In the digital age, we do everything from our phones. Want food? There’s an app for that. Want your laundry done? There’s an app for that. Have any type of need, you can probably guess someone, somewhere has created an app to address it. So, why wouldn’t we buy a home using an app?
For a majority of Americans, buying a home is the most expensive purchase they will make during their lives. Throw in the complexities that accompany the homebuying process, and the need to revamp shopping for a home was long overdue. We put together a list of our choices for the top home buying apps you should check out before you close.
One of the most dependable and user friendly apps on the market, Zillow, makes the homebuying process as seamless as possible. With a vast directory of available listings, interactive features and an estimate of property value compiled from data, this app rises above the rest.
One of the advantages of this app is it is backed by the National Agency of Realtors, guaranteeing a large portfolio of available homes. A neat element offered is the ability to filter your home search by specific features such as central air, fireplace and security features.
An offshoot of the Redfin Real Estate company, Redfin’s map interface allows you to search homes by neighborhood and schedule a tour of your favorite selections directly with the agent through the app.
Homesnap simplifies the homebuying process with features that allow house hunters to snap a photo of a home and it’ll identify the home details. Whether the home you fancy is on sale or not, Homesnap pulls up a profile of past sale history and home features.
This app is a life-saver for individuals embarking on the home buying process should. Acting as your digital filing cabinet, Evernote houses, all the information you gathered, from photos to home profiles in an easy to use format.
6. Co Everywhere
This app goes beyond other home buying apps by offering house hunters more than home facts. Co Everywhere focuses on the community and provides information about places to eat, events occurring and other community events.