If you’re in the market for a home there’s a line-up of Apps to help make the job easier. We look at five to help you save time and shoe leather – and give you the tools needed to make a more informed purchase decision.
Realestate.com.au – You’ve used the website, now check out the App. It’s a mobile version of the site, and it provides a wealth of information on what’s for sale, what’s new to the market and where the nation’s cheapest home are waiting to be found.
CrumbTracks – This very handy app offers plenty to home hunters. Take, store and organise photos and videos of each property you inspect. Make notes on what you do – and don’t like, or use the Design Gallery to store of shots of home features you find appealing even if the property itself isn’t what you had in mind. There’s even a mortgage calculator that provides an estimate of likely loan repayments.
Walk Score – If you love the idea of being able to walk from your new home to shops, cafes and parks, this app is worth a look. It provides fingertip details on the ‘walkability’ of any location you’re thinking of buying in.
AroundMe – This app can be especially useful if you’re buying in a suburb or location you’re unfamiliar with. AroundMe identifies your position and lets you choose the nearest supermarkets, restaurants, theatres and even service stations.
Wikihood – This award-winning app is fun, informative and extremely useful. Was anyone famous born there? Was a murder ever committed in the suburb you’re looking at? What are the sights worth seeing? Wikihood answers all these questions by organising the information of Wikipedia for any suburb across the country.
The best bit of these Apps? They cost next to nothing. So they won’t break that all-important home buying budget. Appy house hunting!