Gone are the days of having to travel and drive around every neighborhood near where you desire to move and hunt for sale signs or having to flip through endless local newspaper ads. Technology today has made shopping for the perfect home as easy as a touch of your finger with these four convenient real estate apps.
1. Real Estate by Trulia: Trulia is a top-rated app that has many useful features. Not only can you search in your nearby are using your phones gps but it has customizable search terms to narrow the field and find exactly what you are looking for. The app can also connect you with a realtor if you have further questions about a property. Another great feature is that you can see which places are high crime areas, where schools are located, and nearby gas stations.
2. Redfin: Just type the address or location of where you would like to buy a home and Redfin will do the rest. Unique to the Redfin real estate app is the ability to see if the property you are viewing is “under-agreement” which means the home has already been purchased and is technically off the market but has not been closed on yet. This is a helpful feature so you don’t spend too much time looking at a property which is basically already sold.
3. Lovely: Lovely is an app that is aimed more toward pet lovers and helps those with furry friends find a place that is suitable and accepting of pets. Although, one of the perks of this app, Lovely is not all about just finding a place for you pet. This app is great because you can search and save your favorites and it will notify you when something on a particular market of interest becomes available. It is available as a desktop version as well as an app.
4. Homesnap: Homesnap is a really fun and interactive real estate app. Take a picture of a home you want to know more information about and this app will find it and give you all the details you need including cost. Homesnap also has a feature that will help you determine if your future property will appreciate or depreciate in value over the years.
Looking for your dream home can be exciting and fun with these apps and others on the market today. Happy hunting!