Apps For House Buyers In The UK

31st July 2022

Apps For House Buyers In The UK

The Nature Of The Task At Hand

Whether you're looking to buy, sell or rent a new place, your search will almost certainly start online. With our mobile phones constantly at hand, it begs the question, why shouldn’t we use apps to help us find our dream property?

Buying a house is said to be one of the most stressful experiences in life. From search to the hassle of paperwork and moving into a new home, house-hunting can be challenging, even if you’re with some of the best agents in the country. To help you with your house-hunting, here is a look at some of the best apps for UK house buyers.
 

Zoopla

Zoopla knows what a home is really worth.

The Zoopla property search app makes it a stress-free and easy way to search for properties For Sale or To Rent on the UK property market. Providing you with everything you need to find the right home to make your move.

Whether buying, owning, selling or renting, the Zoopla app is here at every step of your home buying and managing journey to help you make the right home decisions. Keep you up to speed with the latest properties and information on prices, running costs and market trends.
 

Rightmove

It’s the largest, most popular property portal in the UK for a good reason with over 130 MILLION visits every month. Their app doesn’t disappoint and is the ‘go-to’ app for many house hunters.

Not only will you get listings for every property that’s up for sale on the normal Rightmove website, but you’ll also be able to access information on schools and stations near each property.
 

OnTheMarket

The OnTheMarket property search app is a clean and simple way to search for the latest homes on the UK and Overseas property markets and offers hundreds of thousands of houses and flats for sale or to rent at all price points.
 

Mortgage Calculator UK

Use this free mortgage and overpayment calculator to cut through the jargon and misleading rates to get to the actual cost of a mortgage deal in the short and long term, with the option of factoring in monthly, annual or one-off overpayments.

The App will tell you the following:

Monthly payment (before and after the deal ends)
What will happen if rates rise
Interest-only payments
Time saved by overpaying
Interest paid (annual and total)
Total cost per £1 borrowed


AroundMe

AroundMe quickly identifies your position and allows you to choose the nearest Bank, Bar, Gas Station, Hospital, Hotel, Movie Theatre, Restaurant, Supermarket, Theatre or Taxi.

AroundMe shows you a complete list of all the businesses in the category you have tapped on and the distance from where you are.


Crime Map England & Wales

If you’re moving to a new area, understanding the dynamics of local crime is essential. That will allow you to avoid potential crime hotspots.

This app lets you see actual crime statistics for any area in England & Wales and pinpoints specific crimes on a map to see what’s happening and where.


Houzz

While waiting for your purchase to go through, get inspired about how you’ll decorate with the Houzz.

Browse over 25 million high-resolution photos of home interiors and exteriors. Choose by style, location, or room, such as kitchen or bathroom. Save and share home design photos with friends and family. Use the Sketch feature to annotate and draw directly on photos from Houzz.

For interior and exterior design, shop from more than 5 million products and materials, including vanities, cabinets, lighting, furniture, tile, and more.
 

We will also add two useful websites - Land Registry and EPC Register. 

If you want to know precisely what somebody paid for a property, then you can’t do better than the Land Registry if you wish to see transaction prices for a whole street or just a single property. It's an excellent resource for keeping track of house prices in the area you are hoping to buy or how the value of your current property might have changed.

EPC Register will inform the buyer or tenant of how energy efficient the property is to give them an idea of what energy costs they will face living there. The government’s EPC Register website is also a resource you can use to find an accredited assessor.


There you have it, the best apps to use when buying or selling a property.