manchester: What can I do if The Buyer CAN'T CLOSE on time? - 09/21/13 05:40 AM
An interesting call from a Home Seller of a Manchester NH area home who claims their Buyer can not close on time, what can they do? The problem is it is not listed with me and it is not my Buyer. It is Listed FOR SALE with a "Big time" agent. They said their agent is not answering the phone or emails and they need answers. I sold many homes in their area so they looked me up.

I wanted to share this story as a lesson to other Sellers of what to do and what not to do. 
For this Seller they … (28 comments)

manchester: Should we show our home to a Buyer who is not ready to BUY a home yet? - 09/20/13 05:28 AM
When a Buyer states they are not ready to buy yet but still wants to see a Manchester NH area home listed FOR SALE, should the Seller allow them in to see the home For Sale? One of the topics i bring up with a Home Owner when listing a home is to go over the types of buyers and the different types of showings we may encounter once we put the home up for sale. 

The key for any Buyer who wants to see your home, is to be at least qualified to buy a home. As a Listing Agent i … (17 comments)

manchester: Should I SELL MY HOME to a Buyer that has a home to Sell? - 09/19/13 05:42 AM
Should I consider an offer where the Buyer has a Home to sell before they can purchase my home? asks an owner of a Manchester NH area home. The sale would be contingent upon the Buyer selling their home so they can purchase this home. Just yesterday i was working with a buyer in this situation. Many of the sellers questions was, if this is common and is this a scam? 

It is more common in a market where there is an over abundance of listings and perhaps a shortage of buyers that home sale contingencies are used.
There are many valid reasons … (21 comments)

manchester: Can I BUY A HOME if I have a home to Sell? - 09/18/13 05:51 AM
Can I BUY a home if I have a home to sell? asked an owner of a Manchester NH area home. They would like to sell and Buy a new home, however they do not want to put their home up for sale until they find a new home though. After calling many different agents they were discouraged until they found my disadvantages and asked for some "real" answers. 

The first thing I did is explain to them the disadvantages of having a home to sell, but one not even on the market when making an offer to purchase. 
Many Home Sellers, especially … (11 comments)

manchester: How many Banks should I get Pre-qualified with to BUY a HOME? - 09/17/13 05:47 AM
An interesting question from a Buyer thinking that they need to call every bank and mortgage company to get pre-qualified with each one. This is not the way to start your home buying process. Some Buyers may start by getting pre-qualified while others will obtain the services of a Buyer broker who they look for guidance in finding a loan officer. Here in the Manchester NH area, many Buyers wonder the same question. 

Buyers should start with one Loan Officer who should be both Local and trusted. For those in NH who seek assistance through myself, I guide them to the experienced … (14 comments)

manchester: HOW do I see a Home FOR SALE? - 09/16/13 05:47 AM
Did you know that some potential Home buyers do not know where to start when Buying a Home. It is certainly alright to wonder, because we have the answers to the most 2 common questions. How do I start the Home Buying process? and How do i see that house For Sale in this Manchester NH area home?

The easiest way to learn a lesson, is from someone Else's mistake. I wanted to share some of the most recent blunders so that Home Buyers can make better offers by avoiding these same mistakes.
Although a Buyer can call to view any home … (12 comments)

manchester: What do you think of Websites that offer Estimates of a Homes value? - 09/14/13 05:25 AM
A tale of 2 Manchester NH area Home Owners who looked up their Homes Values online. The first states they have been given too high a value, as the online sites value their home much lower. Seller 2 states their value is much higher than what he was given as the online value is much higher than the Market analysis shows it is worth. Who can you believe?

Home Buyers and Sellers should know that online values are not always correct. They can vary greatly from home to home within the same neighborhood even. The problem most often is the data they use … (13 comments)

manchester: Are Foreclosures owned and Sold by the bank? - 09/12/13 05:54 AM
By now you would think any confusion with Bank Owned Homes has been answered? This question came in via a web site i frequent where the consumer was really puzzled with what a Foreclosure is. The national news stated there was a 8% decrease in August nationally over July for new Foreclosure starts and a 44% decrease over August of 2012.. Here in the Manchester NH  area, I see a trend of an increase in Foreclosure's of vacant homes and thiose who have been behind for 1 year, 2 years and in some cases 3 years.
As a Leading Listing and Selling … (11 comments)

manchester: Manchester Vipers Girls Softball TRY OUTS for the 2014 Travel Teams - 09/11/13 04:32 PM
The Manchester NH Vipers announce Try outs for their 2014 Girls Softball All Star style Travel Teams in the U-10, U-12 and U-14 Divisions. 
Evaluations will be held Saturday September 28, 2013 and Saturday Oct. 5, 2013. All girls who meet the age criteria are welcome to try out. 
U-14 will start at 3:30pm, U-12 will start at 4pm with U-10 starting at 5pm. (rain dates will be announced online)
It is the players age AS OF January 1, 2014 as to which team they qualify for.
U-10 Must be born after Jan. 1, 2003.
U-12 Must be born after Jan. 1, 2001.
U-14 Must be born after … (4 comments)

manchester: What I have learned about growing my Real Estate Business - 09/11/13 01:52 PM
The easiest way one can learn is from past experiences. this also applies to business and is the basis for my entry into the new Active Rain Challenge. As one of the largest  Manchester NH Independent brokerages, I may see more challenges but also have an easier time adapting to them. 
Come December this will be my 28th year in the real Estate business. The number one thing I have learned is to be able to adapt to the market and the variables that affect it. Those not willing or able to adapt, soon will be out of business.
The trend for the … (5 comments)

manchester: Did you hear the SECRET to getting homes SOLD? - 09/11/13 05:58 AM
What is the SECRET to getting a Home SOLD? It is usually the Home Owners whose homes are NOT Selling that want to know why other homes in the Manchester NH area are Selling and not theirs. One recent Sellers wanted top know how thye can get the "EDGE" so their home will sell. 
There is no secret that there is a shortage of homes on the market with a steady pace of buyers ready, willing and able to buy.
The puzzling part for some, is why ALL homes are not selling if there is a shortage?
The problem is usually either it … (6 comments)

manchester: TOP 5 MYTHS about Selling your Home you wont want to miss - 09/10/13 05:29 AM
What happens if a Home Owner falls for one of these MYTHS? The result can be their Manchester NH  area home does not sell. Yes, there is a shortage of homes For Sale but all homes are not selling that get listed and placed on the market to sell. There are many factors that affect the current market and they can keep your home from ever selling. The banks are loaning money, however only to qualified Buyers who can provide the documentation they require. Appraisers are keeping values down through their low appraisals and Interest rates are scaring buyers as they go … (15 comments)

manchester: Do seller's generally go down from their asking price? - 09/08/13 04:48 AM
What is considered a GOOD offer and what is considered BAD? Some Home Buyers are quite confused when it comes time to make an offer when looking to buy a Manchester NH area home. With a market seeing less homes coming on the market for sale and a steady supply of buyers, one's offer needs to stand out to avoid rejection. The problem is there are way too many "Bad" Offers and buyers are losing out on their dream homes because of it.


Some Seller's may price the home higher than market value to be able to negotiate. Some may price it … (15 comments)

manchester: What happens if the Buyer can't get a mortgage? - 09/07/13 05:41 AM
A Home Buyer called to ask if they can be sued if they do not close on the home they were buying in the Manchester NH area. There is a lot of variables to their question, as it will sure matter if they got the loan denial within the their "Mortgage contingency" period. This Buyer hired a 'big time" agent but did not have any answers to their big questions. It was puzzling, so I asked why they were not getting help from their agent.  

Unfortunately their agent was not any help and really left them alone during the buying process. … (9 comments)

manchester: Can you BUY an Abandoned Home? - 09/06/13 05:01 AM
How can you buy an abandoned Home? You may have seen some, there seems to be an assortment of homes with over grown front yards.The former Home Owner just up and left. That is a question being asked as Buyers search for a DEAL.in the Manchester NH  area. Each home had a story, was once loved, there is a reason why no one lives there any longer and a broken dream. Today there are new families, all with dreams to find their new dream home. They are willing to do the work. They want an affordable price after all. But they are not sure … (18 comments)

manchester: Will the increase in Interest rates LOWER HOME VALUES? - 09/05/13 11:57 AM
Do you think Home Sellers should be concerned that with a rise in Interest Rates that Home Values will start falling again. Here in the Manchester NH  area, the amount of calls asking just that is up. There is so much confusion with how news is reported, Home Owners do not know what to do. Some Sellers were waiting for values to increase while others who had owed more than their homes were worth, now find the values more than they owe.
The easy answer is not yet, based on the fact there is a shortage of homes on the market with a steady … (6 comments)

manchester: Manchester NH CONDOMINIUM Market Report for AUGUST 2013 and For Sale - 09/05/13 04:59 AM
A Condominium is more than just a type of home, but a "WAY OF LIFE".  Home Buyers tend to prefer a condominium for their ease of living, no exterior maintenance, no lawn care or snow removal and more amenities such as a pool and club house. 
NH is experiencing a high number of relocation Buyers as people move here for good jobs, low unemployment, NO Income tax and NO Sales tax. 
One of the best indicators of the CONDOMINIUM Market in the Manchester NH area is by looking at the MARKET REPORT from the current month compared to the previous month. … (7 comments)

manchester: When does a BUYER Broker's Job end? - 09/04/13 05:49 AM
A Home Buyer was asking for HELP as the home they just purchased had items left behind after closing. Their Buyer Agent wanted to charge them for any "Post Closing" assistance. When I am hired to be a Buyer's Buyer Agent here in Manchester NH there is NO way I would charge them extra after closing. My service is Full Service before, during and after the sale.  

First to answer their question, Did they not see the items during their final  walk through before closing? 
Oh.. they did not have a final walk through... Their agent never told them they could or … (27 comments)

manchester: Market Report for Manchester NH August 2013 -Sold and For Sale data - 09/03/13 05:58 AM
The Market in the Manchester NH area has been very active this Summer. The amount of Sales has steadily increased. The amount of Homes currently For Sale has decreased but a steady supply of new homes coming on the market is keeping sales steady. By looking at the MARKET REPORT from the current month compared to the previous month we can predict values to continue to increase slightly as the amount of sales was equal to the new homes coming on the market.

For the period of August 2013 compared to July 2013
There was 307 Listings available For Sale (6 more than … (13 comments)

manchester: How do you know if a SHORT SALE has REALLY been APPROVED? - 09/02/13 09:01 AM
The most confusing term is "Pre-approved Short Sale." Not only Buyers, but home Sellers and some Agents all differ in what this means. Short Sales are popping up again in the Manchester NH area as Home Owners who may owe more than the home is worth are inspired to try to sell with the increase in values over the last couple of years. One of the biggets problems are when people "assume" a Short Sale is approved, and it costs them not only time but money.

First thing is no matter what anyone states, there is NO such thing as a PRE-APPROVED SHORT … (53 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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