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Real Estate Financial Modeling Accelerator (Updated Jan 2021)

Since starting A.CRE, Michael and I have fielded email after email requesting a more structured real estate financial modeling training program on the site. Over the years, we've covered hundreds of real estate modeling topics in our blog,…
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Watch Me Build Data Tables For Real Estate Sensitivity Analysis

This is a 3 part mini-series on using data tables in Excel to perform real estate sensitivity analysis. In this series, I'll walk you through how to build both one-variable and two-variable data tables in parts 1 and 2. And in Part 3, I'll walk…
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Modeling a Mortgage Loan Assumption Using the All-in-One

I recently had a discussion in the All-in-One support forum about how to model a mortgage loan assumption using my All-in-One Model for Underwriting Acquisitions and Development. Prior to version 0.77, this required manually overriding various…
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Watch Me Build A Construction Draw Schedule (Updated Jan 2020)

In the following video, I record my screen and narrative my steps as I build a basic construction draw schedule. I've also included the template and completed worksheets from this Watch Me Build exercise. Basic Construction Financing &…
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University of Wisconsin-Madison – Undergraduate Real Estate Profile

Perspectives on the University of Wisconsin-Madison Real Estate Undergraduate Degree The Real Estate and Urban Land Economics major in the Wisconsin School of Business promotes a well-rounded and in-depth learning experience for its students.…
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Cornell University – Undergraduate Real Estate Profile

Before coming to Cornell University to pursue an undergraduate degree in Hotel Administration, I was somewhat aware of the real estate educational opportunities offered in the Hotel School, but did not expect they would play such a significant…
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Using SUMPRODUCT to Calculate Weighted Average in Real Estate

In my experience, using the SUMPRODUCT function in Excel to calculate weighted average is one of the most oft-used Excel techniques in real estate financial modeling. I learned this technique on day one of my first real estate internship and…
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How to Create Dynamic, In-Cell Buttons and Toggles in Microsoft Excel

Creating intuitive, user-friendly, visually appealing models is one aspect of mastering real estate financial modeling. One way to make your models easy for people to use and more attractive in general is to use dynamic, theme-appropriate, in-cell…