Financing is an integral part of the home-buying process. In June, we launched the Zillow Mortgage Marketplace App as a tool consumers can use to help make more informed decisions about the financial aspects of home buying and financing. We’ve learned that users love the intuitive design, and found that the calculators and mortgage information were convenient and helpful tools to have on hand when making important home financing decisions. People have used a Zillow Mobile mortgage calculator more than half a million times since we brought Zillow Mortgage Marketplace to mobile in June 2011.
Today, we are excited to announce the addition of Zillow Mortgage Marketplace to the Zillow iPhone App. Now, the Zillow iPhone App, the iPhone’s most popular real estate app, will give home shoppers easy access to financial tools like mortgage calculators and real-time mortgage rates, as well as to Zillow’s innovative mortgage shopping experience whenever and wherever they need it.
Picture this: using the Zillow iPhone App, a home shopper can search for and find their dream home from Zillow’s database of over 100 million homes. While standing in the living room, they can find out if they can afford it, or how much the monthly payment would be. And if it fits their budget, users immediately can get personalized loan quotes and start the pre-approval process –without leaving the Zillow iPhone App.
In addition to the integration of Zillow Mortgage Marketplace, Zillow iPhone App users will see faster map performance, ease-of-use improvements in saving searches, filtering, and managing saved searches. We’ve also created a new Zillow iPhone App home screen to make it easier to access your favorites, saved searches and mortgage calculators.
Zillow operates the most popular platform of mobile real estate applications across iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry and Windows Phone 7. In September, home shoppers viewed more than 2.4 million homes every day on Zillow apps, that’s 28 homes every second.
Give it a try – if you already have Zillow’s iPhone App, make sure you install the most recent update. If you haven’t tried the Zillow iPhone App yet, you can download it in the iTunes AppStore for free!