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Inflation Rate Calculator Updated for Jan 2017

The US annual inflation rate for January 2017 jumped by the most four years according to government data released Wednesday, February 17. iCalculator, therefore, has updated its Inflation Rate calculator to reflect this most current inflation rate data. This enables you to now compute inflation rates from 1913 through January 2017. For example, you can now determine how much you would have to spend in January 2017 to equal the same buying power for goods and services you spent may have spent (say) $100.00 for similar goods and services in 1933. (Answer: $1867.99).

iCalculator’s Inflation Rate calculator does not limit you to either the years or the amount you want to compute, however. You can select any starting year and any ending year (e.g., 1913, 1962, 2013, and so on). And you can enter any amount (e.g., $1.00, $1,950, $25,500 and so forth).

So You Know

If you are a current user of iCalculator, the Inflation Rate calculator will automatically reflect this latest update the next time you calculate. Learn more about iCalculator…

Inflation Rate Calculator Updated for December 2016

The US annual inflation rate over 2016 climbed at the fastest pace in five years according to government data released Wednesday, January 18. iCalculator, therefore, has updated its Inflation Rate calculator to reflect this most current data. So you can now compute inflation rates from 1913 through December 2016. For example, you can now determine how much you would have to spend in December 2016 to equal the same buying power for goods and services you spent may have spent (say) $20.00 for similar goods and services in 1913. (Answer: $484.86).

iCalculator’s Inflation Rate calculator does not limit you to either the years or the amount you want to compute, however. You can select any starting year and any ending year (e.g., 1913, 1962, 1995, 2011, and so on). And you can enter any amount (e.g., $1.00, $20, $950, $2,500 and so forth).

So You Know

If you are a current user of iCalculator, the Inflation Rate calculator will automatically reflect this latest update the next time you calculate. Learn more about iCalculator…

Inflation Rate Calculator Updated To Reflect November 2016 Increase

The annual inflation rate jumped the most in over two years according to the government data released Thursday, December 15 as a result of a cost of living in the United States for the fourth month in a row.

iCalculator, therefore, has updated its Inflation Rate calculator to reflect this most current data. So you can now compute inflation rates from 1913 through November 2016. For example, you can now determine how much you would have to spend in November 2016 to equal the same buying power for goods and services you spent may have spent (say) $20.00 for similar goods and services in 1913. (Answer: $487.58).

iCalculator’s Inflation Rate calculator does not limit you to either the years or the amount you want to compute, however. You can select any starting year and any ending year (e.g., 1913, 1962, 1995, 2011, and so on). And you can enter any amount (e.g., $1.00, $20, $950, $2,500 and so forth).

So You Know

If you are a current user of iCalculator, the Inflation Rate calculator will automatically reflect this latest update the next time you calculate. Learn more about iCalculator…

The ProAPOD Website Has Been Redesigned to Improve Reader Comprehension

My ProAPOD real estate investment software website has been redesigned to make it easier for new visitors to more clearly comprehend the benefits of my software and generally to more easily navigate through its various pages.

Here’s a sampling of the changes I made.

  • The header. I eliminated the large image of the apartment building with the text that read “Invest with confidence with our award winning real estate investment software” and replaced it with a black banner and a larger label that simply reads “ProAPOD Real Estate Investment Software” (similar to this blog site).
  • The font. I changed the font style and size to make the text more interesting and easier to read.
  • The wording. The descriptions for each of the three solutions were rewritten to make it clearer to the reader what that solution does. Most paragraphs were shortened and made more concise.
  • Images. An “information” image was added to the Learning Center as well as the other pages that primarily provide helpful information to the visitor such as my real estate investing articles and videos, online real estate calculators, glossary of terms, and industry links.

Pease pay us a visit at ProAPOD Real Estate Investment Software and tell me what you think.

Calculating a Buyer’s Maximum Purchase Price

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Real estate agents and buyers are often faced with the dilemma of trying to calculate the maximum purchase price a buyer can afford to pay based upon certain buyer criteria.

  1. The buyers desired cash down payment
  2. The buyers desired monthly mortgage payment
  3. The buyers anticipated mortgage rate and terms

For example, let’s say that the buyer has $10,000 cash to put down, can afford to pay $1,200 per month, and would reasonably expect a bank to quote a fully amortized thirty-year loan at 5.9% interest rate.

The solution is fairly straightforward: cash down + loan amount = the maximum purchase price.

Okay, but the challenge is being able to calculate the correct loan amount at an interest rate of 5.9% that will fully amortize at $1,200 per month (principal and interest) for 30 years.

To make it easy for you, we have included a “Maximum Price” calculator in our iCalculator program. You just enter four lines of data to get the result. (Note illustration below).

maximum-purchase-price-form

So You Know

The buyer’s maximum purchase price is just one of over sixty online real estate calculators available in iCalculator. See them all at real estate calculators

Inflation Rate Calculator Updated for October Increase

According to government data released Thursday, November 17, annual inflation in the United States ran at the fastest rate in two years as consumer prices in October climbed the most they have in the previous six months of this year.

iCalculator, therefore, has updated its Inflation Rate calculator to reflect this most current data. That means you can now compute inflation rates from 1913 through October 2016. For example, you can now determine how much you would have to spend in October 2016 to equal the same buying power for goods and services you spent may have spent (say) $20.00 for similar goods and services in 1913. (Answer: $488.34).

But so you know: iCalculator’s Inflation Rate calculator does not limit you to either the years or the amount you want to compute. You can select any starting year and any ending year (e.g., 1913, 1956, 1988, 2015, and so on). And you can enter any amount (e.g., $1.00, $20, $780, $1,000,000, or whatever).

So You Know

Users never pay for updates. So if you are a current user of iCalculator, the Inflation Rate calculator will automatically reflect this latest update the next time you calculate. Learn more about iCalculator…

The ‘One-Page’ Marketing Package

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Once a real estate broker successfully obtains a listing to sell a rental income property, the next crucial event facing the broker is to get it sold. This is typically done using a marketing package that highlights all the important data related to the property so colleagues and potential real estate investors can preview it.

Though both of ProAPOD’s investing software solutions include a multi-page presentation typically referred to as an “Executive Summary”, they also include a one-page summary simply called the “Marketing Package” (illustrated below).

market package

The benefit of using this “one-page” marketing package is that it is very easy to distribute to colleagues at venues like real estate investing clubs. It provides more than enough property data for a real estate investor or agent to determine whether or not to pursue the property without having to carry a stack of multi-page reports.

So You Know

ProAPOD Agent 6 and Executive 10 real estate investing software solutions both create this one-page marketing package automatically…you simply enter the property data into the appropriate forms and print when you’re ready.

Inflation Rate Calculator Updated for September

According to government data released on Tuesday, Oct 18, the annual inflation rate rose 1.5% in September–a near 2-year high inflation jump. As a result, iCalculator has updated its Inflation Rate calculator to reflect this most current data. That means users can now compute inflation rates from 1913 through September 2016. For example, “How much would I have to spend in September 2016 to equal the same buying power for goods and services I spent $20.00 for in 1913?”

Of course, you’re not limited to those years. With our Inflation Rate calculator. you can select any starting year and any ending year (e.g., 1928 and 1952, 1988 and 2013, and so on). And you can enter any amount (e.g., $1.00, $1,000,000, or whatever).

Users never pay for updates. So if you are a current user of iCalculator, the Inflation Rate calculator will automatically reflect this latest update. Learn more about iCalculator…

The ProAPOD Website is Now Secure Per PayPal Requirements

ProAPOD Real Estate Investment Software replaced it’s previous shopping cart and added an SSL certificate to its site last week for added customer security.

That means that customers will always enter a secure site (i.e., “https”) when they set up their customer account information and then subsequently preview their shopping cart. Payment afterward is made at PayPal which, of course, has always been a secure website.

The change was a requirement made by PayPal. Several months ago they advised me that the website would have to be made secure by mid-September 2016 or I could no longer use their services to complete the sale of my software and calculator products. This, of course, made it mandatory for me to do whatever was required in order to satisfy PayPal.

As a result, the ProAPOD.com domain was moved to another server capable of handling the necessary modifications and additional SSL certificate. The project took several weeks and several hundred dollars but the result has been achieved. My ProAPOD website offers customers a more secure site to enter their names and address; all of their financial data will continue to be entered only on the PayPal site.

Regards,
James Kobzeff