Property News, Insights & Opinions
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.
Pedal power in our office – cycling to raise funds for The Rosemary AppealMarch, 29 2017
Since becoming a major sponsor for The Rosemary Appeal a few weeks ago, our Jones Robinson task force has enjoyed an exciting time of planning and organising a number of fundraising events, the first of which is happening on Friday April 7th. From noon, we will be holding a static cycle challenge in our office, where we aim to cycle 650km (approx. 404 miles) in 24 hours! Most of our staff will be getting involved by taking turns throughout the day and night to ride shifts on the bike.
Get your garden ship shape before you sellMarch, 23 2017
Spring is finally upon us! If you’re thinking of selling your property, now is the time to consider the exteriors of your home and particularly your garden. With the days getting brighter and longer, potential buyers will pay more attention to your garden, so cast your eye around to check for issues caused by Storm Doris or any other adverse weather conditions.
Join us in helping The Rosemary Appeal for a new dialysis and cancer care centreFebruary, 20 2017
Going it alone as a landlord? Read on to find out how we can help you save moneyJanuary, 5 2017
A recent survey compiled by insurance firm Endsleigh suggests you can save almost £2,000 a year by working with a letting agent.
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