7 Free Real Estate Apps: Find Your Dream Home On-the-Go

Written by Posted On Monday, 02 December 2013 11:25

Looking for new digs? 

Finding real estate information on the go is essential for the busy house hunter. Multiple real estate apps are available to assist you anytime from any location. From top-rated award-winning to creative and modern, real estate apps are constantly upgrading to help you stay on top of your home search. 

Check out these 7 free real estate apps and find your dream home on-the-go.

1) Redfin

  • *One of TIME’s 50 Best iPhone Apps of 2013
  • See every home for sale including complete home details, full-screen photos, property history, and agent notes.
  • Updated every 15-30 minutes.
  • See if a home is “under agreement”.
  • Syncs with Redfin account.
  • Compatibility: iPhone, iPod touch (both require iOS 4 or newer ), and Android Phone.

2) Zillow

  • Winner of Best Search Tools App of the Year - Appy Awards 2013
  • *Free access to foreclosure listings in your area. 
  • *“Zestimates” - projected current market value.
  • View data on recently sold houses.
  • Use mortgage calculator.
  • Syncs with Zillow account
  • Photo-driven shopping experience optimized for smaller screen.
  • Optimized for iOS 7 and iPhone 5S.
  • Compatibility: iPhone, iPad, Android Phone, Android Tablet, Windows Phone 7, Blackberry, and Kindle Fire. Separate rental app also available on iPhone and Android.

3) Trulia 

  • Search homes for sale, rent, upcoming open houses, and recently sold homes.
  • *Single button that automatically shows properties with recent price reductions.
  • View high-res photo galleries, home details, and neighborhood information.
  • Compatibility: iPhone, iPad, Android Phone, Android Tablet, and Kindle Fire.

4) Realtor.com

  • Based on National Association of Realtors’ official property-listing site.
  • View properties as a list or on a map centered to your location.
  • Get price change alerts on saved listings.
  • *”Area Scout” - details neighborhood’s current average asking price, average available square footage, and average price per square foot.
  • Separate rental app available.
  • Compatibility: iPhone, iPad, and Android Phone (rental app for iPhone and Android).

5) Homesnap

  • *Snap a photo of any home and find out all about it.
  • Uses phone GPS to determine where your location and what property you just photographed.
  • Get details of home - how much it’s worth, when it last sold, number of beds, baths, lot size, and more.
  • Search listings and open houses.
  • House hunt with your agent and friends.
  • Compatibility: iPhone, iPad, and Android devices.

6) Bankrate.com 

  • Calculate estimated mortgage payment.
  • View updated daily average US rates for 15-yr fixed, 30-yr fixed and 5-yr ARM.
  • Get mortgage rate quotes from national and local lenders.
  • *Read the latest in mortgage news and watch videos about mortgage trends. 
  • *Get advice from Bankrate.com’s expert editorial team bloggers. 
  • Compatibility: iPhone, iPad, Android Phone, and Windows 7/8.

7) Lovely

  • Rental search location-based app.  
  • Creative and modern design. 
  • Can store preferences and set alerts for new listings on the market.
  • *Search based on pets allowed options.
  • Syncs with Lovely account. 
  • Compatibility: iPhone, iPod touch, iPad - all require iOS 5.0 or newer.

My top picks are Trulia, Homesnap, and Bankrate.com.

Which ones are your favorites? 

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