8 tools to help you find your new home

8 tools to help you find your new home

By Laura Howard

How our online tools can speed up your property search and help you bag the perfect house.

We can help you find your next home by saving you time in your property search and showing you how to get ahead of the competition.

Here are 8 handy tools to help you find your next home.

1. How do I decide what home to buy?

It's all about getting started, but don't worry we're here to support you.

Create an account with us to speed up your property search and get a feel for what’s going on in the market. 

A MyZoopla account will allow you to add homes you love to your favourites list, so you can keep track of them easily.

You can also save search results, preferences and filters to cut down your property search time. You can easily share your with your friends and family, too.

Open your MyZoopla account and start getting to grips with your property search.

2. How do I find out what my home is worth? 

Want to know the value of your current home, so you can budget for your move?

We can give you the latest estimate and help you build a sharper picture of the market and what properties have sold for in your area lately.

Try the MyHome tool and find out if it might be time to sell.

3. What do I need to know before buying a new house?

Need a helping hand with your property search? We’ve got your back.

We will send you news, advice and information straight to your inbox. 

Want to impress your mates with your property knowledge?

Sign up to our email alerts.

4. What do I search to find the perfect property?

If you're looking for a particular type of property, such as a new build, we can show you exactly what’s available.

You can also target specific keywords such as 'garden' or 'double garage' to hone in on exactly what you want.

Use our Advanced Search tool to save time finding what you want.

5. How can I work out how a home has changed in value? 

Any property listing on Zoopla has a “Listing history” button under it, which will show you when it was last sold and for how much. 

The “Market stats” button will also show you how it compares to the average prices in that area, and how many properties have sold there lately.

We archive old listings, too, so you might find a timeline of a property and photos of what it used to look like.

See what homes sold for with our house prices tool.

6. Can I map the exact area I want to buy a home in?

Know where you want to be? We can help you to pinpoint a single street, group of streets or wider area. 

Try our SmartMaps tool to mark out the precise location you want to buy in. 

7. How can I make sure my new home is in the right location?

When it comes to finding a new home, location and convenience are everything. 

We can help you find homes within any given journey time to key destinations, whether it’s the office, school or even your parents' house. 

Times are calculated according to the method of travel you choose.

Try our travel time search tool.

8. How do I get an estate agent to value my property?

Whether you’re ready to sell or just plain curious, the next step is to get a local estate agent to give you an accurate valuation. 

We can help you find a great local estate agent without having to pick up the phone.

Get a no obligations valuation in one step with MyHome.