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Fantastic iPhone Local House Price Checker

Updated on November 9, 2009

Searching for a new home just got a whole lot easier, thanks to a brilliant little application that potential buyers and estate agents can now download straight to their iPhone for little more than the cost of a loaf of bread.

This iPhone application has been released by the highly respected price checking website Mouseprice.com and means, perhaps for the first time, that anyone with an iPhone can have instant access to comparable house price data – no matter where they might be looking for that dream home. It also means viewers can bring themselves up-to-speed on local valuations and comparables, even if they are at the mercy of an estate agent deciding which properties they should view ‘on the hoof’, as it were.

Although there are other similar applications on the market, this one is the first to offer actual comparable price data – rather than just a list of available properties from a particular online agent. The Mouseprice app gives potential buyers the power of local knowledge, including recent ‘price paid’ data and comparables, all of which will truly enable them when it comes to deciding what offer to submit on a house or apartment they have perhaps just viewed.

It is also very likely that professionals in the industry such as surveyors and estate agents will employ this little gem too, because they would ordinarily have to return to the office to determine a valuation or go online through a laptop to obtain essential comparable data from the Land Registry and other sources. This downloadable little application brings the power of comparable data into their iPhone, which means they can access it anywhere and at anytime – even inside a house while viewers or sellers are in another room.

The software patch costs a mere £2.99 and can be downloaded from iTunes and other similar iPhone app sources under the heading Mouseprice. The designers of the application say property buyers will be able to access data on 27million dwellings in England, Wales and Scotland, including Land Registry information covering 11million sales since the year 2000. Users can enter a postcode, a place name, a specific address or just scroll around a map, which gives a huge amount of flexibility to house hunters on the go. And after paying for the downloaded application, everything else is free, regardless of how many times a search of valuation data is required.

Valuation history and current comparables are extremely important, because these snippets of information allow buyers to consider how prices are performing in a particular town, a neighbourhood or even a specific street. The iPhone application brings essential data right into the palm of their hands – and just when they need it the most, that is, when they are out and about looking at various properties or undertaking viewing appointments.

Curious and want to know more? Take a look at the short explanatory video now on YouTube – go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMJaPRUNW4U

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      Michael Rudnick 

      6 years ago

      Really useful article Tony!

      It is important to know the value of your property, or your neighborhood, or a property you want to buy.

      I wrote an article called "Where the Hell Is My Equity" that may be of interest to you.

      Cheers!

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