Day Celebrations 

April - April Marks Fair Housing Month 

April - Berks, Montgomery Commissioners Vote to Form Passenger Railroad Authority 

April - Berks County REALTORS® Offer Advice in an Unprecedented Housing Market

April - Local REALTORS® Donate Filled Baskets to Easter Baskets for Berks 

March - Local REALTORS® Association Marks 100th Anniversary 

January - Local REALTORS® Association Installs 2022 Board, Presents Annual Awards 


12/21/2021 Formalization of Mifflin Policy of Involving Some Real Estate Assessments Draws a Crowd - Reading Eagle 

12/20/2021 Brittney Baker Shurr named to Lehigh Valley Business's Top 30 Most Powerful People in Construction and Real Estate - Lehigh Valley Business

11/23/2021 REALTORS® Deliver Meals on Wheels for Thirty-Sixth Year 

11/17/2021 REALTORS® Donate Over 3,500 Pounds of Food to Local Food Bank - BCTV

10/22/2021 Candidates on November ballot receive endorsements for office - Reading Eagle

10/3/2021 5K Run for Shelter scheduled for Saturday - Reading Eagle

9/28/2021 Running to Revitalize Our Community - BCTV

7/6/2021 Reading City & Local Associations Provide Direction for Landlords and Tenants - BCTV

7/2/2021 Peter J. Champagne Recognized by national Association of Realtors - BCTV

5/21/2021 Local Realtors hosting superhero cleanup event at Pendora Park - 69 WFMZ


06/21/2020 New home listings for May down by almost 40 percent from last year

05/14/2020 Letter: Governor should allow Realtors to do business

05/10/2020 New listings for April down nearly 80 percent from last year

04/12/2020 In spite of the coronavirus pandemic, home buying continues

04/12/2020 Because of pandemic, pulled listings spike in Berks

04/04/2020 Real estate association executive answers 7 questions about coronavirus impact

03/22/2020  Realtors close offices, work remotely

03/21/2020 Coronavirus edicts battering already struggling Berks County homebuilders, real estate professionals

03/15/2020 February listings up significantly; active listings down

03/03/2020 R-BAR has new executive

02/20/2020 Exeter considers regulation of short-term lodgings

02/16/2020 Homes inventory down, but average price increases

02/16/2020 She's training tomorrow’s professionals

02/11/2020 Exeter Township supervisors delay controversial lodging ordinance, look to strengthen it

02/02/2020  Former Association Executive of Reading-Berks Association of Realtors accepts CEO position at Delaware Association of Realtors

01/26/2020  Reading-Berks Association of Realtors honors volunteers, affiliates, others

01/26/2020 Berks County listings down, but sales increase



11/24/2019 In Berks County, closings increase significantly

10/27/2019 R-BAR says use and occupancy inspection ordinances reduce home values, raise taxes

10/20/2019 In Berks, active listing count drops from previous year

10/20/2019 Community celebrates first R-BAR Realtors Run for Shelter

10/13/2019 Tips for putting your house on the market

09/15/2019 In Berks, new listings up, inventory low

09/01/2019 Listings: Accolades for September 1, 2019

08/25/2019 R-BAR applauds long-awaited FHA condo rule

08/18/2019 News to Use: Run to benefit homeownership

08/11/2019 Trend continues: Fewer houses go to sale in Berks, higher prices

07/21/2019 Trend continues: Fewer houses for sale, prices higher

07/07/2019 News to Use: Owning a home offers significant financial benefits

06/30/2019 Listings: Accolades for June 30, 2019

06/16/2019 Active listings down, but sales steady in May

06/09/2019 Good landscaping can increase your home’s value by up to 12%

05/19/2019 New listings, pending sales up in April; both categories up from 2018

05/13/2019 Reading's real estate transfer tax is the highest in Pennsylvania

04/21/2019 News to Use: R-BAR fills Easter baskets for Berks County

04/21/2019 Listings: Accolades for April 21, 2019

04/21/2019 Active listings drop substantially in Berks County

04/14/2019 News to Use: April is National Fair Housing Month

03/31/2019 Listings: Accolades for March 31, 2019

03/17/2019 February sees 6.5 percent year-over-year increase in home prices

02/17/2019 News to Use: R-BAR to cease print publication of Real Estate in Berks

01/20/2019 Association honors developer, Realtor of year, volunteer at annual installation


07/19/2018  Reading-Berks Association of Realtors names new leader
06/03/2018  While housing demand surges, supply continues to dwindle
05/06/2018  Realtor associations support House Bill 1981
04/01/2018  News to Use: Fair Housing Act turns 50 on April 11
02/04/2018 News to Use: Realtors adhere to national association code of ethics
02/04/2018  Work of home inspectors is critical
01/28/2018  News to Use: What you need to know about financing for homebuying


12/10/2017 Officers, award winners recognized at Realtors' dinner

12/03/2017 Realtors association installs Weaver as president

05/28/2017  Berks County residential real estate market statistics for April 2017" Read more here.


11/02/2016  "Reading-Berks Association of REALTORS Awarded National Grant for Expanding Housing Opportunities in Berks County" Read more here.

08/31/2016  "Reading-Berks Association of REALTORS Awarded $15,000 Smart Growth Action Grant to Assist with Mt. Penn Preserve Project" Read more here.


02/08/2015  "News to Use: Reading-Berks Association of Realtors honored for political donations" Read more here.

04/26/2015  "Fair Housing Act ensures homebuyers can choose where they want to live" Read more here.

04/28/2015  "Q1 foreclosures show slight decrease" Read more here.

04/29/2015  "Candidates meet business managers" Read more here.

07/08/2015  "R-BAR's Community Growth Initiative Targets Downtown Reading for Beautification Project" Read more here.

11/24/2015  "Realtors Deliver Meals on Wheels for Thirtieth Year" Read more here.