Tablet Apps for Finding a New Home

Shopping for a new home can be a fun and stressful time. Even after several years of living in NYC, I still have a bit of sticker shock whenever it comes time to move and locating a new apartment is generally fraught with much drama. Finding the right place whether renting or buying can be tricky and it's nice to use every tech tool at one's disposal including the handy dandy tablet.

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iOS
Craigslist Mobile Pro:
To say that this app has revolutionized our apartment hunt would be a massive understatement. Outside of word of mouth, Craigslist really is the best source for apartment listings where we live but the problem is it's such a chore to browse. This app takes all of that chore away and provides us with the element missing from the multiple listing view, photos! For a similar app, but without the great multiple photo listing for Android check out Craigslist which is free. $.99

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Apartments for Rent:
While not ideal for our location in NYC, this app is great for those who live in an area with many apartment complex offerings. We like the maps combined with the listing images and our biggest complaint about the app is there are not enough filtering options. Free

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Android & iOS
Trulia:
Available for both iPad and Android tablets, Trulia is really the standard that all other listing apps try to emulate. It's fast, reliable, easy to navigate and has tons and tons of homes for sale as well as a few homes for rent. Free

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Realtor.com:
Not quite as slick as Trulia, this app available for iPad and Android phones is a good choice for those looking for homes for sale if just for the wide range of listings. Free

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Redfin:
Another MLS powered house finding app, Redfin, is available for iPad and Android phones and has a much nicer, cleaner, interface than Realtor.com but sadly is not available in as wide of range of areas. Free

What do you use to find your new home? Let us know in the comments!

(Images: 1.Joelle Alcaidinho, the rest as linked above)

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