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    • RedfordML
    • By RedfordML 4th Jun 12, 6:35 PM
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    Best iPhone app for house searching...
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    • 4th Jun 12, 6:35 PM
    Best iPhone app for house searching... 4th Jun 12 at 6:35 PM
    Already installed Rightmove, any others worth downloading?!

    If so what's best?

    Thanks
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  • Hippychick
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    • 4th Jun 12, 6:36 PM
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    • 4th Jun 12, 6:36 PM
    Zoopla so you can look up what prices were paid for certain properties.


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    • dimbo61
    • By dimbo61 4th Jun 12, 6:40 PM
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    • 4th Jun 12, 6:40 PM
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    • 4th Jun 12, 6:40 PM
    "Whatsthecost" is useful if you want to work out mortgage costs
    • RedfordML
    • By RedfordML 4th Jun 12, 6:41 PM
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    • 4th Jun 12, 6:41 PM
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    • 4th Jun 12, 6:41 PM
    Thanks but it will be purely for searching properties and areas etc...
    • girl_withno_name
    • By girl_withno_name 4th Jun 12, 7:17 PM
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    • #5
    • 4th Jun 12, 7:17 PM
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    • 4th Jun 12, 7:17 PM
    There's a finaproperty app - this was useful around my search area, where a number of agents are listed with findaproperty but not rightmove.
    You were only killing time and it'll kill you right back
    • googler
    • By googler 4th Jun 12, 7:28 PM
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    • #6
    • 4th Jun 12, 7:28 PM
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    • 4th Jun 12, 7:28 PM
    findaproperty and primelocation.

    If you're searching in Scotland, there's a couple of Scots-specific ones that I can point you at.
    • anotherginger
    • By anotherginger 4th Jun 12, 7:45 PM
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    • 4th Jun 12, 7:45 PM
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    • 4th Jun 12, 7:45 PM
    "propertynews' for Northern Ireland
    • billybear1
    • By billybear1 4th Jun 12, 7:47 PM
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    • 4th Jun 12, 7:47 PM
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    • 4th Jun 12, 7:47 PM
    For me, rightmove was the best by a country mile, the rest were useless in comparison.
    • Former MSE Andrea
    • By Former MSE Andrea 2nd Jul 15, 10:40 AM
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    • 2nd Jul 15, 10:40 AM
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    • 2nd Jul 15, 10:40 AM
    Let us know any more House hunting apps you've spotted
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    • Dird
    • By Dird 2nd Jul 15, 11:33 AM
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    Facebook/Twitter are good for finding out when people are on vacation

    Different kind of house search though
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    • Landofwood
    • By Landofwood 2nd Jul 15, 11:42 AM
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    The only decent app is Rightmove, Zoopla and Onthemarket are weak.

    The most important thing is using the app correctly, and this is something that MSE should write an article about.

    The most important things are:

    1. Make sure you set your price limit above what you can afford. Houses don't always sell for asking price. If you have a budget of 250k, set your max limit to 300k

    2. Don't set a number of bedrooms. Houses are often listed incorrectly.

    3. Don't specify type (semi/detached etc). Houses are often listed incorrectly.

    4. Search a wide area such as "Berkshire" or "Surrey". Don't search for a specific town or village, houses are often listed incorrectly.

    And the absolute most important thing you can do is:

    5. Order search results by "recently added" and check multiple times a day. Even in a wide-area such as Berkshire you'll only see around 50 houses per day during busy periods.

    Make sure you're the first to spot the house, and the first to call the EA.

    Of course, make sure you're registered with all EAs and be super cooperative. Let them know you'd consider using their recommended services (even if you don't plan to) so that they call you before the property is even listed.
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