3 Real Estate Apps You Must Have While Home Shopping

Are you one of the 63.2 million Americans who own a smartphone? Probably. No matter what the brand, smartphones practically rule our lives these days. By now, most of us have the answers to any question we could possibly have – all in the palm of our hand.

If you are searching for a new home, have no fear. There’s an app for that. Check out these three real estate apps. Before you go searching for your dream home, hit the app store. The shopping process will be much easier.

TownSelect by Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate

Price: Free

Last Updated (Created): May 10, 2012

Size: 1.4 MB

Language: English

Compatibility Requirements: iOS 3.0 or later

Customer Rating: This statistical data is not yet available

If you are searching for a home, you probably have a particular neighborhood in mind. Instead of hunting through all the listing available, narrow the search to only the houses – and neighborhood – you are interested in.

Use this app to select a specific part of town. Learn about local schools, comparable home prices, nearby shops and restaurants, and much more.

This app also helps you capture, organize, and rank photos of the homes you are interested. Then, share these photos with friends and family.

The user interface is exquisitely designed and is super easy to use.

Realtor.com Real Estate Search

Price: Free Last

Updated: November 5, 2012

Size: 14.4 MB

Language: English

Compatibility Requirements: iOS 4.3 or later

Customer Rating: 4.5 stars

Peruse all the homes listed on Realtor.com. For easy searching, circle the desired area on a map. Then, check out all the useful results. Gather information about nearby homes for sale, open houses, recently sold homes, and more.

Use the Area Scout to see results and updates as you move. Most local listings are updated every 15 minutes (all other listings are posted within one business day). Best of all, this app saves your searches results and stores listings that strike your fancy, making it easy to come back and visit them later.

HomeSnap Real Estate

Price: Free

Last Updated: December 18, 2012

Size: 26.8 MB Language: English

Compatibility Requirements: iOS 5.0 or later

Customer Rating: 4.5 stars

We’ve saved the best – or at least the most terrifying – for last. The technology behind this app is genius. In fact, it almost borderlines on invasion of privacy – it’s that good!

Here is what you do. Take a picture of a home – any home – whether it is listed on the market or not. Get all the public information available about that particular property. All the information is up-to-date and 99% accurate.

No matter where you live in the country, you can get information about the home’s value, property taxes, last sale date, and current value. You can even learn which school district your kids would enroll in. If that wasn’t enough, you can find out how many bedrooms and bathrooms the house has!

Let these apps aid you as you search for your next home. The technology available in these apps will make the process much easier.

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Denis writes on the behalf of Pallspera. Also check is interesting article at blitalk