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.
This app is great. Like many other apps, it lacks the filters that PadMapper gives you, but Trulia's smooth, streamlined interface and useful "Layers" feature make it essential. Pick whether you want to rent or buy a place and the app will instantly pull up a solid amount of listings. Then, go to the lower left hand corner and select "Layers." With this feature, you can look at heatmaps, local boundaries, amenities, and schools. This way, you can get a feel of an area without having to schlep blindly from county to county.
Heaps of good news: this app is very accurate. It has listings for for-rent and for-sale homes and all of the standard filters you would want to refine your search. Three features put this app over the top: the "draw" option where you can draw your desired search area, its constantly refreshed listings, and its labeling houses by price on the map.
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.
Ever wish you could find out more about a house by just taking a picture of it? Enter HomeSnap. Take a picture of any house across the U.S. and you can find out its square footage, the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, estimated price (if it's not on the market), nearby schools, and tax information. If the house is for sale, the app will pull up lots of additional information and give you the asking price.
Quickly view rental listings that fit your search criteria and connect directly with landlords.
Browse new rental listings on the easy-to-navigate search and map view. Save your favorites to boards, or go ahead and contact the property by email or phone. This app allows you to swipe through collections of rentals and discover new properties in a beautiful, intuitive way.
Designed for the busy modern day apartment finder, Apartment List is personalized to your needs will help you find the best apartments or homes for rent.
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).
Zumper is apartment renting made easy! Find and instantly apply to rent your dream home, apartment, or condominium across the country. We'll make sure you see apartments for rent on Zumper before they show up on Craigslist, Trulia, or Zillow.
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.
For anyone looking to have a better understanding of their mortgage.
This app will help you figure out how much that house you're thinking about will cost per month and provides a realtime look at the current mortgage and refinance rates.
Why we love it
It's a great tool. Very helpful when trying to understand what you can afford.