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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.

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!

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

Find a Great Apartment

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

Westside Rentals

Westside Rentals

Westside Home Rentals

Find your perfect apartment for rent on Westside Rentals - the only house rental app you need. WestsideRentals.com is the definitive marketplace for connecting landlords and tenants in Southern California. Since 1996, we've helped more than 1 million renters search for housing. Hundreds of thousands of SoCal landlords look to WestsideRentals.com to assist them in finding responsible tenants to fill their vacancies.

Whether you're searching for apartments to rent, or looking for other stay options to rent, the Westside Rentals Search Apartments app will help you simplify your search. If you are an apartment or home owner and want to rent your apartment, you can try the Westside Rentals to find suitable tenants for your house. Online home rentals search has never been easier, or more intuitive. A clean design, easy navigation, and innovative features make apartment search easy on the Westside Rentals – Search Apartments app. Browse flats and apartments for rent and start talking to the landlord to start living in your perfect home. View detailed photos of the apartment, house before visiting the property. You have access to all details of the apartment within the app. Searching for the best rental apartment becomes really easy with the map search feature on Westside Rentals app.

The Westside Rentals app helps you search for a rental apartment or house, on the go. Here are the key features:
- Use map to search and locate properties by the area
- Browse apartments, houses, and more available for rent
- View apartment details, photos and more
- Connect with landlord or tenants
- Send yourself alerts from within the app

For the last 20 years Westside Rentals has been serving Landlords and their tenants by listing their properties. So, if you are looking to rent your next home in South California, just download the Westside Rentals app to get started.

We are constantly working hard on making the app better and more useful for your rental apartment search needs. We need your constant support to get going. Please feel free to email us at [email protected] for any queries/suggestions/problems or if you just want to say hi. We would love to hear from you. If you have enjoyed any feature of the Westside Rentals app, do rate us on play store. Tell your friends how much you have enjoyed using Westside Rentals app.

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.)

Plan for Your Mortgage

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

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.

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
Nextdoor

Nextdoor

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 Alerts
EmergencMe-Community Alerts

EmergencMe-Community Alerts

EmergencMe,LLC

Our FREE community based personal safety app is designed to keep you and your neighborhood safer 24/7. It’s filled with features for both everyday safety use and is designed to help avoid an emergency situation. With our open alerts design make it the ultimate safety technology for you, your neighborhood, and your community or campus. Our app puts actionable emergency information in your hands in a simple easy to read manner to help you avoid bad situations. Plan, Prevent, and Participate with our robust app.

Have you ever felt unsafe but didn’t feel as though a call to 911 was warranted but wanted to let others in your neighborhood or community know? With our open designed alert system, you can easily select yellow (caution) or red (warning) alerts. You can even dial 911 by by pressing the alert button a third time. Key alert information will be shared with other users in the area, family, and subscribing public safety users. Our Threat Navigator™ helps you quickly assess the situation and plan your route to safety. The background will show the emergency level (yellow or red), The type of threat is displayed along with the distance to the alert area. Head in the direction of the green arrow and you will be moving away from the alert area. Following the red arrow will take you to the alert area.

The safety network is now active. Invite friends and family to be part of your safety network. You can then text, call, or invite them to follow you within the app. Our Safety Net feature technology means that you can quickly determine which members of your network may be nearby to assist.

EmergencMe can help in these other situations as well:
· Share location with family members to find each other more easily.
· Optionally, enter your In-Case-of-Emergency (ICE) into our SMART I.C.E. feature via our mobile or web app. In the event of an emergency, an anonymous version of the information can be viewed by authorized public safety officials but only after they provide a reason for viewing it. Notification of access can be texted or emailed to you depending on your app settings.
· Take images of your house and identify the bedroom windows in a secure manner that only subscribing public safety officials can view.
· Store images of your health insurance card to be retrieved when required.
· You can receive enhanced emergency alerts from authorized public safety officials via our mass notification system. Images, locations, etc can be shared and viewed via our FREE mobile safety app.
· Our map display helps you get an overall view of what is going on in the county that you are in.
· Situational alerts for driving, boating, and walking ensure a quick and easy way to report what’s going on.

EmergencMe is the ultimate safety app to help you keep you and those that you care about safe. By working together, we can improve safety in our neighborhood or community. Install EmergencMe today and you can become part of the solution.

Battery Use Disclaimer:
As Application use persistent and real time location updates in background. hence Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

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Blok24 - Happenings Near Me
Blok24 - Happenings Near Me

Blok24 - Happenings Near Me

Blok24, Inc.

Whether you’re looking to eat, drink, watch, listen, or play, discover the best of Seattle daily on Blok24 with great shows, restaurants, bars, live music, happy hours, art walks, and more! We make it simple for you to explore the city and make fun memories with the people around you.

Key Features:

- Discover what you want simply with a visual feed of daily unique happenings in categories including food & specials, art & performances, body & mind, new openings, hidden gems, and more!

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

- Daily Blok24 picks made by staff so you don’t miss out on what’s trending

- A map view to discover happenings nearby, in Seattle-specific neighborhoods, or wherever you’re headed

- We provide the deets, including menu, directions, contact information, tickets, opening hours, and more!

- Make time in your busy schedule for fun happenings by adding them directly to your calendar

- Bookmark your favorite happenings to come back to them later

- Integrated iOS messaging makes it easy to share happening details and coordinate timing 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: Safety & Awareness
Citizen: Safety & Awareness

Citizen: Safety & Awareness

sp0n, Inc.

Citizen sends instant 911 alerts directly to your phone every time a significant incident or emergency happens near you. This technology empowers you to make safe and informed decisions.

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 – up to 25 people can broadcast from any incident at one time.

Incident Details: Receive continuous updates on incidents and chat with other Citizen users to follow every developing story.

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