best house hunting apps
Buying a house is a big deal. You have to find the house you want, find a realtor, obtain approval for a loan, and tons of other things. It can be a stressful process. However, once you get into your house, that’s it. You just pay your mortgage and enjoy yourself. We can’t help with every step of the process, but we can help with the start of it! Here are the best house hunting apps and real estate apps for Android! It’s worth noting that there are some large real estate services like Re/Max and 21st Century Homes. We recommend using their mobile sites because their apps aren’t that good.


Homesnap Real Estate

Price: Free
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Homesnap Real Estate is one of the newer house hunting apps. You'll have access to most of the features you'd want in a real estate app. It can help you find houses, search for listings, and more. You can also search for houses by school zones and find dates for open houses. The app also includes a chat, Material Design, and even Android Wear support. The search criteria could be more diverse. However, the app tends to work pretty well. You'll obviously want more than one app for this, but this one's a good start.
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Homesnap Real Estate

Realtor.com

Price: Free
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Realtor.com is one of the most powerful house hunting apps. It boasts a larger collection of properties for sale than any other app. We don't know if that's true, but it's a bold claim to make. It gives you the basic stuff. You can search for houses based on various criteria. It can also give you estimates for properties that aren't on the market. It also has Android Wear support. By far its coolest feature is the ability to watch live video streams of open houses with Chromecast support. It's free to download and check out. It's not without its faults, though.
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Redfin Real Estate

Price: Free
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Redfin is one of the up and coming house hunting apps. It'll show you the kind of stuff that you're looking for. That includes various types of houses and condos. It also includes foreclosures, for sale by owner homes, and short sales. The company boasts that their real estate listings update every 15-30 minutes for a higher accuracy. You can also search by a variety of search parameters. The app also features extra stuff like a finance calculator and some other stuff as well. It works quite well, but it does have the occasional bug. It's good for what it does.
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Redfin Real Estate

Trulia

Price: Free
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Trulia is one of the biggest names in house hunting apps. Its biggest feature is its house searching. You can search for homes, apartments, open houses, price, neighborhood, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, and more. It also features an interactive map, local information (including a crime stats), video tours, and saved searches. It even has things like a mortgage calculator to make things easier. Its Android Wear support is top notch as well. It's not 100% perfect, but it's close.
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Zillow

Price: Free
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Zillow is one of the most popular real estate apps out there. They actually have a few apps. There is one specifically for apartments and rentals. Another is for buying properties. The rest are for property owners and property managers. That includes an online transaction app called dotloop. The main app has a ton of features. You can browse homes across the US, see estimates of houses not on the market, and search based on a variety of search criteria. It may not cover all the bases, but it covers most of them. It's a good spot to start a house hunting search.
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Bonus: Your local real estate apps

Price: Free
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Most larger cities and locales have realtors in the area. Some of those realtors have their own real estate apps. This may be a better option for many people. The results are local and may include properties not in national services like Trulia, Zillow, or Realtor.com. Local apps aren't always great. However, they do focus on the area where you actually live (or want to live). You may have to ask your local realtors if they have apps. Additionally, you can just try searching for your city name (or nearest big city name). They aren't generally the best house hunting apps. However, they can fill in the blanks left by larger ones.
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If we missed any great house hunting apps, tell us about them in the comments! You can also click here to check out our latest Android app and game lists!

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