The Five Best Home Buying Apps

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Searching for a new house can be a daunting task. Collecting all the relevant information you need to find your dream property within your budget and in an ideal area can seem impossible, but if you own a smartphone then help is at your fingertips.

There are plenty of apps for house hunting available on the iTunes and Google Play Store that can make finding or personalising your ideal home easier. So, have a break from the estate agents and head to the app store instead.


 aroundme appImages from iTunes

When you’re considering moving to a new area, it’s useful to know what local amenities you’ll have access to from your new property. AroundMe allows you to easily find the nearest hospital, school, bank, supermarket or petrol station, complete with user ratings and map routes. It’s one of those apps that you never thought you needed but now can’t live without.

Cost: FREE
Download: iTunes / Android / Windows

Planner 5d

Planner 5d app

Images from iTunes

Whether you’ve found your new home and are ready to start decorating or are just beginning to play with the prospect of moving, it’s never too early to think of interior design. One of our favourite apps for moving house, Planner 5d allows you to create, view and edit your home interiors in 2D, 3D and virtual reality modes with an extensive catalogue of over 150 items for use in your designs. It can be used offline and offers cross-platform synchronisation, making it the ideal app to fiddle with during lengthy commutes or work breaks.

Cost: FREE
Download: iTunes / Android / Windows

Crime Map England & Wales

crime map app

Images from iTunes

Something that’s important to take into account when you’re moving is the average crime rate in your prospective area. Crime Map uses official data from the National Policing Improvement Agency to give you a comprehensive breakdown of local crime levels, making it one of our top home buying apps. You can filter your search by number and type of offence, allowing you to see anti-social behaviour hotspots and find out how your area compares to the national average.

Cost: FREE
Download: iTunes / Android


Hoffr app

Images from iTunes

Hoffr offers a low cost and easy way to access private property sales across the UK. To use the app, you must have a Facebook account, ensuring that you only deal with genuine sellers and buyers. This house hunting app offers an ‘open home’ feature that allows you to request viewing times and – if you’re a seller – accept or reject requests with the click of a button. There’s no registration or application fees and it’s free to make contact with sellers or buyers, save for a £10 nominal fee to make an offer on a property, so you really have nothing to lose and everything to gain with this app.

Cost: FREE
Download: iTunes / Android


You’ll no longer have to trawl through Zoopla and RightMove again, as this home buying app combines listings from all major property portals, so you can view them all in one place.

Search for places to buy and rent – whether you’re looking for your dream home, or your next investment piece, PlaceBuzz definitely deserves a place as one of your go-to apps for house hunting.

If you’ve found your perfect property and want to sell your house fast for cash, a quick house buyer like ourselves could be the ideal solution. Quick house sales are ideal if you’re selling a house after divorce, are stuck in a property chain, or want to avoid repossession. For a free cash offer, get in touch with us today.

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