Obviously, your realtor is your most helpful asset when purchasing a home, but here are a few apps that will help on your end with determining the right neighborhood, calculating a potential home mortgage expense, and understanding real estate terms. Be sure to check out the original article on homefinder.com.
1.) Mortgage Calculator Pro – Within seconds, you can calculate your would-be monthly mortgage payment. This app lets you factor in insurance, property tax, and monthly fees such as the HOA costs, so you can determine the accurate monthly payment on your new potential home.
2.) Dictionary of Real Estate Terms– It is very common for real estate jargon to confuse buyers and sellers during the home buying process. This app will allow you to search terms and real the definition in layman’s terms.
3.) Around Me – This app lets you quickly find information on the location of the local necessities, by providing you with the distance to the nearest restaurants, pharmacies, movie theatres, hospitals, banks, etc.
4.) Wikihood – This app gives you full disclosure on what’s really going on in the neighborhood you’re considering as your new home. The app will automatically pull up the Wikipedia articles related to the geographic location of the phone to give you an inside look at schools, historical info, public transportation options.
5.) Walk Score – This app is especially great for city dwellers. Walk Score tells you what parts of the neighborhood are most walkable and the walking directions to your desired location. It uses GPS, so you don’t need to enter in any addresses. Walk Score rates each neighborhood up to 100, so the higher the score, the more walkable the neighborhood.
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Home Run Real Estate Team