More homes up for sale in York according to agents

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YORK estate agency William H Brown says there has’s been an increase in the number of home owners in putting their properties on the market across the UK.

According to new figures released by William H Brown’s parent company, national estate agency network Sequence, in the first seven months of this year there has been a 14 per cent increase in prospective sellers requesting an appraisal of their home from its branches, compared to the same period last year.

It also reports an eight per cent increase in the number of homes it has been instructed to sell.

There are, however, still six buyers chasing every property that becomes available, meaning competition amongst buyers remains fierce and more homes are needed to meet demand.

Mark Thompson, William H Brown area director, said: “It is very encouraging that more home owners, probably spurred on by rising house prices and the huge number of buyers out there, are taking steps to sell their home.

“As part of our national network, we have recorded a ten per cent increase in sales as buyers scramble to secure property in an increasingly competitive local market.

“In order to maintain a healthy housing market we need to see a greater supply of homes becoming available to buy.

“This is good for buyers who will have greater choice and should help promote sustainable house price growth rather than a boom and bust cycle which restricts buyers and sellers at every level of the market.”

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9:00am Thu 28 Aug 14

nearlyman says...

yeah right !...................
in other words we're still trying to con you into paying over inflated prices for mediocre property.
yeah right !................... in other words we're still trying to con you into paying over inflated prices for mediocre property. nearlyman
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9:20am Thu 28 Aug 14

smudge2 says...

nearlyman wrote:
yeah right !...................

in other words we're still trying to con you into paying over inflated prices for mediocre property.
No body forces anybody to buy anything. Your generalised comment about mediocre property is strange . Can you enlarge on your statement ??
[quote][p][bold]nearlyman[/bold] wrote: yeah right !................... in other words we're still trying to con you into paying over inflated prices for mediocre property.[/p][/quote]No body forces anybody to buy anything. Your generalised comment about mediocre property is strange . Can you enlarge on your statement ?? smudge2
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9:59am Thu 28 Aug 14

meme says...

How can anyone force anyone else to overpay for a property?
its a free choice driven by demand and supply
Supply is limited due to the nature of the City and planning constraints and policies and demand high because we are lucky to live in such a fantastic city
If prices are not to your liking go somewhere where they are more suitable for you......Its as simple as that.
Estate agents don't drive up prices; they get what they can for their client its buyers and sellers who make the market prices!
How can anyone force anyone else to overpay for a property? its a free choice driven by demand and supply Supply is limited due to the nature of the City and planning constraints and policies and demand high because we are lucky to live in such a fantastic city If prices are not to your liking go somewhere where they are more suitable for you......Its as simple as that. Estate agents don't drive up prices; they get what they can for their client [as they are expected to] its buyers and sellers who make the market prices! meme
  • Score: 7

6:00pm Thu 28 Aug 14

The Junkyard Angel says...

Don't
knock it, I am just selling mine !!!
Don't knock it, I am just selling mine !!! The Junkyard Angel
  • Score: 5

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