Quick Move Now compiled a popular list of the top property blogs in 2009 and decided that it was about time we updated it. So… here is the definitive list of our favourite blogs for 2012 – enjoy!
Best Property News Blogs:
We find this blog the most comprehensive round up of industry and property news and we love the way it is interspersed with dream properties and a little bit of gossip about celebrity homes. The serious pieces are always well written and informative and the infographics and statistics are very useful. The site design is clear and fresh and the images are great too.
This is another blog that combines serious industry stories with more light-hearted ones. The most useful thing about it is that it has a comprehensive ‘advice’ section where you choose the subject you need advice about and all the relevant posts are displayed. As Zoopla is now one of the biggest property websites in the UK, it holds a huge amount of data and this is used to great effect in its blogs.
Best Property Advice Blogs:
This is a really useful ‘go to’ site with any questions – it contains advice on green issues, legal issues, selling issues – you name it, there is probably a post about it! The design is very simple and all you need to do is search for the topic you are interested in. The significant number of comments posted on blogs on this site show that people are reading them and they are relevant and useful
Property Investment Project blog
Packed full of tips on how to be a successful landlord, this blog takes a look at all the issues that landlords face – from property photography to evicting tenants – and offers practical and well-researched advice on how to deal with them.
Bright Green Homes blog
This is a great resource for those who are interested in the basics of eco-friendly housing and want to find out a bit more about it without going into technical detail. It features the latest legislation, industry opinion pieces and showcases specific projects.
*Our favourite blog writer!* This award-winning blog is written by Roger Hunt and covers sustainable and vernacular architecture and the materials and techniques used in construction. The design and functionality of the site is fabulous and Roger’s knowledge and passion mean that he gives the blogs such a good history and background that they come alive!
The Big Property List blog
Primarily concerned with mortgages, this blog is a great way for those interested in buying a house to keep in touch with what is happening on the mortgage market. There are also some handy hints on how to increase the value of properties for those looking to sell.
Now for some Fun Property Blogs…
This blog does exactly what it says on the tin and literally every house featured makes you say WOW! Keeping up to date with this blog is our guilty pleasure and we find all sorts of gems, from the latest eco-house to huge stately piles. We can but dream!
The Agent’s Diary
The agent’s diary offers a very humorous take on the estate agent business. The blogger is anonymous and writes about life in his estate agent office. His observations on how each of the characters in his office behaves will resonate with anyone who works in one and it will especially appeal to anyone with a dry sense of humour!
Saving the Best Property Blogs til last…
Quick Move Now Blog
This wouldn’t be a true list of our favourite blogs if we didn’t include our own in it! Compiled by Laura and Donna, the Quick Move Now blog is packed full of information about the property industry and helpful guides for people looking to sell their property, along with a few insights about the internal workings of the company.
We hope this list of the top property blogs we love is useful to you and that you get as much enjoyment and information from the ones featured as we do!