Attention would-be homeowners: Redfin Real Estate released its official Android in app into the Android Market! It's a well laid out app, with all the bells and whistles to improve the overall quality of your house hunting experience. It offers an MLS powered search with "up to the minute" results, the ability to easily find homes and open houses in your area using geolocation, and it stays fully synchronized with your Redfin account. This ensures that all of your Redfin activity stays current, as everything that do on the website stays synced with your mobile and vice-versa.

While this app offers some incredibly nice features, it's not without its shortcomings - namely area limitations. Currently, it only support certain locations:

  • Southern California, Bay Area, and Sacramento
  • Seattle and Western Washington
  • Chicago Area
  • Washington DC
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Westchester County and Long Island, NY
  • Boston Area
  • Atlanta Area
  • Portland and Western Oregon
  • Phoenix Area
  • Austin Area
  • Dallas Area
  • Denver Area
  • Las Vegas Area

I'm not entirely sure how much ground "area" covers, but I can only assume it means most surrounding suburbs. Considering I don't live in any of the supported areas, though, I had no way to find out.

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If you're looking for a house and live in one of the covered areas, you should definitely grab the Redfin Real Estate app - it's free in the Android Market.