Will Ogden

Registered with Property118.com
Wednesday 21st August 2013


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 10

Will Ogden

8:19 AM, 19th November 2013, About 8 years ago

Choosing a property location

Reply to the comment left by "Kurt van den Eynden" at "14/11/2013 - 15:05":

Hi Kurt,

Thanks for the interest in the site. From an algorithm perspective, the site reviews properties for sale (or recently sold) in a location vs properties available for rent. It tries to compare properties of similar sizes (e.g. number of bedrooms). It also tries to smooth out the peaks and troughs due to incorrectly advertised properties e.g. holiday lets and shared equity schemes that aren't categorised correctly. It's not perfect, and does work better in higher density areas where the sample size is much larger. I'm looking at options to increase the sample size on low density locations. Any ideas, enhancements, or thoughts welcomed!... Read More

Will Ogden

13:10 PM, 11th November 2013, About 8 years ago

Choosing a property location

Reply to the comment left by "Sue P" at "11/11/2013 - 12:31":

Hi Sue,

Yes where there is 0% showing it's likely there are too few properties to make an estimation. It's on my list to alter the algorithm to alter the sample area size based on density of houses...as for cities it works like a charm, but countryside causes issues. And yes if the data isn't on Zoopla in the first place it won't be on the site.... Read More

Will Ogden

12:01 PM, 11th November 2013, About 8 years ago

Choosing a property location

Reply to the comment left by "Sue P" at "11/11/2013 - 11:27":

Hi Sue. The postcode finder needs the whole postcode. I tried the postcode for Lancashire County Council (PR1 8XJ) and it worked OK. What postcodes are you entering (if you don't mind sharing?).... Read More

Will Ogden

10:48 AM, 11th November 2013, About 8 years ago

Choosing a property location

Hi Paul

Check out http://www.dontbettolet.com. I created this tool to give a quick idea of possible gross yields for different parts of the UK. It's continually updated from Zoopla data.

Will... Read More

Will Ogden

19:40 PM, 21st August 2013, About 8 years ago

Locating the highest yielding locations for buy to let

Reply to the comment left by "Paul Shears" at "21/08/2013 - 18:19":

Hi Paul. Showing 0% means there probably aren't any properties for sale matching the ones available to rent. Going to see if I can use historic sold prices instead.... Read More