5 Apps For First Time Homebuyers

Real Estate Agent with Diane Turton Realtors

Great apps for homebuyers.  I can also add my app to the list!  It's free and is from smarter agent.  You can search for homes for sale, apartments for rent, and even find info on recently sold homes.  It uses GPS to pinpoint your location and finds listings in your immediate search area.  Or, you can search by address, city, or zip if you want to search out of your GPS location.  Just text dianeg to 87778 to get started.

Original content by Steve Adams 0520742

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

Comments (3)

Helen and Larry Prier- Re-Max Gateway - Residential Real Estate
RE-MAX Gateway- Residential Real Estate Sales - Anacortes, WA
Anacortes & surrounding Skagit & Island Counties

Diane, I will bookmark your post and try some of these out. Thanks

May 17, 2013 04:44 AM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Diane - Thank you for the very good list of information about five Apps for first time homebuyers.

May 17, 2013 07:22 AM
Diane Glander
Diane Turton Realtors - Spring Lake, NJ
Diane Glander

You're all very welcome!

May 18, 2013 01:25 AM