Best Mobile Apps for Buying a House

Home Set of apps icons. Vector illustration.

Home Set of apps icons. Vector illustration.

Let’s face it, our world has become, and continues to become, increasingly technological, and we must be thankful for the mobile tools that help make stressful and challenging tasks a little less so. There are so many tech-savvy methods you can use to help guide yourself through this process, that buying a house can become a fun challenge. With your mobile devices, there is a plethora of apps you can download that will help you when you’re buying a house.

If you’re curious about the local real estate market, one app that you might want to consider using is Doorsteps Swipe. Basically, you receive a photo and address of the property, and then you swipe left or right to indicate whether or not you liked the house. Sounds fun, right? After you have saved five listings, you will receive a summary of information pertaining to what you liked. I like this app because it educates you about houses and helps build you into a buyer who feels comfortable navigating the market.

As you begin your venture in the housing market, you should do your best to familiarize yourself with real estate terms, and you can achieve this with the Barron’s Dictionary of Real Estate Terms app. This app offers the user about 3,000 real estate terms that will assist in keeping you up to speed with the workings of the real estate industry. Brushing up on these terms will help you become more knowledgeable of how real estate works.

Homesnap is another great app that allows for the user to take a photo of any house with their smartphone and instantly receive details of the property, such as its value, number of bathrooms and bedrooms, local school ratings, and much more. If the house is on the market, you may also be able to view interior photos. What’s great about this app is how accurate and timely it is, which it achieves by employing the same listing information realtors use. When looking at a particular house, you want to make sure you have as much information as possible about the property, so having this app will certainly provide you with the details you need to consider whether or not a certain house will be a possibility.

Although buying a house takes a lot of work, the fact that we have information at our fingertips to help us with the process is a comforting thought. You should brush up on a few of these apps and decide which ones will work best for you. You might even want to ask your agent if they have any favorite apps to recommend. There is so much help via technology available to us, so using it during one of the biggest purchases of your life is a must.

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Sources

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Posted on October 16, 2015 at 1:56 pm
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