Online House-Hunter: Bookmark essentials
There are many websites designed to make the search for that dream home easier – here are just a few of the ones I regularly use…
SELLING YOUR HOME:
WHAT IS YOUR OLD HOUSE WORTH:
The short answer is what people will pay for it, but…
- The Land Registry gives official data on house prices
- Commercial sites such as houseprices.co.uk present the data in a more user-friendly fashion.
SORTING OUT THE MORTGAGE:
- The BBC mortgage calculator can help you do the sums
- Sites such as the Mortgage Advice Bureau can guide you through the range of choices.
STARTING THE SEARCH:
- The Independent property search engine will help you zoom in on your dream home.
- PropertyWizza - a free gadget that gives links to buckets of data for a given postcode.
CHECK OUT THE NEIGHBOURS:
- Which councils serve your potential new home? DirectGov reveals all by postcode, street name, town or clickable map.
- Here is what you’ll be paying in council tax
- … and here is where to find the local schools.
THINKING ABOUT RENTING?
- Our property search engine also covers rental properties
- The National Landlords Association has advice for tenants and landlords
- Take some advice from the Citizens Advice Bureau as well.
- Keep an eye on the Independent Lifestyle section and the House & Home section in the paper on a Friday.
- You’ll find more of my bookmarks on Google Bookmarks.
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