There’s An App For That!
Todays high tech mobile device world allows us to find what we are looking for right at the end of our fingertips anytime we like. If you are house hunting, trying to define real estate terms, or wanting information about a particular neighborhood , there are apps that can help. These 10 great apps for homebuyers will make searching for your dream home a great deal easier.
Realtor.com A free app that can search for homes for sale using particular criteria. Get alerts on price changes on the listings you have saved. You can even write notes directly to listings you are interested in. All these features plus so many more make this a great app.
Homesnap This free app allows you to snap a photo of any home in the US with your mobile device and then Homesanp will identify it and give you details about that property. This is a fun app even if you aren’t looking to buy a home, maybe you just want to see what is happening in the market place.
Trulia Has great new features in their free app that can help you find what you want in a new home. This app has auto notification, maps and directions and full screen property images.
100 Real Estate Terms to Know What does HMDA, origination fees, buy-down mortgage or hypothecation mean? Find out with this handy app that defines terms and helps you understand real estate lingo.
Mortgage Calculator by Quicken Loans Need to crunch the numbers on the go, then get this free app by Quicken Loans. Their are 4 different calculators; Payment: Purchase Calculator, Payment: Refinance Calculator, Amortization Calculator and the Home Affordability Calculator. All are user friendly and offer expandable answers that show additional information.
Walk Score Find neighborhood restaurants, coffee shops, grocery stores, schools, parks, and more with this convenient free app. Discover what locals have to say about the area you are interested in moving to. You can also search your commute route and average time of travel with this app. Available for Android too!
GreatSchools Finder Looking for neighborhoods with great schools that have high ratings, than download this free app. Discover detailed ratings, reviews, and test scores and find the schools you feel are the best fit for you and your family. Great app for families who are relocating.
MagicPlan This free app is magic indeed! Make floor plans of your home or the one you are interested in buying. Take pictures of different rooms and this app will measure your rooms then draw your floor plans for you. In addition, you can add objects, annotations, and attributes to create an interior diagram of your home. This app is for Android devices as well.
Sitegeist Another free app! This one helps you to learn more about the demographics of a particular area. Find out statistics about age distribution, political contributions, average rent, commuting, temperature data, and popular local spots.
CrimeReports Keep you and your family safe. With this free app you can get real-time access to neighborhood level crime and sex offender information. The app allows you to filter crime data by location, date, and crime type.
These 10 Great Apps for Homebuyers will help you find that dream home you want. Most are available for both Apple and Android, making it easy to take your house hunting efforts mobile.