Although an exciting prospect, the process of moving house can be one long headache. From finding your dream home, to interior design and budgeting, there’s a heck of a lot to think about. The good news? You no longer have to do it all yourself; with a little help from the latest technologies you can turn the experience into a much more manageable – perhaps even enjoyable task.
We have found the best apps to make moving house easy with the most popular android and smartphone apps that will help you with everything from buying, moving, decorating your new property, managing finances and budgeting your monthly expenses (There’s even an app to seek out your celebrity neighbours, if that’s your thing!).
With thousands of apps floating around, we have picked the apps to make moving house easy and well worth the storage on your smartphone.
Find Your Dream Home
Zoopla and RightMove
Snapping up your dream property when the competition is fierce is no mean feat. Stay one step ahead with one of these must-have property-finding lifesavers. Download now to have the latest property listings, local information and history in the palm of your hand; literally.
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Compatible with iPhone and Ipad, PrimeLocation will keep you up to speed on a daily basis regarding new property listings in your designated area of search. You can view, save and favourite from your iPhone to PC or laptop without hassle. With more than 1million properties at your fingertips, it is easy to find your house on the go.
Sunseeker Augmented 3D Version
Eager to wake up to a garden glistening in the morning sun? Sunseeker is the tool for you. It allows you to check the sun exposure for each property you’re considering; the flat view compass and augmented 3d camera measures solar direction for each daylight hour.
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Like Tinder but for houses, this app helps you share your findings with others, and see what they’ve found in return. With over 600,000 property listings, you won’t find yourself short of info. However smart your phone is, ultimately, there’s no replacement for actual human knowledge.
Design to Perfection
Dulux Trade Paint Expert
Get colourful with this inspired app that does exactly what it says on the tin. Trial colour schemes and combination ideas to effortlessly create concept boards to bring your house to life with a rainbow of colours to add vibrancy to your home.
Home Design 3D
Once you knock down the walls, rip up the carpets and splash on the paint there’s no going back. This free interior design tool allows you to visualise how re-decoration and structural changes in your head will realistically look, without having to commit. Draw the plan of your house, arrange furniture freely and view the results clearly in 3D. Who needs an architect?
Houzz Interior Design Ideas
Like Pinterest, but just for property, ‘Houzz’ stores thousands of tantalising photos of designer properties and furniture, categorised by room. Take inspiration and create mood boards, idea books and image collections so when you’re ready to decorate, you’ll know exactly where to start.
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Let's Talk Money
Kirstie and Phill’s House Hunter
Who wouldn’t want Kirstie and Phil, property royalty and moguls of house hunting at their beck and call when moving home? The diligent duo will be with you every step of the way, offering advice on everything from viewings to budgeting and closing that dream deal.
Without an affordable mortgage, buying a house can become an impossible dream. UKMortgages helps search the market for the best mortgage broker and ascertain how much you can borrow with an affordable monthly mortgage. Using the latest data available, a range of calculators will help make your dream a reality.
Once you’ve moved in
Home Move Pro
Moving into a new house is an exciting, yet daunting prospect, especially if you haven’t started packing! This app is your planner and checklist to get you through the day without all hell breaking loose! Make a checklist of things you need to do and keep track of moving house with little effort needed.
You have just moved in and this calls for a celebratory takeaway. But where to go? Around Me finds everything from the best local takeaways to the nearest ATM. So you can withdraw cash, find petrol and pick up your pizza in one pain free interchange. Phew, panic over.
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