Search for your home with your smartphone

Coldwell Banker releases Web sites for BlackBerry and other smartphones.

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It sure is hard to keep your home these days, and it's not a good time to sell it, either. But if you just want to look around, checking the market, it has never been more convenient.

Recently, I blogged about how you can search for a new home on your iPhone, but now, if you own a BlackBerry or any other smartphone, you can do that, too.

Coldwell Banker, the company that released the iPhone-optimized home-hunting Web site, announced recently its new Web sites designed specifically for BlackBerry and other smartphone users.

BlackBerry owners can just go to coldwellbanker.com on their phone, while those who have other type of smartphone, such as the AT&T Tilt, will need to log on to m.coldwellbanker.com to access the new sites.

Thought not as intuitive as the site made for the iPhone, the new sites for BlackBerry and smartphones are easy enough to navigate through the same features, including home search and home value calculator. You can also contact an agent directly once you've found a property that you are interested in as well as view the photos of the property.

Now if only there were a Web site that tells you what to do to solve this home mortgage crisis. For this, you will need to go out and vote responsibly.