Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Need Help Looking for an Apartment?
Hey there friends. You know, a few years back, when my wife and I married, we struggled to find a place to call our own. We were newlyweds with kids and we needed to find a place to call our own. We did what most people do while they're searching for a place, we stayed with family. Staying with family has it's perks, but let's face it, there is no place like a place to call your own. During our search, we went through online listings, we drove around looking for "for rent" signs, we even went as far as to pay for an "exclusive" list of available apartments. It was a HUGE pain. I would not want my friends to go through the hell that is apartment hunting without useful and proficient tools.
Good thing we live in a time where technology is there to aid us. This is why the iPhone's latest application is a godsend to those that are in the hunt. MyNewPlace is a is a great app that lists over 6 million apartments and rental homes across the US. You can easily filter searches to specify for exactly what you need. You can find MyNewPlace in the iPhone app store and because it's absolutely free, you won't need to waste time and money on "exclusive" lists when the the MyNewPlace app is updated frequently. One of the great features of the app, and my personal favorite, is the option to search for listings based on your phone's GPS. This is great because for those that have been on the search for a place to rent have more than likely experienced the following scenario:
You drive through a beautiful neighborhood, your significant other LOVES the area, but you have not the slightest of clues as to where there is a place to rent since you're driving aimlessly hoping to run into a "For Rent" sign. You drive off feeling pretty bummed out that you couldn't find anything after driving around for up to an hour.
Don't let that happen to you! With the MyNewPlace, the above could have been easily averted by searching through your phones GPS. It would readily display the locations that were for rent and instead of driving around wasting time, you'd actually be checking out the places to see if they suit your needs.
Apartment and home hunters need to get this free application. Do not let the renting game damper your hopes of finding a good home. You can find all the information you need in regards to the application at http://www.mynewplace.com/iphone .
Still not convinced it's a great app? Check out the demo below. Happy hunting and good luck! Later.