Looking for somewhere to live is a time consuming job, whether you're pounding the pavement looking at properties or simply starting your search online. Fear not, your trusty smartphone can come in handy when it comes seeking out the perfect home, thanks to hundreds of apps that let you do everything from searching for properties to snooping on what houses in other postcode areas sold for. Here's five of our favourite property-related apps for Google Android devices. See also Group test: what's the best Android phone.
Apps for buyers, sellers and those just being plain nosey
Findaproperty.com search app
Using the Findaproperty.com search app you can utilise your Android device's GPS functionality to find and review homes for sale and rent in and around your current location, rather than pacing the streets of the UK in a bid to locate your dream home.
Karl's Mortgage Calculator
With this simple app you can quickly and easily discover how much you can borrow for a mortgage based on your salaries, as well as how much the monthly repayments will be.
With Zoopla's free app, not only can you search for homes for sale or rent in the UK, you can also get estimates on how much a property is worth, see the prices a property has sold for since 1995 and even review local market data such as average home values by area.
CTax Easy Calculator
Before you put an offer on a property, it's worth using this app to work out exactly how much council tax you'll end up paying.
Make Your Home
Once you've bought a home or found a place to rent, then the Make Your Home app will come in useful offering some great tips and ideas for internal décor.