September 19, 2013Jackie Hade
Most people dread moving. But with your mobile devices’ super efficient Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ mobile processor you can quickly download and use some of our favorite apps for Android phones to help you stress a little less about your big move.
1. Find your new home or apartment
Having access to the most up-to-date listings of properties for sale and rent can help you snag your next dream house or apartment. Zillow Real Estate & Rentals by Zillow (also available for Windows and Blackberry) has user-friendly features and notifications that help you locate a home that’s unique to your needs at no additional cost. Access foreclosure listings, search four different ways (GPS, address, voice search or drawing a custom region on the map) and get phone notifications when new listings hit the market.
2. Get to know the neighborhood
Once you’ve found the home of your dreams, get to know the neighborhood. With Walk Score by Walk Score, simply enter your address to see how close restaurants, coffee shops, grocery stores, parks and schools are. The higher your score the better the walkability of your new town. You can also view photos submitted by real estate professionals and insider information about the area posted by the locals who know the neighborhood best.
3. Factor in all the expenses
Finding a new place is challenging enough, but then tack on all those little additional expenses and things can get overwhelming. Karl's Mortgage Calculator by DrCalculator.comhelps you see all your costs so you have fewer surprises when you sign that dotted line. Special features include a payment adjustor that lets yousee how monthly payments change when factoring in additional loan costs, fixed and adjustable rate mortgages and early payment options that help you save money.
4. Sign on the dotted line
Once your heart is set on a place, things will probably start moving fast. DocuSign Ink by DocuSign (also available for Windows 8) makes it possible to digitally sign your real estate documents, reducing the hassle of printing, faxing or mailing them, at no extra cost.Signed documents will be safe, secure and legally binding, with your official signature requiring a password for added security. Once you’ve digitally signed, your documents can then be emailed straight to your realtor from the app and managed with notifications when papers are signed and completed by others.
5. Find a reliable mover
My Move by World Media Group LLC helps you find a reliable moving company who will safely and efficiently relocate your belongings. You’ll get access to a moving cost estimator to price out your move, moving companies’ licensing information and lists of the best moving companies by state, all at no extra cost.
6. Check off a smooth move
Moving Planner by Jimbl($0.99) helps manage your essential moving tasks with pre-populated packing and reminder checklists for the weeks leading up to the day of your move and the weeks of unpacking that will come afterward. The app also provides over 200 house related items to check off, and lets you email your lists to anyone that might helping you with your move.
Adding paintings, posters and shelves can help your new house feel like home. Make sure those frames are hung straight and your shelves are level with Bubble Level by Antoine Vianey. The orientation-locking feature helps with angles, inclination and calibration for perfect picture hanging at no extra cost.
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