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October 24, 2016

5 seriously useful apps to help you buy investment property

How do you go about buying a home or choosing an investment property? Perhaps you have your favourite areas, you’ve got a keen eye on property market data or maybe you’re faced with tough decisions between properties with different postcodes? Whatever your process, there are some brilliant apps to help you find property, do your due diligence and run important checks on the areas you’re interested in.
We recommend these 5 apps that can take your property search to the next level:
Available on: iPhone, iPad, Android – Free
Zoopla app is one of the most comprehensive property apps. You can find the value of any home in the UK and with built-in GPS technology, you can find out which properties are for sale in your preferred area. You can also set up alerts to notify you about a new property on sale. This helps you to be ahead of competition.
Available on: iPhone, iPad, Android – Free
Crime Map England and Wales is a great app that lets you check crime and anti-social behaviour occurring anywhere in England and Wales. Whether you are a property investor or house hunter, this app can enable you to browse a map within the app to determine crime hot spots and safe areas. The app is based on the data collected from National Policing Improvement Agency.
Available on: iPhone, iPad – Free
Knight Frank launched this app in 2010, since then it has been upgraded to present a simple and intuitive user experience. As great imagery is core to the marketing of property, the app will provide hours of drooling – from standard two-bedroom flat to golf to equestrian. If you like to spend time on Pinterest browsing through pretty property pictures for ideas and inspiration, this app may well be for you.
Available on: iPhone, iPad, Android – Free
Around Me gives an area overview with the nearest utilities and business; Bank, Bar, Petrol Station, Hospital, Hotel, Movie Theatre, Restaurant, Supermarket, Theatre and Taxi. This could be a great due diligence tool for property investors as well as people moving into a new area.
Available on: iPhone, iPad, Android – Paid
Sun Seeker is an amazing app for property investors. A south-facing property can be a real selling point whether you’re looking for a home or an investment property. This easy-to-use app will show you which way the property faces and where the sun will hit at any time of the day. It features maps and, if you pay for the augmented version, 3D visuals.