I want to use Magento to create a property sales website, basically the Products are the same as the properties, they will have images, prices, description and location or size measurements in square meters. However, I would like to remove or hide the rest of the fields that I won't use for products like weight, country of manufacture, etc.. and extra functionalities like Gift Options, Related Products, Shipping and so on. Also I would like to modify labels, for example instead of Product, change it to Property.
I'm pretty sure this can be achieved with modifying the right layout xml and template or Block class of the backend, but where could I start searching?
Thank you and Greetings!