“ Online home-buying service, with thousands of properties to rent or buy. „
http://www.assertamove.co.uk This is a brilliant website for anyone who is looking for a home to purchase. Basically it is an amalgamation of property details and photographs which have been contributed by affiliate estate agents from around the UK. The search facilities are excellent, firstly you select a location. This can be done by entering a name or postcode, or by clicking on a regional map of the UK (the map gradually zooms in to show major towns, but not smaller villages). Next you can narrow your search to a particular type of property, specify the minimum number of bedrooms, and of course the all important price range. There is also the option to add other preferences such as conservatory. Those properties which meet all your extra requirements will be ranked higher in the search results. Otherwise, the properties in the search results are presented in price order. A thumbnail picture and small description appear. Clicking in these takes you to a more detailed decription, with full size pictures. There are usually links to the agent's website too, which opens up further property search opportunities. I have found that this website has no shortage of properties in any area I have cared to explore, although of course I cannot vouch for the whole UK. There is also a status indicator which says whether the property is available, under offer, or sold. One disadvantage is that so many results are found that the search results take a long time to load up. It is irritating to wait for the thumbnails to appear. Also, how current the data is really depends on the individual agents. Definitely a good starting point if you feel like seeing what's available.