November 04, 2006 |
This Web 2.0 property search engine for UK is cool. OnOneMap.com makes searching for new property to buy or rent so much fun with its interactive features, which is a very different experience from traditional house hunting in the newspaper or even normal property listing website.
OnOneMap is also incredibly easy to use. You enter either a postcode or name of a city, town or village in the search and click OK. Properties will start appearing on the map as little red houses. You click on a house to view its photo and brief details. To see the details of the property, you just follow the “view” link available next to the brief details.
You can also enter more criteria to get the types of house you like:
Maximum/minimum number of bedrooms
The type of home (currently a choice of house, flat or either)
When you click OK to confirm your criteria, all the houses will disappear and be replaced by a new set that all meet your criteria. There are also navigation tools to move around the map to locate the preferred area, not to mention the zooming feature to get more detailed view of the area being displayed.
What I like most of this Web 2.0 applications is that I can see exactly where the property I am interested in is located on the map. No more guessing game or trying to imagine where the property is located.
I wouldn’t want to shop for a property any other way if I am in UK. OnOneMap is the only one way.
Ohh… if you are using a dial up internet connection, you might be better off dialing up your real estate agent instead, you will probably find a suitable property faster that way….