From buying your new home, to decorating it, to living in it, apps can make the whole process much easier. We’ve put together a list of the apps that we think are the most useful for home buyers and home owners alike.
This a helpful app for doing some neighbourhood research. It identifies where you are and shows you a list of nearby attractions and businesses, and tells you how far away from you they are.
You could just stand near the property you’re looking into buying, and see how convenient the location is for you! It will even give you GPS directions to the various places, in case you want to check them out while you’re looking around the area.
An app that does what it says on the tin. It will quickly calculate the monthly repayments over a certain amount of years with the interest rate included.
It can also help you to find the best mortgage rates currently available for your property.
This app is great for deciding on how you want your home to look. You can browse through 3D images of the latest furniture currently for sale and view how they would look in your room. You can also shop for those items through the app, and share your ideas to social media.
The iPad app allows you to take a photo of your room, measure it, and create a 3D image to scale that you can add furniture to and create your perfect living space!
This is a colourful, easy-to-use budgeting app that will help you to stay on top of your day-to-day finances. You have the option of either tracking all your expenses manually, or connecting the app to your bank account.
You can also create shared accounts with your partner or housemates in order to stay on top of bills, or just to motivate each other to save. If you’re one of those people who is bored by finances (isn’t everyone?), this app is great because it’s visually very snazzy!
If mood boards are your thing, then Houzz Interior Designs is the app for you. It has millions of gorgeous photos of designer properties which you can save and share with others, as well as annotate and draw on thanks to their Sketch tool.
You can connect with professionals, such as builders, interior designers, and architects through the app too.
This is the solution for those of you who are prone to a few arguments when hanging up your pictures – just grab your iPad (without hitting your dearest over the head with it) and download this app.
This is handy because a spirit level is one of those things that we don’t think we need…until we really need one and there isn’t one in sight!