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The Importance Of Having A For Sale Board

Posted on Febuary 08, 2019 at 10:33 AM


It amazes me week in and week out the number of sellers that say they do not want a “For Sale” board outside their property and you would be amazed with some of the excuses they use, ranging from not wanting people knocking on the door directly to the most common being, not wanting neighbours to know the property is on the market. In truth, the latter is unavoidable as your neighbour will more than likely know your home is up for sale as soon as activity starts. There are several reasons why a board is very important.

1. It is a 24 hour non-stop advert for your home, it is always outside your house day and night. Just think of the amount off people who will either drive, cycle or walk past your home and notice it is for sale.

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Buying Or Selling A Home The Y Homes Jargon Buster

Posted on Febuary 06, 2019 at 12:08 PM


We’ve all had that moment – when someone is waxing lyrical about their chosen, favourite subject, using acronym’s and phrases that, because they know what it all means, they expect you to know too. We sit there nodding, without an idea what they mean.

Well, that doesn’t need to be the case when you’re buying or selling a property in York or Wetherby through YHomes estate agents. We’re here to guide you through the terminology pool in the hope that whatever is thrown at you through the selling and purchasing process, you’ll understand the implications and processes.

AIP, DIP, MIP
An ‘agreement in principle’ (AIP), ‘decision in principle’ or ‘mortgage in principle’ are all terms that refer to much the same thing. When you’re

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Buying Or Selling A Home The Y Homes Jargon Buster


The Completion Day Survival Guide

Posted on Febuary 05, 2019 at 4:49 PM


So, the big day has finally arrived. And despite the fact that it seems to have ‘taken an age’ for anything to happen, you now find yourself running out of time to get everything packed and organised. And the worst of it is, is that no-one can tell you in advance exactly what time you will be able to get the keys for your new home. Unfortunately, that’s how it is.

At Y Homes Estate Agents York, we can give a rough idea based on the amount of people in the chain and your position within it but that’s all. So many other factors need to be taken in to consideration – which bank or building society the mortgage is coming from, or if it’s a particularly popular day for completions, for example the last Friday in the month.

So your

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