If you need an idea of where to start in your real estate journey, Trulia is a good app to get you going. Based in San Francisco, Trulia features more than 4.5 million nationwide listings. Just plug in what you’re looking for and Trulia will find homes that fit your parameters. The app offers high-definition photos of each property plus a plethora of information, from the house’s square footage to schools in the area. Trulia is available for free on Android and iPhone.
If there’s a part of town you know you want to live in, Zillow can help. This app uses the GPS in your phone to show you what’s available directly around you. And not just houses. The app will point out local parks and area businesses to help you make your decision. Use the app’s filters to help narrow your search and display results that are most appealing to you. Zillow is available for free on Android and iPhone.
Mortgage Calculator by Quicken Loans
You’ve found the house, but what’s it going to cost? Let this Quicken Loans app crunch the numbers to give you some perspective. The app features four mortgage calculators, including a home affordability calculator to figure out if a home you’re looking at could realistically be yours without breaking the bank. This app is available for free on Android and iPhone.
If you aren’t ready to buy a home, check out the Rent.com app. It lists homes and apartments, so you’ll have plenty of options available at your fingertips. For apartment hunters, Rent.com keeps apartment layouts on file so you can easily examine floor plans before taking a tour for yourself. The app also allows you to take your own photos of a property so you can look back on your own experience and not rely on stock photos. This app is available for free on Android and iPhone.