6 Apps Every Home Buyer Needs to Download

6 Apps Every Home Buyer Needs to Download

Buying a home isn’t just one big decision, its a whole bunch of big decisions. Between keeping track of different houses and mortgage rates and features and neighborhoods.. well it can all be overwhelming. That’s why we’ve figured out which apps you need to download to make your home buying process a little simpler.

1. Around Me (Free)

Around Me gives you a break down of your surrounding area. That means banks, restaurants, grocery stores and more. With the built in GPS, you can figure out exactly how far away is just right.



2. Houzz (Free)

Houzz is THE interior design app. With everything from rustic furniture to modern layouts, Houzz displays gorgeous rooms, color palettesand furniture combinations fit for any home. Try looking through Houzz when you’re deciding between your top 3 homes, it may make the vision a little easier to see.



3. Walkscore (Free)

Walkscore breaks your potential neighborhood down in terms of walkability. How close is your morning coffee spot? Can you bike to the local Ralph’s? Walkscore also tells you the safest route for your evening dog walk or just a quick run to the store. A must have for anyone looking to live close to the local amenities.



4. GreatSchools (Free)

GreatSchools maps out the different school zones in different neighborhoods. Not only that, it even offers ratings, reviews and comparisons to help you make an educated decision about your new neighborhood. This app is also a great way to pin down that perfect neighborhood when you start shopping for homes.


5. Any Mortgage App

There are a slew of mortgage apps ready for download. They range from Free to $9.99. I recommend reading reviews on a few different ones and picking which ever is right for you. Having a mortgage app in hand is a great way to plug in the numbers and see what is going to work best when it comes time to close.

Matt's Free Home Finding App:

To add to your collection of Home Buying Apps, I’d like to provide you with a free download of My Home Finding App. My Home Finding App uses GPS location to show you the most up-to-date real estate data in your area. You can search things like:

  • Nearby for Sale
  • New to Market
  • Price Changes
  • Open Houses
  • Nearby for Rent 
  • Nearby Recently Sold
  • And much, much more. 

Download your free app now! Happy House Hunting!

Matt Epstein is a top realtor in San Fernando Valley with a strong focus on Sherman Oaks and Studio City. He has 25+ years experience as a Sherman Oaks and Studio City realtor, Matt knows all there is to know about the eclectic Ventura Blvd and the surrounding neighborhoods. Follow his blog for new updates on culture, news, real estate trends and simply living.

Every week he blogs about Sherman Oaks news, Studio City Real Estate and beautiful new listings.  He consistently ranks in the Diamond Circle at Berkshire Hathaway. Matt is considered part of the the top 1% of realtors nationwide.