7 Free Real Estate Apps: Find your dream home on-the-go

Finding real estate information on the go is essential for the busy house hunter. Multiple real estate apps are available to assist you anytime from any location. From top-rated award-winning to creative and modern, real estate apps are constantly upgrading to help you stay on top of your home search.

Check out these 7 free real estate apps and find your dream home on-the-go.

1) Redfin

  • *One of TIME’s 50 Best iPhone Apps of 2013
  • See every home for sale including complete home details, full-screen photos, property history, and agent notes.
  • Updated every 15-30 minutes.
  • See if a home is “under agreement”.
  • Syncs with Redfin account.
  • Compatibility: iPhone, iPod touch (both require iOS 4 or newer ), and Android Phone.

2) Zillow

  • Winner of Best Search Tools App of the Year – Appy Awards 2013
  • *Free access to foreclosure listings in your area.
  • *“Zestimates” – projected current market value.
  • View data on recently sold houses.
  • Use mortgage calculator.
  • Syncs with Zillow account
  • Photo-driven shopping experience optimized for smaller screen.
  • Optimized for iOS 7 and iPhone 5S.
  • Compatibility: iPhone, iPad, Android Phone, Android Tablet, Windows Phone 7, Blackberry, and Kindle Fire. Separate rental app also available on iPhone and Android.

3) Trulia 

  • Search homes for sale, rent, upcoming open houses, and recently sold homes.
  • *Single button that automatically shows properties with recent price reductions.
  • View high-res photo galleries, home details, and neighborhood information.
  • Compatibility: iPhone, iPad, Android Phone, Android Tablet, and Kindle Fire.

4) Realtor.com

  • Based on National Association of Realtors’ official property-listing site.
  • View properties as a list or on a map centered to your location.
  • Get price change alerts on saved listings.
  • *”Area Scout” – details neighborhood’s current average asking price, average available square footage, and average price per square foot.
  • Separate rental app available.
  • Compatibility: iPhone, iPad, and Android Phone (rental app for iPhone and Android).

5) Homesnap

  • *Snap a photo of any home and find out all about it.
  • Uses phone GPS to determine where your location and what property you just photographed.
  • Get details of home – how much it’s worth, when it last sold, number of beds, baths, lot size, and more.
  • Search listings and open houses.
  • House hunt with your agent and friends.
  • Compatibility: iPhone, iPad, and Android devices.

6) Bankrate.com 

  • Calculate estimated mortgage payment.
  • View updated daily average US rates for 15-yr fixed, 30-yr fixed and 5-yr ARM.
  • Get mortgage rate quotes from national and local lenders.
  • *Read the latest in mortgage news and watch videos about mortgage trends.
  • *Get advice from Bankrate.com’s expert editorial team bloggers.
  • Compatibility: iPhone, iPad, Android Phone, and Windows 7/8.

7) Lovely

  • Rental search location-based app.
  • Creative and modern design.
  • Can store preferences and set alerts for new listings on the market.
  • *Search based on pets allowed options.
  • Syncs with Lovely account.
  • Compatibility: iPhone, iPod touch, iPad – all require iOS 5.0 or newer.

My top picks are Trulia, Homesnap, and Bankrate.com.

Which ones are your favorites?

Written By: Jessica Roberts

Don’t hesitate to give me a call at 970-227-7355 or shoot me an email at [email protected] if you would like more information about the current market!