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House finding websites?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Noxis, 18 May 2006.

  1. Noxis


    Joined: 26 Jul 2003

    Posts: 6,348

    Location: Surrey

    Is there such a thing as a website that finds you a suitable house based on your budget but also on where you work?

    Say I wanted to be an hours commute from London, wanted to live in the South East, and had £180k to spend. I want a website to say "you could live here, here, here or here".
  2. PeterNem


    Joined: 15 Feb 2003

    Posts: 8,322

    Location: NJ/NY, USA

    It doesn't take the leg work out of it quite as much as you'd like, but http://www.ononemap.com is an ace website.

    Uses google maps for mapping data, and then overlays icons for houses for sale/rent that fall within your criteria (cost, bedrooms, and distance from a train station).

    So, zoom in on the south east, set it to within 0.5 miles of a train station, however much you're willing to spend etc, and look at settlements you know to be accessible by train from London

    (Watford, St. Albans to the north, Woking and Guildford to the SW etc)

    p.s., if you do find a website that does exactly what you want, let me know as I'd love to make my househunting a bit easier too!

    edit: corrected typo
    Last edited: 18 May 2006
  3. PsiFox


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,798

    Location: Somewhere in the U.K.

    Rightmove allows you to search entering parameters such as min/max price and distance in miles from a point (town for instance)
  4. Dolph

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    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 48,654

    Location: Plymouth

    Rightmove is definitely a good one to keep your eye on.
  5. Noxis


    Joined: 26 Jul 2003

    Posts: 6,348

    Location: Surrey

    Thanks for the help guys - Rightmove was where I was already looking as it happens... but I wanted more! :p

    Edit: Peternem, that website is freakin brilliant!
    Last edited: 19 May 2006