Technology is a major component when buying real estate. With the advent of smartphone apps, it’s easier than ever to conduct your property search and get all of the pertinent information to help you narrow your search and find the right property. Though an app will never replace the services of an experienced real estate agent, let’s take a look at some of the top apps that can help you find the right home.
Zillow is probably the one most people will recognize. It has a huge inventory of properties and has robust features when it comes to search criteria. You can also see mortgage rates, transaction history for a property, and its “Zestimates” are very accurate.
Dwellr makes researching a neighborhood much easier thanks to its wealth of Census Bureau information based on forty different topics, including the racial makeup, educational backgrounds, and median home values.
Speaking of education, the GreatSchools app will provide plenty of information on various school zones and the individual schools within them. You can compare schools to others in the state and ensure that your child is receiving a top notch education. Remember that highly rated schools can positively affect home values.
You’ve probably heard the term “walkability,” which determines how close places like schools, supermarkets, and entertainment are. With the WalkScore app, you can see this information on a map and with the latest updates, the app also shows the best and easiest ways to get around the area or neighborhood you’re researching.
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