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Buying property is likely the greatest financial investment Canadians will make in their lives. There’s a lot of money on the line, so you’ll want to get all the help you can from an experienced REALTOR®.

In this technological age, those who make the foray into real estate also have the help of various apps as they search for the best deals out there. While there are other considerations that need to be taken into account when looking for the perfect property, apps can help with those. For instance, do you want to be able to walk to places from where you’ll be living? Or would you like to have a multitude of listings at your fingertips, so you can just call your REALTOR® to set up a showing?

Here are some tech-savvy Canadian apps that can make hunting for your dream property even more exciting:

Zoocasa. If you like apps that use maps, Zoocasa might just become your favourite house-hunting tool. The map allows you to zoom in and out to see where properties for sale are located. With just the tap of your finger, you’ll be able to see the details of the listings, all of which are updated regularly. On this app, you’ll find all kinds of listings across Canada. One smart feature allows you to find your way to listed properties via a map. It’s pretty easy to navigate once you get the hang of it.

Walk Score. This is an exemplary app for learning about your prospective new neighbourhood. The app will ask you for your current location after which time you’ll be privy to a map and the walk score for the area. This gives details about your proximity to things that may matter to you when buying home. It will show you various nearby amenities, like stores, restaurants, places of interest, and more. It is quickly becoming a favourite abode-hunting apps among Canadians.

Canadian Mortgage App. This app calls itself “a simple to use app to help you calculate all your homeownership costs and maximize your buying power.” If you’re on the hunt for a house, this app will help by figuring out all the details pertaining to what it would cost every month to own a home. You can check closing costs, what your maximum loan would be, taxes, etc. First-time buyers will find it especially helpful.

Magic Plan. How cool would it be to be able to create your own floor plan when viewing a home? Well, Magic Plan allows you to do just that! When you use in conjunction with the app, you can actually make a 3D floor plan. It may help you to decide if the layout is right for you.