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Gina Orlando, Home Buyer in Washington, PA
Sun Jul 14, 2013
Gina Orlando answered:
Purchased a 15 year old Home in April it was too cold to test the a/c. Two months later I found out there was a hole somewhere in the interior coil. Had to be replaced. It never cooled, just blew warm air. What are my options? ... more
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Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in Manchester, NH
Fri Jul 5, 2013
Scott Godzyk answered:
It depends on the criteria the landlord uses. Some large ones may use the credit report to see your pattern of paying things. They will also look at your income and your expenses to see if you have enough left over to pay your rent. Some landlords care more about getting a reference from you current land lord, seeing that you have a job and checking your references. ... more
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Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in Manchester, NH
Wed Jun 12, 2013
Scott Godzyk answered:
I agree that anyone you have to pay is not a mentor. Start with a good Buyer Broker who is WELL experienced in Investment properties. If you would like some assistance in getting started please contact me.

Scott Godzyk

The #1 Trulia Agent in NH
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 Tony, Real Estate Pro in Bedford, TX
Sun Jan 13, 2013
Tony answered:
very interesting question indeed. It could be a pro or it could be a con. Really, it could go either way for you.

Make a list , a pro and con list.

Then list all the pros on one side and all the cons on the other.

Then look at both sides.

How do you feel when you look at both sides? Which side of the list can you live with?

Things to put on the list:
1. what state you work in.
2. where is your car registered.
3. where do you shop.
4. what tax bracket are you in.
5. Anything else you can think of that may affect your income

This really works, try it and see.
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Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in Manchester, NH
Sun Dec 2, 2012
Scott Godzyk answered:
Patty the estimates you see on Trulia and similar sites are often not realistic when it comes to what a home is worth in todays market. You often can not change what they have in their formulas. It is unfortanate but a fact of life we face every day. They use recent sales and property transfers that are often not true market value which often values homes much less than what they are actually worth. The best way to get your homes true value is by having a local and trusted Real Estate broker complete a BPO known as a Brokers Price Opinion. it will look at the 3 most comparable and recent sales and 3 homes most similar currently listed and arrive at what your home is worth, what you should ask for it if you placed it for sale and what you would probabily sell it for in todays market. Please feel free to contact me if you need assistance selling your home.

Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services

Trulia's #1 Agent in New Hampshire
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Draino3112, Home Buyer in Manchester, NH
Sat Nov 24, 2012
Draino3112 answered:
Closing on our first house on Monday. We were with Wells Fargo but switched to RMS in Bedford because Wells was god awful.
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Terry Hoyt,  in New Hampshire
Sun Nov 11, 2012
Terry Hoyt answered:
Seven years, however you should be sure to contact an attorney and proceed with their assistance.
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Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in Manchester, NH
Sat Sep 29, 2012
Scott Godzyk answered:
The poor credit can hurt you unless you have a down payment. your best bet is to get prequalified through a local and trusted loan officer who can look at your credit, income, debt and finacials and let you know if you quailiify. ... more
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Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in Manchester, NH
Tue Aug 28, 2012
Scott Godzyk answered:
There are pros and cons to both. If you are living there you should want to take advanatge of the tax benefits it being owner occupied. If it is going to be a rental, then you mnay want the company or perhaps a seperate realty trust not connected to the company. The best bet is to as a lawyer who can break down the benefits, pros or cons of each for you. If you would like some help finding a property, please let me know. i would love to help you. ... more
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Maria Cipoll…, Real Estate Pro in Coral Springs, FL
Fri Aug 17, 2012
Maria Cipollone answered:

When you say a few months old. Is a 2 or 3 months old. Yes, it could be used as long as the lenders agree. If is older than 3 months I do not recommended it to do that. The comparable definitely are not good anymore.

Maria Cipollone
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Bob Clark, Real Estate Pro in Auburn, NH
Wed Aug 1, 2012
Bob Clark answered:
A good mortgage broker can also give you some steps on how to raise your credit score to get you in the financing range!
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Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in Manchester, NH
Tue Jul 24, 2012
Scott Godzyk answered:
Jen as far as classification for what is considered violent, you can go to the Manchester Police website and check with them. In most classes it is armed robbery, assault, murder, attempted murder or any crime with violence to a person. ... more
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Pat & Steve…, Real Estate Pro in Westlake, OH
Mon Jun 18, 2012
Pat & Steve Pribisko answered:
You should have a Buyer's Agent even when, at first, you can only afford to buy one house you have an interest in. The Buyer's Agent may be able to find other homes you can afford now. Also, a good Buyer's Agent is willing to wait for you to build up your credit or down payment for a home you really want to buy. My partner and I have waited for a couple to accumulate the finances they needed. We have one such couple who just bought their dream home with us. And, last week we helped a couple, who have waited to accumulate their funds, enter into an agreement with a builder to build their custom home.

Using a Buyer's Agent is always wise when you are buying an existing home and when you are contracting with a builder to build a home. In both cases, the Buyer's Agent represents your interests at all times, even though the Seller pays the Buyer's Agent's commission. Yes, the Buyer's Agent is at no cost to you.
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Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in Manchester, NH
Mon May 28, 2012
Scott Godzyk answered:
Hani I can not find that mls either. Please feel free to call or email me to look it up by address.
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Irina Karan, Real Estate Pro in Aventura, FL
Wed Apr 25, 2012
Irina Karan answered:
Hello Ames,

While the general answer is yes, you can work with your own agent after the listing agent showed you the property, it's not so simple. The question of "procuring cause" will probably brought up by the listing agent. The listing agent will say - "I was showing this property to this buyer, so I need to be paid". Your buyer's agent will be saying "But I brought the contract to you". The "discussion" will start about who gets paid what...and you'll be in the middle, with the seller following right behind you.

Not fun. Maybe consider buying another property with your own agent?

Just thinking...

Irina Karan
Beachfront Realty, Inc.
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Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in Manchester, NH
Tue Mar 27, 2012
Scott Godzyk answered:
Sheila if you rented they would giove you a 90 day eviction. If you were owner occupied they will give you a 30 day eviction. Once the auction is complete the home is usually assigned to an asset management company which then assigns the listing to a local agent who is on their approved list. You would then get a letter from the. The eviction is done by the banks attorney. You may have an opportunity for cash for keys, they will pay you to get out in 30 days or less to help with your move. The amount is negiotiable, the rule of thumb is teh faster you can get out, the more money they will goive you. Good luck working things out ... more
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Jenn Clifford,  in Antrim, NH
Fri Sep 30, 2011
Jenn Clifford answered:
You can check on or but I have found that many of the Foreclosures listed on RealtyTrac are not ready to be shown or not ready to close. Please call or email me for a custom property search based on your Buying criteria! ... more
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Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in Manchester, NH
Thu Aug 4, 2011
Scott Godzyk answered:
Michele if you would like more information on this home or would like to see it, please let me know.
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Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in Manchester, NH
Wed Mar 30, 2011
Scott Godzyk answered:
There are alot of variables, did you have a home inspection? Did they inspect your pipes? did the seller include any of this information on their seller information report? did you have a buyer broker? if so check with them and see if they can help, if not you may want to meet with an attorney, the first meeting is usually free so you can get some direction if you have any recourse.

Good luck working things out
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Richie Perro…,  in Nashua, NH
Wed Feb 2, 2011
Richie Perrotta answered:
If I understand your question :to wipe out your deficiency you need an experienced Realtor and assertive negotiator. When you get your lender to approve your short sale they will honor that figure and release you from the deficiency and it's over. You can ,if you qualify, apply to the Hafa program and get the lender to approve the short sale prior to listing and getting offers. If you need any further answers: Rperrotta@Weichert 603-759-7914 ... more
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