Chase announced good news for iPad users: It has customized its "Chase My New Home" app for the Apple tablet—and has added features to make it even better. More than 250,000 house hunters have downloaded the Chase My New Home app to their smartphones since it debuted last fall. It's the only app on the market that guides users through the home-buying process from start to finish.
"As more consumers feel better about the U.S. economy, they are relying on Chase My New Home to help them find and finance their next home," said Lisa Foradori, head of marketing and product at Chase Mortgage. "Our app gives them the tools to make smart decisions."
My New Home's tools—from searching home listings by ZIP code to calculating monthly payments—provide real-time help at each step of the homebuying process.
Consumers can: Search and rate homes using their own criteria; record notes; take photos and videos of the houses; calculate payments; and access more than 4,000 local Chase mortgage bankers.
The new app gives users more details about financing and about desired neighborhoods, including listings and neighborhood information—such as the school district and property history—about a specific area.
Users of the iPad app also can access the new My New Home YouTube channel directly from the app. The videos offer practical advice from both homebuyers and the experts they will meet throughout the home buying-process. Viewers can learn about a wide variety of subjects from key mortgage terms and how to select the right real estate agent to what to expect at closing.