Step 1 - Property Search

Step 1: Property Search
So now let's take a look at the houses available on the market.
Start thinking about your requirements for your house.

What area do you want to move to?

What type of property do you want? (House, Flat, Bungalow)

How Many bedrooms do you require?

What's your price range?

Once you are clear on all the above you can now look at choosing from the various property sites available to you that will assist in finding that perfect property which meets your requirements.

Take a look at our guide below that explains each website and its features.

The undisputed king of the Property Search engines. a great all-rounder which also boasts an excellent smartphone app (which we here at PropertyNotepad did some testing for). Check out the "Draw A Search" feature.
The UK’s number one classifieds site, spanning 48 cities across the UK and Ireland with some 34,000 new adverts each day and an impressive 13.7 million visitors every month. It’s the go-to place for everything including Property Listings.
Another solid property search engine along the lines of Rightmove and Find A Property. Check out the "Purple Plaques" feature as well as the "Tempt Me" option on the Current Values search.
Uses a simple layout to deliver all the facts you need to help you decide on a property purchase using the other property search engines. Check out the extensive local information categories.
Hosts a mine of useful information for all types of buyers on a slick, eye-pleasing site. Check out the "Make The Most Of Your Home" feature.
Provides Independent help for first-time buyers supplying Information, news and advice. Check out the "How To Buy A House in 23 Steps" feature.
THE database of properties available at auction with guide prices, results, and catalogue request facilities. Great for those looking to buy from an auction.
Provides period home improvement and insurance advice alongside listings of period property for sale in the UK. Check out the Advice & Information section, extremely useful.
Lists unusual Properties & Homes for sale. This is the home of those properties that you won't find anywhere else.  Check out the quirky but pleasant design of this site. The auction search hides some gems!
The tool to use to find out when the property was put on the market, Price changes (up and down) since the property was listed plus a whole host of other inf. Very useful when negotiating, or checking up on what the Estate Agent says!
Looking for a castle? has just the castle you are looking for. They list Castles and lavish Chateauxs that you have seen only in fairytales before. This is the place to go whenever you feel the urge to hole up in your very own fortress!
Maybe you are not looking to buy a property, maybe you are looking to rent a room, be part of a house or flatshare? SpareRoom is the UK's busiest flat & houseshare site and does a really good job of searching out the house or flatshare for you.