Posts tagged ‘property to rent’
Introducing Friday’s featured properties:
Seen some interesting properties (sale or rentals) this week?
Agents! Taken instruction on something unusual or noteworthy?
Please make sure to hashtag #propertyoftheweek and please link to a Zoopla URL in your Tweet, (we’ll be watching carefully all week).
Without further adieu… here’s this Fridays #fridayfeature
Your Tweet here! (Just hashtag #propertyoftheweek)
We’ve decided to paint the town purple and have launched hundreds of Zoopla-branded cabs onto the streets of London.
Our branded London taxis, part of a multi-channel marketing campaign from Zoopla which also includes national TV (see below), print and radio, follow the campaign’s ‘smarter property search’ theme with each cab uniquely branded with different property data for various areas of the capital, giving Londoners the information they need to make better-informed property decisions.
Let us know if you spot one or take a ride in a Zoopla cab!
Here’s our latest TV campaign, in case you’ve not yet seen it:
Today we’ve launched a very exciting initiative called Purple Plaques – a scheme where we identify and recognise properties across the country where a celebrity/famous person has lived in the past.
First to be honoured under the scheme are the former homes of David Cameron (West London), Gary Barlow (Northwich), Liz Hurley (Basingstoke), Lewis Hamilton (Stevenage) and Chris Evans (Warrington) – you can see them here.
Inspiration for the scheme was taken from the Blue Plaques presented by English Heritage to properties associated with notable figures of the past – providing they have been dead for at least 20 years. The Zoopla Purple Plaque scheme will honour living celebrities and pay homage to the council flats, terraces, suburban semis and picturesque pads where they have lived across the UK…and unlike Blue Plaques, celebs don’t have to be dead for 20 years to qualify.
Today’s household names come from all walks of life and many are proud of their humble property beginnings compared to their penthouse suites and gated mansions of today. Cheryl Cole‘s childhood home in Heaton, Newcastle, where the average property value is £145,671 according to Zoopla.co.uk is a far cry from Hurtmore House in Oxshott where she lived with Ashley Cole and valued at £3.5m.
Our hunger for anything celebrity-related has as much impact on the property market as it does fashion, food or anything else. A property is more than just bricks and mortar and a unique history can improve a home’s marketability. Where Blue Plaques honour names of the past such as Sir Isaac Newton, Sir Edward Elgar and Lord Byron today’s buyers are just if not more interested in where Sir Elton John, Katie Price and Stephen Fry once lived.
We will be awarding many more plaques in coming months and years and would encourage homeowners treading the same boards that a star of stage once did or kicking a ball in what was the garden of a Premier League superstar are invited go to www.zoopla.co.uk/purpleplaques to apply for a Purple Plaque.
Here are the former homes of…
Ever walked past the home of your dreams and wondered if it’s for sale or what it last sold for, or even what it might be valued at right now?
Well, you can do all of the above and more with our brand new property app for Android phones.
The Zoopla Android app follows the success of our highly acclaimed Zoopla iPhone app, which achieved over 50,000 downloads in its first two weeks alone. We’ve now become the first of the major UK property portals to launch a dedicated app for users of Android powered smartphones.
It’s free, feature-packed and has been designed as the ultimate property market resource, allowing users to both search for property listings and research the property market ‘on the move’.
One of the most exciting features is Augmented Reality (AR). We were the first to bring it to the UK market via our iPhone app and we’ve now incorporated it into our new Android app. It lets the user point their phone at any property using camera view to display any relevant information such as whether the property is for sale, how much it last sold for or what it is valued at today.
Here are some of the key features of the Zoopla Android app:
- Hundreds of thousands of properties for sale and to rent
- Free, instant value estimates for all 27 million UK homes
- Over 16 million house prices paid dating back to 1995
- Local market data including average home values by area
- Map-led search as well as list view and Augmented Reality
- One touch click to call or email estate agents instantly
Download it now from the Android Market on your mobile or visit zoopla.co.uk/android
Or for iPhone users visit zoopla.co.uk/iphone