5 Must-Have Apps for House Hunters

5 Must-Have Apps for House Hunters

Buying a house is a big deal right? You have to find the house you want, obtain approval for a mortgage loan, and familiarize yourself in your new nei

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Buying a house is a big deal right? You have to find the house you want, obtain approval for a mortgage loan, and familiarize yourself in your new neighbourhood. However, once this stressful process is over, you just pay your mortgage and enjoy yourself in your new house. Even though we can’t be there for the stressful process, we can make things easier for you so you can get started.

Here at the 5 must-have apps for house hunters for your smartphones:

1. REALTOR.ca Real Estate & Homes

REALTOR.ca is Canada’s most popular source for real estate. You can search through the listings from across Canada with the most comprehensive list of MLS® System listings for sale and rent. For example, you can search for houses in Bradford, ON and see the listings that are available in the area. Then, you can contact a real estate agent in Bradford to help you find your dream home!

Some of the key features of REALTOR.ca are: you can browse residential listings such as homes for sale, condos for sale and townhomes for sale, find realtors from across Canada and add them to your contact to call or email them directly from the app, and search for open houses and create tours to help you plan your afternoon.

2. 6 in 1 Real Calculator

6 in 1 Real Calculator was primarily created for Canadian new homeowners and real estate agents, but can be used by a financial advisor who specializes in mortgage as well. For new home owners, 6 in 1 Real Calculator will help to determine how much they can afford. The app features 6 different types of calculators such as land transfer tax options for first-time buyers and Toronto properties and mortgage payment which includes CMHC/GE portion and income required.

3. Yelp

Yelp was founded to help people find great local business. Yelp will help you find reviews for dental clinics, hair stylists, and even debt consolidation. However, Yelp is best used for finding restaurants. So if you’re feeling for Italian, type in Italian restaurants on Yelp to find the best restaurant in the area.

4. AroundMe

AroundMe is an app that allows you to quickly find out information about your surroundings. Doesn’t this sound useful when you’ve just moved into your new neighbourhood? AroundMe will show you a complete list of all the business in the categories provided or what you’ve searched for in the search bar along with the distance from where you are. Looking for the nearest bank? Select banks/ATM as your category. Looking for an  optometrist? Just search optometrist in the search bar.

5. Handy

Handy is an easy way to book top-rated home cleaners and handymen across Canada. You can book trusted cleaners, handymen, plumbers, and more with their 24/7 service. So if you need basement waterproofing for your home use Handy to take care of your home service needs.

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