Online House Hunter: Hotspots – and cold ones

Published by The Independent on Tuesday, 2 August 2011 by Alan Cleaver
A NEW way of viewing the UK property market has been launched by Zoopla which gives a ‘heatmap’ of house values throughout the country. It will no doubt experience a rush of hits as people take a look at whether their house is in a hot zone or a more decidedly cool one.

Maps have been used in a variety of imaginative ways to help those looking to sell or buy property but this latest one from Zoopla offers an easy, at-a-glance overview. It shows the average current value of homes – colour coded by area from High to Low. And while it may not come as a surprise to many to see London and the south-east in the red-coloured high zone, there are some interesting revelations as you zoom in.

The average values of specific towns …

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