Shopping for a new house can be a lot of work, regardless if you’re a first time home buyer or looking around for your dream home, real estate mobile apps put the entire matkret at your fingertips.
Here’s is our top 5 list of tablet apps for savvy house hunters. While many big real estate firms have mobile property searches, we found this list to be designed for the needs of the user and free of any bias. Cheap (several are free) and simple to use, these apps are invaluable for finding properties in your budget, deciding on their renovation potential and estimating payments.
After a weekend of viewing homes with your realtor, you might be confused about which place had that great kitchen and which one had the cool staircase. CrumbTracks helps you to organize properties so you can keep track of what you’ve seen. Create a separate file for each house to organize photos and videos, cruicial stats on rooms and square footage, and notes on prices and features. A mapping function shows potential houses and displays nearby schools, parks, and churches.
2. House Hunter
House Hunter lets you set up a file on each house you visit. Once you’ve take a picture and uploaded the property, you can make notes on it and give it ratings and reviews—the point being that you won’t ever forget any issues that the house had, and you can also list the pro’s and con’s.
3. Real Estate Dictionary
Not sure what your agent means when he/she uses terms like CMA and MLS? This easy to use glossary elimnates the mystery from the real estate language with definitions backed by user friendly graphs. More than 4,000 keywords help you understand the nuances of buying, selling, and hunting for your next home.
4. Home Buying Power
Trying to figure out how much house you can really afford? Type in your monthly payment or a percentage of your income, the amount of down payment and the terms, and this software will tell you exactly how much house you can comfortably afford. It will also let you know whether the amount you want to invest each month is consistent with the down payment you’re prepared to spend. Keep track of various properties as you search the marketplace, so you can stay focused on the right price ranges.
5. Photo Measures App
You have found your prospective dream house but…it’s gonna take some work to fix it up. With this app, you can take pics with your table, then put arrows and measurements on the picture so you will have an accurate update of room dimensions, how big the windows are, and whether a piece of furniture will fit in the room. When it comes down to the fine details right before a decision to buy, this application can help you size up the situation.