Looking for an apartment or condo to rent is never fun. It’s tiring, annoying, and most of the time we end up scouring through hundreds of listings in the newspaper and Craigslist just to find a place that we are “okay” with.
I remember the last time I looked for a rental. It was in a smaller town, a place I really wanted to live, and finding listings was pretty tough. All of the realtors had flooded Craigslist on a daily basis, and because the ad space in the local newspaper was so expensive, most owner-based rentals were found by word of mouth or pasted to a cork-board at the local post office. It was really frustrating, and I remember being so close to just giving up, until, by a stroke of luck, I came across a home with an amazing landlord and a great monthly rent.
I just wish it wasn’t so hard. I know that one day I’ll end up leaving this great place and I’m dreading the process of finding a new place to live. However, after coming across a new app called “Lovely,” I’m not nearly as scared of renting as I used to be.
Lovely is an apartment and condo search aid from Discover Home Network. The application is one hundred percent free and might just be the most streamlined and cohesive home search aid available on iTunes. This tool is loaded with tons of information on apartment complexes, condominiums, and even townhomes. You’ll get access to photos, amenities, and contact information on thousands of locations, which will speed up your search dramatically. You won’t have to worry about searching through newspapers or scouring Craigslist for hours.
Lovely is really easy-to-use tool, which is great for anyone who isn’t as tech-educated or comfortable with complicated apps. Once you open up the tool, you’ll be presented with an easy-to-see search bar which will let you input cities, states, or even exact locations like addresses. Once you hit the search bar, you’ll be able to see any listings that are in or near the area you searched for, and you can increase the mileage scope of your search with a few simple swipes.
The detailed filter button will also give you access to a variety of search parameters. Check for locations by price, bedrooms, and available photos. You’ll even be able to filter out all the locations that won’t allow you to have your furry friends (we mean pets, unless you have unusually hairy friends, but that’s cool too).
I absolutely love this tool and I’ve been fiddling around with it for hours, just out of curiosity. The fact that it’s so comprehensive, yet free, makes it a must have. I can really appreciate what the developers did here, and I give them my personal thanks for creating a tool that takes all the worry out of the troubling prospect of househunting. Make sure you grab Lovely today from the App Store, after all, you never know when you might have to move, and this tool can help you better prepare for the unknown.