nh: Do POCKET LISTINGS Help or Hurt Consumers? - 04/23/14 05:49 AM
Many consumers are asking What is a Pocket Listing and how does it affect me? Many agents can tell you a pocket Listing is a property that is listed but not placed in the MLS. There is a sharp debate if they are legal, ethical and if the help or hurt a consumer. I have to say there are valid uses for a Pocket listing however many agents are using them in the wrong manner that can and will hurt their seller.
A Listing Agent is hired by the home owner to list, market and sell that property at the … (6 comments)

nh: Who makes the FINAL decision when Buying a Home anyway? - 04/22/14 06:28 AM
Who gets the final vote? Who says YES or NO to put in an offer on that home? I met a man whose mother is a relocation buyer, an older woman who was selling her home in Florida and is moving back to NH to be close to her kids. He called on a couple of my listings over the winter. Both of which sold pretty quickly without hearing back from him until Monday.
He had all winter to find a home and had not done so. The wish list was simple. A good neighborhood, a Ranch style home, … (12 comments)

nh: Spotlight NEWTON MEADOWS Condominiums 1st Quarter 2014 Market Report - 04/21/14 01:33 PM
If you are looking for a condominium, let me introduce to you NEWTON MEADOWS CONDOMINIUMS, One of the most requested neighborhoods by Home buyers in South Manchester NH. .Scott Godzyk Owner/Broker of the Godzyk Real Estate Services is frequently asked "Are there any Condos available For Sale in NEWTON MEADOWS?"
This community is located in a wooded setting with well manicured lawns. It has easy access to Schools, Shopping and Highways. These Townhouse style units have cape style end units and all come with basements, some of which are finished and a variety of extras and upgrades. if you would like … (3 comments)

nh: What do you think of FREE Lists of Foreclosure Listings? - 04/21/14 06:08 AM
Everyone loves FREE things, but when it comes to Lists of Foreclosures also know as Bank Owned Homes, you may get what you pay for. Even if you do pay for it, it may not be worth the paper it is written on. WHY am I being so harsh? I get flooded with emails and calls for and about "Free" Foreclosure lists. The problem is when a home enters into the foreclosure process, the info is free to anyone. There s no need to pay for it. The second problem is, virtually all of these homes are not even for sale. … (15 comments)

nh: How can you expect to Close the sale if you strip the house bare? - 04/20/14 06:55 AM
Even an easy sale is never easy until it closes. My Buyers found their dream home, a great neighborhood, priced to sell and a seller eager to move. The buyer is Pre-approved and offers full price. The inspection was perfect. The mortgage process was smooth. The appraisal goes perfect. Then comes the final walk through the morning of closing jest as stated in the purchase and sale contract. The listing agent was too busy to attend and sent us on our own. The seller was out and already signed all their documents. The dream home suddenly did not look like a … (7 comments)

nh: Is it SAFE to take over a Home Owner's Mortgage Payments? - 04/19/14 06:29 AM
If someone is losing their home due to FORECLOSURE, can I just take over the payments and make the home mine? It is a great idea in principal., however it is not that easy. First the Home Owner's loan would have to be assumable. If it was you would need to pay the amount to bring the loan current. if the loan is not assumable, which most are not, it would be extremely risky to take over mortgage payments when the home and mortgage is in another persons name.
You can search for Manchester area Homes For Sale … (11 comments)

nh: What is the market like for INVESTMENT PROPERTIES? - 04/18/14 05:45 AM
Are you seeing an increase in Buyers looking for Investment properties? Here in the Manchester NH area we have a great market for Investment properties. There are many 2, 3 and 4 family homes that are purchased by owner occupants looking to use rental income to pay down or completely pay their mortgage. We also have a nice selection of apartment buildings. There are different tyoes of neighborhoods which do affect the homes value and rental income. Although a lot of the investment homes are purchased with cash, those Home Buyers in need of a mortgage have a wonderful opportunity to buy with the … (11 comments)

nh: Does the unemployment Rate affect Real Estate sales? - 04/17/14 06:22 AM
The March Unemployment rate is out for  New Hampshire  for March 2014 and has fallen once again to 4.5%. The bottom line is people do not Buy homes if they do not have a job or feel their job is at risk. Here in the Manchester NH area the REAL ESTATE MARKET has picked up with the arrival of Spring. There is a sharp increase in people relocating to Nh for good paying jobs. They LOVE the fact there is no Income and no sales tax. We are seeing a slight increase in homes being listed and a very strong increase in Buyers … (4 comments)

nh: I'm not using a Buyer Broker-Can I use their commission as my deposit? - 04/17/14 05:56 AM
Where do these ideas come from? Buying a home one of the largest purchases in one's life. It is not time for short cuts or crazy plans. This Buyer was opting not to use a Buyer Agent and had come to see one of my Listings. They wanted me to pay the amount a Buyer Agent would have received towards his deposit. I asked if he meant down payment and he corrected me saying "no, the deposit which then is used towards my down payment." He had brought an offer with him, part typed and part hand written before he had … (57 comments)

nh: Should there be a DRESS CODE for Home Buyers when Looking at Homes? - 04/16/14 06:15 AM
It what could become very controversial, should Buyers have a minimum dress code for when they go look at houses listed For Sale? As Agents we are free to dress up as much to as comfortable as we feel our clients will accept us. Home buyers should be comfortable but where is that line. With a new listing finally ready to show, the sellers gave me a window to get in as many showings as I could,. Their elderly parents live with them, and showings need to be accompanied. I was willing to do so, as it was how I got … (17 comments)

nh: How to WRECK your Closing in 1 easy step - A Lesson on what not to do - 04/15/14 05:44 AM
Every Home Buyer, Home Seller and Real Estate Agent all work towards the goal of closing the sale. The Buyer gets their dream home. The Seller moves on mostly to a larger home, some times downsizing and others a cross country move. What they all have in common a set of steps to complete and other things you NEVER want to do if you want your sale to close.
A recent scheduled closing got the clear to close. The HUD was finished, reviewed and approved. A closing time set and the Buyers Bank made wrapped up their pre-closing conditions … (14 comments)

nh: On my Planet- You Answer calls, work hard & Tell the truth or ELSE - 04/14/14 06:03 AM
With the new Active Rain Challenge asking what things would be like on MY Real Estate planet, I jump at the opportunity to take the "unknown" out of everything that makes Buying or Selling a Home Stressful. The unknown happens form parts of the process that we can not control while other challenges and problems come from someone saying they can do something, who either can not or does not follow through with their job.
You can search for Manchester area Homes For Sale by clicking here. what is for sale by clicking here.
On MY … (13 comments)

nh: Can the Sensei/Grasshopper Challenge HELP ME with pictures and video? - 04/13/14 06:42 AM
What does it take to write a great blog? A good topic, clear and concise writing and then something visual stimulating. I have wanted to add video to my blogs but I just can NOT edit them. I NEED HELP. Looking for a Sensei to walk me through how to edit video, how to add music and or voice over. Lastly I bought a new lap top. With it comes the new Microsoft Office that does not have a picture editor, I need top know how to edit my pictures, to crop, re-size and get them looking good.
You can … (10 comments)

nh: Market Spotlight for ISLAND SHORES ESTATES 1st quarter of 2014 - 04/12/14 03:35 PM
If you are looking for a condominium, let me introduce to you to ISLAND SHORES ESTATES CONDOMINIUMS located in CONCORD NH is a desired community of Townhouse Style condominiums. Situated along the shores of the Contoocook River, this community has lots offer in beauty and recreation. The community is well landscaped with a mix of open space, lawn and wooded areas. This desired neighborhood is close to rte 93 and rte 89, Shopping, Schools and Restaurants.
The Godzyk Real Estate Services is proud to be a Leading Real Estate Agent servicing our community. Please contact SCOTT GODZYK of the Godzyk Real … (3 comments)

nh: Spotlight on FOX HOLLOW Condominiums 1st Quarter 2014 Market Report - 04/12/14 04:47 AM
If you are looking for a condominium, let me introduce to you FOX HOLLOW CONDOMINIUMS, One of the most requested neighborhoods by Home buyers in Manchester NH. .Scott Godzyk Owner/Broker of the Godzyk Real Estate Services is frequently asked "Are there any Condos available For Sale in FOX HOLLOW?"
This community is located in a wooded setting with well manicured lawns. It has easy access to Schools, Shopping and Highways. It has a fantastic club house with pool and tennis courts. These Townhouse style units come with basements, some of which are finished and a variety of extras and upgrades. if … (6 comments)

nh: Market Report for HOOKSETT NH March 2014 Sold - 04/11/14 02:18 PM
With the arrival of Spring, The Hooksett NH area REAL ESTATE MARKET is flourishing. We have seen new homes being listed but selling fairly quickly. Values are up slightly and there is a large number of Buyers looking to take advantage of the ultra low interest rates,  There is a decrease in Bank owned homes and Short Sales. The unemployment rate continues to fall in NH to a now low 4.7%. There is a rise in First time Buyers and Re-locations from other areas looking to take advantage of the affordable prices and great job market here in NH. The Seacoast and Lakes region markets have … (0 comments)

nh: Should I allow Home Showings on Easter? - 04/11/14 05:49 AM
When it comes to looking at houses For Sale, no day seems to be sacred any longer. A buyer called and asked to see a Home Listed For Sale on Easter Sunday. I asked if they realized it was Easter and they told me "Of course, that is when our parents are visiting from out of town, and seeing they are giving us 20% down for a new home, it is when they must see it if we are able to buy it."
I was actually happy I asked because now as I call the seller, I can tell them … (70 comments)

nh: As a Home Seller, WHY should I pay a Buyers closing costs? - 04/10/14 05:50 AM
"No one helped me when I bought this home - Why should I pay the Buyers closing costs now that I am selling?" states a Home Seller. A Southern New Hampshire Home Owner called quite upset their agent told them they had to pay the Buyers closing costs. Enough so....that they canceled the listing and began looking for a new Listing Agent, The conversation was one sided as I listened to the Home Owner. As they continued it was clear they were not just upset at paying closing costs, but they had not received any service, had not had any updates, … (16 comments)

nh: Market Report for Manchester NH April 2014 Sold & For Sale - 04/09/14 12:34 PM
SPRING has arrived in the Manchester NH area after a very long winter. The REAL ESTATE MARKET has picked up with the change of seasons. We are seeing a slight increase in homes being listed and a very strong increase in Buyers looking for Homes For Sale. There has been an increase in home values and a decrease in the time it takes to sell homes. For Home Buyers there is a wonderful opportunity to buy with the ultra low interest rates. For Home Owners, now may be the time to sell with an increase in buyers and low number of homes currently listed For Sale. 

nh: What is Trulia plus Active Rain really going to mean for everyone? - 04/09/14 05:30 AM
This morning when the first feature blog is raving about Trulia and Active Rain merging features, I think I almost fell over. People on Active Rain are very close. They love their site. They love the AR family. They love it's features. But have you heard from any of the regulars at Trulia? Well I was with Trulia way before I heard about AR. I was part of a mass migration from Trulia to AR when Trulia started making changes that hurt the agents who helped make their site what it is. I fear that Trulia will do to AR, what … (48 comments)

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One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

Manchester, NH

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Address: pob 4783, Manchester, NH, 03108

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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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