finderful.com is designed to help you to find the best place to live in Sydney (or elsewhere in Australia) based on your personalised preferences.
All you have to do is type in a place you often travel to (such as your workplace) and simply fill in your preferences. The results will provide all the important information you need in regard to the suggested homes.
The purpose of this website is to figure out which suburbs are best for you, saving you time and money. Furthermore, it helps you to make an informed decision for the location of your new home that you will not regret.
1. Enter your work addressor a place you often travel to
2. Personalise the results
- you can choose how many bedrooms you are looking for so that the results give you an idea of the weekly price others pay in each area
- it is your preference: you can prioritise price over distance or safety. We try to make it simple, with no hard restrictions like 5km, 10km, etc.
- this is optional, you can type in more addresses, such as your loved ones, so that you can travel from home to many address conveniently.
We know this type of preference-based finder is a little different than what you're used to, but we hope that you find it easier to find the best results than the traditional limit-based searches.
The concept for finderful.com started in 2013 when the founder (Jayen) was looking for a place to live in Sydney. He was very frustrated looking at websites not being able to decide where to live, especially since there wasn't one page where he could quickly compare suburbs or even apartments. So he came up with this idea to create a site to combine data together using preferences, rather than just being able to search and sort by a single factor. Being technically minded, he was able to create such a site. That's how finderful.com was born. With finderful.com, anyone can quickly choose what suburb to live in.
finderful.com ties together data from many different sources to find the best value for you. Our primary sources of data are:
- Housing NSW (accessed on 12 Jul 2017; data spanning the first quarter of 2017)
- NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics NSW Crime Tool (accessed on 8 Feb 2016; data spanning year to Sep 2015)
- Crime Statistics Agency Victoria (accessed on 20 Oct 2015; data spanning year to Jun 2015)
- © State of Queensland (Queensland Police Service) 2012 (accessed on 20 Mar 2016; data spanning year to 31 Jan 2016)
- Office of Crime Statistics and Research, 2016, Crime Mapper 2009-2013, South Australian Local Government Areas, Rate per 1,000 population of offences recorded by police, 2013, viewed 14 May 2016, <http://www.ocsar.sa.gov.au/Crime%20Mapper%202009-2013.xls>
Our secondary sources of data are:
- Australian Bureau of Statistics
- Transport for NSW
- Public Transport Victoria
- TransLink, Department of Transport and Main Roads, Queensland
- Adelaide Metro
- Transport Canberra
What information is collectedAt the time of writing (28 April 2015), no personal information is collected. Standard server logs are kept, which record which web pages are accessed, at what time, and from what internet address. This includes recording of search queries. In-page events are recorded separately, such as the time required to load a page or the time taken to respond to a search query.
Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting has been implemented, but this information is not used together with any other identifier outside Google Analytics. You may opt out through Google Analytics' currently available opt-outs for the web.