UK users - Kirstie & Phil's House Hunter for iPhone
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TV’s house buying gurus, Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer have launched a brand new iPhone app designed to offer expert advice to home buyers searching for their dream properties.
‘Kirstie & Phil’s House Hunter’ app, available from iTunes, is the first to allow buyers to search across thousands of UK properties while being guided through every stage of the house buying process, from searches and viewings to making an offer and closing the deal.
House Hunter is packed with videos and audio tip guides from Kirstie & Phil and contains chapters including a definitive guide to finance, mortgages, dealing with agents, legal processes and exchange and completion.
In addition, the app enables users to store, score and make notes on each property as well as add their own photos. By shaking the iPhone, users can also hear a selection of audio tips direct from Kirstie & Phil.
Phil Spencer says: “We know from helping hundreds of people through the buying process that the same problems and pitfalls arise time and time again and that’s why we’ve created the app. It’s the first to combine an extensive property search function with great tools to help buyers manage their individual search, from tracking and scoring viewings, calculating finances and doing the deal to managing the move. As such we hope it will go some way to keeping the process stress free for house hunters, as well as on budget.”
Kirstie Allsopp adds: “Going over your intended budget isn’t always a bad thing if it means getting your dream home for a price you can still afford. However with house prices as low as they are at present it should be a buyers market. Factors like estate agent fees and stamp duty will leave a serious hole in a budget if they’re not prepared for and it’s staggering to find out how many people are being caught out.”
‘Kirstie & Phil’s House Hunter’ is available now from the iTunes store priced at just £3.49 and integrates the Zoopla search engine to enable users to search for properties anywhere in the UK, as well as call or email agents directly from the app. Packed with videos, tips and advice from Kirstie & Phil, House Hunter provides a comprehensive guide to buying a home.
The app has been jointly developed and produced by The Talent and Brand Ventures team at BBC Worldwide and Raise The Roof Productions.
Further details about the app can also be found on Kirstie and Phil’s website and YouTube Channel which features an exclusive introduction to the app from Kirstie and Phil.