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Real Estate Apps

The Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff mobile app brings accurate and up-to-date real estate information right to your phone or tablet! With it, you can easily access more than 70,000 houses, condo, townhomes and buildings for sale or rent in the Chicago area.


HomeSnap can tell you the estimated value of any home just by pointing the phone at it and taking a picture. It even gives you the ratings of local schools or info on similar homes for sale.  See a video about it.

    

HomeFinder.com is where homes and people find each other. The app creates a forum for connecting home buyers, sellers and real estate professionals, by providing the listings, tools and resources needed to make your home buying process a success.       



Houzz has the largest database of home design ideas on the net, with over 400,000 high resolution photos. Browse photos by style, room and location and save them to your virtual idea book — it's the equivalent of clipping design magazines to a scrapbook — making ideas easier to search, save, and share.
If you're moving to another neighborhood, city or town, it's a good idea to thoroughly research the new area to decide which community might be right for you and your family. This online tool from Walk Score helps you do just that by rating neighborhoods based on their accessibility to city infrastructure, businesses, schools and public transport.

Property Evaluator is the most powerful real estate investment analysis software for the iPhone. After entering some information about the property, you can view performance projections that help you do a true apples-to-apples comparison between properties.


AroundMe
AroundMe allows you to search for the nearest restaurants, banks, gas stations, book an hotel or find a movie schedule nearby. 
 

  

Sitewise
Sitewise displays the demographics of the people at your location in a circular, drive-time or neighborhood area.




Do you wonder how falling interest rates affect your buying power for your next house? Home Buying Power is a tool that helps you quickly determine how much house you can afford.  By entering in your desired payment, your down payment, loan term and interest rate, Home Buying Power helps you calculate the price point of homes you can afford.

If you are buying or selling a house this is the perfect app for you.





Now that you've found an awesome home, Zillow has an app that helps you figure out whether you can pay for it.   
Glympse
This is terrific tool to track your movements.  If you're touring in two cars, people can see where you are.  




RENTCafé
RENTCafĂ© apartment search app is designed to help you find an apartment fast. Optimized for iPhone and iPod Touch, the built in GPS search feature returns instant listings of nearby apartments. If you need to look in another neighborhood, city & state, or ZIP code, the available search field helps you expand your search area to meet your needs. 


Bankrate

An easy-to-use app that allows you to calculate monthly mortgage payments and get real-time mortgage rate quotes from lenders so you can shop for your next mortgage right from your iPhone. 



Color Capture

Just use this handy little app to snap a picture of a color inspiration that catches your eye and you can instantly find its match from Benjamin Moore's more than 3,300 paint colors.


This available app lists out all the current properties that are owned by the government and major banks. This search app is ideal to help find the best and cheapest properties available in the interested home-buyers local neighborhood. 

Photo Measures is the perfect app to help you save and share measures and dimensions on your own photos.  Moving to a new place? Take some photos and note down the dimensions on the photos to remember the exact layout, and to make sure that everything will fit easily.



Nest Egg Inventory
It’s a powerful tool for storing household inventory data about your purchases, new and old, including photos and relevant information like warranty expiration dates.



Great Schools
How good are the schools in your community? Find out with the GreatSchools Finder. Locate and map nearby elementary, middle, and high schools. View detailed ratings, reviews, and test scores from GreatSchools - the nation's most trusted independent source of school performance information.

Zillow Digs
Zillow Digs is a hub for home improvement and design ideas. Collect images, share your favorites and check out project costs all from your iPad. Stunning images and a simple interface make finding inspiration for the next remodel easy.


Estately
Estately is transforming the home buying experience.
Selection, speed, and simplicity make Estately a great place to find a house.




Doorsteps
Look at real estate listings in a whole new light! Doorsteps Swipe offers future homebuyers a fun and easy way to explore thousands of homes for sale from their mobile phones. 


Homefacts
Homefacts provides important information and key statistics on neighborhood data sets for residential properties nationwide. Use the Homefacts app to look up neighborhood data at your current address or get information.


Flip
Flip is a way for people to buy and sell leases from each other. If you have 4 months, or 4 years, left on a lease but you want to move - put a price on it and sell it to a prequalified replacement. A lease is an asset. 

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