Zillow, the online real estate database of over 100 million homes, has rolled over a new version of its earlier application for our very own beloved iPhone. It has already offered its services to the likes of iPad, Android and Blackberry and Windows Phone 7 users. Ranked among the top 300 sites by Alexa, it allows its users to access freely and browse / track homes in the real estate sector on the move with its easily downloadable application from the Apple’s app store. Sellers too can promote their business through this wonderful marketing tool cum application. Buyers can freely browse through various homes without revealing much about their personal details (anonymously).
Finding a home of your choice and borrowing / financing a home loan is now as easy as an iPhone button click. Zillow’s Mortgage Marketplace, launched in April 2008, allows you to borrow loans for your dream home from trust worthy, reliable lenders. You can calculate the payment required for buying a home using Z estimate (added extra tools now on the new version), connect with lenders of your choice and get personalised loan quotes from various lenders on your iPhone. Z Estimate is a tool which estimates the various sites considering a number of criteria.
The new update to the application helps you to have easier access to different homes in the real-estate sector letting you to shop for mortgages and compare them on the spot. It has now an improved search (a refinement!) since it also provides you with real-time (live) home rates along with easy-to-use calculators. You can see the rate of the most US / Canada homes, apartments, town houses and instantly calculate your mortgage monthly payments too. These were some of the most wished features which come handy with no cost at all. Yes, the application is free to download.
Some of the interesting options in its features include saving your searches and if you happen to find what you like, you can save it either in your favourites tab or in your Zillow account. It even assists you by filtering your search by beds, baths and status along with listing properties with minimum and maximum prices. The upgraded app now comes with added tools like payment calculator and affordability calculator. While Payment calculator helps you to get an idea of what would be your monthly payment if you buy a home that interests them, affordability calculator allows your search to the confines of a particular price range.
It has also incorporated a faster map performance in the upgraded application. And with the launch of Push Notification technology of the Apple iPhone, Zillow has only gained some more points. You can now get notified with the number of new properties or results added at a particular zone to your saved search results. It definitely is time-saving, isn’t it? In addition to that, they have also created a new home screen making it easy to access your saved results, favourites and mortgage calculators. You can even share the details of the properties you like on Facebook or mail them to a friend.
If you are already using this app on your iPhone, I am sure you would benefit by installing the latest update.