James Dean Blog

At James Dean we believe in keeping you informed about what is going on in our company, in the local area and the property market.

13 February 2024

Our Life Magazine

Our beautiful life magazine has just been delievered. Featuring someof out wonderful properties for sale as well as home desing trends, sustainable kitchen renovation ideas, winter escapes and...

30 January 2024

Wondering How Much Your Home Is?

Wondering how much your home is worth? Our instant online valuation tool is a great way to start the ball rolling, giving you an idea of figures. Thinking the sums add up, its best for us to...

2 January 2024

New Beginnings?

A new year can mean new beginnings. Is it time for a new chapter and new home? If so James Dean will make it happen. If you have something to sell then get the ball rolling by having us come...

22 December 2023

Merry Christmas

With only 4 days to go till the big day, we wanted to take the opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  2023 has been another successful year for team...

28 November 2023

Selling In Winter Time

People often ask, when is the best time to sell my home? Our answer, any time! Granted there are two months of the year which tend to be a little quieter and they are August because lots of...

4 September 2023

Get That A* Service

And just like that the summer holidays are over! The children are heading back to school to start their new class and although the change can be nerve-racking, its also the start of an exciting...

1 March 2023

Happy St Davids Day

Happy St Davids Day! 1st of March, spring is on the way!

6 February 2023

Meet Our Canine Crew

We are a nation of dog lovers! And here at James Dean we have a number of cute pooches in the family. Here are three of them! Each have their own little personality and give us all a lot of love.

25 January 2023

Oliver Is Running The London Marathon!

Oliver is bravely taking on the London Marathon this April but its for a very good cause. He is raising money for a charity very close to the James family hearts, Unique.  Oliver's...

31 October 2022

Spooky Season

Happy Halloween everyone! What’s spooky is how fast this year has gone! A lot of happened and the change continues however, despite the challenges facing the economy, the property market...

27 April 2022

Summer Is Coming

Summer is approaching and it always makes us feel better. Lighter evenings, warmer weather, picnics, BBQs and beer gardens. As we enjoy the outdoors and head on our holidays we should also...

14 January 2022

Happy Birthday Gwen

Happy birthday to our wonderful Gwen! Its a special milestone and of course shes spending it with us in work. Gwen started working for David at the tender age of 16! Thank you Gwen for your 34...

29 December 2021

New Year, New Home

As the new year approaches, now is the time to start thinking about your future plans. If moving home is on your to-do list then get the ball rolling by contacting your nearest James Dean team....

9 November 2021

Remembrance Day

In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row,     That mark our place; and in the sky     The larks, still bravely singing,...

21 September 2021


What is What3words? What3words is a great app perfect for finding exact locations! Particularly helpful for us estate agents with rural properties otherwise the postcode will take you to a...

15 March 2021

We Need Your Property To Sell!

We are so busy at the moment selling properties, we need more to sell and have buyers waiting. If you are thinking of moving now is the time to act. For your free, no obligation valuation call our...

8 March 2021

International Womens Day!

Lets get together and celebrate all the strong and beautiful women of the world! In particular our lovely ladies at James Dean who work so hard every day to make us the successful agent we are....

14 January 2021

Happy Birthday Gwen!

Wishing our wonderful Gwen a very happy birthday! Thank you for your hard work, humour and kindess. We would be lost without you. Have a great day. Love team James Dean 

4 January 2021

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone! We hope you had a lovely Christmas and New Year despite it being a bit different. Hopefully 2021 will bring us more positive news but in the meantime, stay safe and...

19 October 2020

Welsh Lockdown

Due to the announcement by the Welsh Government today, unfortunately our offices will be closed from Friday for the two week lockdown. However, we will be working from home. Our phones will be...

23 July 2020

The Guild Of Property Professionals

Did you know we a proud member of The Guild Of Property Professionals? This means we are the only local agent which is trading standards approved and we adhere to the highest professional...

23 June 2020

Our Abergavenny Office Is Now Open!

We are pleased to announce our new Abergavenny office is now open! Sadly this does mean Oliver has left our Brecon office but we know he'll excell in this new challenge taking all his experience...

16 June 2020

Virtual Viewings

As we patiently await news from the Welsh Government about returning to work, don't forget that all of our available properties can be viewed online. As well as our usual photos, descriptions,...

6 May 2020

Ve Day

Although many plans and celebrations have been cancelled due to the coronavirus, you can still celebrate and commemorate VE day safely from your own homes. On 8 May 1945, thousands gathered...

20 March 2020

Covid-19 Statement

We are all aware of the progressing and unsettling situation the country is in regarding the Coronavirus. We therefore wanted to inform you that James Dean will follow the advice from the...

3 January 2020

Happy New Year!

Wishing all of our clients, past, current and future, a very happy new year! We hope you have enjoyed the fesitives celebrating with family and friends. Here's to 2020. A new decade. Last year was...

16 November 2019

The Youngest Member Of James Dean Has Arrived

Congratulations to Oliver and his wife Tammy, on the birth of their beautiful baby boy, Chester Dylan James, born 30th October. Mother and son are doing great! Oliver is very tired! Chester is...

28 October 2019

Penoyre Open House

PENOYRE PARK OPEN HOUSE We have two two coach houses and three apartments for sale in Penoyre and so we are having an open house on Saturday 2nd November 11-1pm. No appointment needed, just...

12 August 2019

James Dean Take On The Cardiff Half Marathon

On the 6th October David, Oliver and Emily will be running the Cardiff Half Marathon along with Davids eldest daughter Helen and her husband Rhodri. They are running the half marathon to raise...

9 August 2019

Brecon Jazz 2019

Its that time of year again where Brecon gets Jazzy!  So despite the weather looking pretty dismal, dont let that put you off. Come into town to wander the street stalls and pop into the...

10 July 2019

Oliver Has Worked For James Dean For 10 Years!

Oliver has worked for James Dean for 10 years today! Joining the family firm after graduating from UWE at the tender age of 22, Oliver has worked extremely hard to help James Dean grow and...

3 July 2019

Time Flies When You're Having Fun

Where does the time go?! Stacie has been with us a year already! A vital member of the team, Stacie is a great asset and a pleasure to work with. Well done Stacie! Heres to the next 10 years!

20 May 2019

Another String To Emilys Bow

Another congratulations to Emily who has qualified as a domestic energy assessor which allows her to undertake Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs). Another string to Emily's bow. Well done!

14 May 2019

Congratulations Emily

Congrautlations to Emily who has been made an associate partner! Keep up the good work!

2 May 2019

Brecon Win The Plate

Congratulations to Brecon RFC who won the  WRU National Plate at the Principality Stadium on Sunday. An amazing achievement! The boys celebrated into the night and on Monday they celebrated...

9 April 2019

Rent Smart Wales

If you are a landlord in Wales you must register with Rent Smart Wales and if you manage the property yourself you must undergo training in order to obtain a licence. Failure to do so may incur...

8 April 2019

New Website!

We are always looking for ways to improve and our new website is helping us do that. We wanted a clean, modern and easy to use site which will help you find your dream home. one really exciting...

4 January 2019

Happy New Year Everyone!

We hope you have all had a lovely Christmas break spending it with friends and family. I'm sure like us you have eaten and drank too much but that is the beauty of Christmas. 2018 was a...

12 December 2018

Christmas Gets Underway

We had a wonderful night at Foyles in Glasbury on Saturday night for our firms Christmas Party. The food was wonderful and the company was even better. Thank you to Oliver for providing the...

19 November 2018

The Christmas Lights Are On!

TV star Neil Morrissey turned on Brecon's brand new Christmas lights Saturday and the event was a great success. Unfortunatley we didnt win the best dressed shop window display but there's always...

31 October 2018

Trick Or Treat

Happy Halloween everyone! Listening to the news this morning and Halloween is now the the third biggest 'event' for retailers behind Christmas and Easter. The craze, which until...

30 October 2018

The Budget

How is our money being spent? Philip Hammond today made a much-expected move to help first-time buyers after announcing that he would abolish stamp duty for those buying homes worth less than...

22 October 2018

Brecon Christmas Lights

Can Neil switch the lights on? Yes, he can! Brecon Town Council are delighted to announce that Neil Morrissey, star of Men Behaving Badly, will switch on the new Christmas lights during Brecon...

20 February 2019

The Effect Of Scrapping The Severn Bridge Toll

New research by Housesimple.com has revealed that property prices in south east Wales have soared since last year’s announcement that the Severn Bridge toll would be scrapped. Land...

9 October 2018

Cardiff Half Marathon

Congratulations to Emily and her brother-in-law Rhodri, who completed the Cardiff Half Marathon on Sunday! It was the 15th anniversary on Sunday and approximately 20,000 people ran. Next year...

4 October 2018

The Esta's

Guess what?! We are proud to announce that we have been shortlisted for two awards at The Negotiator Awards! This is the UK's top estate agency awards.... bit like the Oscars! The winner...

5 February 2018

Head Shots Not Mug Shots

Thank you to local photographer, Velvet Cole of Velvet Image for taking our new head shots to go on our website. You've made us look presentable. To find out a little more about us all go to our...

31 January 2018

Brecon Ladies Beat Carmarthen

Another great result for Brecon Ladies Hockey Team on weekend. They beat Camarthen 5-1 with our own Emily James, scoring two! This was a needed win as Carmarthen were 3 places above Brecon in the...

24 January 2018

A Guide To The Language Of Estate Agents

You should have had one of these through your door recently! If you are thinking of moving this year we are the agent to use. Unrivalled customer service, extensive advertising and proud to be...

5 January 2018

Fancy A Kick About?

The annual Lakeside v Talybont football match took place on Thursday in icy conditions at Brecon Leisure centre. Fancy playing 5 a side football? Tuesday & Thursday night at 9.00 pm. Contact...

4 January 2018

Different Is Good

New year, new home? If you are thinking of moving in 2018 don't settle for less. Selling and buying with us will give you the best possible customer service, making your move as easy as...

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