Blog Category: Market News
Moving Home ChecklistAuthor: jonesrobinson | March, 9 2016
Moving home can be one of the most stressful experiences we have in life. Being one of Newbury’s longest running Estate Agents, Jones Robinson have got moving down to a fine art. To help make our customers lives easier, we have put together this handy moving home checklist…
Dining Out in Newbury – Jones Robinson’s Top 5 RestaurantsAuthor: jonesrobinson | March, 1 2016
After a hectic moving in
day, the last thing you’ll want to do is cook! Rather than spending hours deliberating over where to go in your new home town, read this guide to dining out in Newbury. We pride ourselves in being the estate agent’s with the most local knowledge and so decided to share our culinary wisdom by putting together a list of our top 5 restaurants in Newbury.
Online property valuation tool launched!Author: jonesrobinson | February, 9 2016
It’s no secret that property values in West Berkshire have been rising for quite some time and the value of your home may have changed surprisingly since you last had it valued. Despite our Newbury and Lambourn offices opening seven days a week, we might not always be around when you want to know what your property might sell for or how much a house you want to buy is worth.
More Homes for Sale and to Rent in NewburyAuthor: jonesrobinson | January, 4 2016
If your New Year’s resolution is to find a new home – whether it’s to buy or rent – your first port of call might be the online property portals. While it’s instinctive to head to Rightmove or Zoopla, the best way of finding your dream home is actually by registering directly with estate agents operating in the area you wish to move to. Why?
South Oxfordshire is the 2nd best place to live in the UK, survey revealsAuthor: jonesrobinson | December, 18 2015
South Oxfordshire local authority district – a part of Oxfordshire county that we are extremely active in – took second spot in the 2015 Halifax Quality of Life Survey, up from 21st place in 2014’s poll. In fact, the South East of the UK dominated the results, taking 27 of the top 50 places.
Jones Robinson Win at The Times Estate Agency of the Year Awards 2015Author: jonesrobinson | December, 11 2015
Another award for the trophy cabinet – Silver in the Best Small Agency category at The Sunday Times & The Times Estate Agency of the Year Awards 2015
Invest NOW & Beat the Stamp Duty ChangeAuthor: jonesrobinson | December, 7 2015
If you have been thinking about making your first property investment, would like to expand your buy-to-let portfolio or are dreaming of owning a holiday home, there is a window of opportunity between now and April 2016 that will save you thousands of pounds.
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.
Poor energy performance will make 10,000s rentals un-lettable by 2018Author: jonesrobinson | November, 18 2015
As the mercury falls and fuel bills rise, many landlords will be contacted by tenants who feel the property they rent is too cold and too costly to run. Sadly, our glorious housing stock spans hundreds of years and with age often comes poor energy efficiency.
Help To Buy – Your Questions AnsweredAuthor: jonesrobinson | October, 9 2015
The Government’s decision to bring forward the Mortgage Guarantee element of Help To Buy has left a lot of buyers and would-be purchasers with questions. To help you understand the benefits of the initiative – which is one of the best developments in the property industry for some years – we’ve compiled a handy question and answer blog.
Immediate changes to lettings law: asking tenants to leave and handling maintenance issuesAuthor: jonesrobinson | October, 7 2015
A new month and a new set of rules for landlords of private lets to abide by. You may have read our blog about carbon monoxide and smoke detectors becoming compulsory installations in all new lets but there are other changes to lettings laws to digest.