5 Apps For First Time Homebuyers

If you’re looking to buy a home, your smartphone is the first thing you should turn to. In the age of technology, the phrase “there’s an app for that” is definitely the case; especially when it comes to real estate. Get the edge you need in your home search by downloading these five apps that will help you throughout the process.



If you’re out and about visiting a new neighborhood and you see a home for sale, snap a photo with the HomeSnap App. The app will identify the home and find out the value, the price it last sold for, how many beds and baths, and so much more! You will get the information you want at the push of a button and if it’s right for you, you’ll know to contact the realtor for more information.


Device: iPhone, iPad, Android

Price: Free



This app is perfect for homebuyers who aren’t familiar with a new location. AroundMe instantly gives you the resources to find out information about what’s around you. Whether you’re looking for supermarkets, stores or entertainment in the area, this app will definitely come in handy.


Device: iPhone, iPad, Android

Price: Free


Mortgage Calculator

At this point, any mortgage calculator available for your smartphone will do. When you find a home you love, you will be able to plug in the numbers yourself to determine if the price along with the taxes is in your budget. Just do a quick search in your app store to find one available for your phone or device.


Device: iPhone, iPad, Android

Price: There are plenty of free mortgage calculators available, so choose your favorite!


Essential Real Estate Dictionary

Don’t worry about getting confused when hearing the real estate jargon used by realtors and other homeowners. Having this app on hand will make you look like a pro. It will serve as a reference guide for words that you might not be familiar with.


Device: iPhone, iPad

Price: $9.99


Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Home Selection Assistant

This app allows you to be your own personal assistant in your new home search. Instead of searching through the official listings photos, take your own and attach notes to each one that will remind you to ask the realtor specific questions. Additional information about the neighborhood and buying process can also be found on this app.


Device: iPhone

Price: Free


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