Flavor of the Month: Apartment Investing
It comes as no surprise to those of us who are a bit long in the tooth:
The recent economic environment has been bad for almost everything, but
it's good for multi-family investment property.
When credit flows freely, almost anyone who can buy a house will buy a house.
(Whether they can pay for it after the closing is of course another
matter.) On the other hand, when credit tightens or dries up almost
completely, then the subprime prospects are frozen out of the housing
market, along with a sizeable group of perfectly responsible borrowers
who now find they can't clear the considerably elevated qualification
standards. It doesn't take tremendous insight to realize that most of
these people are now candidates for apartment space. Remember
Econ 101? Supply, demand, etc. Continue
Our programmers have been busy making
sure our products stay current with changes happening in hardware,
spreadsheets, tax laws and more.
- Users of our Real Estate Investment Analysis, Express
Editions, can request a new build that takes into account
the recent extension of the 15% capital gain tax rate for
sales through 2012. To request a new build, send us a support ticket.
- Our products now have full 64-bit
compatibility. That includes a new PDF printer, which
previously worked only on 32-bit machines.
- Our products now install with
native file formats for both Excel 2002/2003 and
2007/2010 for Windows, as well as 2004/2011 for Macintosh.
Positive Thinking -- Yale Real Estate Conference
A few weeks ago, Frank attended the Yale Alumni National Real Estate
Conference, put on each year by YAREA.
As always, they had
excellent speakers and panel discussions.
What he found especially interesting was the upbeat attitude toward
commercial real estate (re: homes, don't ask). As the day moved on,
many speakers were asked to name their expected "surprise" for 2011.
The surprises included greater availability of commercial financing,
more commercial deals, and even the start of a comeback for development
activity. It was encouraging to hear comments like these from some
hard-core real estate and finance people. Let's hope they're right.
founder Frank Gallinelli will be teaching real estate investment
analysis at Columbia again this summer in their MSRED
A number of colleges and universities have been using
our software for instructional
purposes in their classes on real estate finance and investment.
addition, many instructors also use texts
by Gallinelli to provide sample problems and
case studies. These books are available in both print and Kindle
If you would like to find out more about academic use of any
RealData product, please reach us via our online
- We will soon be offering webinars (some of them
online. Among the topics we're considering: Can Real Estate Still Be a Good
Investment? and Why
Do the Math? How Can You Benefit from 'Running the Numbers'.
We especially want to hear from you as to what topics you would like us
to cover, so please leave us a comment on our Facebook page.
- We have a growing page of videos
to help you get the most from RealData software. For example, learn how
to find the purchase price that will help you meet your investment
criteria or how to use our partnership analysis. You'll also find
except from some of Frank Gallinelli's lectures in the "YouTube" link
on the left side of our Facebook page.
In case you didn't get the memo, we've decided to join the 21st
century. Yes, RealData
is on Facebook.
on Social Media
You'll be happy to know that we didn't suddenly go soft in the head.
There are no baby pictures there, no recipes for banana muffins.
media is an efficient and immediate way to let you know
about upcoming webinars, ebooks, and other educational events and
resources. We'll also tell you about special promotions we're having,
and about new products and enhancements to our current products.
even get an occasional promo code for our software -- an exclusive
for our Facebook fans.
please accept our invitation, and
go to RealData's
Facebook page and click the "like" button at the
top of the page. That will take you through the door (literally) to our
if that's not enough, then follow Frank on
or connect with him on LinkedIn.
Free Shipping on RealData Software
We're continuing our offer of free USPS
first-class shipping on any software order over $50. For details, check
our real estate investment blog.
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