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5 of the Best Apps for Buying or Selling Your Home
We're apparently in the middle of a mini boom in the property market at the moment. If you're looking to buy or sell a property soon, there are some great apps out there which could save you time, money and stress. Here are 5 worth a download.
Kirstie and Phil's House Hunter (iOS £2.99)
Kirstie and Phil are household names thanks to their long-running and successful Location, Location, Location series on Channel 4. Their expertise can offer some helpful tips and suggestions for everything you need to consider when you're buying or selling your property. As well as a built-in property search tool which covers the UK property market and from which you can email, call or save properties you're interested in there are lots of other useful features. The app gives you a step-by-step guide to buying a new home with informative videos and audio advice, how best to make an offer, close a deal and also a budget calculator and mortgage and finance information. We highly recommend it.
Rightmove App (iOS, Android - free)
If you've ever searched online for property, there's a high chance you've used Rightmove, one of the UK's most popular property search engines. With over a million properties usually featured on Rightmove at any particular time, both for sale and to rent, you can use the search criteria to pinpoint the exact area you're looking to buy in and specify the features you're looking for. Like the online site, you can also view floorplans, maps, local information and, of course, those all important photos. Any properties you save can also be synched to your laptop or PC. A pretty essential house-buying app!
Mortgage Assistant (iOS - free)
Most people these days are on the hunt for the best possible mortgage when they buy a new property. This handy app from London & Country, who are one of the UK's leading mortgage brokers, keeps you up to date with the very latest best-buy mortgage deals which are currently available from all the major mortgage providers. The app also features mortgage calculators, a '1 Minute Mortgage Check' to see if you can better your deal and lots of tips, advice and news on mortgages and finance.
Mouseprice (iOS - £2.99)
Mouseprice is a property price app which holds information on UK house prices and features over 26 million residential house prices and 11 million land registry records. If you want to look up average house prices or a price for an individual houses or street anywhere in the UK, this app can do it for you. Great for checking whether house prices are rising or falling in a particular location or if properties move quickly, you can bookmark properties which take your interest as well as getting an idea on estimated property values and annual price changes.
gvSIG Mini Maps (iOS,Android - free)
If you're finding it hard to decide exactly where you want to buy a new property, this very comprehensive mapping app could prove to be invaluable. gvSIG includes lots of map technology from sources such as Google Maps, Ordnance Survey, Bing and Open Street as well as letting you navigate yourself around to help you decide what area would suit you best. It also can calculate routes and distances so you can work out travel times to work, school and the shops.