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The Best Real Estate Apps to Help Find a Place to Live

Whether you're looking for an apartment or your first new home, finding a place to live can be stressful. Check out these apps to streamline your home search process and find a new place to hang your hat.

Find Your Dream Home

Looking for a new house? These apps will help you feel right at home in no time.

Rent. Apartments and Homes

Rent. Apartments and Homes

RentPath Holdings, Inc.

With Rent. you'll find the fastest way to search houses, apartments, condos and townhouses for rent anywhere in the US. At Rent. We take the hassle out of renting. With 1,000s of new listings every day we can help you find the perfect rental home, whether it's in Miami, New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Phoenix, Denver, Los Angeles or Seattle.

What others are saying about the Rent. app:
"I've been finding great deals on this app. Never been easier, seriously it's given me countless options within my budget and beautiful places to be honest. Five stars for sure"
"Give the most accurate prices. Very easy to use."
"I really enjoy looking for apartments using rent. They helped me find my very first apartment 8 years ago. Now I'm using them again for my new search! The details and pictures are accurate."

You need to find the right apartment - like, yesterday. It’s got to have specific amenities and be within your budget. Rent. is here to help.

The Rent. mobile app allows you to:
• Find apartments in specific locations using a map or list view.
• Use the map to draw your own custom search areas.
• Use the Rent. iMessage app to share your favorite apartments with friends and family.
• Find out what residents think of the property - read real ratings and reviews you can trust from actual residents.
• Explore trusted listings from sources that are verified by Rent.
• Take a virtual tour with our exclusive HD videos and panoramic tours with 360-degree views of the exteriors, interiors, and amenities of many apartments.
• View HD photos and floor-plan images for a glimpse of what each unit has to offer.
• Use advanced search tools and filters to narrow in on your perfect rental.
• Save your favorites to easily access them again and again.
• Call or email properties directly from the app.

The perfect apartment within your budget is out there. Use the Rent. app to help you find it.

Redfin Homes for Sale & Rent

Redfin Homes for Sale & Rent

Redfin

Redfin, an app made especially for house hunting, was brought to my attention by Jonathan, one of our readers. He found Redfin to have the most accurately updated listings and noted the app has a great "Favorites" option if you are a (free) member of Redfin. By marking a house as a favorite, you get alerts on the status and any changes that happen to the listing. Another unique feature I have found on this app is its "Open House Times" sort feature. Get your house tours organized and never miss an open house again. In addition, when you save a search, Redfin will keep track of new listings that pop up for that search and email you about new homes. The downside of this app is its availability. As of now, it is only available in certain major U.S. cities.

Zillow Real Estate & Rentals

Zillow Real Estate & Rentals

Zillow.com

Zillow’s top-rated real estate app opens the door to millions of homes for sale and rent across the U.S., including real estate listings you won’t find anywhere else. Compare industry-exclusive Zestimate® home values for more than 100 million homes nationwide. Using our app’s real estate search options, you can view photos and videos of listed homes as you search for a house near top-rated schools, an apartment near the city center or a vacation getaway with a view. The Zillow app helps you stay on top of your local real estate market with updated listings and delivers instant notifications on listings you’ve saved.

ZipRealty - Homes for Sale

ZipRealty - Homes for Sale

ZapLabs LLC

When it comes to one of your biggest decisions – your future home – you need more than just technology.

You need technology and an expert you can trust.

The ZipRealty® mobile app gives you just that. It offers the resources you need – like up-to-date, accurate home information, details about local neighborhoods, and instant updates when new homes hit the market. And it helps you connect with a local real estate professional who’s ready to help you discover your perfect home.

What makes us different:
• More home information, faster: we update our listing information constantly, so you never miss out on a great home or waste time browsing outdated listings.
• More customization: customize your map view, draw your own search boundaries, and choose from plenty of search criteria to help you find the the perfect home.
• More local: find homes based on your current location, access school data, and see Walk Score®, school district, and neighborhood boundaries.
• More personal: save homes you like and searches you want to come back to. We’ll make sure you’re notified as soon as homes you might like hit the market.
• More connected: we connect you with a local real estate agent with plenty of knowledge about the neighborhood you’re looking in, and make it easy for you to reach out whenever you have a question or want to make an appointment.

With the ZipRealty mobile app, you get access to everything you need to help find your perfect home – and you get to bring your home search with you anywhere and everywhere.

You could be closer to home than you think!

Find a Great Apartment

Looking to find a new apartment? Then check out these apps.

Apartments.com Rental Finder

Apartments.com Rental Finder

Apartments LLC

Welcome to the Apartments.com Rental Search App: We have created the most dynamic and innovative app to help you find the best apartment or home to rent.

Apartments.com will help you find a rental home, fast. We deliver the most comprehensive results, no matter where in the US you want to live or what type of property you’re searching for. That’s right — Apartments.com is more than apartments. We have apartments, condos, townhomes, and single-family homes for rent. No matter where you are headed or what you are looking for, Apartments.com is right there with you, helping you find the perfect place.

Key Features:

• More Listings
Apartments.com delivers more than 1.1 million listings, including apartments, condos, townhomes, and houses for rent. Our comprehensive listings are updated daily by our dedicated research team, so you know you have the most accurate information at your fingertips.

• Better Information
Get real-time information on availability, rent ranges, and rent specials. Our listings are CoStar verified so you can trust them to be authentic, reliable, and current.

• Customized Searches
No matter how you want to search for your new home, Apartments.com has the tools to customize your search results. Need a short commute? Find the perfect location with our Plan Your Commute Tool. Want to live in a specific location? Draw your own custom search area, right on the map. Read reviews, compare neighborhoods by reading area descriptions, get school information, and see points of interest like restaurants, shops, gyms, and banks. Save your favorite apartment communities and share them with friends and family. With Apartments.com, you can search your way!

• Online Search Tools
Apartments.com is leading the way in online apartment leasing. From our high-resolution photos and 3D tours to quick and easy search filters, we have everything you need to find your perfect rental today. Use Apartments.com to connect directly with leasing agents by email or phone. The Apartments.com app will be your go-to rental resource before, during, and after your move!

After years of collecting your feedback through the App Store, studies, focus groups and more we focused on improving what matters the most to you. Now you’re able to:

1. Access the most listings – Hundreds of thousands of apartments, condos, townhomes, and houses for rent are updated daily by our national research team.

2. Get the best information – Check real-time availability, rent ranges and specials without letting scams or repeat posts get in the way.

3. View more high-resolution photos and HD videos – Interiors, exteriors and neighborhood hot-spots are brought to life by our professional photographers and videographers.

4. Search smarter – Draw your specific target area and use overlays on the map to find your perfect place.

5. Take it wherever you go – Start your search on your computer and finish on your phone or tablet!

Our mission at Apartments.com is to show you the most information about the most apartments wherever you are searching. When it comes to your apartment search, no one is more focused on giving you more options and making it the easiest for you to find your next rental!

We’re constantly updating our app to make sure you have the very best apartment search tool at your fingertips, so be sure to check out what’s new! (Some features may not be available on all listings.)

HotPads - Apartment Rentals

HotPads - Apartment Rentals

Hotpads.com

HotPads is a very popular online housing search engine, but their app falls short and lacks most of the website's features. The best parts of this app are the number of listings that show up when you search for places and the symbols they use on the map to delineate the type of housing. The worst part is there are a very limited number of filters; there isn't even one for square footage. Still, this is an app worth glancing at or using if you have a HotPads account (you can save your searches and favorite listings).

Plan for Your Mortgage

Found the perfect house? Use these tools to make sure you can afford it!

Mortgage Calculator™

Mortgage Calculator™

MH Riley Ltd

Mortgage Calculator™

If you're buying a house, looking to re-finance, or simply want to make the most of your existing mortgage, then this is the perfect app for you. Try out various 'What-If' scenarios and quickly see how extra payments can save you a whole lot of time and money. You can enter any number of Monthly, Yearly or One Off extra payments, at any period during the loan. Then watch the total loan length and cost go down. You may be surprised by just how much! Easily visualise your cost savings in the simple and interactive charts. Just slide your finger along to see the costs for each year.

These apps will help you find out information on any neighborhood.

Nextdoor: Neighborhood Network
Nextdoor: Neighborhood Network

Nextdoor: Neighborhood Network

Nextdoor

Nextdoor is in neighborhoods nationwide.

Tap into your neighborhood with Nextdoor. Find recommendations for businesses near you, search Nextdoor Finds to buy and sell great stuff, join groups to connect with neighbors. The possibilities nearby are endless.

Use Nextdoor to stay informed about what’s going on in your community. Find home services, learn about local business openings or get to know the people you see every day.

Welcome the new kids on the block, keep up with local news, plan a nearby event or share recommendations.

From community activities to block parties, neighbors can connect in many ways. Nextdoor makes it easy to meet neighbors who have similar interests.

WHAT MAKES NEXTDOOR THE #1 APP FOR NEIGHBORS

Stay Connected

• Keep up-to-date on all the neighborhood happenings

• Get offers & free stuff when a neighbor sells that chair she no longer needs

• Meet your neighbors and finally call that nice man down the street by name


See What's Happening Nearby

• Find local events like cookouts, arts festivals and community activities

• Discover garage sales and clothing swaps

• Learn about restaurants and shops near you


Find Home Services & Deals

• Hire a local babysitter or recommend a nanny

• Locate a pet sitter or dog walker for your furry friend

• Find discounts offered by nearby businesses


HEAR WHAT NEIGHBORS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT NEXTDOOR


“Before Nextdoor, I didn’t know there were several qualified babysitters living nearby and looking for work. It was easy to feel comfortable hiring my neighbor’s daughter to watch my son after school.” - Patrick, Mission East


“This year for Spring Cleaning, we wanted to sell old appliances, tools, clothing and electronics on Nextdoor Finds. In no time, our neighbors stopped by to make a deal and take things off our hands. It was easier than anything else, and it feels good knowing our old stuff has found a new home in the neighborhood.” - Dan, Hayes Valley


OUR PURPOSE

At Nextdoor, we believe that by bringing neighbors together, we can cultivate a kinder world where everyone has a neighborhood they can rely on.


YOUR PRIVACY

Nextdoor is a trusted environment where all neighbors are verified, making it safe to share online the kinds of things you'd be okay sharing with your neighbors in person.


Here's how:

• Every neighbor verifies their address

• All members go by their real names, just like in person


Connect with us:

https://www.facebook.com/nextdoor
https://twitter.com/nextdoor
https://instagram.com/nextdoor

Continued use of Location Services running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. Nextdoor doesn't run Location Services in the background unless you give us permission by turning on optional features that require it.


Terms: nextdoor.com/member_agreement

Privacy: nextdoor.com/privacy_policy

California "Do Not Sell My Information" Notice: www.nextdoor.com/do_not_sell

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Citizen: Local Safety Alerts
Citizen: Local Safety Alerts

Citizen: Local Safety Alerts

sp0n, Inc.

The most powerful safety app for today’s world. Download Citizen to feel safer at home or out. Get real-time safety alerts and live video of incidents happening near you, updates on natural disasters or protests, and know if your loved ones are near a dangerous incident. Plus, 24/7 access to a trained Protect Agent who can help whenever you feel unsafe.

Citizen notifications have urged people to evacuate burning buildings, deterred school buses from nearby terrorist attacks and have even led to a rescue of a 1-year-old from a stolen car. Citizen may notify you of a crime in progress before the police have responded. It's meant to protect you and your community — please use it responsibly.

NEW! 24/7 access to a trained Protect Agent who can discreetly help, silently monitor your live location and audio, alert other users, call 911, monitor heart rate through your apple watch and more. No situation too big or small.

See friends on your Safety Map: Know their safety status at a glance and find out if (and when) they are near a dangerous incident in real-time. You can turn on Ghost Mode to keep your location private at any time.

Real-time Safety Alerts: Location-based notifications help you avoid potentially dangerous situations.

Live Breaking Video: Watch live video of an incident unfold from different angles or broadcast live from the scene.

Keep Your Community Safe: Report incidents right when they happen to protect the people around you

In case of emergencies, Citizen also offers the Protect subscription to help protect you and your loved ones. You can read the Terms of Use here: https://citizen.com/privacy/protect-supplemental-tos

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SpotCrime+
SpotCrime+

SpotCrime+

ReportSee Inc.

Get near real time crime information and crime alerts for most areas in the US, United Kingdom, and parts of Canada.

Buying a new home or traveling to a new area - check your safety with the SpotCrime App.

The app provides a crime map linked to many crime sources around the country. Giving you nearby details on:

* Robberies
* Thefts
* Arsons
* Shootings
* Arrests
* Burglaries
* Assaults
* Vandalisms

By pinpointing your location through the GPS on your phone, SpotCrime accesses its current database to provide you with current events and breaking crime stories around you.

Get crime in your zip code right down to your neighborhood and street block.

We are committed to help inform the public and increase everyone’s safety.

Spot crime with SpotCrime, and get out of the crime spot. Don’t let anyone take your mojo.

Crime data is provided by police departments, sheriff agencies, news media. In some cases, data is provided through 911 CAD (dispatch services) and information may be updated at a later time.
This is a great tool for neighborhood watch organizations. If you don’t see crime data on the map, ask your local police department to be transparent with their crime data and SpotCrime will map it for free. No charge to the police department, no charge to you, and free email alerts!
We are not providing sex offender information at this time.

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Loop : By Street Genius
Loop : By Street Genius

Loop : By Street Genius

Street Genius

Loop Is the Social Media App Of The Future.

We make it easy for you to discover what's happening in the community while also staying safe using Loops Geo-Maping Technology.

* Voice Calling

*Video Calling

*Featured Stories

*Fully Integrated 3D Mapping

* SMS Texting

*Add Friends

*Find Out Whats happening in your area

*Stay In Touch With Family

* Any feedback? Contact us at streetgenius@streetgenius.net or tweet us @streetgenius_

The Loop APP is app very different from other social media mobile apps. It has built in crime reports and crime statistics in which users can access via “Loop Map”. Users of this application will be able to see what types of crime is being committed in a given neighborhood and also will be able to single out certain crimes such as murders, rape, and burglary via “Loop Map” and public post. There will also be section on the app in which the map will show all sex offenders in a given area and be able to view pictures of sex offenders as well.

Here are a few distinct features that “Loop” will help you do

• Uses are able to post when they see suspicious activity and also mark it on the map
• Suspicious activity is classified in several categories all which have separate icons on the map
• High crime areas are marked and distinguished
• Users would be able to interact with each other via message post & live message feeds
• The Loop app is a glorified interactive crime map in which users are able to communicate with each other and also post information about their neighborhood

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EmergencMe: Community Safety
EmergencMe: Community Safety

EmergencMe: Community Safety

EmergencMe,LLC

Designed to help keep your neighborhood, family, friends and kids safe, EmergencMe is dedicated to building safer, stronger communities. We provide a huge range of features for you to easily stay up to date and share safety alerts in the local area!

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WHY STAY SAFE WITH EMERGENCME?
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- Simple news feed displays key information regarding safety alerts around you
- Customize your notifications and receive the information and news you want
- Quickly and easily report suspicious activity using color coded alerts
- View information regarding each safety alert so you know exactly what’s happening
- Use our map updated in real time to see safety alerts in your area
- Quickly alert friends, family and members of your safety network
- Enter your in case of emergency (I.C.E) into our SMART I.C.E system
- Receive enhanced emergency alerts & news from authorized public safety officials
- Increase the effectiveness of neighborhood watch initiatives
- Situational alerts for driving, boating and walking

SIMPLE, EASY TO USE ALERT SYSTEM
If you’re walking around your college campus, coming home from work or walking the dog around the neighborhood and you notice something suspicious or see a crime / emergency, EmergencMe makes it easy to notify your community in the quickest way possible.

You’ll be able to instantly share the location of the alert, and provide some information about it. If the situation is an emergency, you can even dial the emergency services from within the app.

CHECK SAFETY ALERTS AROUND YOU
You can choose how much information you’d like to receive by customizing your notification settings, or look manually using the interactive map or alert feed updated in real time. You’ll be able to clearly see the alert level (yellow or red) as well as information regarding the safety alert so you can be aware and avoid it if necessary.

BUILDING SAFER COMMUNITIES
EmergencMe is filled with features for emergency and everyday use. Whether you’re on a college campus, or in your home neighborhood, you’ll be able to stay up to date with local safety alerts. Avoid car crashes on your way to work, increase the effectiveness of neighborhood watch initiatives, be aware of suspicious characters and quickly share anything you see with those around you.

It’s never been more important to keep your family, friends, kids and local community safe. Luckily, it’s never been easier than right now with EmergencMe!

HELP BUILD A SAFER COMMUNITY WITH EMERGENCME

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