Available for Macintosh:
Real Estate Investment
Analysis, Version 16
We released the Windows version about eight weeks ago, and now we're
pleased to offer our Macintosh customers the latest edition
our most popular and powerful software tool for real estate
If you missed our January Dispatch you can check that out for a
closer look at the details of this new release, or you can go to our
website for complete info. One important note: You must have a
Mac running OS X and Excel 2011.
Because of the advanced capabilities in this release, Excel 2004,
2008 and other versions of Excel for Mac will not properly run REIA
v16 for Mac.
- The Decision Maker
The centerpiece of v16 is a new module called
"The Decision Maker," where you can stress-test your deal. There you
can toggle your main assumptions up
or down with arrows, while watching the effect of each change as it
instantly on the bottom half of the page. You'll see more than a dozen
cash flow and IRR as they update immediately.
- Detailed Capital
You can now choose to fill out a complete
year-by-year schedule of improvements, or simply enter an annual total.
- Detailed Closing
Likewise, you now have the option to itemize
closing costs or to enter a single amount.
- Improved Reports
We really do pay attention when users call and
say things like, "Why doesn't the partnership presentation show
cash-on-cash return?" We keep track of those requests, and you'll find
several now implemented in v16.
- Import Data from
Your Version 15 Analyses
If you're upgrading from v15
to v16 you can run a special function that will read all of the user
entries from an analysis you did in v15 and transfer that information
into the new version.
from Version 15
If you're currently a
registered user of v15, keep your eye out for an email from us with
Video Series - Evaluating an Income-Property Investment
We've just released a new six-part video series, How to
Evaluate an Income-Property Investment. It takes a mixed-use
property (so we can demonstrate both residential and commercial revenue
sources) and tracks the analysis process from a quick,
back-of-the-envelope first pass, through a more detailed look at
revenue, expenses, cash flows, taxes -- even partnership possibilities.
You'll end up reshaping the deal on terms that would work for you.
We use REIA
v16 to work through the analysis, so if you have that software we
hope you'll pick up a few pointers on that as well.
You can start by downloading
the written case study so you'll have the necessary facts and
figures. Then watch the first video in the series -- it's free.
If you want to continue, you can get more info and purchase the
remaining set of five
videos here. The regular price is $59, but Dispatch
subscribers can use this coupon code -- 2012video6 -- to take $10 off.
Gallinelli to Speak at BiggerPockets Real Estate Investing Summit and
Expo, March 23-4
founder and president, Frank Gallinelli, will be one of the featured
speakers at the BiggerPockets REI Summit
be held in Denver, March 23-24. He'll speak on,
Investment Analysis, Methods and Mindset -- What to Know, What to Do."
According to BP founder Josh Dorkin, "BiggerPockets is
having dozens of expert investors, commentators and educators speak to
an audience that is expected to include hundreds of attendees from
around the country. Through lectures, roundtables, and other session
formats, the event will cover topics including rehabbing, landlording,
investing in notes & mortgages, real estate financing & capital
raising, commercial investing, and much more."
As you probably know, we've been a big fan of
its early days, and we're not surprised that it has
grown to more than 85,000 members and 250,000 unique visitors each
month. What we like is that it steers
clear of the "guru" and get-rich-quick nonsense that is so common in
the industry, and focuses on genuine investor education and networking.
The forums are very valuable and well moderated. If you're not already
a member of BiggerPockets,
it's certainly worthwhile -- and free to join.
Hope to see you at the conference.
We always have an eye out for good educational resources, and since our
products are Excel based we were especially intrigued when we heard
out about GCFLearnFree.org.
What caught our attention in particular were the free online
tutorials for the various releases of Excel. It's no secret that
everything you know how to do in older versions of Excel or Word can
become a frustrating adventure in more recent releases. These tutorials
may help you either learn Excel from the ground up, or master the
changes in newer versions.
Free Shipping on RealData Software
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first-class shipping on any software order over $50. For details, check
our real estate investment blog.
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