5 iPhone apps for finding your next apartment
So you brought your iPhone home fresh from the Apple Store, excited about your 1 percent Cash Back bonus, and now you’ve decided you need a new place to live? Good thing you bought that iPhone because there are lots of apps that can help you find the perfect apartment. Here are some of our favorites.
Apartment Guide’s free iOS app is packed to the gills with tools to help you find the ideal apartment. It has a map-based search so you can pick a place in the exact neighborhood you want to be in, or you can specify a city, state or ZIP code if that’s your search preference. Many places listed in the Apartment Guide also come with Certified Resident Ratings and Reviews so you can see what other residents think about your choice. This guide is as complete an app as you’ll find when it comes to apartment searching.
If you really miss the feel of newspaper listings, the free Mokriya Craigslist app can restore that familiar feeling of a man-made apartment listing, assuming you can wade through all the other tempting sales offers commonly found on Craigslist. The app features full color photos and a great navigation system that is easy to look through. Users can also set up custom alerts to be notified when certain listings become available.
Looking to stick around your current neighborhood in a new place? PadMapper is the free app for that. PadMapper shows a listing of apartments nearby your current location. Users can set rent, bedroom and bathroom preferences and the app does the rest. From there, it’s easy to message the landlord to see if you can look at the apartment. Currently the app works in thousands of cities in the US, Canada and the United Kingdom.
Apartments and Houses for Rent is a free aggregator that collects listings from numerous rental sites to find every available apartment under the sun. It features a map-based search and filters to narrow your search by location, price and pet-friendliness. When viewing a place, you can take notes in the app and add photos and videos to the notes for a great recap when you’re reviewing options later on.
Realtor.com gives you all the listings available on realtor.com — for free — right on your iPhone. Read the property listing details featuring sales history and school information and you can search by school district if that’s what matters most to you. Listings are updated every 15 minutes so you’ll see the most up to date information possible. You can also create a login that will save your searches and listings across your phone or on the website proper.
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