Whether you’re renting or buying a new home, it’s often a stressful experience. In this article, we review some of the best applications for house hunting on the go.
1. Kirstie And Phil’s House Hunter
House Hunter is like having the expertise of Kirstie and Phil, right there in your pocket. Using this app gives you access to advice on house searches, viewings, closing deals and utilizing their video guides to make the best choices for you.Available for download on iOS for £2.99.
Mouseprice is an essential app that helps you stay informed on the history of any property. You can view anything from how much someone has paid for a property to the fluctuation in price over any given time period.Available for download on iOS for free.
Whatever stage you’re at in the buying process, it’s never too early to start thinking about interiors. With the Houzz app you’re able to browse their collection of mood boards featuring stunning designs from around the world. There’s no end to the amount of inspiration here and makes for excellent food for creative thought.Available to download on iOS and Android for free.
4. Crime Map England & Wales
This app uses real data provided by the National Policing Improvement Agency and is licensed under the Open Government Licence. It helps you find out where local crime hot spots and anti social behaviour occurs in your area, plus where any safe areas are. By browsing the map, you can zoom into more detail on your chosen area, and see how your area compares to national averages. A great app for house hunters, parents or businesses alike.Available to download on iOS for free.
Overseeing a renovation can be so much more difficult than buying a new home. With MagicPlan hopefully you can ease some of the pressure. Using your phone’s camera, it allows you to map out entire floor plans, helping you keep track of every detail without losing your cool.Available to download on iOS for free.
Zoopla is a great little app for helping you search for properties to add to your shortlist. Easy to navigate, it includes numerous filters to refine your search by price, location and other variables. As one of the most popular house searching apps, it’s a sure-fire way to help find your perfect home.Available to download on iOS for free.
Similar to Zoopla, Rightmove is another comprehensive app for searching homes to rent and buy. With full, refineable listings as well as information on the local area, you’re able to gain a full overview of a home and it’s location, before deciding on whether you’d like to take the plunge and book a viewing.Available to download on iOS for free.
8. Cell Phone Coverage Map
We’re all connected to the phone network in some form these days. There’s no escaping our shiny gadgets, therefore ensuring your new home has good mobile phone network coverage has to be on your agenda somewhere before you buy. The Cell Phone Coverage Map does this brilliantly, showing you coverage details for all major networks.Available to download on iOS for free.
Not happy with carrying around notepads and bits of paper with hasty scribbles? Not to worry. Paper is a handy app that lets you take notes, sketches and all manner of doodles, all in one simple, intuitive application. Use Paper to collate your ideas and keep them together in one place.Available to download on iOS for free.
10. Around Me
What do you do once you’ve found your new home? You get to know the local area of course! Enter Around Me, an app that gives you an overview of your area including the nearest hospitals, petrol stations, schools and even restaurant reviews.Available to download on iOS for free.
With so many apps to choose from, it’s difficult finding the best ones to help you with your house hunting experience and decisions. With a bit of luck, the apps we’ve covered will add value to your property hunt and help finding your dream home, that little bit more enjoyable.Have you used an app as part of a property search? Do you have any recommended apps for use when buying or renting a place? We’d love to hear your thoughts: please talk to us at @CJHole
and let us know what you think!