If you’re getting ready to buy a house, you may be wondering where to start. With advancements in technology, you won’t have to look much further than your phone. Mobile technology can help you find a knowledgeable Realtor®, calculate a budget, connect you to the Multiple Listing Service, and much more. Here are some useful apps for homebuyers.
Finding an Agent
The home buying process can be daunting at times. It’s a good idea to work with a qualified Realtor who can help you through the process. Most real estate professionals are referred by previous customers; however, they’ve changed the game in their marketing, and are now easier to reach than ever.
If you’re house hunting and driving by for sale signs, you’ll probably see the agent’s link to their website, or a text code to their own mobile app. You’ll find other apps, like Yelp, that will give you easy access to agent reviews.
Before you set out, you can find current mortgage rates, and get an estimate of how much home you can afford. Companies such as Bankrate and Quicken loans offer apps that can get you real-time information at just the touch of a button.
Multiple Listing Service (MLS)
You can get the most current listings with an MLS app. While there are many out there, technology is changing the way you can connect with your Realtor and get up-to-date information. Apps such as Homesnap allow you to search for information on a home—just by snapping a photo of it. It also allows you to interact with your agent without using multiple channels of communication.
Call us at 404-814-1644 or contact us online to find out whether you might qualify for this type of funding. In the meantime, check to ensure that you meet our loan criteria. Our loan amounts can be up to 65 percent of the after-repaired value of the collateral—and if you use the loan for renovation or construction, the loan amount can be based on the collateral’s improved value.
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