1. A kitchen encounter
This bedroom belongs, or perhaps now once belonged to Chef Marcus Wareing whose property went on the market in October last year for £2.1m. We’ve now noticed that this property is no longer on the market…has he sold it or kept it for Valentine’s day?
2. James Hunt’s bedroom
£2,750,000 – 4 bedroom property for sale
This “…sensational four double bedroom Victorian house” once belonged to the late James Hunt who won the F1 World Championship in 1967. Whilst this bedroom isn’t exactly anything to speak of, the kitchen has a very shiny F1 feel to it and clearly the place is steeped in history!
3. Contemporary romance in Surrey
£2,000,000 – 6 bedroom house for sale
“…open-plan living space beautifully illuminates this fabulous five bedroomed house and is presented in superb condition throughout with the highest quality of fixtures and fittings…” No celebrity owner though, but perhaps it comes with a garage full of white paint?
4. Love Walk, London SE5
£1,350,000 – 5 bedroom house for sale
Described by the agent as an “…English rose of a house…with three ravishing receptions…blush-toned Aga…and two great looking bathrooms.”
Just over a year ago we gave you the ability to search property listings on Zoopla.co.uk by any keyword you want. That’s right, any keyword relevant to your property search that are mentioned in the property for sale or to rent details – garage, studio, parking and so on.
Since we launched the feature, the feed back has been great, so we thought we’d start to share with you some of the keywords that those hunting for property are currently looking for.
Don’t forget, you can also use the feature to search for exact phrases by using quotation marks e.g. “double garage”, or to exclude a term you can prefix it with ‘-’ e.g. -studio.
Here is a little more on the Zoopla keyword property search
Top 10 property search keywords – January 2011
|Rank||Property Buyers||Property Renters|
|2||Bungalow||Garage / Parking|
|7||Garage / Parking||Bills included|
|9||Sea View||Ground floor|
Source: Zoopla.co.uk – January 2011
Example of historic listing on Zoopla.co.uk (above)
We believe that one of the key benefits of the web is its ability to make useful information free and easily accessible to everyone. Whilst historic house prices paid have been available online for some time (you can find every record since 1995 on Zoopla.co.uk), the ability to match these to photos and descriptions of the property at that time it was for sale or to rent hasn’t been possible…until now.
So, what have we done?
We have launched the Zoopla Property Archive – the UK’s first online property archive with over 2 million historic property listings details. This is a totally unique feature to Zoopla that will become another essential research tool for house hunters to help them make smarter property decisions.
The unique archive covers properties that have been on the market for either sale or rent at some time in the last 10 years.
What will an archived record show?
- the historic for sale or to rent asking price of a property
- the date it was last listed on the market
- images of the property at the time it was last listed for sale or to rent
- a description of the property at that point in time
- access to the sold prices of the property, if sold
Where can I find an archived listing?
Historic listings can be found in the ‘Home Values’ section of the Zoopla.co.uk website and are clearly marked with an ‘H’ to indicate a historic listing record is available – see below.
How historic listings are detailed on the Home Values section on Zoopla.co.uk (above)
We already combine current property listings for sale and to rent with market value data including free value estimates for every UK home, so by now adding the ability to see millions of property listings details from the past, we are taking property research and virtual curtain twitching to a whole new level.
As well as being a unique and informative research tool, the new Zoopla Property Archive is sure to become a must-use for the property curious who will now be able to see what their home and those of their friends and neighbours looked like in times gone by.
To find out more, visit the Zoopla Property Archive