For homeowners and renters, there are dozens of great tools out there to help make your life easier. The average person checks their phone more than 50 times each day, so having these apps to hand could save you time and money in the long run. Keep reading to discover twelve of our must-have apps for homeowners and renters across the country.
Are you looking for ways to make your home more eco-friendly? BrightNest offers tips in a variety of categories, which can help to make your home more sustainable and a healthier place to live.
If you are looking to renovate your current home before putting it on the market, down the free Houzz app. This will offer you endless inspiration, and we particularly like the View in My Room 3D feature, where you can test out various products before committing to purchasing them.
Before working with our team, you might want to get a rough idea about how much your home is worth. Homesnap offers valuations from just a photo of any property. It’s a great way to see what you could afford in the future if you are looking to relocate this year.
Renters who are looking to buy this year should consider downloading Mint. This app allows you to track your bills and create a budget, so you’ll be able to have a better idea of how close you are to your down payment.
When it comes to selling your home, there’s a huge amount of paperwork involved. Save time by doing this digitally with an app such as DocuSign. It allows you to receive and then sign documents, and you can upgrade to the paid version to send documents.
6. Credit Karma
First-time buyers need to have a good idea of their credit score before working with a real estate agent. Credit Karma monitors your score and offers you hints and tips to improve your score this year.
7. Real Estate Dictionary
We understand that real estate terminology can be confusing for first-time buyers and renters. This free dictionary will give you clear definitions of any term that’s used, so you know exactly what you are signing yourself up for.
For anyone who is eyeing up a few different areas to relocate to, you’ll want to learn more about the demographics of your potential new hometown. Dwellr was created by the U.S. Census Bureau and provides you with information about the population, real estate, and other facilities in any location.
9. Mortgage Calculator
Mortgages are a complicated topic for first-time buyers, but with Mortgage Calculator, you’ll have a better idea of what you can afford. While these numbers offer a good guide, make sure you check with a professional before going ahead with any home purchase.
10. Home Advisor
No matter what you are after for your house, you’ll find that Home Advisor gives you the answer with just the click of a button. You can find contractors for almost any job you need doing, taking the pressure off you and your family when it comes to making improvements to your home this year.
Plants are one of the best ways to brighten up any property. Planta will offer you care tips for indoor and outdoor houseplants so that you don’t risk killing off these beautiful additions to your home.
12. Google Maps
Google Maps is such a great tool for homeowners who are looking for their new perfect property this year. From the comfort of your own home, you can scope out different areas to see what’s nearby your next home.