Zoopla launch heatmaps of UK property values
We’ve just launched a very exciting new and unique way to look at UK property values on Zoopla.co.uk.
Welcome to our property heatmaps which show the average current property value of homes across the UK in a clear and easy to visualise format. The new heatmaps can be found on all maps across the Zoopla website and can be viewed at varying zoom levels down to individual postcodes.
In addition to the new heatmaps on the property market overview pages, we have also added a variety of other valuable local property information that provides an essential research tool for potential house hunters. This data is located on the ‘market overview’ pages of Zoopla.co.uk. These newly launched stats include (for any geographic area):
- the number of properties on the market
- average asking prices – property for sale and to rent
- the average size of properties in the area
- the average price per square foot
We feel that the addition of heatmaps to our site allows our users to easily visualise the relative property values in any area of the country. Together with the unique market data we are now making available, this is all part of our mission to empower our users with the information they need to make the right property decisions and to become the most useful property resource in the UK.
So, if you like them why not click the buttons at the bottom of the post or leave a comment and let us know what you think.
How the heatmaps work
To generate our heatmaps, we use our current value estimates to generate a color gradient overlay. In this color overlay, different colors correspond to the different average property values in each geographic area. Higher value areas tend towards red, and lower value areas tend towards blue. The value scale is dynamic and relative: Red in one locality may not have the same value as red in another locality, but on any given map, red is always higher value than blue. By making the scale dynamic, we make it easier to see the variation that exists within any locality. If we didn’t do this, West London would be red, and the rest of the country subtle shades of blue – clearly not very useful! To determine which colours correspond to which values, you can consult the value pin markers displayed on the map. The value pins show the average value for that specific location, and contain links to the market overview pages for those specific localities.
Heatmap of London property values
Heatmap of Glasgow property values
Heatmap of Manchester property values
Heatmap of Birmingham property values
Heatmap of Bristol property values
Heatmap of Nottingham property values
Heatmap of Liverpool property values
Heatmap of Leeds property values
Heatmap of Sheffield property values
Heatmap of Edinburgh property values
Heatmap of Cardiff property values
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