Blog Category: Buying
The Answer Is in the Stars….Author: klara | 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 BuyersAuthor: klara | November, 24 2017
Home ownership is now more affordable for millions as the Chancellor announced the scrapping of stamp duty for most first-time buyers.
Stamp Duty, What Are The New Rates? And Will You Have to Pay Them?Author: jonesrobinson | September, 9 2016
Stamp Duty is something many are quick to complain about, most begrudge paying but very few actually understand it.
The great moving milestone: Change in lifestyleAuthor: jonesrobinson | December, 4 2015
We are now at the end of our great moving milestone blog series and the final area we would like to cover is lifestyle change. Although last on our list, a lifestyle change is one of the biggest reasons people approach Jones Robinson. The catalyst to move can be age, health, financial or family related, and sometimes buying, selling or renting is the key to a new future.
School place applications: looming deadlines so make your move nowAuthor: jonesrobinson | September, 28 2015
As an established estate agent in West Berkshire, we are used to families coming into our offices in Lambourn and Newbury motivated by ‘educational positioning’. This might be a phrase that’s unfamiliar to you but in layman’s terms, it means moving home to be in the catchment of a desired school – be it primary or secondary.
London commuters can save £450,000 by living in NewburyAuthor: jonesrobinson | September, 18 2015
Looking to save thousands of pounds when you next move home? If the answer is yes, then look no further than a move to Newbury. New research has revealed how London commuters can typically save £450,000 on the cost of buying a home if they look at locations one hour outside of the capital.
Capitalising on relocationAuthor: jonesrobinson | March, 14 2015
We’re at the Move to the Country Show in March
Jones Robinson is delighted to announce its participation in the latest Move to the Country Show, which is being held in South West London on 27th March 2014. We will be exhibiting our current portfolio of property for sale and to rent at this prestigious event, which aims to increase exposure of country properties among city dwellers.
The Red House at Worting RoadAuthor: jonesrobinson | October, 15 2014
The Red House at 89 Worting Road now provides highly specified contemporary suites with furniture, appliances, bills and technology included – available to rent today
Lancelot Gardens – 15 new houses for sale in Greenham, NewburyAuthor: jonesrobinson | June, 19 2014
There is growing band of house buyers for whom a new build home is high on their priority list. Here at Jones Robinson we are proud to be working with a number of local developers and house builders as they look to increase the supply of property in Berkshire. The latest development we are marketing is Lancelot Gardens – a collection of 15 three and four-bedroom houses in the Greenham area of Newbury. We are currently taking reservations for Lancelot Gardens on an off-plan basis, with an estimated completion date of April/May 2015. Interested parties are welcome to visit our Newbury office where we hold full details about the development, including a site map, specification details and illustrations of how the properties will look.
Help to Buy gets off to a flying startAuthor: jonesrobinson | February, 6 2014
It’s been three months since the Government introduced the Help to Buy Mortgage Guarantee Scheme and the initiative has reached a fantastic milestone this January – the month when the first funds were released. Help to Buy mortgage applications now represent £1 billion of new mortgage lending, with the number of applicants signing up for the scheme standing at 6,000 and growing every day.
Thatcham set for 14 brand-new family homesAuthor: jonesrobinson | February, 26 2013
Nothing excites us more than property, especially if it’s something sought-after. So you can imagine the atmosphere after we won the instruction to market a rare collection of 14 brand new three- and four-bedroom homes for sale in Thatcham, being built by local house builder Palady Homes. This year has already got off to a good start, with better mortgage products filtering through to consumers but it’s no good having finance if there’s no homes to buy! There has been a distinct lack of affordable family homes in the South East but these 14 new homes are set to redress the balance in our corner of Berkshire. The development is called Mallards Reach and is set on popular Station Road, less that a 10 minute walk from the mainline train station, with links to Newbury, Reading and London Paddington. Prices start from as little as £242,500 – which represents amazing value-for-money given the size and specification of the properties – with completion set for the next 9-12 months. Amenities close by include supermarkets, a doctors’ surgery, a Post Office, a sports centre and a range of local shops, as well as the ever-popular Kennet, Spurcroft and Francis Bailey schools. Buying a brand new home offers owners a low-maintenance lifestyle coupled with the latest energy-saving construction for lower fuel bills.