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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: Houses For Sale & Rent

Zillow: Houses For Sale & Rent

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.

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

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 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.

Blok24 - Things To Do Near Me
Blok24 - Things To Do Near Me

Blok24 - Things To Do Near Me

Blok24, Inc.

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

Key Features:

• Discover things to do with a visual feed of free happenings, happy hours, rooftop & patio eats, art & performances, dinner hotspots, and more!

• Feel the vibe with in-the-moment videos of the best places and happenings in the city.

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

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

• Search for your favorite places and upcoming events!

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

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

• Recommend your favorite spots to the Blok24 community in our curated categories for coffee, breakfast, lunch, dinner, sweet treats, outdoor eats, happy hours, drinking, outdoor adventures, and late night eats!

• Add tags to your recommendations for what makes your favorites spots special.

• 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 the Greater Seattle Area only***

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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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Nextdoor - Neighborhood App
Nextdoor - Neighborhood App

Nextdoor - Neighborhood App

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.

Whether you’re looking to get to know the people on your street, hire a local babysitter, find garage sale deals, or sell your unwanted household items, Nextdoor makes it easy to talk with neighbors about what matters most to you.

People are using Nextdoor in over 180,000 neighborhoods around the world to:

• Track down a trustworthy babysitter
• Quickly get the word out about crime and safety
• Get a recommendation for a great deal on house painters
• Hire a pro to help walk your dog
• Share information during a natural disaster
• Sell an outgrown bicycle
• Finally call that nice man down the street by his first name

What neighbors are saying:

“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

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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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 by. 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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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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