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Whether you’re buying your first home, or retirement property, there is now an app for everything. It pays to be tech-savvy as you move up or down the property ladder. We have found the most useful apps for you to download to help with your move.

From finances to neighbourhoods, these apps and tools can give you the best chance of finding your next dream home.


Finances

Before you can start your search you will need to get your finances in order. There are apps that cover banking, credit scores, mortgage calculators and savings tools. The best way to manage your finances is through budgeting, and all of this can be monitored via your phone, using carefully selected apps. Your bank will have their own app for you to download to keep a close eye on your finances.

Portify, Creditspring, Canopy and Mojo are all popular apps that can assist you with improving your credit score, or helping you build up your savings. Some may charge, but often it’s only a small fee that can help you in the long run.


Property Portals

Rightmove and Zoopla are the UK’s biggest online property portals boasting over 130 million visits every month. Rightmove is the ‘go-to’ app for most house hunters as it incorporates all of your favourite features from the website. Not only can you view the properties, but you have access to floorplans, street views and ability to check nearby schools.

Zoopla boasts more data than other apps displaying the latest market trends and running costs for each property. Using GPS technology you can see properties for sale in the area that you live in, as well as set alerts to notify of new properties that match your criteria.


Community

Following recent events, our local community has become very important to us all. We have all begun to use our local shops, restaurants and other small businesses more than ever, as well as getting to know our neighbours a little more.

New apps are coming to the market every day, but there are a few that you should download now. You can then truly discover your neighbourhood, whether you already reside there or are moving in. Halo, Nextdoor- Neighbourhood and Around me are just a few options of invaluable apps that allow you to discover all of the shops, restaurants and services in the local area.


Home Design

You don’t need to hire an Interior Designer to add some style to your home. There are hundreds of free design apps to help you with your new extension, kitchen, bathroom or garden. No matter the size of your project, you can read up on advice and help using apps such as Floor Planner, Home by me, Room Planner and Redecor.

If it’s simple décor that you need some help with, then you’re spoilt for choice! From painting walls, to moving furniture these apps allow you to experiment without lifting a paintbrush. Download the Dulux Visualiser, Design Sponge and Photo Measures.

Download these helpful homebuyer apps or for face to face advice on making your next move, you can pop into our branches or call us on 01633 870777.