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January 11, 2013

Improve Your Home Buying App-titude…The Sequel

by terresteinbeck RODEO REALTY

Often, if one is good, two is better. Notable exceptions are strikes in baseball and left feet on the dance floor. Anyway, in a bold attempt to double your pleasure, I’m going to make your home-shopping life easier with this companion piece to my previous article. Those who delved into the original discovered a treasure trove of nifty mobile apps perfect for those on a house hunt. If you marveled over your smartphone’s IQ before, just wait until you boost its brainpower with these user-friendly home buying aids.

Home Value Pro

So how do you know when a home is underpriced, overpriced, or, in the immortal words of Goldilocks, “just right.” Cool those mental jets and let this handy tool provide you with these must-have answers. Now you’ll always know when the price is right.

Mortgage Calculator

Unless you’re that rare all-cash buyer, you’ll be beefing up your monthly mortgage with bank revenues commonly known as interest payments. This app gives you the complete 411 on mortgages and the real cost of your dream home.

Mortgage Rates

If you’d rather focus your shopping time on Prada accessories than mortgage rates, here’s the app for you.  This amazing tool instantly reveals which lenders are offering the rate you’re after.


So you want to remodel your home all by yourself. Houzz offers you 500,000 high-resolution photos guaranteed to bring out your inner remodeler like the sun brings out morning glories. While looking over the possibilities, you can pop your favorites into a virtual idea book for future use.

Handy Man DIY

Alright, your home could use a slight makeover. But you’ve decided to jump this hurdle sans contractor. Created for the valiant do-it-yourself artist, this tool puts it all at your fingertips — room dimensions, shopping lists, and demonstration videos.

Sherwin Williams ColorSnap

You’re drawn to the radiant blush of roses in bloom. If only you could capture the shade and bring that color to your home’s interior. Say no more. Your wish will be fulfilled by this astounding app. Simply save or take a picture of anything in the world that grabs you color-wise. Then sit back and enjoy as your smartphone displays a complete range of matching Sherwin Williams paint colors.

Would you like to learn even more about the amazing digital developments of interest to home buyers? Simply drop your questions and thoughts into the comment box. Or just reach out to our team directly.

And, of course, if you’re ready to discover the latest opportunities in the Beverly Hills real estate market, I’m ready to make it happen.  Call or email today.

Back soon.

Terre Steinbeck

(310) 666-4094  DIRECT

(310) 724-7100   OFFICE

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