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Is Property Snake Dead And Gone?

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Thanks for the link. It certainly looks like a very useful database of sold prices. Only two problems - it's only ordered by date with no options for price, etc. and none of the half dozen properties I've watched and seen sold in the last 3 years shows up on the house price map.

Pity there's no equivalent of PS. Property Bee is okay, but a bit clunky for my taste.

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Thanks for the link. It certainly looks like a very useful database of sold prices. Only two problems - it's only ordered by date with no options for price, etc. and none of the half dozen properties I've watched and seen sold in the last 3 years shows up on the house price map.

Hi, developer here. Thanks for the feedback. Fair point about the sorting options, they didn't seem so important when the site launched with only a couple of years worth of data, but now it goes back to 1995 I agree some improvements could be made here.

The map facility is brand new so apologies if you've found a problem with it. Do you mean that there are sales which are listed in the search results which don't appear on the map? I'll gladly look into the specifics if you PM me an example, or leave a message on the Contact Us page.

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When the previous site I used was snapped up by one of the big guys I missed a simple interface for this data so, once again, thanks for the work and ongoing effort you put in on your site evictee.

P.S. Don't sell out!

P.P.S. Unless they offer millions, then forget us, take the money!!

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Evictee,

Thanks for all the effort so far, it looks like a good site already but some sorting options or "find within a price range" would be a useful addition.

I'm not sure the map issue is your problem, I've seen similar things on other sites that link across and use Google Maps. It seems to only show sales from 2013 in several of the areas around me, even though the text table looks very accurate.

Good luck with the development and if you ever fancy extending to including asking prices and movements, I'll be singing your praises.

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It seems to only show sales from 2013 in several of the areas around me, even though the text table looks very accurate.

Hi Sam. The map view does only show one year at a time and it's currently defaulting to 2013 to minimise the chance of anyone starting with an empty map for their particular location, but there should be a year slider appearing at the bottom allowing you quickly scan through all the available years. Let me know if it's not working for you.

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http://houseprices.io/

was made by an HPC believer and is pretty good - I think it offers a similar view of rises and falls to property snake (but it's a few years since I saw property snake)

Like the fact that it adjusts for inflation regarding the outcome. In Nottingham the red and green print is about even on any given page.....suggesting that the average seller is merely breaking even since records began in the 1990s. I guess other areas are all green such as the south east.

edit. that's breaking even after replacing the bathroom, the kitchen, the fascias, the block paving, the decorative refurb etc. etc.

Edited by crashmonitor

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Out of curiosity, how is it technically possible to connect price paid data to the asking prices from sites like Rightmove/Zoopla?

How did Property Snake do that (assuming they did)?

I mean, you can get the full postcode out of a rightmove "for sale" page (hint: hover your mouse over the broadband availability check now link!) and out of the source-code of a Zoopla for sale page (look for "og:postal-code") ...

... but since the sites don't expose the house number / house name it doesn't seem possible to tie the asking price from a "for sale" page to a previous sold price from the Land Registry.

Or is there a trick I'm missing?

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