If you have ever tuned into the raft of house buying programmes on day-time television, I’m thinking To Buy or Not to Buy or Houses under the Hammer, you’ll know that estate agents‘ estimations of house value can vary outrageously. That being the case, you may think that it is nigh on impossible to get an accurate valuation of your property. Not true! The internet may have robbed us of hours each day, but it has also given us access to tools that were once only available to housing market professionals.
Here’s a guide to some of the best:
What Price are Houses on your Street Fetching?
Don’t, whatever you do, make the mistake of going to a website that charges you for this information when you can get it for free! Instead, go to any of the following sites and key in your postcode or the name of a street you’re interested in, et voila, you will see what houses in that area are currently going for. Oh, and your neighbour’s house, the one that sold last week, won’t appear for about three months…
A word to the wise about getting excited when you see the prices for houses in your street in the local estate agents’ windows – these prices are set with a margin for ‘knocking down;’ asking prices are rarely achieved.