News Archive for 2024

Emma - Indigo Greens

July 2024 – York Housing Market Update

It’s not “coming home”, which is all I am going to say on that, and now that the General Election has concluded, perhaps we can all get on and enjoy the summer…. Oh wait, we have already had our one-day allocation of sunshine! Sometimes it can be difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel with the endless negative media on a plethora of topics, but let me remind you we still have the Bank of England rate review on 1st August. This is sure to bring some positive news, isn’t it?!? And we have the Paris Olympics to look forward to!

Written by: Emma Source: Rightmove House Price Index July 2024

Moving House with Kids - Indigo Greens Estate agents

Tips For Moving House With Kids

We all know that moving home can be stressful. Between coordinating removal vans to organising belongings, it’s easy to get lost in the chaos. As adults, we can see the light at the end of the tunnel: soon, we’ll be settled into a new home, in a new neighbourhood, full of exciting opportunities. It’s harder for kids to see the bigger picture sometimes. Changing homes can be difficult for kids of all ages.

Exploring York – Huntington

Huntington is conveniently located just a few miles from the city centre, providing easy access to all the major attractions York offers. Whether you're looking to explore the historic York Minster, indulge in some retail therapy at Monks Cross Shopping Park, or enjoy a night out in the city, all of these attractions are just a short distance away.

What is the Difference Between Exchange and Completion?

As a buyer or seller, the exchange of a property sale is a crucial step in the process of buying or selling a property. It is the point at which both parties are legally committed to the transaction and cannot back out without suffering financial penalties.

Become An Expert House Buyer in Estate Agent's Jargon

When you’re buying or selling a house, there are lots of different phrases that you’ll come across that are used by estate agents and solicitors, it can feel frustrating if you’re left wondering what they mean – or even having to ask Alexa for help! Here is our lingo busting guide to keep you in the know when it comes to buying and selling your property in York.

What to ask an estate agent when thinking about selling your property in York?

Selling a house can be a daunting process especially if it's for the first time, so it is important to choose the right support to help you along the way. One of the most valuable things you can do is to find a reputable local estate agent to help you navigate through the process. When selecting an estate agent, it is important to use local and ask the right questions to ensure that you find the right agent for you.

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Indigo Greens Awarded Best Residential Estate Agency 2024 - York

We are delighted to announce that Indigo Greens has been awarded the prestigious title of Best Residential Estate Agency 2024 - York by the SME News Business Elite Awards! This recognition is a testament to our unwavering commitment to excellence, outstanding customer service, and dedication to our community.

Getting Your Property Photo Ready To Sell

The importance of fantastic photographs cannot be overstated when it comes to selling your property. This is the one thing that you need to spend time and effort getting right. By making sure that your property is presented in the best way possible it will help the photographer capture the best of your property.

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May 2024 – York Housing Market Update

Sellers may want to consider the length of time it takes to list, sell and move when they are looking at their next steps. Listing your property, for sale, at least 6 months in advance of any deadline you need to achieve will help keep stress levels as low as possible when planning a move. That means if you are looking to be in your new home for Christmas (Sorry!!) then you need to be getting your property on the market now.

Written by: Emma Source: Rightmove House Price Index May 2024

Indigo Greens Estate Agent For Sale Board

Indigo Greens is the best estate agent to choose when selling your property

Indigo Greens Estate Agents, York is the best choice for selling your property. Indigo Greens has a team of experienced and highly skilled estate agents who are experts in the local property market. They have a wealth of knowledge and experience that they use to help clients achieve the best possible price for their property. They understand the local area, property trends, and buyer preferences, which allows them to provide clients with accurate and relevant advice.

Exploring York - Haxby

Haxby offers a wide range of housing options to suit different preferences and needs. From quaint cottages to modern family homes, there is something for everyone. Many properties in Haxby come with generous gardens, providing residents with ample outdoor space to enjoy and relax. The village has a mix of architectural styles, creating a unique and charming streetscape.

Indigo Greens Sponsors York Mix Radio Pollen Count 2024

The pollen count measures the number of pollen grains in a cubic meter of air over a specific period, usually 24 hours. Pollen, produced by trees, grasses, and weeds, is a common allergen responsible for symptoms like sneezing, itchy eyes, and a runny nose. The count is divided into categories—low, moderate, high, and very high—helping individuals understand the severity of pollen levels on any given day. This information is crucial for allergy sufferers who need to take preventive measures, such as staying indoors, using air purifiers, or taking antihistamines.

Exploring York – 5 Places To Visit Beyond York

There are plenty of beautiful villages and countryside around York to explore, whether you're interested in history, and culture, or just enjoying the great outdoors, why not take a break from the city and discover some of the gems of the surrounding area?

Exploring York - Copmanthorpe

Copmanthorpe benefits from excellent transport links, ensuring residents can easily navigate both within the village and beyond. Regular bus services connect Copmanthorpe to York city centre, making commuting and exploring the larger area convenient. The nearby A64 provides quick access to major routes, connecting Copmanthorpe to neighbouring towns and cities, such as Leeds.

Why 360 Virtual Tours are Essential to Selling Your Property in 2024

Virtual tours are essential to provide a “real view” of a property, helping a potential buyer make a decision to view a property or even make an offer. They enhance a buyer’s decision-making process allowing them to view the property virtually several times from anywhere in the world. This ability to view the virtual tour from anywhere can really help boost a property listing and generate more interest.

Demystifying Property Surveys in England: A Quick Guide for Homebuyers

What Exactly is a Property Survey? First things first, what is a property survey? In simple terms, a property survey is an assessment of a property's condition and value carried out by a qualified surveyor. Think of it as a health check-up for your potential new home. It helps identify any issues, defects, or potential risks that could affect the property's value or your enjoyment of it.

5 Tips of How to Make the Most of Living in York

York is a city with a rich history, and there are many historic sites and attractions to explore. Visit the York Minster, walk along the city walls, and visit the Jorvik Viking Centre to learn more about the city's past. Even though these attractions are very public, a key way of falling back in love with your location is treating it as if you are a tourist. Why not begin re-jogging your memory of York’s beauty by harnessing a love for the basics?

Exploring York - Bishopthorpe

Bishopthorpe boasts a range of charming properties that perfectly blend history and modern living. From quaint cottages to spacious family homes, there is something to cater to every taste and lifestyle.

Creating Vibrant Container Gardens for Children and Teens

Container gardening is a fantastic way to introduce children and young adults to the joys of gardening. Not only does it provide a hands-on learning experience, but it also encourages responsibility, patience, and a connection with nature. Whether you're interested in colourful blooms or tasty vegetables, here are some simple tips to help you create the best container gardens for young enthusiasts.

Exploring York – Tang Hall

Tang Hall is situated on the east side of York, bordered by Hull Road to the north, Fifth Avenue to the east, and Tang Hall Lane to the south. It offers a mix of residential properties ranging from purpose-built apartments to larger family homes, mostly semi-detached and terraced properties with ample rear gardens.

Exploring York - Woodthorpe

Woodthorpe is a fantastic family-friendly suburb located in the south of York. It is a popular residential area, known for its variety of properties and peaceful surroundings. If you are looking for a place to call home in York, Woodthorpe is definitely well worth considering. Many of the properties in Woodthorpe have better sized gardens, making it a great place for families or those who are green fingered.

Exploring York - Heworth

Heworth is a fantastic place to live in york! There are so many reasons why this neighbourhood is an excellent choice for residents. The location is unbeatable, being within walking distance of the city centre and easy access to all it offers.

Springing Forward: The Annual Ritual of Daylight Saving Time

As the seasons change and we bid farewell to the chilly days of winter in York, there's a familiar ritual that marks the arrival of spring – the clocks going forward. Each year, we set our clocks ahead by one hour on the last Sunday in March, effectively shifting an hour of daylight from the morning to the evening. But have you ever wondered why we do this and what impact it has on our daily lives? Let's delve into the history and significance of Daylight Saving Time.

Exploring York - Clifton

Situated just north of York city centre, Clifton enjoys the best of both worlds – a practical residential neighbourhood and easy access to the amenities of York city centre. The area boasts lovely parks and green areas, ideal for leisurely strolls or picnics.

Emma - Indigo Greens

March 2024 – York Housing Market Update

March 2024 – York Housing Market Update It’s been a great start to the 2024 housing market as we are now in full swing of a “normal” market (at last!) and with spring on the doorstep we can feel the excitement in the air as more buyers come out of hibernation to search for their new homes.

Written by: Emma Source: Rightmove House Price Index March 2024

York Minster

Exploring York – Shop Until You Drop!

York is a shopper's paradise, with a wide range of independent boutiques, high street stores, and markets to choose from. In a recent survey we conducted on our social media channels 47% of shoppers said the best place to shop was Monks Cross and Vangarde, however this was closely followed by 33% of shoppers stating that city centre shopping on Fossgate and Stonegate was their number one location

A Sunny Garden

Why a South Facing Garden is Not the Best Choice!

A whopping 80% of people said they wanted a south facing garden in a recent survey we conducted. It's easy to understand why south-facing gardens are highly sought after. They receive ample sunlight throughout the day, making them perfect for gardening enthusiasts, outdoor dining and creating a bright, inviting atmosphere. The allure of a sun-drenched outdoor space is undeniable, but is it truly the best option for everyone?

Simon - Summer Gardens

Summer Ready Gardening Tips 2024

Now that the weather has started to warm up and the frosts have come to an end (at long last!) we can move our attention to the garden. Preparing your garden as early as possible will mean you can reap the rewards in Summer. Our top tips to prepare your garden for summer should help you to get your outside space looking and feeling great, ready to relax or socialise when the temperatures start to hit double figures…. Is that possible in England?!?! Put on your gardening gloves and grab your secateurs, we are ready to begin…

Emma - Indigo Greens Estate Agents York

International Women's Day 2024: Reflections of a Mother and Female Business Leader in York

We hear from Emma of Indigo Greens Estate agents York on what International Women’s Day 2024 means to her as a female business owner and mum of two girls. International Women's Day 2024: Reflections of a Mother and Female Business Leader in York

Source: Emma

Yummy York: Some of our nicest eateries!

York is a foodie's paradise, with a wide range of restaurants, cafes, and eateries to choose from. So whether you’re visiting from elsewhere, or you’re a resident who’s stuck in your ways, here’s our list of favourite places!

Holgate Windmill

Exploring York - Holgate

Holgate is a charming suburb located to the west of York city centre. It is a popular residential area for families and professionals alike, known for its convenient location to York Railway Station and York City Centre. If you are looking for a place to call home in York, Holgate is definitely worth considering.

The St Leonard's Hospice York Accumulator Challenge 2024 Supported by Indigo Greens

The St Leonard's Hospice York Accumulator Challenge 2024 Supported by Indigo Greens

Exploring York – Foxwood

One of the best things about Foxwood is its convenient location. Situated just a few miles away from York city centre, this inviting neighbourhood provides easy access to all the major attractions that York has to offer.

The Ultimate Guide: What to Do When Moving House

The Ultimate Guide: What to Do When Moving House - Moving to a new house can be both an exciting and challenging experience. The promise of a fresh start in a new home brings with it the opportunity to create new memories, but the process of moving itself can be overwhelming. To ensure a smooth transition it is crucial to plan and organise effectively. In this handy guide, we'll walk you through a comprehensive checklist of things to do when moving house.

A Guide to Changing Your Address Like a Pro During a House Move

So, you’ve decided to embark on the grand adventure of moving house? First of all, congratulations! Whether it's a cosy nest or a sprawling palace, there's something exciting about a change of address. It's like turning the page to a brand-new chapter in the story of your life! Grab a cuppa, settle into that comfy chair, and let’s chat about how to make changing your address as delightful as finding that long-lost sock in the laundry.

5 Top Tips - New Year, New Home Look - on a budget!

5 Top Tips - New Year, New Home Look - on a budget!

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La Orotava Estate - Tenerife

Are you looking to buy property in Tenerife? Then look no further we can help! La Orotava Estate in Tenerife

Written by: Simon

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Indigo Greens and Tenerife

Indigo Greens and Tenerife

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