How Property Apps Can Help You To Find Your Dream Home?
One of the biggest benefits which has come from technology advancements is that way that it can make our lives so much easier. When it comes to buying a new home or commercial property, long gone are the days of standing in estate agent windows and dealing with multiple different agencies.
Benefits of Having Property Apps
Now, there are estate agents who operate purely online and have a huge host of properties available all over the country which you can browse from the comfort of your sofa.
The property industry has truly embraced the digital environment and it has made the whole process a lot easier for everyone involved, from homebuyers and agents to sellers and landlords.
With most people having access to the internet via their mobile devices instead rather than their desktop computers, property apps are starting to become more developed and streamlined for users. Here are some ways that some of the leading property apps can help you to find your dream home.
Finding A Property:
Whilst Patch doesn’t specifically focus on the process of buying a house, it is great for those who are looking to find a rental property in the UK. Each property listing comes with map views, floor plans and images within the listing view to offer a smooth and friendly experience for the user.
Once you find a property you like, you can then discuss it with friends and family within a group chat or even arrange viewings with an agent – all within the app itself. This is the perfect app if you are looking to sort out a house-share and struggle to communicate with everyone at once.
With property listings provided by Zoopla, Knocker has been dubbed “Tinder, but for houses” and is a fun way to search for your new home. The app allows you to search for houses based on your current location or a designated area and you can simply swipe through property until you find one which you are interested in.
If you’re a casual browser, then this is a great app if you want to see what is around a particular area. For example, if you’ve visited a café which is in a location that you love, you can check out the houses in the local area.
Important Documents :
If you’ve found a property that you really love, this property app from Mortgage Brain is a simple way to have a look around the mortgage market and get the house buying process rolling.
In the app, you can get in touch with a number of qualified brokers for their advice and look at a whole host of mortgage rates which are available. The smart mortgage calculator can work out how much you have to borrow, how much it will cost and notify you about the effects of changing interest rates.
If you have been looking at other means of getting the money together for buying a house, such as open bridging loans or other short term lending loans, then this app may help you sort out your finances and set up a plan.
When buying and selling a property, the process can be extremely hectic and you won’t always be at a computer to go through important emails or documents. The DocuSign app is extremely useful, as you can access, store and manage any important documents securely, no matter where you are.
If you have an time-sensitive or important documents which arrive at an inconvenient moment, then you don’t need to stress. You can also share the documents with other people as well, so if your partner or housemate needs to sign anything, then it’s easy to do.
It’s an extremely easy app to use and is compatible with Word, Excel and PDF and you can guide any other signers with smart “Sign Here” prompts.
Loving Your New Home:
Not every aspect of property buying has to be stressful, you shouldn’t forget to have some fun during the process as well! Houzz is a great app to help you get inspiration for decorating and improving your new home. You can use the app to discover ideas for your new home and then save them within the app for when the time comes.
The Sketch feature is useful for you to annotate images and bring your thoughts and ideas to life. There’s a lot of depth within this app, as you can read expert articles on design and an advice section where you can get feedback on your own projects and ideas, as well as help others with their questions or queries.
Once you’ve found a property you’re interested in and it all matches up to what you’ve been searching for, now is the time to see what is in the area that your property is located. The Around Me app is your mobile neighbourhood expert and will let you know about all of the amenities in the local area.
From restaurants and banks to supermarkets and bars, Around Me can help you get a better understanding of the area which you are moving to and how things, such as filling up your car or getting some milk, will have an impact on your day to day life.
Unfortunately, you don’t have the ability to control the weather when it comes to viewing a property, so it may be rainy and overcast when you go to view a property, meaning that you won’t be able to see the amount of natural light that the property lets in.
Sun Seeker is an app which lets you see what the property looks like when the clouds have parted and let the sun in.
This app is popular with developers and architects as the app provides both an augmented reality 3D view and a flat compass, where you can visualise how long your property gets in the sun in the day.
You can also check how the natural light interacts with your property, including the garden and front facing rooms.
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