Tool Review: Google Maps for the property entrepreneur

Google maps is not a tool that people would often associate as being useful for helping build their property portfolio or even just to help search for a new property to live in. However Google maps can be invaluable in taking a first look at a property before a viewing, reviewing a property and its area if you are not local, or identifying any potential issues in the surrounding area. I’m sure you will have used Google maps, or one of the various other map tools before. But if not it is very easy. Simply enter the Postcode or street name of the property you are investigating in the search box. So how can Google Maps help? The way to use google maps as a tool is to become a detective. You are looking at clues that will either give you a positive view or a potentially negative view about a...
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Tool Review: iPhone rightmove.co.uk application

- Review - The UK’s number one property website, rightmove.co.uk, has recently launched an iPhone app to help property hunters search for the ideal home, whether that is to live in, as an investment or just to rent. As you’d expect the application has most of the easy to use functionality of any iPhone application and links into the GPS to find your current location, along with using the map function to display the location of the property. This is particularly useful if you stumble upon a property while out walking or are driving around a potential investment area. To find a property for sale or to rent, you just enter the postcode or use the “Get my current location” function. As with the website you will be provided with ANY properties in the selected area, and you can then amend the search to broaden or narrow your selection. You are...
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