LOOK AROUND: the benefits of our Locrating search tool

General News   |   March 14, 2024   |   Lizzie


Portsmouth is a vibrant island city with a fantastic community spirit. We are proud of our unique maritime heritage and, at the same time, forward looking with an economy based on many sector-leading businesses.

If you are thinking of a new home in Portsmouth or Southsea, you will be part of a beautiful, go-ahead area backed by all the amenities and facilities you expect from a cosmopolitan centre.

While it has been a tough period for the sector nationally, average property prices in Portsmouth and Southsea have held up well.

In the past year, Rightmove data shows that both areas have recorded a six per cent rise in average prices on their peaks in 2021. This is a sign of a market with solid, long-term foundations and growth potential.

Here at Chinneck Shaw we combine professional property expertise and unrivalled local knowledge to help you make your next move.

Whether you want to buy, sell or rent a property, we have a range of resources on our website to help.

Our Locrating tool is a really useful addition to our Property Search pages where we invite you to ‘Start your search today’.

We will already have offered you a range of filters at this point beginning with your choice of Buy or Rent, the town or postcode you want to search under and a geographic radius going from +¼ mile to +30 miles.

You can also choose a minimum and maximum price in a series of bands, specify the number of bedrooms you want and say what kind of property you are interested in such as a new home, a flat, a detached, semi-detached or end-of-terrace house, a retirement property and so on.

Once you have identified a property, you can find a full description including floor plans and image gallery and take a virtual tour.

Then, if you think it’s for you, you can simply click to get in touch with us or book a viewing straight away.

Thanks to the Locrating facility, available on the right-hand ‘Nearby’ tab, you can go on to investigate the local area without leaving the comfort of your armchair.

It’s easy to check distances to nurseries, schools, shops, local amenities, transport links and green space.

You can review property price trends, take a Street View tour and discover the availability, connection type and recorded speeds of local broadband.

As well as helping those looking to buy or rent, Locrating is an ideal platform for sellers and landlords to showcase the geographic context of their properties and highlight the benefits.

To begin your property search, visit


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