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Competitive Software Upgrade

Does the use of inadequate real estate investment software leave you feeling weak, disillusioned, unfulfilled? We have the remedy… switch to RealData software. If you purchased any other commercially available real estate investment analysis software and would like to upgrade to a RealData product, we’ll give you a competitive upgrade discount of up to $99.

Here’s the deal:

Submit a support ticket through our helpdesk at http://www.realdata.com/helpdesk or call us at 800-899-6060. We will tell you how to submit your proof of purchase from a competing product. We’ll give you a credit toward the purchase of any RealData software product – a credit of $99 or the amount you paid for the competing product (taxes, shipping, media charges excluded), whichever is less. What a deal.

Fine print: New RealData software purchases only. Competitive purchases since 1/1/03. We reserve the right to accept/reject proof of competing product purchase. Offer may be withdrawn at any time. This discount may not be combined with any other discount or promotion.

RealData Software Updates

If you’re a user of RealData software we would like to be sure you’re using the latest version of our products. At the top of one of the first two worksheets in our Excel-based programs for Windows (for example, on the “General” sheet in Real Estate Investment Analysis) you should find a version number and a “build” number. We generally release new versions when we implement significant improvements, new builds for minor enhancements and bug fixes.

Compare your RealData programs to the latest versions and builds in the table below. If you don’t have the current version, you may qualify for a free or reduced-price upgrade. If you do have the latest version but not the latest build then you can definitely receive the latest at no charge.

To obtain a new build (free) or to find out the cost of an upgrade, submit a support ticket through our helpdesk, http://www.realdata.com/helpdesk Please include the program serial number if you can locate it – and, of course, your name.

Real Estate Investment Analysis, Standard v12 b1.10
Real Estate Investment Analysis, Lite v11 b1.09
Real Estate Investment Analysis, UltraLite v1 b1.05
On Schedule v3 b1.3.2
Personal Financial Statement v4.2 b1.1
Commercial / Industrial Development v4.0 b1.05
Understanding Real Estate Investments v2 b06.30.03
Comparative Lease Analysis v2 b1.02
RealStat v4.34 (no build number)
Exchangor v2 b1.01.

New Article – Simple Real Estate Investment Software – Simply Wrong?

Speaking of software that’s unfulfilling, we looked at a number of simple investment analysis programs. Naturally we some some nits to pick but more importantly we found that most of them oversimplified a fundamental principle of income-property analysis right out of existence. Read more about it http://www.realdata.com/ls/simple.shtml.

Customer Survey – Win $100, $200 or $300 off of your next purchase of RealData software

During 23 years in the software business, many of the ideas for product improvements and new applications have come from you, our customers. Up until now, we’ve been pretty informal about how we’ve collected your opinions. This month we’re introducing our customer survey, where you can tell us what you like about our products and service, what we can improve and what we might add to our product line. As an incentive, we’re offering 3 prizes worth up to $300 off of your next purchase of RealData software. If you don’t care to be entered in the drawing, you can take the survey in complete anonymity. Access the survey by going to http://www.realdata.com and clicking the survey link on the home page.

In either case, thanks for your participation.

New Featured Resource for Demographic/Geographic Data

We recently learned of a service that appears to have great promise for brokers, investors and developers. Maptitude provides mapping and geographic analysis tools. You can enter an address and in addition to locating it on a map, the service can provide answers to questions about proximity to highways, schools, parks, flood plains, etc. and supply extensive demographic information about the locations as well. Definitely worth a look: http://www.realdata.com/learn.shtml

New Article – California Dreamin’… About Base-Year Valuation

Last issue we renewed our invitation to readers of this newsletter to share their knowledge and experience by contributing articles for the “Learn” section of realdata.com. We received several good submissions, the first of which, from Michael Barton, Vice President of Real Estate Tax Services for Property Tax Assistance Company of Bellflower, CA, you can read here: http://www.realdata.com/ls/california.shtml Michael offers some interesting observations on dealing with property-tax assessments and base-year valuations in California.

New 1031 Exchange Analysis

In August we announced the release of a new program for the analysis of 1031 exchanges. If you’re involved with exchanges and haven’t taken a look, we urge you to do so.

With The Exchangor you can balance equities, evaluate boot given and received, estimate the realized and recognized gains, calculate the transfer basis and compare property cash flows. A convenient worksheet even helps you build a sample (i.e. pro forma) form 8824.

You can find more info at: http://www.realdata.com/p/1031/1031productpage.shtml The program is available for immediate download for just $195 or on CD for a small additional shipping charge.

Save a bundle with software bundles – special pricing

We continue to have a great response to the re-introduction of our special pricing for program bundles. Many of our customers find that they need more than one of our products and this is a great way to save. Check out the special pricing at http://www.realdata.com/prodcombo.shtml

Frank Gallinelli

RealData® Inc.

Have you tried our e-course? It covers topics ranging from simple mortgage calculations through property analysis and valuation. Check it out at: http://www.realdata.com

RealData® Inc. – Software for Real Estate Investors and Developers
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