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Informa Research Services, Inc.

February 05, 2010 14:31 ET

Use iPhone Apps to Save Money, Find Perfect Home, Says Informa Research Services

CALABASAS, CA--(Marketwire - February 5, 2010) - The emergence of smartphones and new gadgets, such as Apple's iPad, means a world of information can be right at our fingertips. Not only can you quickly search for nearby restaurants and update your Facebook on the go, but you can also integrate various smartphone apps and online resources into your housing search. Informa Research Services, a subsidiary of Informa plc (LSE: INF), suggests a few helpful iPhone apps to help you find your perfect home.

  • Find the Right Area: Walk Score™
    The Walk Score iPhone app is a fantastic mobile rendition of its website. Based on the proximity of nearby amenities (such as grocery stores, restaurants, schools, and parks), it helps users gauge how easily one could live with minimal dependence on a car.

  • All-in-One: Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate's HomeSelection Assistant
    Similarly, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate's Home Selection Assistant application also gathers information about the area. To help you remember each property, it also gives you a way to organize photos, notes, and scores for each home you visit.

  • Find the Right Loan:'s Current Mortgage Rates
    There are a number of apps that offer mortgage rates, but's Current Mortgage Rates app is clean and easy to use. Unlike the LendingTree app, this app does not require any personal information to retrieve current rates. With sortable columns, modifiable loan criteria, and estimated monthly payment information, this app is a great tool to help you figure out how much your desired property will really cost. Furthermore, the rate tables in the app are available online at as well.

Tap into these free resources to stay on top of your real estate search. These free tools can come in handy in your search for the perfect home, even while you are not at a computer.

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