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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.

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.

Redfin Real Estate

Redfin Real Estate

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.

Real Estate by Xome

Real Estate by Xome

Xome Inc.

Introducing a radically better way to buy or sell a home. Xome Real Estate App is the world’s first truly integrated way to buy and sell a home.

We assist you from start to finish; including finding your dream home or listing yours for sale, making and receiving offers, moving into escrow and finally closing the deal.

Key Features:

• Xome has over a 100 million properties in the US including MLS real estate listings that are refreshed every 15 minutes.
• Whether you are looking for a single family home, a town home, or an apartment or condo, you will be able to find it on Xome.
• Contact the Xome Concierge to be referred to a Xome Agent, request a showing, and help you get your questions answered.
• Search by your current location (using the GPS locator), type in a specific address, or draw a custom region on the mobile map
• Overlay rich local data on top of map search listings, that can highlight:
- Neighborhoods
- Subdivisions
- School Districts
- Points of interest (Restaurants, shopping, hotels, etc)
• Discover new listings virtually with the Xome Zoom to zoom in on properties in your current location
• You can filter your searches by the status of a property, the type, the price range, the number of bedrooms or bathrooms, the square footage, Open Houses, and more
• Use the Mortgage Calculator to determine how much home you can afford
• Review neighborhood school information and the Walk Score rating
• Share homes via text message, email, and social media
• See the Xome Value for any home in the U.S.
• View homes listed for auction
• Save your favorite homes and searches and view them on Xome.com or any mobile device
• Receive alerts when new listings hit the market, drop in price, show an open house, or the status changes

Trovit Homes

Trovit Homes

Trovit

Trovit Homes finds houses and apartments for rent and for sale on thousands of different websites and shows them to you in one place. That way, you can be sure that you will find your dream home, no matter how hidden it is. Easy, convenient and fast. That’s our promise.
* FILTERS TO FIND THE PERFECT HOME
Trovit Homes allows you to filter your search results to find properties that are relevant to you. You can select the city, neighbourhood, square footage, price, size, number of rooms and bathrooms and a long (seriously, long) list of other criteria.

* DRAW IN THE MAP THE ZONE THAT YOU ARE INTERESTED IN
Are you looking for a house or flat for rent or for sale in a very specific part of town? At Trovit Homes you can highlight the exact area that you're interested in on the map and our search engine will look for properties there. You can also save that search, so you can check it again whenever you want to see if there’s a new listing there.

* PERSONALIZED ALERTS, TAILORED SPECIFICALLY FOR YOU
When you close the app, Trovit Homes keeps working for you. Just create an alert (or several) and we will send you a notification when there’s a new ad that matches your search criteria. We follow thousands of housing websites minute by minute so that you don’t have to. You can create as many alerts as you want to, with your ideal price, your favourite neighbourhood or the perfect combination of lots of factors.

* HOW TO FIND YOUR DREAM HOME IN TROVIT HOMES
Whether you are looking to buy a home or to rent one, searching on Trovit couldn't be easier.
1. Type your search criteria and select the kind of property you are looking for.
2. If you want to, you can apply filters to that search. You will find the filters in the upper right hand-corner of the screen.
3. Take a good look at all the selected properties. And don’t forget to save the ones you like the most in Favourites!
4. Create personalized alerts for every search you're interested in. You'll be able to activate or deactivate the notifications for each search, both at the bottom of each search results page and in the settings section.
5. We will send you alerts when there’s a new ad that matches all the conditions that you selected.

You can check as many listings as you want, absolutely free.

Just type your search: house, property, condo, flat, rental, foreclosure, sold by owner, realty, mansion, room, studio... even offices or warehouses! You can look for as many listings as you want, and create as many alerts as you want, completely free and with absolutely no limits.

* WHY TROVIT?
You have two options when looking for real estate and rentals:you can either try visiting all the websites and services on a daily basis, typing the same search queries over and over, hoping to find the best home before anyone else. Or, you can set up search filters in Trovit Homes, create an alert, and sit back to watch the magic happen. Trovit Homes will be your starting point for an intelligent and extensive search.

Look for properties listed in 19 different languages and in 46 different countries. Trovit Homes includes hundreds of United States based real estate services. Find your dream home in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego, Dallas, San Jose, Austin, Jacksonville, San Francisco, Indianapolis, Columbus, Detroit, Washington DC, and a long list of other towns and cities.

OTHER TROVIT SERVICES
Besides Trovit Homes, you can also use Trovit Cars and Trovit Jobs. At Trovit Cars you will find all the listings for second hand cars in one single search engine. Trovit Jobs will help you find your perfect job, searching in several job websites and services in a single search.

If you have any doubts, problems or suggestions, please send us an email at [email protected] If you enjoy Trovit Homes, please review us on the App Store: it helps us grow and maintain a high quality, free service!

Find a Great Apartment

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

Apartments.com Rentals

Apartments.com Rentals

Apartments LLC

Introducing the New Apartments.com Rental Search App: We rebuilt everything from the ground up, creating the most dynamic and innovative app to help you find the best apartment or home to rent.

After three 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, find options within the places you commute to, or search in your favorite neighborhood.

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

With the launch of the new app, our mission has never been clearer: to show you the most information about the most apartments wherever you are searching. Because when it comes to your apartment search, no one is more focused on giving you more options and making it easy for you to find your next rental!

(Features may not be available for 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.

Mortgage Calculator Plus

Manage your mortgage

Mortgage Calculator Plus

Mortgage Calculator Plus

For anyone looking to manage their mortgage.

Mortgage Calculator Plus allows you to input extra payments, to consider taxes, insurance, PMI and a whole bunch of other options to give you the most comprehensive mortgage calculation. It also allows you to dynamically build your amortization schedule right in front of your eyes, giving you detailed information regarding when, what and how much you are paying.

Why we love it

It's a great way to know exactly how much you are paying and where your money is going.

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

Nextdoor - Everything local
Nextdoor - Everything local

Nextdoor - Everything local

Nextdoor

Nextdoor is the free, private social network for your neighborhood. It is the best way for you and your neighbors to hear what’s happening in your local community. When neighbors start talking, good things happen.

People across the country are using Nextdoor to:
• Stay in the know about break-ins, theft, weather alerts and other important notices.
• Find, sell and give away items in the Classifieds section.
• Get recommendations for trustworthy service providers like plumbers, roofers, contractors, and more.
• Ask for help finding lost pets.
• Hear about fun neighborhood events, rallies or even yard sales.
• Connect with the best neighborhood babysitters, dog walkers, and pet sitters.

Follow us to to stay updated on Nextdoor news:
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nextdoor
• Twitter: https://twitter.com/nextdoor
• Blog: https://blog.nextdoor.com

Curious about how we build Nextdoor? Check out our Engineering blog: https://engblog.nextdoor.com/

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

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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
- Dial 911 directly from the app to report an emergency or crime
- Quickly alert friends, family and members of your safety network
- Assess the situation and plan your route using the Threat Navigator
- Enter your in case of emergency (I.C.E) into our SMART I.C.E system
- Store images of your health insurance card for easy retrieval on demand
- 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, assign it a yellow or red status 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.

THREAT NAVIGATOR
Our innovative Threat Navigator helps you quickly assess the situation and plan the best route to safety. The background will clearly display the emergency level (yellow or red), the distance to the alert area and the details of the situation. Head in the direction of the green arrow and you’ll be moving away from the alert area, head towards the red and you’ll be heading closer to it.


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 – DOWNLOAD FREE TODAY!

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Blok24 - Things To Do Seattle
Blok24 - Things To Do Seattle

Blok24 - Things To Do Seattle

Blok24, Inc.

Whether you’re looking to eat, drink, watch, listen, or play, discover the best of Seattle daily on Blok24! We make it simple for you to discover what’s happening nearby and make memories with friends and family.

***Blok24 is currently active in Seattle only***

Key Features:

• Discover things to do with a visual feed of free happenings, happy hours, food & tastings, art & performances, hidden gems, and more!

• Filter by distance, popularity, and time to discover what’s relevant quickly.

• Daily Blok24 picks curated by staff so you don’t miss out on what’s trending.

• A map view to discover things to do nearby, in Seattle-specific neighborhoods, or wherever you’re headed.

• Happening details provide the information you need including photos, menu info, directions, contact information, tickets, opening hours, and more!

• Make time in your busy schedule to get out and do by adding happenings directly to your calendar.

• Our favoriting feature makes it simple to bookmark your favorites for quick access and future reminders.

• Integrated iOS messaging makes it easy to share happenings with your friends.

***Blok24 is currently active in Seattle only***

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urMuv
urMuv

urMuv

Keith Trippie

Receive your PCS paperwork? Transitioning from service? A Veteran? We are here to help you through the relocation process.

urMuv is a complimentary service that can help you easily find your perfect new community based on your preferences. With urMuv, there is no need to make 100 Google searches, all you have to do is pick your desired criteria and our algorithm instantly finds you the best community for you and your family based on your interests and preferences. You can easily shop across schools, hospitals, restaurants/pubs, commute times, crime statistics and more all in one platform.

Being in the military is hard enough, don't let your move add more stress. Make your move suck less with urMuv.

So what are you waiting for? Start your search for your new community by downloading urMuv today.

*You can now search for VA hospitals and facilities.

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"As a military spouse who has to move every two years, urMuv has helped me seamlessly find the best neighborhood and community, completely stress free."

"We had a great realtor, but we really needed a place to get her started. With urMuv, we were able to give her all of our desired criteria for a neighborhood and she was able to find us the perfect home."

"urMuv's value proposition is clear. Each pin that drops matches who I am as a person, or where my family would best fit in. The more we dig into the app, we can further understand why the community is best for us by seeing what the data tells about our community at the most granular detail."

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Citizen­
Citizen­

Citizen­

sp0n, Inc.

Joining the Citizen safety network will give you instant access to information about crimes near you. The Citizen technology will send you real-time push notifications to alert you of crimes that are close. Users write to us every day telling us how Citizen is changing how they engage with their neighborhoods. Citizen notifications have prompted users to evacuate burning buildings, deter school buses from departing a school during a nearby terrorist attack, or even rescue their neighbor’s baby locked in a hot car.

You may receive a notification of a crime in progress before the police have responded. This app is meant to keep you safe and protect you. Please use Citizen responsibly.

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

Live Video: Go live from the scene or watch an incident unfold from different angles.

Incident Details: Receive continuous updates on incidents and chat with other Citizen users.

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