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hAPPily Ever After: Apps that Can Help Land You in that New Home

Buying a home is no small task; conventional wisdom suggests hiring a realtor is well worth the investment. While an app cannot replace the expertise provided by a realtor, technology can play an important role by helping prospective buyers educate themselves and enter the process ready to engage.

The Mortgage Calculator App by Quicken Loans is a great place to start. The app allows potential homebuyers to calculate how much house they can afford as well as determine what a monthly payment will look like. Though the app exists to connect users with potential loan companies, consumers have no obligation to utilize that feature. The financial tools provided can go a long way to helping buyers develop an understanding of realistic price ranges and the long-term financial implications of various loan options. For its home affordability calculator alone, this app is worth the download. (Free; available for iOS and Android)