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Quiz: Home Buying Gadgets
by Staff
Buying a house is a bit easier these days thanks to technology. There are now so many tools to aid us in the process that we can do much of the work from home. Check out our quiz to see what you know about these high-tech tools for home buying.

How much do most real estate apps on the iTunes App Store cost?

  • $0 - $.99
  • $.99 - $1.99
  • $.3.99 - $4.99
  • $8.99 - $14.99

What online map service includes a "real estate" feature that lets you search for houses for sale?

  • MapQuest
  • Google Maps
  • Yahoo Maps
  • Bing Maps

What real estate company, now focused on making mobile apps, was awarded a patent in the field of mobile GPS real estate search way back in 2000?

  • Zillow.com
  • RE/MAX
  • Smarter Agent
  • Trulia.com

What online map service includes a "bird's-eye view" for an angled, rather than strictly top-down, look at buildings?

  • MapQuest
  • Google Maps
  • Yahoo Maps
  • Bing Maps

Which smart phone operating system allows you to try an application for 24 hours and receive a refund if you don't want to keep it?

  • iOS
  • Android
  • Symbian
  • Windows Phone 7

Point-and-shoot digital cameras are perfect for taking pictures of a house to review later. How much does the average point-and-shoot cost?

  • $10 - $50
  • $50 - $100
  • $100 - $200
  • $250 - $500

How many iPhone apps categorized as "real estate" are in the iTunes App Store?

  • 100+
  • 250+
  • 500+
  • 750+

What is the name of the U.S. government's official sex offender registry?

  • Federal Family Protection Database
  • Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Web site
  • Family Watchdog
  • Keep Children Safe

What non-government Web site also provides sex offender information?

  • Federal Family Protection Database
  • Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Web site
  • Family Watchdog
  • Keep Children Safe

Which online real estate search service will match you with a local agent, and prides itself on a 15 percent or 50 percent commission refund?

  • Zillow.com
  • Trulia.com
  • Ziprealty.com
  • Redfin.com

Real estate search sites often advertise that they have houses from the MLS. What does MLS stand for?

  • Multiple Listing Service
  • Municipal Listing Service
  • Multitudinal Listing Service
  • Multiple Licensing System

How much does it cost to register an account at popular real estate Web site Zillow.com?

  • $0
  • $5 annually
  • $15 annually
  • $30 annually

Which site ranks No. 1 on the tracking site Alexa.com as the most popular real estate Web site?

  • Realty.com
  • Trulia.com
  • Zillow.com
  • RE/MAX

One of these real estate Web sites highlights a "blog of the week" from a real estate expert. Which is it?

  • Zillow.com
  • Redfin.com
  • Trulia.com
  • Ziprealty.com

Which real estate search Web site requires you to register an account before viewing information and photos from properties for sale?

  • Zillow.com
  • Redfin.com
  • Trulia.com
  • Ziprealty.com