Posted 10/27/2014

Here at Mortgages Unlimited, we love finding new and interesting technology that can help make your life a little bit easier. Last week we introduced on our social media pages two great apps, MoveTools from State Farm and the new and improved Google Maps & Street View. Both of these apps are extremely helpful, Google Maps & Street View can help you find that perfect neighborhood for you and your family; while the MoveTools helps you stay organized and make your move stress free once the neighborhood is found and the dream home is yours!

The new and improved Google Maps & Street View is a great tool for anyone! We find it most helpful when researching a neighborhood for a potential home, looking at different communities, and discovering local favorite’s right in your backyard! The more you use it the more it will adjust to your style. When researching a neighborhood you may find a local park you love; with Google Maps you can star that park on the map and Google will bring up other parks in your area as well as a direct way to get there. By using the app frequently, Google Maps will learn more about you and your favorite activities and will cater the results to you and your family. Another cool aspect of Google Maps is its’ Street View.  With Google Maps Street View you can explore neighborhoods at street level, almost as if you were walking down the block. With Street View you are able to experience neighborhoods that you may want to live in, without physically driving through it, saving you both time and money.

Once you’ve chosen the house, toured the neighborhood with the 360-degree Street View and checked out all of the local amenities, now it is time to use the app MoveTools from State Farm. MoveTools is one of our favorite apps because it helps take the stress out of moving and can help you stay organized throughout the entire event. Enter in your move-in date and it will create a week by week checklist of deadlines and tasks so you won’t feel like you have forgotten something. Another feature that really made this app something to talk about is the interactive packing screen. You can go from room to room in your house and virtually pack your items. MoveTools will label each box so you can easily identify the contents without actually opening the box. From there an inventory is created for your possessions and the location of each box. You can search the inventory to find any item and make notes about specific items. MoveTools is a great app that helps you keep track of your possessions, organizes your boxes, and helps you stay on top of your move. It’s like having your own personal moving team right in your pocket!

Google Maps is available for iPhone, iPad and Android devices while State Farm’s MoveTools is only available for iPad and Android devices. Let us know your opinion on them and we would love to hear about apps that you love to use both in house hunting and moving.

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