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Special dates and time for Hurricane Debris Pick UP and drop off. - 08/31/11 07:33 PM
Residents of Manchester NH can bring yard waste and tree debris from Tropical Storm Irene to the drop-off facility on Dunbarton Road for no charge up to Sept 9, 2011. Residents may also place tree debris at curbside this Saturday 9/3/11 for trees and branches with diameters up to 4 inches in diameter. Residents may place yard waste at curbside as well during their regular trash pick up day. Yard waste barrels should be less than 33 gallons. Barrels or bags can not weigh more than 75 lbs. For more information please call the Highway Dept at 624-6444Please check ouy my (2 comments)
Flooding continues from Hurricane Irene, please see my pictures - 08/31/11 02:53 PM
Flooding clean up continues from Hurricane Irene here in New Hampshire. The water is coming down in the smaller rivers and emptying into the larger rivers causing them to rise such as The Merrimack River which runs from the Lakes Region through Manchester NH on it's way to the Atlantic Ocean at Newburyport MA. Flooding on the major rivers here in the south as been confined to the river basins. Roads remain closed in Northern NH with major bridges washed away and roads no longer there. I opted not drive up North as of yet to stay out of the way. Our thoughts (7 comments)
Another look at market reports. What do they tell us? - 08/29/11 10:51 AM
As the August sales numbers will come to a close with a flury of activinty expected in the next couple of days here in Manchester NH as the end of the month arrives. We look back at July 2011 numbers one more time as compared to July 2010. August will tell a huge story to what the housing market is doing as we compare apples to apples. You see in July 2010 sales were down huge but not becuase of the economy, it was that the Real Estate stimulous ended and everyone rushed to close in the months proceeding to get that $8000 (0 comments)
DO YOU REALLY NEED TO USE A REALTOR? The truth in saving money when buying or selling a home. - 08/29/11 10:34 AM
DO YOU REALLY NEED TO USE A REALTOR? This is a question debated among buyers, sellers, bankers, experts on TV, written in books and debated by all. As a leading Listing Agent of homes in Manchester NH this is one of the questions posed to me in at least half of my listing appointments. Real Estate Brokerage is a service, as with any service it is often judged on it's value. Are you getting your moneys worth? The main service of RE Brokerage is guiding you trhough the purchase or sale of a property. You have to ask yourself if you were sick, (2 comments)
How Do you get a MORTGAGE today in this economy? - 08/29/11 09:35 AM
How do you get a mortgage today? Well that is the million dollar question for alot of potential buyers, for sellers and for Real Estate agents not only here in Manchester NH but throughout the country. In this day an age where the banks are not lending money so freely, it is so important to make sure buyers are prequailified with local and trusted lenders before starting to look at homes as well as for listing agents it is all so important for the properties to be able to be approved for a buyer to get a mortgage on the property. The most common question is the (2 comments)
Hurricane/Tropical Storm Irene - STORM DAMAGE Report from New Hampshire. - 08/28/11 05:31 PM
Hurricane turned Tropical Storm Irene is making it's way through New Hampshire. The rain has stoppped in Southern NH but the wind has changed direction as the center has now passed through and the wind continues to blow. Here in the Manchester area we have alot of branches down and a few trees. I lost power for a couple of hours as a massive tree hit a house and took down the wires on Jewett Street. Others are not so lucky as they are reporting 160,000 still without power. Yards and Streets in my area are just littered with shreaded leaves. We had alot (8 comments)
HURRICANE IRENE is not going to be a day at the Beach. What you need to know. - 08/26/11 09:42 AM
What was supposed to be a relaxing day at the beach today for me has turned into a full blown prepardness exercise. With eye expected to come just west of Manchester 5-10 inches of rain along with sustained winds of 75-80MPH are forecast. My duties of sitting in teh sand soaking up some of the last sunshine of summer will have to wait as checking and securing the dozens of bank owned homes i manage along with duties at home of putting away the lawn furniture, umbrellas, securing anything that can be turned into flying debris and stocking up with gas, water and food. In preparation for (6 comments)
THE BASIC PROCESS OF A SHORT SALE - What exactly happens and in what order. - 08/25/11 05:13 PM
I was recently asked to answer a question on What are the most important tips i could give a buyer who wanted to purchase a short sale in Manchester NH. My answer though applies to any buyer in any state looking to purchase a short sale. The first thing is that some people and surprisingly some agents still do not know what a short sale is. THE BASIC PROCESS OF THE SHORT SALE1. The listing agent or negotiator completes a title search to see how many liens and if home is in foreclosure.2. Listing agent or negotiator makes preliminary contact with sellers (9 comments)
I NEED A VACATION - from my Vacation. - 08/24/11 03:24 PM
The one thing i am NOT blessed with is the ability to take long vacations. Real Estate sales in Manchester NH is so busy for me a week long vacation will just have to wait. So yesterday afternoon with the sun shining i decided to call it a half day and head to the Beach for an afternoon vacation. With all clients taken care of, all showings set, all closings scheduled, re-keys of my new listings sceduled i felt comfortable having an afternoon and evening of rest, sun and surf.Well... i should have resisted my urge to leave my ringer on. An asset (2 comments)
Will online classes help you to become a leading REO agent to list and sell Bank Owned Homes? - 08/24/11 11:21 AM
I got a rather unusual call yesterday from another agent. The call started asking how i list bank owned homes in the Manchester NH area. Not knowing who it was, i asked how can i help you? this agent said they were certified in default Real Estate and how was i getting all these REO listings when they dont see a long list of certifications in my marketing.Instead of blasting this person into next week, i took a long pause. I was thinking that I see agents using all sorts of titles, certifications and badges but to the average person, what do they all (4 comments)
The road to the Beach just got a little easier... - 08/22/11 04:58 PM
The road to the Beach just got a little easier from Manchester NH to Hampton Beach and other seacoast points east. Federal dollars in the amount of $5,115,088 are on there way to NH for paving of Route 101 and other road projects across the state.The federal govt reported 1800 applications for ovr $13 billion for this years projects from across teh country. The problem was it was 30 times more than there was money available. I was not sure that this section of road even needed paving as NH highways are in great shape when compared to it's neighbor to (0 comments)
Cash strapped city selling city hall??? - 08/22/11 04:43 PM
Well things are not that bad here in Manchester NH however the city is going forward with an idea to sell naming rights for the brand new $43.5 million dollar municipal complex that will house a new police station and the highway department.The idea will go before the full board of Mayor and Alderman whether to solicit bids for the naming rights. i think it is a great idea, afterall they sold the naming rights for Manchester's civic center for $11 million as it is now known as the Verizon Wireless Arena.There was an overall opinion that naming the whole complex (2 comments)
FORECLOSURE Sales DOWN 31% - What gives? - 08/21/11 09:41 AM
FORECLOSURE Sales were reported to be DOWN 31% in New Hampshire from July 2011 with 238 sales from July 2010 where there was 346 sales statewide. In Hillsborough County there 66 foeeclsoure sales for July 2011 down 44.5% from july 2010 where there was 119 sales which was reported from Real Data.Over all for the year there has been 2340 foreclosure sales down 7.7% from last year during teh same period. As a leading listing agent of bank owned homes i have seen a slow down in foreclosures becuase becuase the banksare delaying new foreclsoure starts as they are fixing the mess from missing deeds (5 comments)
Sound the ALARM, the sky is falling!!! Help needed??? - 08/18/11 03:14 PM
I just got back from a showing on one of my listings and the buyers agent not only was sounding the alarm, they were in full panic mode. They could bring the most happiest person on earth at the best time of their life from happiness to tears. They complained in front of me, they complained in front of the seller and they complained in front of their own buyer, i want to add. They carried on about how bad things are at their office, how this is the first buyer they have had in ages, how they have no listings and how the economy (8 comments)
Do you Love Garages? The best garage pictures available - 08/17/11 10:45 AM
you Love Garages? here in Manchester NH where winter can be cold and snowy, a garage is a must to many people. Garages are one of the first places the man likes to look. A garage could be a castle. Listing bank owned homes here in New hampshire lets me see some of the best garages around. I wanted to share some of the best garage pictures available.Do I hope you enjoyed my pictures, looking through my pictures i realize that for all of you who want to see more, i have enough to make this a series, so come back for (20 comments)
I am a negotiating "FOOL" - 08/17/11 10:23 AM
I am a negotiating "FOOL" here in Manchester Nh when it comes to bank owned homes. For me there is a good thing the word "fool" can be used in different ways. You see i got nearly 20 offers upon getting a new listing. It was a multy family home, needed alot of work and was advertised as "cash only" with "no" contingincies. Did buyers read? Did their agents read? maybe, but they certainly did not abide by the request. Becuase of the homes condition there may not be any mortgages available and becuase of the damage, it would not pass your (2 comments)
WHY isn't my Condomium selling? - 08/16/11 04:48 PM
One of the harder hit segments of the market has been condominiums. It is very common to get questions: WHAT IS HAPPENING WITH THE SALE OF CONDOS? and Why hasn't me condo sold yet?Market condition from area to area are different. Here in Manchester New Hampshire there is a good demand for condos. Condos that are priced right are selling. Right now there are 2 factors. Prices on single families are as low as many condos. Some buyers are choosing single families over condos. The 2nd factor is banks are not loaning as freely on condos, this is hampering condo sales to people (4 comments)
MARKET UPDATE and Report for HOOKSETT NH for week 2 of August 2011 compared to Week 1 of August 2011 What do market updates mean? Basically this is a snap shot form week to week here in Manchester. I wanted to take the stats and break them down for you. So sit down and enjoy them a please email me any questions on my report or buying or selling a home in New Hampshire.* Currently there are 604 properties for sale in HOOKSETT NH * There were 4 new listings from 8/8/11 to 8/14/11, That is 3 LESS than 8/1/11 to 8/7/11 * There were 6 properties put under contract from (0 comments)
Market update and condition report for Manchester NH for August 2011 - 08/14/11 06:12 PM
MARKET UPDATE and Report for MANCHESTER NH for week 2 of August 2011 compared to Week 1 of August 2011 What do market updates mean? Basically this is a snap shot form week to week here in Manchester. I wanted to take the stats and break them down for you. So sit down and enjoy them a please email me any questions on my report or buying or selling a home in New Hampshire.* Currently there are 604 properties for sale in MANCHESTER NH * There were 41 new listings from 8/8/11 to 8/14/11, That is 2 MORE than 8/1/11 to 8/7/11 * There were 13 properties put under contract from 8/8/11 to 8/14/11, (0 comments)
INDY CARS racing through New Hampshire today. Want to join them? - 08/14/11 11:59 AM
Welcome back to NH racing fans, today 8/14/2011, INDY CARS make their comeback at the NH Motor Speedway. The action-packed weekend features the IZOD IndyCar Series racing the MoveThatBlock.com INDY 225 and also includes the Firestone Indy Lights Series, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.NHMS website read that with speeds of 200 mph, some of the most fearless drivers in the world will bring heart-stopping, wheel-to-wheel racing back to New England. Join 2010 Indy 500 winner and series champion Dario Franchitti, Danica Patrick and Helio Castroneves as they battle on the 1.058-mile oval! Turn on ABC at 330pm edt and see the Jewel of (2 comments)
DO you have ROCKS in your head? - 08/14/11 11:50 AM
Do you have rocks on your head? No but i have rocks in my suitcase.... What??? Well i was showing a condominium yesterday and the neighbor pulls in their drive way. It was a lady and 2 small children, You opened the hatch on her minivan and suitcases fell out. I tried not to stare and continue with letting the buyer know about the amenities this condo offered.I could not help but continue to look over as the kids were crying and the woman tried to drag her suitcase (on it's side) up to her stairs. I asked my buyer if (12 comments)
Sign up for texts from the MANCHESTER NH SCOOL DISTRICT-school calender, bus routes and alerts. - 08/13/11 03:47 PM
Manchester NH children will be heading back to school on September 2, 2011.Did you know you can sig up to receive texts form the school department for Weather Related Closures, Building Mechanical Closures, Followup to Police Lockdown etc.Just go directly to their site and sign up for free. Manchester, NH: Public Schools (SMS: Manchester Schools) Alerts: Weather Related Closures, Building Mechanical Closures, Followup to Police Lockdownhttp://local.nixle.com/manchester-nh-public-schools Please click here to see the MANCHESTER SCHOOL SCHEDULEhttp://www.trulia.com/blog/scott_godzyk/2011/08/the_first_day_of_school_is_approaching_for_manchester_nh_-_school_calender_attachedPlease click here to see the MANCHESTER SCHOOL BUS SCHEDULEhttp://www.trulia.com/blog/scott_godzyk/2011/08/manchester_nh_-_bus_routes_and_school_schedule_now_available_for_2011-2012All Rights reserved, Copyright 2011 (2 comments)
Manchester NH - BUS ROUTES and School schedule now available for 2011-2012 - 08/13/11 03:30 PM
Manchester NH - BUS ROUTES now available for 2011-2012.The first day of school is 9/2/2011. *PARENTS* To provide you with the highest level of service, please review the below. You may contact your school for the following (see School links for contact information): You have moved and need to change transportation You would like to verify your child's bus assignment You have a question about pickup or dropoff You would like to request a different pickup or dropoff location You have questions about transportation eligibility *Secretaries return to school Friday, August 19, 2011. You may contact your bus company for the (2 comments)
November 24&25, 2011 (Thursday & Friday) Thanksgiving Holiday Recess
January 16, 2012 (Monday) Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Holiday
February 20, 2012 (Monday) Pres. Washington’s & Lincoln’s Birthdays
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What a day for the Boston-Portsmouth AIR SHOW - 08/13/11 02:51 PM
It is that time of year again for the Boston-Portsmouth Air Show this weekend 8/13 and 8/14/11. Simply awe inspiring is the best way to describe watching them practice yesterday. The line up includes the US Airforce Thunderbirds, the US Army Golden nights parachute team, Team Heavy Metal and the US Navy legacy Flight. The grounds of the former Pease Air Force Base are transformed with planes, military trucks and displays for you to view. My advice is to bring ear plugs, becuase it was LOUD....See you all there....Pictures are courtesy of http://www.newenglandairshow.com/featured_performers.phpAll Rights reserved, Copyright 2011 (4 comments)
The Best 25 housing Markets in the USA. Manchester NH comes in at #20. - 08/09/11 02:49 PM
Recovery is abound in alot of US Real Estate markets. Housing Predictor came out with the top 25 Recovering Real Estate markets in the USA on 8/8/11. Of those 25, 2 of them are here in New Hampshire. Manchester NH came in at #20 while driving an hour towards the seacost Rochester NH came in #25.NH has been blessed with one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country. Business has been great for me with lots of sales and new relocations coming in from out of state. It was great to see this published yesterday to know that NH is (0 comments)
Some of the "BEST" Flooring pictures in Foreclosed homes to date. A MUST SEE - 08/09/11 02:16 PM
In my travels i get to see alot of BANK OWNED HOUSES here and around the MANCHESTER NH area. I thought i would share some of the nicer flooring options that you could choose from.1. "NEWER" VINYL IN THE KICTHEN (Slightly worn)2. LIVING ROOM CARPETING (where is the that Kirby salesman with the free trial on that carpet shampooer.3. There is a carpet here somewhere (I think)4. There used to be a carpet here and a wall 5. The results of lets toss full beer cans all over the house and add some 90 degree weather.6. A tour of the nicest flooring (8 comments)
HOW DO I KNOW IF I CAN GET A MORTGAGE GIVEN TODAY'S Real Estate MARKET? - 08/09/11 01:37 PM
One of the most common questions i have been asked recently is "HOW DO I KNOW IF I CAN GET A MORTGAGE GIVEN TODAY'S Real Estate MARKET?" The first thing any potential buyer needs to do when they start thinking they want to buy a home, is to contact a local and trusted mortage broker, bank or credit union. STAY AWAY from the internet lenders. A good local loan officer will pre-qualify you at no cost. They will look at your credit score but more importantly your whole financial picture. This includes your credit report, current income, debt and employment history. (8 comments)
MARKET UPDATE and Report for AUBURN NH for June 2011 compared to July 2011During a recent in depth conversation with a reporter, they said they see all sort of market reports but what do they all mean. I wanted to take the stats and break them down for you. So sit down and enjoy them a please email me any questions on my report or buying or selling a home in New Hampshire.* Currently there are 55 properties for sale in AUBURN NH * There were 16 new listings from 7/1/11 to 7/31/11, That is 5 MORE than June 2011* There were 4 properties put under contract (2 comments)
What is going on with the Real Estate Market in HOOKSETT NH? - 08/06/11 07:33 PM
MARKET UPDATE and Report for HOOKSETT NH for June 2011 compared to July 2011During a recent in depth conversation with a reporter, they said they see all sort of market reports but what do they all mean. I wanted to take the stats and break them down for you. So sit down and enjoy them a please email me any questions on my report or buying or selling a home in New Hampshire.* Currently there are 132 properties for sale in HOOKSETT NH * There were 38 new listings from 7/1/11 to 7/31/11, That is 1 LESS than June 2011* There were 10 properties put under contract and 24 placed (0 comments)
What is going on with the Real Estate Market in Manchester NH? - 08/06/11 07:20 PM
MARKET UPDATE and Report for MANCHESTER NH for June 2011 compared to July 2011During a recent in depth conversation with a reporter, they said they see all sort of market reports but what do they all mean. I wanted to take the stats and break them down for you. So sit down and enjoy them a dplease email me any questions on my report or buying or selling a home in New Hampshire.* Currently there are 595 properties for sale in MANCHESTER NH * There were 157 new listings from 7/1/11 to 7/31/11, That is 56 LESS than June 2011* There were 80 properties put under (0 comments)
WHY wont anyone listen when it comes to bank owned homes? - 08/06/11 06:29 PM
I have always had strong feelings abiout National Preservaion Companies and after the last 2 days, i just do not get why no one is listening to me. I was assigned a new bank owned listing, a nice condominium with a garage. The former owner abandoned it 9 months ago so it has just sat empty. The bank despite this wanted to continue with a personal property eviction even though i had the former occupant sign a release. I completed my initial reports that the front door lock did not lock or even close and there were 2 broken windows. A good month (1 comments)
Mayor Wants 2-Year Moratorium On New Refugees being resettled in Manchester. What do you think? - 08/04/11 12:13 PM
The Mayor of Manchester NH, Ted Gatsas is asking that a 2 year moratorium on bringing refugees from other countried into Manchester NH. Manchester has been the center of where the majority of all refugees brought into NH have been placed. 400-600 new refugees are slated to arrive in the coming months. Gatsas is asking the International Institute of New Hampshire to withdraw new applications for two years.They however have not been accomodating to the city as the city and it's residents have been to them. They get paid for every refugee brought in so their opinion is not one of genuine concern, but monetary. Gatsas and (0 comments)
MARKET UPDATE for Manchester NH for the 4th week of JULY 2011 - 08/01/11 09:12 AM
Attached is a MARKET UPDATE for Manchester NH for the 4TH week of JULY 2011Currently there are 593 properties for sale in Manchester NH (7 LESS THAN THE PREVIOUS WEEK)There were 43 new listings from 7/15/11 to 7/22/11, (2 MORE THAN THE PREVIOUS WEEK)There were 21 properties put under contract from 7/15/11 to 7/22/11, (1 MORE THAN THE PREVIOUS WEEK)There were 38 properties that Closed from 7/15/11 to 7/22/11, (16 MORE THAN THE PREVIOUS WEEK) If you are interested in buying or selling a home in New Hampshire, please feel free to contact us on how we can help you. Please see the statistics from week 3 July 2011 http://www.trulia.com/blog/scott_godzyk/2011/07/market_update_for_manchester_nh_for_the_3rd_week_of_july_2011Please see (3 comments)
UPDATE for ROCKINGHAM COUNTY NH for the 1st half of JULY 2011Currently there are 3190 properties for sale in ROCKINGHAM COUNTY NH. There were 188 more than the 1st half of July. There were 326 new listings from 7/16/11 to 7/31/11, There were 48 less than the 1st half of July. There were 117 properties put under contract from 7/16/11 to 7/31/11, There were 41 less than the 1st half of July. There were 159 properties that Closed from 7/16/11 to 7/31/11, There was 1 less than the 1st half of July. If you are interested in buying or selling a home in New (0 comments)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. his website is www.ScottSellsNH.com.
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