5 of the most useful apps for homebuyers

Written by Posted On Monday, 19 December 2016 06:35

You'd be quickly forgiven for thinking that there is an app for everything because in today's tech-driven world very few forms of business come unattached to an app and real estate is no different. The days of going down to your local estate agents or picking up their book from your local store are long gone, and that is because there are plenty of helpful apps on the market at your disposal to help you find your perfect home.

However, not all of them are as necessary or as useful as you want them to be which is why in this article you will see only the most useful apps for homebuyers.


Arguably the most popular app on this list, Zillow has all of your home buying needs in one neatly packaged and easy to use app. Zillow may not have the largest inventory of properties like other apps do but what makes it such a popular app is its capability to sort listings by various criteria making it easy to find what is right for you. It's common for homebuyers to find their perfect house only to view it and find out that it doesn't match your essential needs, well Zillow prevents that from happening making it an important app to have.


If you are in the market for a new home, you most likely have visited the website Redfin from time to time. The Redfin site is a popular destination for estate agents, home sellers as well as buyers and is filled with pages upon pages of informative information. The Redfin app is the same but brings all of that excitement and information straight to your mobile device. The app is also regularly updated and filled with some great extra features.


Dwellr is a mobile app that is run by the U.S Census Bureau which gives you crucial information about the city or neighborhood you are thinking of moving to with accurate stats. Everything from the population to crime rate can be checked by you so you can get a good feel of the area. No other app is as helpful as Dwellr when it comes to gauging your priorities before moving.


Often referred to as the Snapchat of real estate, Homesnap enables the user to take a photo of any home they come across in the U.S and pull up instant data from MLS listings. So the next time you are walking around and suddenly spot your dream house you can take a picture and find out census data, tax records and more by just clicking a button.


Whether you are about to move with your family or you are moving so, you can start a family something that you will need to know is if there are any schools in your desired area, as well as just how good they are. With the GreatSchools app, you can do just that as it gives you instant access to a trusted independent source of school performance data. From ratings to reviews and test scores whatever information you are looking for, the GreatSchool app can provide it for you so can check off one of the most important deal breakers for your move.


The apps above are perfect for making the home buying process easier so make a note of them and start downloading today. If you haven't got a smartphone, don't worry, you can buy 2nd hand iPhones for a very reasonable price. And although you may have to unlock it simply refer to Why the Lucky unlock iPhone 6, and you'll be okay. So, you have no excuses! You now have everything that you need to go house hunting.  

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