Apps for Home Hunting
Realtor.ca is a free app offered by the Canadian Real Estate Association. Mirrored after the website, Realtor.ca’s mobile app has the same easy-to-use features as it does online. A must for house-hunters, this app allows you to stay up to date with the latest listings on the go. Aearch through listings with the most comprehensive list of MLS® System listings for sale and for rent. Available for iphone, ipad. Android and Windows.
IdeaPlaces is a note taking app that allows you to take notes based on a specific location. For example, if you’re looking at several homes in a day, you can mark each location on a map, and include information like notes, photos, to-dos, and more, so you can look back on your home tour. Syncs up with Dropbox and Evernote so everything can be kept in one convenient place. Available for iphone and ipad.
Royal Lepage Canada Discovering homes for sale in Canada just got easier with Royal LePage’s mobile real estate search app. With advanced, interactive home search features, this real estate app changes the way we access property information. Available for iphone and ipad.
• Use the interactive Draw Tool to find homes by neighbourhood.
• Save your neighbourhood home search to receive notifications about home price changes, local open houses in your area and new home listings across Canada.
Canadian Mortgage App
Canadian Mortgage App calculates your total monthly home ownership cost and allows you to compare rates and determine your affordability to the penny. It has been recognized by many leading professionals in the industry for its flexibility and simplicity. You can calculate your results instantly by simply using the slider or keyboard to adjust the input values. Available for iphone, ipad Android and Windows.
Ready Set Home
Ready Set Home is a tool to help homebuyers, especially first-time homebuyers, make informed choices when buying a home. Ready Set Home offers tools to guide you to figure out how much you can comfortably afford to spend as well as keep track of all the details during your homebuying process. Available for iphone, ipad and android and windows.
DocuSign is the easiest and most secure way to sign and get documents signed from your iPhone or iPad. When you want to put in an offer on a property, you are going to sign and initial a lot of documents. This app will save you time and it’s simple and secure. Once this free app is installed, the set-up is very user friendly and adding your signature and initials can be done with a click of your camera phone. Available for iPhone, iPad, Android, and Windows.
Apps for Moving
Get all your moving tasks done in seconds. MoveSnap acts like a personal moving concierge, guiding you step-by-step through everything that needs to be done. It covers everything from transferring home services such as hydro, gas, cable and Internet, to getting a new driver’s license, to connecting clients with local charities that will pick up items clients might not want to move to the new home. For each task, the app tells the user how to best get things done quickly and save time. Available for desktop.
Sortly – Moving, Organizing & Inventory
Sort Your Life With Sortly! Create a visual inventory of your stuff with photos, QR labels, tags and notes. Manage, Search & Categorize!
Sortly is the perfect companion for your move. With their handy moving checklist, QR labels, tags, notes, photos and 15-second video, Sortly makes a perfect helpmate for your move. No more searching through a sea of cartons just to find a bottle opener. Find it in seconds in Sortly! Available for iphone and ipad.
Explore Your Neighbourhood
Enter an address or allow the GoogleEarth app access to your location to explore your potential new neighbourhood. Search for cities, places and businesses. Browse layers including roads, borders, places, photos and more. See the world at street level with integrated Street View.
Use the “tour guide” to easily discover exciting new places to explore. With a quick swipe on the tab at the bottom of the screen, you can bring up a selection of virtual tours from around the globe. Available for iphone, ipad and Android.
AroundMe allows you to quickly find out information about your surroundings. AroundMe quickly identifies your position and allows you to choose the nearest Bank, Bar, Petrol Station, Hospital, Hotel, Movie Theatre, Restaurant, Supermarket, Theatre and Taxi.
AroundMe shows you a complete list of all the businesses in the category you have tapped on along with the distance from where you are. For every listing you can choose to see its location on a Map, view the route from where you are, add the information to your contact list or even email the information to a friend. The Nearby listing allows you to find information using Wikipedia about what is around you. Available for iphone, ipad, Android and Windows.
Home Decor and Room Planning Apps
Houzz Interior Design Ideas
Whether you’re looking to renovate or redecorate, Houzz has everything you need to improve your home. Get inspired with over ten million high-resolution photos of home interiors and exteriors that you can browse by style, room and location, save and share. Connect with over one million active home improvement professionals, from architects to contractors to designers and more, who can make your dream home a reality; and shop millions of products to complete your projects. Design the home of your dreams using Sketch to annotate and draw on photos from Houzz. You can also tap the “View in My Room” Button on any product page and use your iPhone’s or iPad’s camera to see how products will look in your room.
Homestyler Interior Design
Want to see how furniture and décor products look in your home before you buy them? WIRED called it “an essential app”, Macworld chose it as one of the best Apple products of 2013, Architectural Digest puts it on the list of “can’t-live-without decorating apps”. Homestyler let’s you visualize interior design ideas!
Just snap a photo of your space to transform your iPhone or iPad into a virtual fitting room. Try out wall colours, décor items, and furniture products from real brands. Read about latest trends in how-to articles, get ideas and find inspiration from stunning interior design projects done by professional designers. Take the guesswork out of home remodelling with Autodesk Homestyler! Avalable for iphone, ipad and Android.
TapPainter Thinking of painting interiors? Explore colours before you buy paints. Tap. Paint. Love! TapPainter lets you visualize interior spaces in new colours with respect to natural lighting conditions. It analyzes the change in interior lighting, preserves it and adjusts the colour brightness based on the room’s lighting within the image.
The app gives you access to colour fan decks of all paint brands loaded into the app for no additional cost. Available for iphone and ipad.
Photo Measures is the perfect app to help you save and share measures and dimensions on your own photos. Moving to a new place? Take some photos and note down the dimensions on the photos to remember the exact layout, and to make sure that everything will fit easily. Need to keep in mind the exact dimensions of an object? Just take a photo and quickly write them on it. Available for iphone, ipad and Android.
iScape lets you design a spectacular landscape right on your phone. This app lets you place flowers, plants, trees, and garden decorations just how you want them to see how it looks before planting. Available for iphone, ipad and Windows.