Auburn, NH Real Estate News

By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
You never know what you will find when you take a drive to no where in particular. My afternoon started with a relocation buyer having no luck finding their dream home. With less than a day left to fnd the perfect area, I said lets drive. We headed out North and West of the Manchester NH area.  The buyer wanted "a true New England town". Living here my whole life, what is seen on TV and what is reality can differ. They found homes they liked but not areas. They wanted a true rural town. One with good people they said to raise their Young kids. One with good schools for their future but they wanted to be in the middle of no where, bit close enough to anywhere they may need to go. An impossible task it may seem, so lets drive. I took them to a variety of towns that are roughly 30 minutes ...
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By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
How I LOVE Bank Owned Homes, you never know what you are going to get when you open that front door. Let me introduce you to my new Manchester NH area Bank Owned Listing. The picture featured is from the master bedroom where a small table doubled as an ash tray. The smell of stall smoke permeates through every wall. Stuck in the carpets and flowing through out the home.  As bids go out to get the home trashed out. The appraiser works his magic to put a price on it. Contractor's on my "cash buyer list" are already coming through ready to make their highest and best cash offer. Soon the sounds of hammers, nail guns and saws will wipe away the stench. Bringing back to life this house where a young family can make the completely redone house, their home.   I leave you with my MOST IMPORTANT...
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By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Why would a buyer cancel showings when they are in a rush to buy? Was it going to be too hot? Was it going to be stormy? That would be a NO on both.  With 3 showings scheduled on some new listings here in the Manchester NH area. This home buyer canceled the showings.  Did she not want to buy any longer? That was a no too. She wanted to buy but was staying home to shop. I was so puzzled as why would she HAVE to shop on Saturday and cancel our appointments? She is from MA and relocating to NH. In MA, it is tax fee buying day. Seriously...  Well... my next thought stopped her in her tracks. I let her know every day is TAX FREE shopping in NH, We do not have a sales tax. She paused.. She was even more excited to move to NH than ever. It is a good thing I did not cancel them right away as sh...
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By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
I am seeing a pattern. It starts that Manchester NH area Home Sellers are seeing home selling quick. They want to join the party and sell their home. BUT there is a but. They think they can do it better. They think it is easy. They think they can save money by doing it themselves. They also think they can sell it higher than any one else. There is a rash of new listings priced so high, never mind waiting for Christmas to sell, they may be waiting for ever..... Take the home seller who told every agent that came to interview that their house was worth more, why? Because it as there's. Although no homes have sold that high in the neighborhood. That the fact is all homes in the neighborhood are the same age and same size. When agents give her the real value, she decided to sell on her own ...
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By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
They saying hearing NO can make you stronger. Not sure who they is? But I met with another would be seller yesterday. They had started as a fsbo and could not sell their home. Now they wanted a "limited agency" listing or even a MLS entry only listing. I wrote about this Manchester NH area scenario yesterday.  Getting the opportunity to meet local sellers is priceless. Being able to talk to them face to face usually leads to a newly listed home with full service. This seller though thought he could do everything himself. I asked the key questions.  1. How quick did they want to sell? 2. What price did they want to ask?3. How did they come up with this price?4. Why are they looking to sell? 5. Where are they moving? 6. Are they prepared to pre-qualify buyers before showing their home? 7....
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By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Some of you already knew the answer.... You answer it. YES it is early on a Sunday morning. Saturday was insanely busy and no better time to catch up on real estate than before the phone starts ringing. Here in the Manchester NH area though, home sellers were up early looking for an early bird to list and sell their home.  As they sought to leave a message I could get later in the day, I shocked them by being up, ready and working. A little crazy I know.... but the early bird gets the worm and the listing.   \  Perhaps the MOST IMPORTANT message is to share with every consumer that my philosophy is simple, provide more personal and professional service to guide my clients through each step of the buying or selling process. All Agents are not created equal and every buyer or seller shoul...
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By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
It is going to be a scorcher today with no end of the heat in sight here in the Manchester NH area. SO grab your Personal FAN and come with me on a journey. It was just yesterday I got a call to meet a potential Home Seller. I was shocked when as we walked through the home they were going to wait to sell, as it was just too hot to move. This older couple needs to move from their home of 41 years. They want a home all on one level and one that does not need all the upkeep their current home needs. The answer though was easy as pie. I let them know that even if they list today, it would take 45 days at best to close even if we sell their home on the first day. That puts us in September. When the weather cools and the humidity retreats back to Southern Florida.  The surprise in their eyes ...
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By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
There is nothing explosive in this blog. Just teenager speak. Recently I helped a family relocating to the Manchester NH area. Usually the kids do not say much to me as the family agent. I try to involve them but most are shy. Well I met my match. As this brother and sister teenage duo were very out spoken about what they wanted. YES Mom and dad had their wish list, but so did the kids. They also had their questions. They wanted an area with a good high school. They wanted a school known for learning. They wanted a school good in sports. They are leaving their teams behind and want to play sports here too. They wanted to know would they be accepted? What are the kids like? How about bullying? Is the area clean? How about going for runs, is it safe? I answered every one of their question...
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By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
What is the most and least expensive Songle Family Homes both For Sale and SOLD in 2019? Join me as a power up my CRYSTAL BALL and see what is For Sale and what has sold.   HOME SELLERS who listed with us enjoyed relatively quick sales and at great prices. HOME BUYERS who bought through us enjoyed getting ultra low interest rates. They got an insight of what new listing were hitting the market and used out tips to have their offers accepted and close don their dream homes.  WHAT DO WE SEE FOR 2019? Most important, is Interest rates. Last week they went down despite the Fed raiseing their rate. Rates are the lowest you may see for this year as we do expect an increase again in the spring. If you are thinking of selling your home, that means now may be the time to sell rather tha wait .  ...
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By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
What is the Real Estate Market like this New Year? Should I Buy or Sell a home in 2019? Join me as a power up my CRYSTAL BALL. Lets look back and review the Real Estate market in The AUBURN NH area. 2018 was a wonderful year for Real Estate. Over all a very busy market that saw a shortage of homes for sale in some markets.  HOME SELLERS who listed with us enjoyed relatively quick sales and at great prices. HOME BUYERS who bought through us enjoyed getting ultra low interest rates. They got an insight of what new listing were hitting the market and used out tips to have their offers accepted and close don their dream homes.  WHAT DO WE SEE FOR 2019? Most important, is Interest rates. Last week they went down despite the Fed raiseing their rate. Rates are the lowest you may see for this y...
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By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
WHAT IS THE MARKET LIKE?  SHOULD I BUY OR SELL A HOME THIS SUMMER 2018? Lets look back and review the Real Estate market in the Manchester NH area THIS SUMMER. 2018 has been a wonderful year for Real Estate. Over all a very busy market that sees new listings coming on the market.  AUBURN NH, just east of Manchester NH remains one of the most popular towns to move to.  HOME SELLERS who listed with us enjoyed relatively quick sales and at great prices when they list with us. HOME BUYERS who bought through us enjoyed getting ultra low interest rates. They got an insight of what new listing were hitting the market and used our tips to have their offers accepted and closed on their dream homes.  Interest rates bumped a little the start of August which has seen a rush of buyers who were waiti...
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By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
HOW MANY HOMES ARE FOR SALE IN AUBURN NH? That is the question we will answer in our MARKET REPORT below. Various media are reporting different market conditions for our market. We go right to the source and outline our market. What we are seeing. What you can expect and what the future may hold. Over all we have a very busy market that sees a shortage of homes for sale in some neighborhoods.  HOME SELLERS who listed with us enjoyed relatively quick sales and at great prices. HOME BUYERS who bought through us enjoyed getting ultra low interest rates. They got an insight of what new listing were hitting the market and used out tips to have their offers accepted and close don their dream homes.  WHAT DO WE SEE FOR 2018? You may have heard rumbings rising interest rates. However they had a...
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By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
You promised a biding war and all i got was a drip said a FSBO. I looked at this guy kind of puzzled as why he was yelling at me. As I finished up an inspection at a Manchester NH area home Listing I just sold, this guy walked over.   I did field a call from him where he was demanding tips to sell his home. He did say back then he would sell the home himself to save some money. My seller had told him of the bidding war we had only a few days into me listing the home. This FSBO seller thought he too would have his own bidding war. Except he only got a trickle. No offers and used up al his vacation time. SO there stood this FSBO seller. Once again demanding answers. He also said I should turn over all the buyers i had for this home who did not buy so he could sell his home to them. After ...
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By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Another week gone by. The calendar says Spring but snow on the ground says Merry Christmas. This is unusual for New England but warm weather is in sight coming next week. Perhaps the spring market will follow. Making now th etime to list your home to get ready for the spring rush. To cheer us up, lets look back at the week in Real Estate.   LETS LOOK AT THE WEEK IN REVIEW:  HOW NOSEY SHOULD A HOME SELLER BE?  DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING THAT WILL CLEAN THIS. I had the pleasure of listing an investor owned home where the tenant just moved out.   DOES SMOKING IN A HOME HINDER ITS ABILITY TO SEL? My infamous gold star winning blog opened a cpnversation of do's and don'ts if you smoke in your home.  A HOME IS UNDER CONTRACT - SHOULD WE STILL MAKE AN OFFER? Buyer agents and their biyers are looking...
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By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
SHOULD YOU BUY OR SELL A HOME IN 2018? Lets look back and review the Real Estate market in the AUBURN NH area. 2017 was a wonderful year for Real Estate. Over all a very busy market that saw a shortage of homes for sale in some markets.  HOME SELLERS who listed with us enjoyed relatively quick sales and at great prices. HOME BUYERS who bought through us enjoyed getting ultra low interest rates. They got an insight of what new listing were hitting the market and used out tips to have their offers accepted and close don their dream homes.  WHAT DO WE SEE FOR 2018? During the last week of December the Fed raised rates. However they had a very small affect on mortgage rates. Rates are the lowest you may see for this year as we do expect an increase again in the spring. If you are thinking o...
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By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
What is For Sale in the AUBURN NH area? Welcome to my weekly update of what is currently available for sale. This has been one of the busiest fall markets ever. We are seeing a steady flow of new listings and a continuation of buyers ready, willing and able to buy. We need more properties to sell. Contct us to sell today. We are seeing a steady pace of sales. Values are increasing slightly in the most desired areas. Properties needing work are seeing a decrease in value. Many sellers listing their homes with us now are experiencing quick sales.  PLEASE CALL US FOR A FREE MARKET ANALYSIS TO SEE WHAT YOUR HOME IS WORTH  MARKET REPORT Auburn NH as of Oct. 30, 2017   SINGLE FAMILY: THERE ARE 14 HOMES LISTED FOR SALESINGLE FAMILY:  PRICES RANGE FROM $259,900 TO $699,900 - AVERAGE PRICE $497,...
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By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Summer is here, but is it time to SELL your home OR a time to wait until Fall? "I heard Real Estate is pretty dead during summer", says a Manchester NH Home Owner? WHERE DID YOU HEAR THAT, I replied. "Oh from the agent who was listing my neighbors home that has not sold yet" she replied . Well Mrs. Home Owner, "this Summer has been very busy" in Real Estate for me. There is a strong amount of Home buyers ready, willing and able to buy. Many who may want to be in new homes before school starts, Others plan their move around their vacation and still more want to purchase before the ultra low interest rates go up again. The bottom line is NOW is a GREAT time to list your home. There is a slight shortage of homes for sale. There are buyers ready to buy and values have gone up since last yea...
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By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
A home seller demanded answers to two  question before they will list their home. How can they save money and sell their home quick. They interviewed discount brokers who can save them money, but they do not think can sell their home. They interviewed big full service companies that promise to sell their home quick, but it will cost them. What is this Manchester NH Area home owner to do they asked?  They did what any good consumer would do, they asked their friends, their co-workers and at the hair salon. They heard the same answer over and over and to their surprise, it was to call ME. I sold their neighbors home, I sold their hair stylists home and I sold a home to two people at her work. All the former buyers and sellers all said the same thing, i work fast, i work hard and i got the...
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By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
When you think of WAR, one does not usually think of Buying a home. Many buyers are finding themselves in a battle to get their offer accepted. Bidding wars are becoming more normal than not. Many areas have more buyers than there are homes For Sale. Here in the Manchester NH Area, home buyers are asking "How can we win the war?" You can read 10 different sites and get 10 different opinions. However each answer starts with one thing. That is your choice of buyer agents. Often your purchase will only go as well as the agent you chose. All agents are not equal. Choosing one that will stand by you through each step of the buying process is a must. Discounts and limited service can hurt more than help. FIRST most buyer do not know that hiring a Buyer Agent does not cost them anything extra....
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By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
I can say Buyers and Sellers are not like the mailman, as they do not always come out in bad weather. Yesterday it hit 95 here in NH and half of my afternoon appointments canceled. A normal spring day in May is around 70. June to August in the low 80's. Yesterday though there was no humidity, so it was a welcomed warm up by many after a winter that dragged into April.  I have an older couple that both retired this month who found me through my Active Rain blog.   They want to sell their big Manchester NH Area home and purchase a smaller one all on one floor. They even asked me if I was going to write about them canceling their appointment. The Mrs. told me I could, as the heat was too much for them and knew today would only be around 80. She was surprised I did not close due to the heat...
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