by Laura Kocum
on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 at 2:24pm.
Have you tried the Mad City Dream Homes app yet? It's available for both iPhone and Android, and can be downloaded at no cost. The app simplifies your property search and comes with some key functions to make targeting the right properties simple.
In this case, we're looking at how to search for homes by school district. You start by hitting the search button on the home screen (lower left). This takes you to a map (lower right). Click on the magnifying glass at the top to define your search.
Since school district boundaries don't always match the home address, it is convenient to search for the specific school district you are targeting in your search. The app allows you to enter your preferred district, along with other information that is key to your search. Options include the number of bedrooms, bathrooms, square feet and price parameters. In this case, we're searching for homes in the Middleton-Cross Plains School District.
After entering your preferred information, hit "Search." This will be in the search section of the app (as pictured in the top left). The map will appear (middle image), and allow you to select properties that are in the areas of town you prefer. You can also select "list" in the bottom corner to see photos of the homes for sale (as pictured on the right). You'll notice in this case, that the homes are in Middleton, but also in Cross Plains, Westport and surrounding areas.
After getting the list, you can browse the homes that matched your search. You can also sort them by price, and by the recency of the listing. You can choose to save your search. This will allow you to track properties that meet your preferences over time. You can also register with us. This free service allows you to tell us exactly what properties interest you. Then, we will email you updates when new listings meet your criteria, or when there is a price change on a property you might consider. In either case, we are trying to make your home search as easy as possible. Take a look at the app, and we think you'll enjoy its simplified search features.