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Scout your next piece of real estate with Homes.com

by Kate Currin

Take your real estate search on the go with the free Homes.com app for Android. This small, but mighty, app pulls up real estate listings for sale by location, as well as apartments for rent.

It's that simple. Just go to the neighborhood you're interested in, start driving or walking around. and peruse all the local listings from Homes.com. You can even view the listings in a map format to make homes easier to locate on scouting trips, and conveniently scroll through listings at the top of the map at the same time. A helpful function allows users to save searches for easy access later.

Modify search tools to view homes by minimum/maximum price, baths and beds, radius and property types, and sort the order with the advanced search function. There is also a quick search by MLS # if you have that available for a specific listing you're hunting, which makes this a practical tool for real estate agents.

Listings include price, photo, detailed information, agent contact information and more.

Overall, Homes.com is a fabulous, free tool to have in your house-hunting arsenal. Or, you can use it like me, to monitor the sales of condos in your building for fun.