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Footsteps Foundation Cheque Presentation!! 14 December 2017

Today James made his annual trip to the Footsteps Foundation in Dorchester on Thames, the charity we have supported since becoming James Gesner Estate Agents in June 2015. James met this very smiley 12 girl called Denecia, who is 12 and from Islington, London.... Read More

Which colour front door offers the warmest welcome? 12 December 2017

If you want to give visitors a warm welcome to your home – paint your front door red, say Leeds Building Society members. Red was the top choice when the Society asked members which colour was the most welcoming for the main entrance to a property. Almost one in five (19%) plumped for that red, but white wasn"t far behind, scoring 18% of the vote.... Read More

Top tips for moving to a smaller property 04 December 2017

For those nearing retirement, it"s common to consider downsizing as a way to free up some extra cash and move to a more manageable property. Nevertheless, many people can still be put off by the stresses of what can be an extremely emotional time, especially for those selling a family home with all its treasured memories and possessions, or moving on their own for the first time.... Read More

Great News - Budget 2017 cuts stamp duty for first-time buyers!!! 22 November 2017

Chancellor Philip Hammond has abolished stamp duty for most first-time buyers in England and Wales in his Budget. The change, effective immediately, will apply to the first £300,000 of a home"s value, saving first-time buyers £5,000. Housing had been billed as one of the key themes of the Budget - and the chancellor promised the "next generation" that getting on the housing ladder would not be just a "dream".... Read More

Didcot honours best businesses and community organisations at glitzy ceremony 15 November 2017

THE great and the good of Didcot were out in force as the town celebrated the best of business and community life. The winners of the ninth annual Business and Community Awards (BACAs) were announced at a ceremony on Friday. Up to 200 people packed in to the Cornerstone Arts Centre in Didcot for the event as 30 shortlisted nominees found out whether they had won the accolade, known as the "Oscars of Didcot".... Read More

Want to move before Christmas? 13 October 2017

A new study released today has revealed that prospective homesellers will need to have their property on the market by Tuesday 17th October in order to sell or move home before Christmas. Data from estate agent comparison website EstateAgent4Me provides a new insight into the length of time it takes to sell a residential property, with those listed in the autumn proving far slower to shift.... Read More

Strong mortgage lending reported in August 12 October 2017

The latest data and analysis from UK Finance has shown that house purchase lending was higher in August 2017 than in both the preceding month and a year earlier. According to the report, first-time buyers borrowed £5.7 billion in August - a 16% increase on the previous month and 12% more than in August 2016.... Read More

Chilton Primary School have had great fun pretending to be Estate Agents! 19 September 2017

A class at Chilton Primary School have had great fun pretending to be Estate Agents! Class teacher, Sarah Williams, contacted us and asked for some "For Sale" signs, property details and measuring devices so that they could run a topic on selling houses and being estate agents.... Read More

James Gesner becomes one of McCarthy & Stones chosen local agents 11 August 2017

James Gesner and his team are proud to have been selected by McCarthy & Stone as one of two chosen local agents, to help with the sale of their stunning new development of 60 retirement apartments exclusively for the over 70"s on the edge of Didcot. The beautiful development situated in Great Western Park will have a range of local amenities right on its doorstep including a large Asda supermarket and a range of high street retailers.... Read More

Another £10,000 raised for the Footsteps Foundation!! 27 July 2017

On July 14th we hosted our annual golf competition at Hadden Hill Golf Club to raise money for our chosen charity the Footsteps Foundation. The event has been a massive success since the first one in September 2015 where 88 players took part, growing to 128 in 2016 and this year we maxed out at 152!... Read More

How much is living near a supermarket worth? 30 May 2017

New research from Lloyds Bank has found that homes within easy reach of a local supermarket are, on average, £21,512 higher than in nearby areas. Properties in areas with a Waitrose, Marks and Spencer, Sainsbury"s or Iceland are most likely to command a higher house price premium when compared to the wider town average.... Read More

British Property Awards Gold Winner! 12 May 2017

Last week we were told that were the winner of a Gold Award by the British Property Awards. Jon Davies from the awards team quoted "James Gesner Estate Agents have just won The British Property Awards for Didcot. Their team performed outstandingly throughout the extensive judging period, which focused on customer service levels.... Read More