Welcome to Real Estate Friday!

Goodies for the new year in this week’s Real Estate Friday! From the perfect country retreat, to Best-of-2017 staff picks,to the latest regional real estate transactions, to “Pining for Pines” from our garden columnist, to advice on how to finance the new home you’ll buy next year. Enjoy!

Welcome to Real Estate Friday

Many interesting new things in The Edge Real Estate section this week, including Market Perspectives: If you are thinking of buying a second home in the Berkshires, don’t make another move until you’ve read the advice offered by Great Barrington-based designer Jess Cooney.