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The Kenyan Stock market hasn’t been up to good returns so far this year, and being an election year, the market has not shown much optimism about it. As always, real estate offers a good alternative to investors if you know what to do. To have an ace up one’s sleeve; professionals and non-professionals alike could do with some technological help. Easy, there’s an app for everything, and for real estate too. So we have compiled a list for the top 5 mobile apps that could make your work easier if you will be dealing in real estate this year.

  1. DealCheck

This is a simple and fast app for analysing and comparing investment properties on your phone or tablet. It offers amateurs as well as professionals access to powerful analysis, projection and reporting resources to quickly analyse any investment in property. With DealCheck you can analyse several aspects of the deal including cash flow, investment returns, and income/profit projections. The app has over 10,000 downloads and is available on Android and iOS.

  1. Real Estate Dictionary

Real estate players use some technical terms often. To keep up to date you may need to learn some terms and definitions. Real estate dictionary gives you access to thousands of real estate definitions and terminology from multiple authoritative directories. These include definitions and information on mortgages, property law, closing costs, down payments, commissions, real estate organizations, property types and more. You can also save bookmarks, conduct voice search and share with friends. The app has 10,000 plus downloads on App Store.

  1. Real Estate Buy and Sell a House

If you are a novice and would like to learn some stuff or you just need occasional quick reminders, this is the right app for you. This app brings you up to speed on real estate investing by offering free short courses on real estate investing, buying and selling right on your mobile device. You can learn about investment strategies, tools for accessing funding, identifying opportunities, flipping techniques, mortgage secrets and other leverage options, refinance, REITs and more. There are also scheduled lesson times and reminders and even a tool for note taking. Check it out. The app has 1000 plus downloads on App Store.

  1. Karl’s Mortgage Calculator

Are you unnerved by the confusing numbers for your mortgage? You could as well make this app your friend for the deal. To begin with, it helps you calculate mortgage payments given principal, interest and term and to reverse calculate any of the variables. It can also calculate the size of your mortgage given a down payment, manipulate monthly payments, and it offers multiple rounding options on loan calculations. In addition, it supports fixed and adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) loans with up to five changes in interest rates and you can also input and display of multiple currencies. The app already has 1000000+ downloads on App Store.

  1. Real Estate Commission Calc.

The commission is the mainstay for real estate agents and brokers. If you are one or you know one, here is something for them. This app is a commission calculator for real estate agents. With the sales price of the property, you could calculate the total commission, total tax payable on commission, agent commission split, total tax for the agent, brokerage commission split and total tax for the brokerage. Having all these features on your mobile could make the difference between whether you get to do a deal fast or not.

The list is not exhaustive and there are sure more apps you can find online to suit your needs, so go ahead and choose what suits you best.

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