Buying a home can be an overwhelming experience, between looking for homes, picking the right neighborhood, figuring out what you can afford and keeping track of all the homes you see. But in the day of technology we are lucky enough to have easy access to tools that will help!

Here are some apps that is sure to make everything a little bit easier for you! 

 

 

                               

Homes.com lets you search properties nationwide. Listings have photos, videos, virtual tours, descriptions of the home and maps.            

 

 

                                                                                                  Zillow and Trullia are two  websites/apps but are owned by the same company and provide the same services. They both allow you to create save searches, save homes you see and like and get notification when a new listing hits the market that you may be interested in! 

 

                                                                

 

Realtor.com is another house search app like Zillow and Trullia. It helps you easily find homes based on schools and other factors while providing the most up to date and accurate information about the home.

 

                                                                                                 

A lot of listing brochures, real estate signs, and business card have Quick Response codes, or "QR" codes, that gives you information about the property or real estate agent immediately. When you scan the code, it takes you directly to a property website or agent website.

 

                                                           

If you are not familiar with the neighborhood you are looking in, Aroundme is a great app to use. Using Aroundme, you can see nearby restaurants, shopping centers, grocery stores, and much more.

 

                                                                                              

Wikihood is another app that is useful if you are not familiar with a particular neighborhood or city. It gives you information about any neighborhood. Including important landmarks, local companies, and geographical information. It also gives you a virtual tour of the city!

 

                                                                                                     

Evernote is a free app that allows you to create and take notes via text, recorded voice memos, or pictures, then sync those notes to all your devices. If you are looking at more than one house you can take notes and pictures so that you can keep track of the details of each house!

 

                                                                                                                                  

Homesnap is an app that allows you to find out the value of a home, the estimated property tax and nearby schools. How it works is you snap a picture of the home and the app will load up the details for you. This can be helpful in estimating what you may spend in a certain neighborhood.                                                                              

 

                               

U.S. Mortgage Calculator can be a very useful app to help you figure out if a house is in your budget.                                                               

 

                                                                                                                                                        

House hunters lets you to list everything you are looking for in a home. While you tour a house, you can take pictures of the home and check off features the home has off the list you created. The app then automatically calculates an overall score, taking in account size location, year home was built, and price per square footage. This will help you rate the houses you are looking at! 

 

Although all these apps will make searching and choosing a home easier the best tool to use is your Real Estate Agent, so when your ready to buy a home give us a call! 

EarthWay Real Estate is conveniently located in the sunny seaside community of Folly Beach specializing in real estate in Folly Beach, James Island, West Ashley, Summerville, Johns Island, and all of the greater Charleston SC area. EarthWay Real Estate is dedicated to a strong community focus, global stewardship, and real estate for YOUR changing world. We aim not only to provide the best real estate services available anywhere but to be a valuable part of our community and continue to give back!