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Things to do with the kids this Easter weekend

things to do with the kids this Easter weekend

The arrival of the Easter holidays brings with it the now all too familiar question – how do we keep the kids entertained during national restrictions?

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SPRING onto the market this year

SPRING onto the market this year

Ahh, Springtime - the days are getting longer, the weather is getting warmer, the flowers are in bloom… and so is the property market!

In this season of new beginnings, it’s...

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Why the Spring Market in 2021 is the best time to sell your property

Why the Spring Market in 2021 is the best time...

Historically, the Spring market has always been the busiest time for the property industry. However, with the relaxation of lockdown, 95% mortgages and the extension of the stamp duty holiday,...

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Stamp Duty Holiday extension

Stamp Duty Holiday extension

We are delighted that Rishi Sunak has announced a three month extension of the Stamp Duty holiday. Purchases up to the value of £500,000 will continue to be stamp duty free until...

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Help to Buy - Extended

Help to Buy - Deadline extended!

The deadline to buy a home in England under the current Help to Buy scheme has just been extended for two months. This extension, which is the third in the past 7 years, gives homebuilders an...

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Stamp Duty Holiday - will they or won't they?

Stamp Duty Holiday

On the 2nd February, thousands of people tuned into watch a virtual House of Commons debate about the Stamp Duty holiday, which had been called in answer to a petition that...

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Top tips for keeping calm over lockdown

Top tips for keeping calm over lockdown

With long nights and miserable weather, it is safe to say that this lockdown has been the toughest yet. Keeping calm during the stress of home schooling, working from home and being away...

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Prospect to plant 732 trees in 2021

Prospect to plant 732 trees in 2021

Green in brand, green in belief. Here at Prospect, we are committed to lowering our carbon emissions and contributing to the worldwide mission of combating climate change.

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An update on EICRs with Carla Munro and Robyn Emptage

An update on EICRs with Carla Munro and Robyn...

Carla Munro, Property Manager at Prospect, speaks to Robyn Emptage from The Property Maintenance People about the importance of EICRs.

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Chloe Hoptroff talks to Sarah Goddard from EZ Property Reports

Chloe Hoptroff talks to Sarah Goddard from EZ...

Chloe Hoptroff, Property Manager at Prospect, speaks to Sarah Goddard, director of EZ Property Reports, about the importance of having thorough inventory reports on all of your rental...

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Joanne Kay gives some updates on Legislation and Property Management

Joanne Kay gives some updates on Legislation...

With lots of legislation changes in the rental sector happening this year, Head of Property Management and Lettings Accounts Manager Joanne Kay talks us through the important legislation dates...

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Shaun Stevens - Director from Prospect talks Stamp Duty

Shaun Stevens - Director from Prospect talks...

Shaun Stevens, director of Prospect Homes of Distinction (PhD), Land and New Homes clears up some Stamp Duty questions in the wake of the parliamentary debate over the Stamp Duty Holiday...

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Mark Towell Managing Director of Prospect Estate Agency talks to Michael Gallagher Head of Lettings & Acquisitions about the Rental Market

Our Managing Director talks to our Head of...

In this month’s letting update Mark Towell, our Managing Director with over 20 years experience in the property industry, speaks to our Head of Lettings and Acquisitions, Michael...

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Could your bathroom be illegal?

Could your bathroom be illegal?

Lockdown has seen many of us trying our hand at new crafts, improving on our DIY skills and embarking on ambitious home projects.

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Helping Babies in Buscot Support

Helping Babies in Buscot Support

In December, Prospect held a charity campaign on social media where people had to like, share and comment their favourite charity to be in with a chance of winning a £1000 donation...

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Stamp Duty Holiday - Debate Update

Stamp Duty Holiday : Debate Update

In a 70 minute debate in a ‘virtual’ House of Commons this afternoon, we heard both Labour and Conservative MPs express an unanimous desire for the stamp duty holiday to be extended....

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January update with Mark Towell - Managing Director

January update with Mark Towell - Managing...

Hi I’m Mark Towell from Prospect Estate Agency. I just wanted to share with you an update and overview of our own action plans and initiatives for what we are doing to keep our clients and...

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Best Resources for Home Learning

Best Resources for Home Learning

The dreaded home learning has returned. Mums and dads, you are not alone – the parents here at Prospect are not a fan of it either! Luckily, there are so many great resources...

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COVID-19 Appointments

COVID-19 Appointments

Government guidelines state that people can still view, buy, rent, sell and move house during the current lockdown. Though we are very thankful to be able to keep you moving under these...

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2021 COVID Update

2021 Covid Update

Despite the recent announcement of a third national lockdown, government guidelines state that people can still view, buy, rent, sell and move house.

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Best Independent Coffee Shops in Berkshire

Best Independent Coffee Shops in Berkshire

Here at Prospect, we want to celebrate our favourite independent cafes in Berkshire who have been bringing us amazing takeaway food, drinks and activities over lockdown.

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Pets & Fireworks

Pets & Fireworks

Fireworks season is here and love it or hate it, it'll be going off with a bang. These days it’s never just one evening, fireworks tend to go on for a couple of weeks… and for pet...

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Huge success for socially distanced open house

Huge success for socially distanced open house

Prospect Reading has just had the pleasure of selling this 3-bedroom detached bungalow on Cressingham Road.

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Prospect makes £10,000 donation to Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice in Reading

£10,000 donation to Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent...

Earlier this year, just before lockdown took hold of the country, Prospect Estate Agency once again were digging deep and donated £10,000 to local Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent hospice.

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The best homes on the market under 500k

Best Homes Under 500k

Take a look at some of the best homes currently on the market for under 500k!

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Keeping you safe - Covid-19 September Update

Keeping you safe - Covid-19 September Update

August has been a record-breaking month for the UK property market. In their August House Price Index Rightmove reported that last month was the busiest month of any month on record for the past...

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August – bucking all trends

August – bucking all trends

Traditionally there is a seasonal slowdown in housing market activity in the summer months, especially August. People are normally focused on their summer holidays and moving home becomes...

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Eviction Ban Extended until 20th September

Eviction Ban Extended until 20th September

The ban on landlords evicting tenants initially introduced in March has been extended a further four weeks. Set to expire on 23rd August, the evictions ban has now been extended...

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Eviction Ban Update

Eviction Ban Update

In March this year, the government introduced emergency legislation suspending all evictions for a period of 3 months.

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Transform your small garden

Transform your small garden

Transform your small garden into a perfect Oasis with these top tips in creating a perfect end of day retreat.

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Keeping your pets cool this Summer

Keeping your pets cool this Summer

Many of us thought the summer was all but done, well it wouldn’t have been too surprising if it was! But no, the weather is turning on us again and from this weekend we’re expecting...

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Face coverings in our stores

Face coverings in our stores

In line with government guidance, anyone who now enters one of our offices will now be required to wear a face covering.

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Planning Reforms set out ready for September

Planning Reforms set out ready for September

The Government had already spoken about their wish to bring “the most radical reform” to the planning system since the Second World War and on Tuesday...

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Everything you need to know about the Green Homes Grant

Everything you need to know about the Green...

Earlier this month, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the new Green Homes Grant scheme which will be officially launched in September. The Green Homes Grant scheme will...

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Does a posh house name affect the price of my home?

Does a posh house name affect the price?

Did you know that a posh house name can add value to your home? In some cases even up to £30,000! A survey by a Mayfair estate agent found the best addresses can add as much as 40% to the...

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Electrical Installation Condition Report Update

EICR Update

Over recent weeks, we have received a large number of questions surrounding Electrical Installation Condition Reports.

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