Property News, Insights & Opinions
Individual Staff Charity Fundraising Events Coming Up…February, 20 2018
Our Lettings Manager Laura Davenport is running in the Bath Half Marathon on 4th March to raise funds for Multiple Sclerosis, in aid of her brother who was diagnosed two years ago at the age of 28… if anyone would like to donate, please call in to our office in Newbury!
Supporting #LoveYourHospice for Valentine’s DayFebruary, 12 2018
Love is in the air…. we are supporting the Duchess of Kent Hospice this Valentine’s Day for their #LoveYourHospice appeal
Property Manager Charlotte scoops Outstanding Performance Award!February, 8 2018
Charlotte Moore, one of our team of Property Managers, was delighted to accept her certificate for Outstanding Performance for 2017 in relation to customer feedback which was collected and analysed by independent review company BoomerangCRM.
Did Someone Say Cake?January, 9 2018
Is it just us or does Christmas already feel like it was months ago? With the trend for healthy living in January, we thought now would be a great time to raise the subject of cake.
The Answer Is in the Stars….December, 31 2017
A very warm welcome to 2018 from us all at Jones Robinson.
As the New Year kicks off, many of us enjoy the sense of new energy to get back into the swing of things and begin to mentally outline the coming 12 months – from the school year, to sporting events and festivals to family holidays, landmark birthdays and anniversaries. Star gazers will know that January alone is packed with celestial activity, including a meteor shower and two Super Moons (the later of which is a Blue Moon that some of the world will be able to experience in full lunar eclipse!)
Stamp Duty Abolished for First-Time BuyersNovember, 24 2017
Home ownership is now more affordable for millions as the Chancellor announced the scrapping of stamp duty for most first-time buyers.
The To Buy or Not To Buy CycleAugust, 30 2017
Without a doubt, purchasing a home is a big step. Understandably, many people – whether they are upsizing, downsizing or first-time buyers – are tentative and have some reservations about making such a large purchase. Though there are many factors to consider before buying a new home, it is all too easy to get stuck in the rut of window-shopping and tirelessly researching. Sometimes it can seem like, for every dream home, there’s a reason that you shouldn’t buy now.
JR Rounders Event Raises £1,250 for The Rosemary AppealAugust, 14 2017
Masses of sportsmanship, tons of camaraderie and a healthy dash of local rivalry ensured that the inaugural Jones Robinson rounders charity event on 2nd August was a complete success! The sporting tournament was our latest activity as corporate sponsors of The Rosemary Appeal – a fundraising initiative set up to raise money for a new cancer and dialysis care centre at the West Berkshire Community Hospital.
Top Local Estate Agents to Join Forces in Newbury!August, 7 2017
Home movers in and around West Berks can expect a new force in real estate sales and lettings this year, as two local independently run and respected agencies – Jones Robinson and Atkinson Keene – are merging
After a career in estate agency spanning 40 years, Jeffery Brown from Atkinson Keene decided to retire. In looking for a trusted pair of hands to take the helm he chose Jones Robinson, another independent estate agent who has already successfully merged with other agents in the past few years including Peak Properties, Clive Willis and Martin Walker.
Landlord Update: New Legislation to Take Effect Soon. Act Now!June, 19 2017
Some of you may be aware of the upcoming changes regarding energy efficiency ratings on rental properties. New legislation requires that rental properties meet Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES), whereby the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) of rental properties must have a minimum rating of E. There are 2 dates to bear in mind with this, which are as follows:
4 Reasons Why You Should Get Your Property ValuedMay, 9 2017
A property valuation from Jones Robinson will provide you with an expert, qualified opinion on the value of your home. We strongly recommend getting a valuation any time you buy or sell, as it allows you not only to gauge an ideal price, but also to fully understand what’s happening in the current market and where your property stands.
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