Alaska Real Estate Blog/News

Alaska Real Estate Blog/News

Planning Tools for the House Hunt

Planning Tools for the House Hunt

House Hunting Planning Tools from Century 21 Realty Solutions: Michael & Decker Real EstateSearching for your next house can be fun, exciting and daunting, all at once. If you find yourself in the market, there are helpful apps and online tools to assist during the process.

A mortgage calculator is a super useful tool providing live, up-to-date mortgage rates. Find out what your monthly payment will be, total number of payments, and the amount of interest that will be paid during the life of your mortgage.

Check out the website:  Mortgage Calculator

and the free app:  Zillow Mortgages- Calculator and Home Loan

The Internet has made house hunting a much more streamlined process by enabling potential buyers to see homes right on the screens of their devices. There is a variety of MLS (Multiple Listing Service) search options available. You can filter and narrow down your search to include only houses that are the perfect match for you.

Check out the website:  It’s our very own cool map search!

and the free apps:  Realtor.com; Real Estate by Zillow

A big part of the house search for many people includes the location of that potential new home. Surrounding businesses and resources can be a huge factor. Knowing which parks/trails, schools and businesses are nearby can be a key decision maker.

Check out the website:  Our community page will give you the low-down on the community.

and the free app: AroundMe

Finally, understanding the mumbo-jumbo of the real estate world can make you feel more confident and informed when it comes to the buying process. There is a very useful site that includes an alphabetical list of over 700 real estate terms, defined and broken down for clear understanding.

Check out the website:  investopedia.com

and the free app:  Real Estate Dictionary by Farlex ($.99 for the ad-free version)