As if homebuyers didn't have enough advantages already in today's housing market, new apps for their mobile phones are making it easier and less time-consuming to search for a place. With a few finger taps, a smartphone's GPS can bring up the exact locations of available properties, then enable the buyer to get a virtual tour, instantly call a seller's agent, and download the dates of open houses to a phone's calendar. And an added benefit, as this CBS MoneyWatch video reports, is that most of the apps are free:
These AOL Real Estate guides can help, no matter whether you choose to buy or sell:
First-Time Homebuyer's Guide
- How to Shop for Your First Home
- How to Price a Home to Sell Fast
- How to Get a Low Mortgage Rate
- Terms Every Seller Should Know
More on AOL Real Estate:
Find out how to calculate mortgage payments.
Find homes for sale in your area.
Find foreclosures in your area.