15 Apps for Aspiring Home Owners

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What a time to be alive! Mobile apps make buying a home easier than ever before. These are 15 apps that will turn you into an unstoppable investor and wise decision maker.

When on the Hunt

Realtor.com

When searching for a home to rent or buy we recommend Realtor.com for the most accurate market information. Use it to check median home prices in your area as well.

Homesnap

Take a picture of a home that’s caught your eye with your smart phone and see the sale information, schools, and other data pop-up instantly. This app makes the home-buying process easy to share with friends, family, and your realtor.

Zillow Mortgages

Zillow offers 3 easy-to-use calculators to determine monthly payments, affordability, and refinancing. The home screen of the app tracks current market trends and loan programs so that you can always stay up-to-date.

Saving for Your Future

Mint

Offered by Intuit, Inc., the creators of Turbo Tax, Mint makes tracking bills and spending hassle-free. With all of your accounts and investments viewable in one place, saving for your dreams becomes a reality.

Making Your Decision

Sigalert

Find out your commute times, traffic patterns, and best routes using Sigalert. This app provides real-time traffic updates to keep you moving.

Meetup

When you’re new to an area it can be difficult to meet new people. Meetup connects users with other people in their community who share the same interests or needs.

Indeed

Indeed is an essential app for casual and serious job-seekers alike. You can search for jobs in your area or based on your expertise, as well as upload your resume for employers to see.

Access My Library

Access My Library connects you to your local public library. Public libraries house a wealth of resources regarding home history and old city directories. They’re also give you a feel for the community in the area you’re interested in.

All Trails

If you’re an avid hiker or biker All Trails is a must for scouting trails nearby. All Trails boasts a list of 50,000 guides to trails throughout America.

Yelp

Most people use Yelp to find the best local restaurants. Use Yelp to search for a mechanic, nail salon, furniture store, gym, or whatever your local needs are.

Settling In

MagicPlan

Planning your interior sight unseen can be stressful and time consuming. MagicPlan is a tablet app that uses photos of your rooms to create floor plans. It comes in handy when you need to estimate material or furniture dimensions.

iScape

Similar to MagicPlan, iScape provides ideas for landscaping after you upload pictures of your home’s exterior. This makes the trip to the nursery a breeze.

Houzz

When tackling home-improvement, Houzz can get you started. It has plenty of resources easy enough for a novice DIY’er to understand.

Nextdoor

Stay connected to your neighborhood with the private social media app Nextdoor. Post garage sales, find a babysitter, participate in crime watch, and meet your neighbors.

cPlus Craigslist

There are several apps for Craigslist, but none is as comprehensive as cPro Craigslist. The best features are the map browser, photo gallery, multi-city searches, and GPS locater.