New app to help you find your dream home
My iPod Touch and I are rarely more than a foot apart at any given moment during the day. Whether I'm checking my email, updating Twitter, browsing the web or getting ready for a trip to Ikea, I've come to expect that there will be an app for almost anything (Read my roundup of helpful home apps here).
So it was only a matter of time before a neighbourhood-based real estate search app caught my attention. This one, called HomeRoamer, (Found via TechVibes) - which is expected to be available soon for iPhone, BlackBerry and Android - uses GPS technology to search for homes in the neighbourhood you want to live in.
Basically, when you're in the neighbourhood where you want to buy, you're supposed to activate the HomeRoamer app and it will pull details for available nearby homes from MLS.ca. The one catch is that realtors must sign up to let the app access their listings.
The app is designed to show you locations on a map, along with property details like price, photos, rooms and sizes, and gives you the ability to phone or email the listing realtor or forward the details to your own agent to set up the next steps. It also accesses open house information, and can be integrated with your calendar to give you reminders. There's also a mortgage estimator.
The app is free for consumers, although there's also a Pro version that's available only to licensed real estate sales representatives or brokers.
What do you think - would you download this? I love the idea of getting my MLS fix on the go!