real-estate-apps-phone-imageIf you are searching for a new home in the Sudbury, Ontario area, you will certainly have your work cut out for you. There is so much a home buyer has to consider, from the location and what is around the neighbourhood, the price of the property, the overall condition of the new home and even smaller details such as the number of bedrooms and bathrooms you want. Of course, finding the right real estate firm is of utmost importance as well. Because everything is done while on the go these days, there are a few real estate apps that should prove extremely helpful in your quest to find the perfect new home.

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Chris Penny is a free app that specifically helps you to either sell or buy a home in Sudbury. It allows you to take a look at real estate listings in the area anytime you need to and gives you an inside look at property updates so that you can be the first to know about them. The app features include a mortgage calculator, open house search, local property search, property feedback and showing request, Facebook and Twitter access, the ability to call a real estate agent or add them to your contacts and other various services.

Magic Plan 

Magic Plan is also free and should be an app that every potential home buyer should have on their smartphone. It is essentially used to create indoor maps by taking measurements of rooms and creating a floor plan based on the pictures you take. The reason this app is so valuable is because it can show you just what a new home might look like after you have moved in and furnished it. In addition, real estate agents can get a lot of use out of it when showing a home to prospective home buyers so that it makes their jobs easier.

Canadian Mortgage

Canadian Mortgage is a free app that will accurately calculate the amount you will need to pay for your home. It calculates Canadian variable or fixed mortgage payment, total monthly home costs, first time buyer rebates, municipal land transfer fees for more than 65 regions, insurance premium estimation, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. Premium and more. All calculations within the app have been tested and verified against mortgage calculators from major Canadian banks. is also free and is offered by the Canadian Real Estate Association. It makes it that much easier for Canadian home buyers throughout the country to more easily search for available homes and properties throughout Canada and to connect with realtors for additional information. With this app, you can connect directly with a realtor when you are in the market to buy, sell or even just view a home. is perhaps the most popular real estate website in Canada, which is why the app is so valuable. It works with your smartphone’s GPS to locate a prospective new home near your general location. You will have access to listings complete with photos, information about open houses and driving directions to them. When you have all of these great apps at your disposal, you will find that finding your new home is a breeze. Happy house hunting!

Photo credit: phone, all app screen shots from iTunes store

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