Technology is so advanced these days, there’s an app for everything. This includes apps for real estate and home buying. Home buying is always a lengthy process, but finding your dream home is the best part. Keep these five apps on your smartphone to make finding your dream home easier

Zillow Real Estate App

One of the most popular home buying websites has an app. The Zillow app allows you to search specific neighborhoods, cities, or school districts for homes nearby. If you save your search, you can get notifications everytime a new home within that search criteria is added. There are over a million listings just on this app, it’s sure to help you find your dream home. Available for free for iOS, Android, and Windows.

House Hunter

This app was designed specifically for making home buying easier. If you visit a home, House Hunter will keep track and score it based on your criteria for a new home. You can create want and need lists with House Hunter’s categories. If you take photos or write notes at a walkthrough, you can store them all on the app. Available for $3.99 or free through your realtor on iOS.

Around Me

Do you need a mall close to home? Around me lets you quickly search what’s in the area. There are different categories such as restaurants, banks, gas stations, hospitals and local guides. The app also pulls up reviews for businesses. Available for free for iOS, Android, and Windows.

Doorsteps Swipe

Find a home fast, and Tinder-style, with this app. Search for a home by location and you can swipe or “like” up to thousands of homes in the area. Doorsteps Swipe is about learning what you like about homes and looking based on those criteria. All of your likes will save and you can send them to a realtor or friends. Each home you like will have stats and home information. Available for free for iOS.


Dwellr is the U.S. census bureau’s official app. You can update your preferences based on what you’re looking for in a place to live. You can say you prefer to live in a city, near other families and more. Dwellr uses statistics from the census to generate your top 25 places to live based on your preferences. Available for free on iOS and Android.

These apps will help simplify your home buying process. Whether you’re looking for a specific neighborhood or a home near a Starbucks, these apps are some of your most important home buying tools. Valley Brokers has a variety of Lebanon Oregon homes for sale if you’re looking for a new home in the Mid-Willamette Valley area.

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