The best apps to help you househunt, renovate and decorate

Printer-friendly versionSend by emailPDF version
Man with Mobile Phone

These days finding the perfect location to buy a property – and some great options for decorating it – is as easy as flicking through your phone. This list of our favourite Australian location and decorating apps will help you both before and after you move in.


Category: Interior design and renovation

Buying a house is just the start. Once you moved in, you’re going to want to make it feel like home. If you’re looking for inspiration, Houzz is a one-stop interior design shop. Highlights include eye-popping photos, helpful articles, an online furniture store, community forums and recommendations for professional help. A wellspring of ideas, tips, recommendations and suggestions for turning your house into a home, Houzz has every room covered.

Available for iOS and Android.


Category: Interior design and renovation

This ingenious interior mapping app has lots of uses, including crime scene investigation! But chances are, if you’re decorating or renovating you’ll be using MagicPlan. Create a floorplan of your home simply by taking photographs of its rooms – all without the use of a tape measure. Draw up your own space on the app, then save it as a PDF or JPG file, or upload it onto a website. Easy.

Available for iOS and Android.

Paint My Place

Category: Interior design and renovation

The days of swatches and sample pots are over. Paint My Place lets you take photos of your house and apply commonly-available commercial paint colours to the image. It’s designed to give you a sense of how the final result will look before the brush goes anywhere near the wall. It’s free, but the premium version lets you try multiple colours and save your experiments.

Available for iOS.


Category: Getting around

Moving to a new area means familiarising yourself with all the places you need to survive and thrive. Simple, effective and free, the AroundMe app helps you instantly find nearby points of interest by common categories, including restaurants, hotels, theatres, parking, hospitals and much more. View as a list or on a Google map. An ad-free, premium version is also available.

Available for iOS and Android.

Walk Score

Category: Getting around

Find out how close a specific address is to local shops, galleries and more, and see if you can cut down on petrol costs. From supermarkets and cafes to schools and parks, Walk Score gives you a list of nearby attractions and tells you how far away they are, lets you compare nearby suburbs, and gives every address and suburb an overall score out of 100. Walk Score is especially useful if you’re new to the area.

Available for iOS and Android.

Buying a home is a journey. Make it easier with the tools in your favourite toolbox – your phone. When you’re ready to buy, talk to your mortgage broker.

To contact a Darwin home loan from a Darwin mortgage broker call today on 0447 499 794. You can access our Mortgage Calculator here.


6 Steps to Fast Track the purchase of your First Home

Buying your first home is an exciting process.

Having the correct information will help you to achieve your First Home.

You will have questions such as:

What loan types are available?
Which lender do I use to get my loan?
How much can I borrow?
What will my repayments be?
Can I afford it?
What if I don’t have a deposit?

All these questions are valid and can be answered by downloading the free guide here.

My name is Nick Kirlew and I am a professional Darwin based mortgage broker here to help you achieve your goals and dreams.

The guide is to make the process of buying your first home as stress free as possible.

When you download this free guide it will help you begin this adventure by taking you through the 6 steps to fast track the purchase of your first home.

Nick Kirlew Mortgage Broker

First Home Buyers Guide Video - Episode 1

Printer-friendly versionSend by emailPDF version

Contact - 0447 499 794

Printer-friendly versionSend by emailPDF version
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
1 + 4 =
Solve this simple math problem and enter the result. E.g. for 1+3, enter 4.

Search form

Arafura Finance Brokers is an Authorised Representative (No. 420372) of BLSSA Pty Ltd, ABN 69 117 651 760. Australian Credit License Number 391237.

Find us on Facebook: Arafura Finance Brokers.

Contact Nick Kirlew Mortgage Broker on 0447 499 794.

Darwin, Refinance, Home Loans, First Home Buyer, Mortgage Brokers.