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New App Provides Instant Home Details

New, free app HomeSnap tells you everything about a home, including square footage, number of bedrooms/bathrooms, estimated price and more.

Let’s say you’re visiting some friends across town and you decide to go for a walk. As you turn the corner, you notice the perfect house. 

Your friends just moved into the neighborhood, so they gave you an idea of the average price in the area. However, this particular house looks like it’s just finishing up renovations.  

The price could really be anything, and yeah, it might look great, but how big is it? How do you know it has enough space for a family of 4 (and growing)? How do you find out the answer to all of your questions?  

It’s easy, actually. Thanks to a new app called HomeSnap. You just snap a picture of the house with HomeSnap. HomeSnap lets you discover information about any home nationwide just by taking a photo of it.  

A combination of mobile phone sensors are used to determine location and orientation as well as MLS and public records data. HomeSnap can tell you everything about a home, including how many square feet it has, the number of bedrooms/bathrooms, its estimated price and more. 

And it can do so even if the house is not on the market. More importantly, the app is actually fun to use. 

The app also keeps track of the history of your snaps to help you remember the houses you’ve seen. This feature can not only help consumers recollect their searches but it can help build a crowd-sourced database containing pictures of homes.  

The inventory can really help pin point a certain style or area the buyer is interested in, which in turns helps a realtor be more successful in the search for their client’s perfect home. 

On the seller side, if you’re just curious about how much your home is actually worth, just take a picture of it. Get pricing of other homes in the area but just going for a walk in the neighborhood.  

HomeSnap is so easy and fun to use, and you’ll find yourself snapping pictures like crazy. And the best part about this cool app: it’s free.

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Cathy P. June 12, 2012 at 10:12 PM
Invasion of privacy maybe? Yes, I know the data it's pulling up is all public information anyway, however most people don't know where to go to find that information. With this, it's at the tap of a button. Would you be happy if a stranger took a photo of your house, while your kids are playing in the yard for example? Do property owners have the right to opt out of this? Just a thought.

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