Saturday, November 1, 2014

5 mobile apps home seekers should have

Ink on your fingertips from browsing the classifieds; driving around looking for that telltale “for sale” stuck to a door. In the days of old, house-hunting took on such tedious forms. To date, “there’s an app for that,” as the saying goes.

And it goes well beyond the ones that can zero in on your dream home. Take a look at this selection to get you up to date and well-equipped in today’s market.

An app for budgeting

Managing your money is crucial in securing that mortgage. Apps like Moneywise (Android) and Mint (iOS) are among the top-rated of their ilk. Look to these tools to keep a close eye on your finances.

A mortgage calculator

There’s an abundance of apps that calculate for your mortgage. Try the popular Karl’s Mortgage Calculator (Android) or the trusted Mortgage Calculator (iOS).

A dictionary for real estate terms

Familiarize yourself with the lingo. In addition to general dictionaries that can brush you up with the needed vocabulary, there’s Glossary of Real Estate Terms (Android) and Dictionary of Real Estate Terms (iOS), among others.

An app for the location

Get to know the neighborhood. AroundMe (Android and iOS) will list down the nearest banks, gas stations, hospitals, movie theaters, supermarkets, and restaurants in your vicinity, hence drawing up a map of the daily essentials you’ll have within reach of your home.

An app for listings

Finally, you need an app to provide you with the listings of your specifications. Look no further than Property24’s mobile app (Android and iOS). Search for and view listings with accurate and up-to-date info and comprehensive photo galleries, among a myriad of other key features.

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