Have you ever wondered where and how you even start looking for that dream home?

Well wonder no more.

From buying your first apartment as a young professional to trading up to a bigger place when you get married and have children is an exciting milestone and a daunting commitment. It takes careful research, diligent financial planning and a bit of luck to find your perfect place and close the deal.

According to Richard Gray, Harcourts Africa’s Chief Executive Officer, buying property in your 20s or 30s might be one of the best decisions of your young adult life. You can get started with research from your smartphone, with the help of thispick of the Android apps for house-hunters in South Africa.

1. PGP Reality

Pam Golding Properties’ augmented reality app brings to life additional content on its printed advertising and marketing material. Enhance your property search experience by viewing property videos, links to the listings or agent contacts, 3D models and more.

Get it here: PGP Reality

2. Seeff Property Search Engine

Download the Seeff app and search through over 35 000 properties to rent or buy. The Seeff app makes it quick and easy to filter your search to find only the homes that meet your criteria. The app also allows you to contact an agent to find out more.

Get it here: Seeff Property Search Engine

3. Property24.com

Download the Property24 app and find your perfect home to buy or rent from thousands of listings from leading estate agents.

Get it here: Property24.com

4. Private Property

Whether you’re planning to buy or rent, this app will inspire your search and ensure you find the home of your dreams.

Get it here: Private Property

5. South Africa Property Prices

The application shows average property prices in South African provinces, cities and suburbs. This app also has an affordability calculator to help you make financial decisions, as well as being able to compare suburb prices.

Get it here: South Africa Property Prices

6. Gumtree Local Ads - Buy & Sell Cars, Home & More

Find properties with Gumtree, and perhaps even some furniture and appliances for your new home - the possibilities are endless.

Get it here: Gumtree Local Ads – Buy & Sell Cars, Home & More

7. Ooba Home Finance App

Use the Ooba app to quickly calculate bond affordability, and transfer costs, home loan amortisation, additional home loan deposit savings, and much more.

Get it here: Ooba Home Finance App