House buying these days has changed dramatically. You go on the agent websites where there will be all the latest properties listed in distinct categories. Everything is there to see online with photos aplety of places. Very often there will be a floor plan and each room is shown to its best advantage, as is any land that comes with it. The agent sites always include energy ratings for the house i.e. how efficient the heating and hot water systems are likely to be and these ratings are official from the utility suppliers for the area. The ratings take into account the number of bathrooms and WCs – the more in a house, the higher the rateable value of the property is as well. These things have to be borne in mind when considering any move and change of house. Another very helpful aspect thse days is a mortgage calculator. It gives an idea of how much it will cost over an average length mortgage, taking a minimum deposit into account as an illustrative example.