Search for relevant properties in your price range

Last Updated: 5th Jul, 2024

Author: Charlotte Burton

Search for relevant properties in your price range

Once you know your budget and the different property types available to you, it’s time to start the fun part; looking at properties! There are a few different ways you can search for your perfect property:

  • Use Online Property Portals: Websites like Rightmove, Zoopla, and OnTheMarket list most properties for sale in the UK. You can set up property alerts with filters, such as for price & new builds. For shared ownership specifically, see Share to Buy.
  • Contact Estate Agents: Register with local estate agents. They can notify you of new listings that match your criteria before they appear online.
  • Do Local Research: Explore your chosen areas personally. Visiting neighbourhoods can give you a better feel for the area than online research alone.
  • Research New Build Developers: Not all developers have great reputations or are involved in New Build schemes. Read up about them online, including looking at reviews, and visit their completed projects to speak with residents.
  • Hire a Property Consultant: They can search for properties for you, advise you on offer negotiation, and do the heavy lifting on organising & communicating everything after your offer is accepted. We've partnered up with Dani from Home at Last if you'd like a real-life Fairy Godmover!
Dani the Property Consultant / Real Life Fairy Godmover

Property Consultant / Real Life Fairy Godmover

For a fee, Dani from Home at Last can personally guide you through every step of buying a home.*

We’d suggest using a Google Sheet to compile a shortlist of properties you like. In the next task, we will discuss some things to consider with the properties on your shortlist to help you narrow down your selection.

* We receive a fee if you use Dani's services. This doesn't affect the price you pay and helps keep Fairy Godmover free for everyone.

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