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Top 10 property apps to find your dream home

by LLP Editor
8th Jan 13 12:46 am

From renting villas in France to investing in a hot property, take a look at the apps that would get you your dream home at the touch of a button

1. Mouseprice

Cost: £2.99 from iTunes

Compatible with: iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad

The USP of this app is that you can look up Land Registry data of all sold properties. Although not free but the app is a goldmine for both low-cost and expensive property hotspots which makes it easy for a user to explore his options on the property market.

2. Property Place

Cost: Free

Compatible with: Mobile Devices

Property Place is a Facebook app which helps you find both commercial and residential properties. Creators of the app include Facebook developers, Google owned beatthatquote.com and Guardian Media Group Property Services who’ve programmed the app to give you search results keeping your social life in mind. Currently, there are over 400,000 properties accessible from the application.

3. Legal 4 Landlords

Cost: Free from iTunes

Compatible with: iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad 

Legal 4 Landlords ensures that landlords rent to responsible tenants and keep those troublemakers at bay. This nifty application helps you to screen potential tenants through quick background checks to determine if a UK tenant has ever been evicted or blacklisted.

4. Inventory Pro

Cost: Free from iTunes with a £4.99 charge for each report.

Compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad

Inventory and condition reports are a must-have for any landlord and that’s what Inventory Pro has nailed. It allows landlords and estate agents to generate inventory reports to record the condition of a property. The iPhone app allows you to add photos and text to the report and then converts it into a pdf format to share with tenants.

5. Crown Colour Match

Cost: Free from iTunes

Compatible with: iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad

Created by TBWAManchester, Crown Colour Match is a dream come true for all decorators and DIY homeowners. Users of this app can take a photo of any shade of colour they like and the app would recommend the nearest shade to match their choice.

6. Cole and Son Pattern Book

Cost: Free from iTunes

Compatible with: iPad

Launched by 137-year-old wallpaper manufacturer Cole and Son who has supplied designs to the Queen, this app features nearly 1,800 block print designs and 350 screen prints. Users can amend searches based on colour, style, and collection. Also, samples can be requested at a single click. Another decorator’s delight.

7. Rightmove

Cost: Free from iTunes

Compatible with: iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad

The first pit stop for any home hunter, Rightmove helps buyers and tenants find properties with no nonsense. The photo galleries of homes are presented in a way that is easy to view and the search results are intuitive to read and manipulate.

8. Couch Surfing

Cost: Free from iTunes

Compatible with: iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad

True to its name, CouchSurfing allows people to connect with one another via get togethers. Travellers get the opportunity to sleep on a couch or in a spare bedroom. The application allows people to send couchRequests and chat online with hosts and other couch surfers.

9. Knight Frank Property Search

Cost: Free from iTunes

Compatible with: iPad and iPhone

If you’re looking for decadent homes and luxury living is your lifestyle, then this app is just the one for you. Primarily aimed at high end properties, it allows you to search by lifestyle, for instance golf, equestrian, water views and is therefore ideal for searching for a UK country retreat or a Spanish golf course villa. Properties can also be found using the location-based application and a built-in GPS. A word of caution though, browsing images and floor plans of exultant properties on this app is extremely addictive.

10. Mortgage Assistant

Cost: Free from iTunes

Compatible with: iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad

The latest mortgage information is provided through this application by London and Country Mortgage Company. Users can browse through step-by-step guides to buying a new property, remortgaging a current property to selling it.

This article was submitted by Andrew Potter, owner, MyOnlineEstateAgent.com. Potter has been involved in the property industry for over 10 years. He started working for an investment bank in 2000 which help funded him to undertake some small property development projects. After taking an interest in the residential property market, in 2010 Potter partnered with online marketing company, Richweb Media Ltd to set up www.MyOnlineEstateAgent.com which is one of the UK’s first online estate agents.

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