New site launched to help house hunting

Stephen Brown and David Hodgson
Stephen Brown and David Hodgson

A new website, described as revolutionary, has been launched by two North East entrepreneurs and developed by an Amble-based company.

David Hodgson and Stephen Brown, who are behind StreetReview UK, say it will transform the way in which tenants and owners make decisions on their next property.

The website, www.streetreviewuk.com, allows users to quickly search and browse for any street in the UK.

Once there, they can see reviews of each street, allowing them to see how other people rate the street with a star rating.

They can also view statistics about the street such as house prices and crime rates, and submit their own review.

It has been described as the TripAdvisor of the property market.

The site has been launched by Colin Harris Web Design, which is based in Queen Street, in Amble.

Colin Harris said the project was ‘very exciting’.

He added: “David and Stephen came to us with this unique idea and immediately we were interested in providing the technical solution for the website.

“We really enjoy working on exciting projects such as Street Review and found it an enjoyable challenge meeting their requirements and tight deadlines to launch a new site with such potential.”

Mr Hodgson believes the website will revolutionise the way residents of the UK find their next property.

He said: “It came when I was myself looking to move to a new home in a new area.

“There was no information to let me know exactly what the street was like to live in.

“StreetReviewUK.com will hopefully solve this problem for all home movers.”

The site is currently running a competition to win an iPad2 or iPad mini.

To enter, write a review of any street you have lived in on the website.

The deadline for entries is September 1.