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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 Buy & Sell Real Estate

Redfin Buy & Sell 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.

Xome Real Estate

Xome Real Estate

Xome Inc.

Introducing a radically better way to buy or sell a home.  From search and discovery through title and closing, Xome Real Estate provides a seamless buying and selling experience.

Whether you are listing or searching for the perfect home, we assist you from start to finish. Xome Concierge and the Xome Agents are with you every step of the way to ensure your experience exceeds your expectations.

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 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.
• 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

Rent.com Apartments & Homes

Rent.com Apartments & Homes

RentPath, LLC

What others are saying about the Rent.com 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.com. They help 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.com is here to help.

The Rent.com 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.com 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.com.
• 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.
• Use our Tour Checklist to help guide your through your property tours. Never miss an important detail again.
• Use your saved Tour Checklists to compare properties.
• Share your Tour Checklists with family and/or friends.
• Call or email properties directly from the app.

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

Find a Great Apartment

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

Apartments.com Rentals

Apartments.com Rentals

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.

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!

(Some 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.

Citizen - Protect the World
Citizen - Protect the World

Citizen - Protect the World

sp0n, Inc.

Get real-time safety alerts and live video of incidents happening near you. 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.

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.

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Nextdoor: Local Neighborhood
Nextdoor: Local Neighborhood

Nextdoor: Local Neighborhood

Nextdoor

Every neighborhood in the country uses Nextdoor.

Nextdoor is the neighborhood hub. Find events near you, offer up things you’re selling or find great stuff available for free in your neighborhood.

Use Nextdoor to stay informed about what’s going on in your neighborhood. Connect with your neighbors, find home services, form a neighborhood watch, or just get to know the people you see every day.

Find yard sales, a handyman pro, dog walker, or last-minute babysitter. Network with your neighbors to keep up with local news, plan a local event, or share safety tips.

From community activities to yard sales, neighbors can help us in so many ways - we just need to connect with them. Nextdoor makes it easy to talk with neighbors about what matters most to you.

Download Nextdoor and see for yourself why it’s the #1 neighborhood app:

Local App for Neighbors
• Local news on all the neighborhood happenings
• Get recommendations for the best local handyman
• Post classified ads to sell to your neighbors
• Get offers & free stuff when a neighbor offers up that used appliance she no longer needs
• Meet your neighbors and finally call that nice man down the street by his first name

Local Events
• Find local events like cookouts and community activities
• Find garage sales and yard sales near you
• Estate sales in your neighborhood

Find Home Services & Deals
• Hire a local babysitter or a recommended nanny
• Hire a pet sitter or dog walker for your furry friend
• Find a local handyman pro, house sitter, or catering company in our classified ads

Crime Alerts & Safety Tips
• Organize a neighborhood watch to quickly get the word out about crime and safety
• Share information during a natural disaster
• Crime report and maps to help keep your neighborhood safe

Connect with your neighbors, buy and sell things, and join a community when you download 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’s For Sale & Free section. 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 household items have found a new home in the neighborhood.” - Dan, Hayes Valley

OUR MISSION
We created Nextdoor because we believe that the neighborhood is one of the most important and useful communities in a person's life. We hope that neighbors everywhere will use the Nextdoor platform to build stronger and safer neighborhoods around the world.

PRIVACY
Fences are sometimes necessary. But online privacy is always necessary. Nextdoor is 100% private—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 has to verify 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

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.

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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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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Behive
Behive

Behive

Behive, Inc.

Nossas #hashtags fazem mágica no WhatsApp

Você nunca mais irá perder um contato ou informação importante nos seus grupos de Whatsapp.
Organize seus grupos com o aplicativo da Behive. Crie grupos inteligentes de Whatsapp utilizando o nosso aplicativo.
Crie um grupo para motoristas, engenheiros, vizinhos, apaixonados por vinho e receba dicas e recomendações de quem importa.
Utilize nossas # especiais para salvar uma informação no nosso app.

Tudo que um administrador de grupos precisa ter para ganhar tempo e eficiência.

Você pode usar:

#rapido para acelerar áudios longos
#lista para criar listas inteligentes nos grupos
#recomendo para recomendar um serviço
#vendo para vender um item
#geral para mandar uma informação importante
Ou crie a sua própria #hashtag e muito mais


Use a Behive Para:

Criar e organizar grupos inteligentes, utilizando Inteligência Artificial.
Criar grupos de recomendações e troca de experiências para pessoas de uma área de negócios ou localização.
Organizar seus grupos de Whatsapp
Ver o que seus amigos estão vendendo e recomendando
Criar um grupo local para sua vizinhança ou condomínio
Encontre no mapa os grupos que estão perto de você

As informações trocadas nos grupos de Whatsapp continuam sendo privadas, assim como as informações levadas pelo robô para o nosso app.

Baixe agora e comece a fazer mágicas com as nossas #hashtags.

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MobilePatrol: Public Safety
MobilePatrol: Public Safety

MobilePatrol: Public Safety

Appriss, Inc.

MobilePatrol connects you to important safety information, news, and critical alerts for places you care about. We partner with public safety and law enforcement agencies nationwide so you can receive timely access to information that keeps you and your loved ones safe. MobilePatrol focuses exclusively on public safety, so important information won’t get lost between your friends’ cat photos and the latest viral video!

“A good resource to find accurate information instead of listening to what you hear on the gossip vine!” – Lennie B., 2014
“This app is very useful, especially if you have children. I look for sex offenders in my neighborhood on a regular basis.” – Alecia M., 2014
“The MobilePatrol app is a one stop shop for the community to be able to connect with our Agency.” – Lieutenant Larry Pace, Rutherford County, TN

Here are some of our users’ favorite features:
• Set up Neighborhoods where you and your loved ones live, work and play. We deliver important safety information from public safety agencies that serve your Neighborhoods.
• Quickly view relevant safety news and alerts from your Neighborhoods right on your Newsfeed. No more combing through daily social chatter to find important information!
• “Report it!” lets you contribute to your community’s safety. Share crime tips, traffic alerts, broken mains, fallen trees … even lost pets! Add related photos/videos to each report.
• Receive timely alerts and news from your Neighborhoods directly on your mobile device. Alerts from trusted public safety officials make sure you don’t miss any important news or events going on in your area.
• Conveniently access the most up-to-date public records for jail bookings, most wanted lists, sex offenders, and warrants. 24 hours a day. Every day.

Simply enter zipcodes of places where you and your family live, work, and play. You will automatically receive alerts and updates from public safety agencies that serve those areas. Stay on top of what’s going on at home, at work, at your child's school, or where your aging parent lives.

MobilePatrol is powered by partnerships with law enforcement agencies across the nation. Several thousand agencies are already online, and we are adding new partners every day. Can’t find any safety information from an agency serving your favorite Neighborhood? Please tell us at [email protected]

If you are a member of law enforcement, you get access to our suite of tools designed specifically for you, at no cost!

Your agency can:
• Send custom news and alerts to your community (Mobile, Facebook & Twitter all from one place)
• Receive crime tips and offender sightings from your community
• List your public records in one easily accessible location

Join thousands of other agencies already on MobilePatrol. Signup to access your FREE law enforcement dashboard and start posting today: http://www.appriss.com/mobilepatrol.html

Have questions? Check out our website: http://www.appriss.com/mobilepatrol.html

“People here in Butler County, they thrive on wanting to help find people. Tips emailed through the app have already lead to 10 arrests.” – Sheriff Mike Slupe, Butler County, PA.

Already follow your law enforcement agency’s Twitter and liked their Facebook page? Great. MobilePatrol integrates social media from local agencies and allows you to see every new post or tweet, all in one place.

Other key features:
• Locate Sex Offenders in your neighborhood.
• View Missing Children in your area.
• Obtain information on Delinquent Child Support Warrants.
• Are you a victim of crime? Register to be notified immediately of the status of offenders through our most powerful information service system VINE® (Victim Information and Notification Everyday). For more information about VINE, please visit www.VINELink.com.

App provided by:
Appriss Inc.
“Keeping Communities Safe and Informed”
www.appriss.com

We want to hear from you. Send any feedback, suggestions and comments to [email protected]

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