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Find your next pad with the Apartments.com Android app

by Kate Currin

One of my favorite benefits to having an Android phone is the ability to use apps that pull up suggestions based on your location. Real estate apps offer one of the best uses of this function. I am the type of person who likes to get a feel for the neighborhood first. I do not care if it is a fabulous apartment and the rent is to die for, if I can’t get coffee within a block or two. No coffee shop? Forget about it.

The free Apartments.com app is simple to use, and knows what it does best. Locate apartments based on your current location. Just open the app, and select “Nearby.” No fluff, no complications, simply selections to find what you need. I dare you to find a real estate agent who’s this simple to work with!

View options by listings or via map. Did you receive too many selections? If there's just too many awesome apartments to choose from, tap the “Filter” button to narrow your search by rent, bedrooms, bathrooms, amenities or radius. Click on a selection for all the detailed information you need, like photos, floor plans, maps and more. See one you like? A handy selection lets you dial straight from the app for more information with a touch of the button, or click “Check Availability” to email to obtain further details.

Of course, you can also use Apartments.com to search for places in other locations by entering addresses and ZIP codes. But this real estate app works best when you’re hunting apartments on the ground in the neighborhoods you’re targeting.