YOUR DREAM HOME AWAITS!
8 FREE REAL ESTATE APPS TO SIMPLIFY YOUR SEARCH
Ready to look for a new home, but don't know where to start? Forget spending countless hours online or checking your newspaper's local listings—there's a quicker, more efficient way to find your dream property. As well as posting photos and prices, many of the following apps list previous sale prices of neighboring homes, local crime rates, and even rankings of nearby schools. All of you potential new homeowners can now breathe a collective sigh of relief as these eight free apps simplify your real estate experience.
LOOKING TO BUY
Real Estate by Redfin (Free) Redfin is one of the most sophisticated real estate apps on the market, claiming the most current listings (updated every few minutes) and 20 percent more agent-listed homes than competitors. While limited to larger cities, Redfin makes finding a new home a cinch for those searching within the 32 US metro areas it serves. The app's user-friendly interface, collection of aesthetically pleasing photos for each residence, and ample supply of details—including open houses and tours—sets it apart from the pack. If the property you're viewing is flagged as a “Hot Home,” act quickly! This simply means someone will likely snap it up within 10 days. Real Estate by Zillow (Free) From brownstones in urban neighborhoods to sprawling countryside estates, Zillow boasts the most comprehensive listings of homes for sale. A quick search of your targeted city will yield instant results, thanks to the app's fast-loading maps. Included in each listing you'll find the property's sale history, values of neighboring homes, information about local schools, and the estimated monthly cost of utilities. Sign up for Zillow's notifications to stay informed of any new market listings or price drops in your area. Homesnap (Free) Well, here's a revolutionary concept in the world of real estate apps: just snap and go. Thanks to Homesnap, you can take a photo of the home you're eyeing, and with the help of GPS, the app will pull up the listing for the property. Along with all the common features you'd expect in a real estate app, Homesnap also features prices for similar and recently sold homes. Social media enthusiasts will find Homesnap especially convenient,