free: BOOM - Out go the lights - 07/28/14 06:30 AM
How can you purchase a home that does not have working electricity? Many banks choose not to turn the electricity on in vacant homes. There are many valid reasons. Buyers however, can get their hands tied and end up in deep financial trouble if they want to purchase such a home. With a shortage of listings, many owner occupied buyers are looking at Bank Owned homes. Having a buyer broker who is WELL experienced in bank homes is not just a suggestion, it is a MUST.
 
Take a recent purchase of a REO home. Listed by another agent, I was representing … (2 comments)

free: Who is responsible for the home inspection? The Buyer or the Seller? - 07/27/14 06:11 AM
Why would a Buyer demand that a seller completes and pays for a home inspection? It happened with a recent offer and left the sellers puzzled as even they said, "Isn't the home inspection for the Buyers protection."
 
The Buyers agent in a haste to save the Buyer $395 could place their buyer in a future financial crisis. A home inspector is usually hired by the Buyer to inspect the home for the Buyer. A buyer should know if there are any defects, damage or needed repairs during their inspection period. Letting anyone else do it, especially the seller, will not be … (12 comments)

free: WHAT is a FRENCH DRAIN? - 07/26/14 03:44 PM
There are many different names for the same thing and what you call it, usually depends on what part of the country you are from. So when a Home buyer said they did not want any homes with a French Drain, it left even me scratching my head. 
With a simple Internet search It read that a French Drain is used to move moisture away from the home to another area. It is known here as a Perimeter Drain. 
It is actually more common to have one in NH that not have one. 
 
 
 
Click here for Manchester area Homes For Sale … (12 comments)

free: How flexible is the Seller on the Listing price? - 07/26/14 05:23 AM
We only want to see homes where the Home Seller is flexible in their asking prices? Does it sound like a good plan? Absolutely not.... WHY Buyer may ask....
 
You should never base an offer on an asking price as without some homework, you don't know if that asking price is already way below market value, if it is right at market value or simply priced over market value.
 
A GOOD Buyer Broker can easily assess what the home is worth in today's market and base the offer on that. If you want to deduct a fixed amount off … (17 comments)

free: What do you think of ZILLOW buying out Trulia and Active Rain? - 07/25/14 06:10 AM
Have you heard the news? Most may not know that Bloomberg News reported "Zillow seeks to by rival property site Trulia" which we all know owns Active Rain. Roy Kelley broke the news to me last night. Within minutes I was researching the article to get more information. I have to say I use Zillow daily. Their "zestimates"leave something to be desired in some areas but they are a great reference when you can not find a home in MLS or local tax cards are not online.
 
I must say I am cautiously optimistic about such a purchase by Zillow. … (25 comments)

free: Are there any Homes FOR SALE in the ROSEGATE neighborhood? - 07/24/14 05:39 PM
Do you want the best? One of the most desired communities in South Manchester is ROSEGATE. Located in one of the most requested school districts, with easy access to Shopping and Highways. It is close to the Crystal Lake recreation area. It features an upscale neighborhood of newer homes.
The majority of homes were built in and after 1998. They offer many different types of amenities, upgrades and features.
 
The Community  sits on the outskirts of Manchester while enjoying all city services
 
 
 
 
 
If you have a home to Sell, there may be a Buyer waiting...
Please … (1 comments)

free: Are there any Homes FOR SALE in Megans Meadow Subdivision? - 07/24/14 06:38 AM
Do you want the best? One of the most desired communities in South Manchester is Megans Meadow. Located in one of the most requested school districts, with easy access to Shopping and Highways. It is close to the Crystal Lake recreation area. It features an upscale neighborhood of newer homes.
The majority of homes were built in and after 1996. They offer many different types of amenities, upgrades and features.
 
The Community  sits on the outskirts of Manchester while enjoying all city services
 
 
 
 
 
If you have a home to Sell, there may be a Buyer waiting...
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free: Are there any Homes FOR SALE in East Meadow Condominiums? - 07/23/14 02:57 PM
Everyone wants a great deal. Condominiums have been one of those deals. One of the most desirable communities I receive is for EAST MEADOW CONDOMINIUMS in South Manchester NH 03109 with easy access to Schools, Shopping and Highways. It is close to the Crystal Lake recreation area. It features a variety of different style homes such as ranch style, Cape Style and Colonial Style Homes.
The majority of homes were built in and after 1985-1988. They offer many different types of amenities, upgrades and features.
There are townhouse style and end unit cape style homes.
 
All have basements with some … (7 comments)

free: Are there any Homes FOR SALE in the ROSECLIFF neighborhood? - 07/23/14 05:36 AM
One of the most requested communities I receive is for ROSECLIFF. It is a very desired community in South Manchester NH 03109 with easy access to Schools, Shopping and Highways. It is close to the Crystal Lake recreation area. It features a varity of different style homes such as ranch style, Cape Style and Colonial Style Homes.
The majority of homes were built in and after 1994. They offer many different types of amenities, upgrades and features such as 2 car garage, farmers porch, fireplace, family rooms, formal dining rooms, finished basements, pools and more...
The complex sits on the outskirts of … (4 comments)

free: Should i QUIT BLOGGING? - 07/22/14 06:09 AM
When showing a home Monday an agent was gushing over "how I could find so much time to Blog every day". Is it even worth it they asked? They saw that I recently climbed to the #1 spot on Active Rain for the State of NH. They then asked "What is next? You can not climb higher."
 
With a shake of my head I think they missed the point of why an agent would want to write a daily blog. Yes indeed getting on a hot streak and having some of your best blogs ever written get over looked … (51 comments)

free: Is it possible to purchase a home after going through a SHORT SALE? - 07/21/14 05:23 AM
What are the rules regarding Buying another home after going through a Short Sale? Buyers are taking advantage of the ultra low interest rates and many people who suffered from the recession are back on their feet and ready to buy a home again. The question is just because they are ready to buy, are they able to buy?
 
The first step for any buyer is to meet with a local and trusted loan officer who can pre-qualify you at no cost and let you know what mortgages may be available for you. Many NH Buyers hire me as their Buyer … (10 comments)

free: Will I save any money if purchase without a Buyer Agent? - 07/20/14 08:05 AM
What is the best way to save money when buying or selling a home? Many Buyers think that Buying without an agent is one. It actually may cost them more by not having someone looking out for their best interest when making an offer and through the inspection process.
 
A Buyer Agent most often gets paid from the listing agent, a fee as posted in the MLS. A common question is "The listing agent wont have to split it so why can't they can just discount the sale price". That is not how things work as the listing agent then has … (6 comments)

free: How do you find out what PRICE a Home Seller is willing to take? - 07/18/14 06:20 AM
How does a Buyer know what to offer if they do not know what the Seller is willing to take asked a Home buyer looking at my listing yesterday. The key was this buyer was accompanied by a Buyer Broker. The Buyer Broker turns to me and asks, "so what will the seller take?"
 
I could have fallen over however I turned to both of them and educated them both on how a property is priced. Simply put when I list a property I look at the similar homes that have sold in the last 6 months in this same … (14 comments)

free: Would you Stand on your head for a customer? - 07/17/14 12:55 PM
Every one always asks, "How far will you go to make a customer happy? Can you work magic?  Would you dance? Can you sing? Would you stand on your head? The simple answer is, for a client I would go to the ends of the earth to make them happy. However the 2 key words are "customer and client". Anyone who is inquiring about Buying or Selling is a potential customer. But to be a CLIENT, you have to hire me and that gets you the magic, the singing and even dancing.
 
Today a customer called with a list of … (7 comments)

free: CAN you Buy a new home if you have a home you need to Sell? - 07/17/14 06:33 AM
Can it be done and where would you start if you want to buy a new home but you have a home you still need to sell? Many Home Owners are ready to make a change. They are ready to make a move but are not sure where to start. Many think because they have a house to sell, they simply can not buy a new home right now. Many need the proceeds from their current home sale to purchase that new home.
 
The answer is YES, it can be done. It starts with a "GOOD" local agent who is WELL experienced in … (15 comments)

free: Are we in a BUYERS Market or in a SELLERS Market? - 07/16/14 06:20 AM
Do you want to get confused? Simply watch the news as you get conflicting stories of today's Real Estate Market. Nearly every day someone asks if we are in a Buyer's Market or a Seller's Market? Of course the answer may differ depending on what part if the country you are from.
 
The current Real Estate Market when you look at statistics shows a decline in sales, however the cause may be the slight shortage of homes listed for sale. There is a strong amount of Buyers looking to take advantage of the Ultra low interest rates. The Buyers are buying … (10 comments)

free: A Tornadoe Warning can sure put the BRAKES on Showings. - 07/15/14 05:06 PM
If you have want to slow down showings on a home, just wait for a Tornado warning. It is a rare thing in New England so New Hampshire seemed to come to a halt as storms barreled through sparking a Tornado warning in Southern NH. Just as fast... the cancellations came in for my evening appointments.
 
What it did do is get potential Home Sellers on their computer because my emails for early afternoon were off the charts from new customers with questions or properties looking to buy or sell. 
  
 
Click here for Manchester area Homes For Sale by clicking here. … (10 comments)

free: Has the Real Estate world gone CRAZY? - 07/15/14 05:32 AM
What is the SECRET in Real Estate to getting a Home Sold? Before I answer that, I want to ask if you would you let a person who said they were a Doctor operate on you without checking? Would you give all your money to  a person who said they were a great investment banker without knowing that fact? Would you trust your future to luck or do you want to know you will be taken care of?
 
Although these question may sound extreme to some, why then would you trust the sale of your home to just anyone?
 
That … (7 comments)

free: WHY cant I place any Price I WANT on a Home Listed FOR SALE? - 07/13/14 06:55 AM
What is the BEST way to price a home that is going to be Listed For Sale? A Manchester NH Home Seller was determined to set the asking price themselve as he stated "a home is worth what someone is willing to pay for it. How do we know how high a buyer will pay, unless we list the home at the highest price possible."
 
Although a reasonable statement it is not realistic, as in Real Estate a home's value is determined by other factors such as what is currently For Sale that is similar. Simply put if you price … (14 comments)

free: We have been INVADED - 07/12/14 05:47 AM
Twice per year NASCAR Nation invades New Hampshire. 120,000 of my old and new friends, all come to NH for the race festivities. It was kicked off Thursday night with the transporter parade. Friday brought a couple of warm up races and Sprint Cup qualifying. The weather is in the 80's with low humidity. 
 
Saturday brings a full day of Nationwide races with the Big Show kicking of Sunday afternoon. I met people from all over the country who started coming last weekend in their campers and cars to enjoy NH. Every year it never fails that people fall in love … (10 comments)

 
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Scott Godzyk is the Owner/Broker of The Godzyk Real Estate Services located in Manchester NH. With 25 years of Real Estate experience Scott specializes in Listing and Selling Bank Owned Homes, Short Sales, Residential Properties, Condominiums, New Construction and Investment Properties. Scott services the counties of Hillsborough, Merrimack, Rockingham and Belknap. To contact Scott Godzyk please call 603-661-2121 or email sctprop@aol.com. his website is www.ScottSellsNH.com.


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