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Four Real Estate Apps That Will Transform Your Home Buying Experience

We live in the digital age where much of the business we conduct can be done straight from our smartphones. Whether we need to schedule meetings, plan dinner, or even remind ourselves to pick up the dry cleaning, the miraculous bricks in our pockets can handle it all! Why leave your home buying experience in the 20th century? Bring it up-to-date with these helpful real estate apps.

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HAR

HAR offers a plethora of free resources for buyers, sellers, and renters. With a large number of listings all over Texas, it feels like a one-stop shopping experience! Search for open houses, browse school districts, and find quality advice on their blog. Find something you like? Let us know, and we would love to represent you!

BiggerPockets

Buying or selling a home for the first time can lead to a lot of questions, often when you’re on the go. Luckily, the folks at BiggerPockets have your back! They have created a platform where buyers, sellers, and investors can network, post questions on their forum, learn new tricks of the trade on their blog, and share advice. Get connected with buyers and sellers in your area, speak with experienced investors, and learn everything you need to know about the real estate process. While the app itself is free, in order to use some of their features, you need to sign up for a pro account.

Mortgage Calculator

Of course, the biggest question you’ll need to answer during your home search is, “Will this fit my budget?” A mortgage calculator allows you to quickly and easily answer that question! There are a number of valuable, free mortgage calculators available. For Apple users, the Mortgage Calculator for iPhone breaks down your mortgage loan, including taxes so that you aren’t surprised when it comes time to sign. It also includes calculators for car loans, credit cards, and student loans, so you can manage everything in one place. Zillow also has their own mortgage calculator, Zillow Mortgages. Their app helps you to find and compare lenders so that you can find the right rate for you. There are numerous other highly rated mortgage calculators available, and downloading one today can help make your home buying process a lot smoother.

Yelp

While Yelp has its uses in everyday life, it can be a life saver for home buyers. Use Yelp to find the best restaurants, stores, and other amenities in the area before you buy. There is a reason why location is so important in real estate, and you want to make sure that your new home is somewhere that you can enjoy for years to come! With Yelp’s location feature, you can discover everything that your new neighborhood has to offer with only a few taps on your phone.

When buying and selling a home, you can use all of the help that you can get. Luckily, we live in the era where endless information is available at the touch of a button. While these real estate apps help guide you through the process, nothing compares to the one-on-one service that an agent can provide. Call us today, and let us help you along your new journey.