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Easy installation and minimal learning curve help you be productive right away.
- The user interface is based on MS Office and MS Excel and is easy to learn, especially for people with previous MS Office and/or Excel experience. Excel 97 or 2000 is required. Operating systems supported are W95, W98, NT4, W00, and WME.
- The online help files, context sensitive help tools, and glossary make this software easy to use and educational. The computer literacy required is minimal. Previous experience with real estate investments is helpful, but not required.
Registered Software with more capabilities is also available. When a user purchases Registered Software, they get a CD and printed documentation and examples. Their Registered Software CD contains the software suite with the Registered Software product(s) they purchased plus Free Versions of software products they did not purchase. All RealBenefits software products in the suite can function as standalone software or can also integrate as part of the suite, regardless of version.
Prices start at $125 and go up to $1,500.
Registered Software CDs typically contain a combination of Free and Registered Software in the suite since most users buy some, but not all, products.) The following software is always included in every suite on every CD, but the versions will vary according to which software is purchased. Any software not purchased is included in the suite as a free version with some functionality limitations. Prices vary depending on which software is purchased.
**Appreciation software *- Freeware - fully functional. Analyzes past appreciation to obtain a reasonable estimate of future appreciation. For residential, income properties, and commercial real estate. There is no Registered Version of this software. It is always free.
Amortization software- Free Version or Registered Version depending on if the Registered Version was purchased. The Free Version limits the maximum loan amount to $250,000. The Registered Version has no limitations. Both versions can accept up to 30 balloon payments. For residential, income properties, and commercial real estate.
APOD software- Free Version 250K or a Registered Version depending on if a Registered Version is purchased. Buy the version that meets your needs. The Free Version 250K is fully functional for properties with values up to $250,000. Each Registered Version has a higher limit on the maximum property value it can accept. Registered Versions are 500K, 1M, 5M, 10M, and 100M.
This software makes operating statements that conform to standard real estate practices. These operating statements are the standard tool for income properties and commercial real estate. Buy the version that meets your needs.
SCF software- Free Version or a Registered Version depending on if a Registered Version is purchased. The Free Version is fully functional for properties with monthly gross income up to $15,000. The Registered Version has no limitations.
The Start-up Cash Flow software analyzes income properties from the date an occupancy permit is issued to 24 months later. It analyzes Cash Flow and determines how much cash reserve is need to carry a property from the date construction is completed to when the property is fully rented or leased. For newly constructed income properties and commercial real estate.
Benefits IPO software- Demo Version or a Registered Version depending on if a Registered Version is purchased. The Demoware Version 250K limits the maximum property value to $250,000 and has the interest rate locked at 7%. Each Registered Version has the interest rate unlocked and has a higher limit on the maximum property value it can accept. Registered Versions are 500K, 1M, 5M, 10M, and 100M.
This software makes the most complete 10-year financial analysis possible and makes the most attractive printed presentations of any analysis software. It follows real estate and then makes adjustments to bring the analysis back inline with accounting practices. It examines all the financial benefits of owning an income property.
It can accommodate part-ownership situations and make a separate analysis for each part-owner in the subject property (such as partners, stockholders in corporations or LLCs that own the subject property, etc.). It accommodates all entity types that can own property.
It can also take into account Starker 1031 exchanging into and/or out of the subject property and the effects this has on Depreciation, Capital Gains Tax, IRR, Net Proceeds, etc.
The Benefits IPO software contains a glossary that explains pertinent commercial real estate and accounting topics and how they interrelate. The glossary also explains how these topics relate to the software. The glossary is actually an encyclopedia because it contains extensive text explanations and mathematical explanations and examples.
CPAs can add their own custom analysis to the built in one by using the “User Editing Mode”.
The Benefits IPO software is for all types of income properties and commercial real estate.
Year 2000 Compliance
This software runs in MS Excel 97 or Excel 2000. According to Microsoft, Excel and its workbooks (and therefore RealBenefits software) are Y2K compliant if all the latest MS Office Service Releases(aka Service Packs) are installed.
According to RealBenefits’ tests, RealBenefits software is Y2K compliant whether any MS Office Service Releases are installed or not.
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