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Evolution of Green Real Estate Properties

The ideologies of the buyers in the real estate industry have been drastically changed over the years. All they need is eco-friendly or environmental properties with required facilities. Some of the environment friendly features are:

Use of renewable energy sources
The current trend in the market is demand for eco-friendly properties. Use of solar energy in water heating appliances, air conditioners and inverters can attract many buyers. This kind of energy sources can reduce their E-bills.

Rainwater collectors
Rainwater harvesting is effective way of storing rainwater for domestic usage. By using this method in our home, a large scale of water scarcity can be reduced.

Use of wooden furniture’s
Consumers are considering organic materials like wood and bamboo to be used in interior furniture. Plywood made from wood chips and window treatment, which include bamboo shades are some of the organic designs evolving in the green properties. Wooden furniture can add warmth, richness, comfort and finesse to the household area.

Natural landscaping
It is one of the important factors for the green real estate property. Properties, which have native plants and trees growing in and around the surroundings, have much demand among the consumers. A property, which has artificial grass lawns, requires lot of water to be supplied whereas native plants and trees require only seasonal rainfall to grow. Plenty of water can be saved by having natural growing trees and plants.

Eco-friendly interior insulations
Interior insulation in home is necessary as it affects the room temperature. Use of eco-friendly insulations with wooden chips, cotton, small broken pieces of stones and rocks, newspapers, cellulose insulation can reduce the noise and green house gas emission. Natural insulations have a low embodied energy and are fully disposable/recyclable at the end of their life.

Due to the increased demand in green real estate, many firms have started to promote their properties as eco-friendly homes. Buyers are showing more interest in having energy efficient products and systems in properties. Many financial institutions and private sector firms are investing huge money in green real estate predicting its demand in the future. According to government policies, investors who are investing in this sector pay fewer taxes compared to commercial sector investing. Green building construction has become increasingly popular and construction of such buildings has been a great challenge in long run. A green building is setting up new avenues in sector and increases the talent among the architects, environmentalists and suppliers.

Real Estate Investment Software – Why the Benefit to Agents and Investors is Pure Logic

Real estate investment software is a true benefit to agents and investors engaged in real estate investing and rental property analysis in the same way a surfboard is a benefit to a surfer-it’s logical. Here’s what I mean.

Real estate investing is defined as the act of using money to purchase real estate for the sole purpose of holding or leasing it for income. In other words, real estate investment is about the money (or more concisely, the “bottom line”) and “How much money will the property make?” is the primary and ultimate concern for real estate investors.

Therefore, because investing is about numbers, investors are compelled to “run the numbers” when making investing decisions by default. Emotion plays almost no role in the business of real estate investing: investors look to a property’s financial performance and rates of return to decide whether to buy or sell.

Okay, now consider the logic for real estate investment software.

The better solutions calculate cash flow, rate of return and profitability, taxes, time value of money, along with creating a wide-range of compelling reports and charts, instantly and effortlessly.

In other words, investment software does exactly what those engaged in real estate investing require-it crunches the numbers. Moreover, it does so automatically, therein sparing the user the time-consuming and difficult (perhaps impossible) task of having to learn the formulas and format the reports on their own.

Consider the benefits:


  1. Cash flow and rate of return projections
  2. Computations for the most stringent ratios and analysis measures
  3. Concise revenue projections
  4. Compelling presentation-ready reports and charts
  5. Ready for immediate use

Plus, real estate investment software is affordable. For under $300, you can buy a software solution that provides the forms, makes the computations, and creates the reports you need to make wiser, more profitable investment decisions, compare various opportunities, and compose buyer, seller, lender, and colleague or partner presentations.

The best place to find real estate investment software in on the web. There are various solutions available, however, so take your time and browse around until you find the solution that best suits your business objective. Here are some tips:


  1. Examine the web site. Is it well organized, creative, informative, unobtrusive, and easy to navigate? Remember, the same company offering the program also publishes the website.
  2. Examine the software. Does it provide the financial data and reports that you want? If you’re not sure, call the company and ask them for clarification.
  3. Examine the screen shots. These will give you some idea of what the program will look like when you start using it.
  4. Look for customer satisfaction. What are others saying about the software? Do they appear qualified?
  5. Examine the support policy and developer profile. Does the company offer technical support? Does the software developer have real estate experience and is he approachable? Telephone contact with the developer who has business-related experience is always preferred.

Finally, consider what options are most important to you and be sure that the software provides it. Here are some ideas:


  1. Easy to learn and use
  2. Allowable number of units – one unit plus is preferred.
  3. Loan amortization – You want the ability to enter primary and secondary loans, as a loan assumption or as a new loan, and at a fixed or interest-only rate.
  4. Rates of return – In addition to computing for such things as cash flow, cap rate, and cash on cash return, does the software also compute all four elements of tax shelter and for time value of money?
  5. Concise, top-quality reports – Bear in mind that you might be trying to influence the opinion of a buyer, seller, colleague, or lender. At the very least, you want an APOD, proforma income statement, rent roll, acquisition report, and sales proceeds report. But also consider sensitivity and scenario reports, a comparable sales report, a marketing package (executive summary), amortization tables, and charts. Be sure that the reports are top-quality.
  6. Special features – Does the software provide seamless printing, a picture function, branding and name-rider integration, email capability, help file, and so on?

This article would have been impossible several years ago. But with the advent of the computer, it is possible for agents or investors to benefit from real estate investment software. And now, thanks to the Web, a software program can be researched, purchased, downloaded, and put into use without you having to leave your seat and before your second cup of coffee.