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Great Apps for Buying a Home

Home Buying Apps

Real estate in Brevard County is moving at a lightning fast pace and statistics show that in September of 2015 there was a twenty-three percent increase in the amount of closed home sales as compared to 2014. Brevard is down to a mere 3.3 months of available residential home inventory supply in Melbourne, Palm Bay, and surrounding cities compared to a 4.7 months supply in September of 2014. A balanced market typically has 6 months inventory of home for sale.

Median home prices are up, foreclosures are down. Real Estate Ink in Brevard County, FL has a team of expert Realtors ready to assist. We work with buyers, sellers, and renters utilizing our knowledge and ability to serve our clients like no other.

With all the information available it can be challenging to narrow your focus. It is almost as if you cannot see the forest through the myriad of trees blocking your big picture view. Buyers often get overwhelmed. Thankfully, technology can make the process of buying a home little simpler. Here are a few apps and websites that help streamline the process and provide with all the data you need, and none of the information you don’t.

One of the best ways to stay up-to-date on current listings is to become a connoisseur of the MLS, Multiple Listing Service, website. This site allows you to search for available properties using filters that give you the opportunity to choose things like: number of bathrooms, number of bedrooms, square footage, etc. Our website has a direct feed from MLS and you can find the most up to date listings right here on our search page. We have even provided the ability to search by school district.

The National Association of Realtors has a great app available for both Apple and Android operating systems. This free app allows consumers to search homes directly from the MLS site from the comfort of anywhere. The Realtor.com website and app, unlike Trulia and Zillow, refreshes content every 15 minutes so you know the information you are viewing is current.

Homesnap is a fabulous and relatively new app that allows you to search by neighborhood or by map or from exactly where you are in a radius fashion.

AroundMe is another free app available for iTunes and Android operation systems. If you are out and about searching for a home all you need to do is open AroundMe and it identifies where you are showing you where businesses, services, restaurants, grocery stores, hospitals, and many more are in relation to you.

The world of real estate can be complex and for the average person the terminology can be daunting. With the Real Estate Dictionary app on the Android platform, you don’t have to be intimidated. This free app, which also has in-app purchases, contains over 2000 terms to equip the layman to the real estate expert. LingoDiction is a similar app for iPhone users.

Clearly there is no shortage of technology to assist you in traversing the real estate market. However, for some, nothing can replace the personal touch that only a company like Real Estate Ink can provide. And we are more than happy to accommodate that need. Whether you are a tech savvy senior or a millennial with a minimalist demeanor, we can help.

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