The main interface is well-suited for those who simply want to browse. After letting the app access your current location, HomeFinder.com Real Estate Search rounds up the properties for sale nearest to you. You can scroll from side to side, looking at exterior shots of the various homes, or select from three other options: “Homes for Sale,” “Open Houses,” and “Homes for Rent.”
But wait, there’s more! You can also use the HomeFinder.com Real Estate Search app to “save” properties that interest you, or search for a specific property that caught your eye while you were out and about. The map view is a great way to review the properties near you (and a perfect way to view homes in a certain neighborhood.)
There are a couple of downsides. Not everyone who is hunting for a house wants to sync their search with a computer, or have their searches tied in with a Facebook or HomeFinder.com account. However, the app is otherwise well-designed, and functions very well whether you are logged in or not.
While there were some duplicate listings (at least in my geographic area), overall the results turned up by HomeFinder.com Real Estate Search were quite good. Whether you looking to rent or own (or just looking because looking is fun), this app is a treat for anyone who wants to browse their local real estate listings from their couch. This app proves just how easy house hunting can be.
HomeFinder.com Real Estate Searchis compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.