I'm kinda new to Drupal and I would like some advises.
I have a Drupal website, with a few nodes (1000 - 5000) of a particular content type, let's say a "House".
This "House" content type has a few properties (20) like
number of rooms, etc.
In order to allow my end users to find those nodes, I've build an advanced search with the Finder module.
However, this module is no longer maintained and it is not really appropriate to search through many nodes.
Finder does not work like a typical search module, it does not base it's functionality on search indexes, and therefore is not an efficient choice for searching body content, though it can technically do that. It is more suitable for filtering on short field values.
What are the best options to build an advanced multi criteria search with Drupal 7 ? Do I need to do it by hand ? What are the modules out there that could help achieving that ?
Is Facet API the way to go ?