Flappy Birds? We still remember Snake on the Nokia 3310!
When I was a ‘young’un’ we were limited to 1-bit graphics, mobile phones that had 2 games maximum, and our ‘apps’ were usually a calculator, notepad and calendar!
Times are changing fast in the world of technology, with tablets and mobiles getting more advanced, smaller, thinner and lighter it is no wonder that it is difficult to keep up with the ever changing marketplace. The apps market is said to be worth a record £10 billion and there are really no signs of it going away.
We all need to adapt and move with the times, or we will be left behind, even when it comes to buying or selling property. More and more people are using the various apps and technology that is available for their property sales and purchases.
Apps can get you access to available property much faster than traditional methods, can keep you organised when it comes to selling, and can even provide you with lists of houses to view that are tailored to what you may like!
That’s not to mention the various mortgage apps that are around to show you the best rates, latest deals and up to date current information.
Below we have listed our top 5 favourite apps in the UK property sector for 2014.
1. Around Me
Available for: iPad, iPhone
Cost: freeWhen you first move to an area, especially if it is somewhere you aren’t used to, it is always a good idea to familiarise yourself where your nearest hospital is, where you can go for a tasty meal, or where to get your petrol from. With Around Me you can do just that.
2. Mortgage Assistant
Available for: iPhoneCost: free
This nifty free app allows you to view the lastest mortgage deals from across the UK. With up to date latest rates, and calculators to work out various costs it’s a great place to start your mortgage applications. Obviously you will still need to speak to a human at some point, but for intitial costing ideas it’s a great, useful tool.
3. Mobile Phone Coverage App
Available for: Android
There is nothing more annoying than moving into your dream home, only to find that your mobile phone doesn’t work unless you are 100 yards at the top of the garden! With this great little free app you can find out right away how good your signal is going to be. I wonder how much influence it will have on your purchase price?
4.HouzzAvailable for: Android, iPad, iPhone
If you have decided on your dream home, received the keys and ready to go shopping, it’s always an idea to get some idea of what is going to work and what is not furniture wise. With Houzz you can prepare mood boards and add scraps and images to create your perfect environment.
Available for: Android, iPad, iPhone
What better place to start your property search than Zoopla, the UK’s smarter property search. With latest listings, rental and sales, as well as property sale history it’s a must have for any investor or home buyer.
We hope you have enjoyed our top 5 apps of 2014, and if you have any suggestions feel free to add them in the comments box below.