Rehab estimating software

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Can anyone recommend a good rehab estimating software for iPad

I would not trust an app to estimate a rehab.

There is no substitute for good old fashioned knowledge and experience.

Originally posted by @Daniel Lang :

Can anyone recommend a good rehab estimating software for iPad

 It sounds like you are planning to loose some money.

I'm in the final stages of my first rehab project, and I found the estimating tools at homewyse.com to be surprisingly accurate for my area.  My contractor's pricing has been coming in toward the low side of the estimate range, but I would use the high side estimate and maybe even pad it a little to account for a worst-case scenario.  It's not an app per se, but rather a mobile-friendly website calculator that provides material and labor costs for just about any repair/upgrade you can think of.  I'm sure it's no substitute for years of rehab experience and in-depth knowledge of your local rehab costs, but for a newbie, it's certainly going to be better than pulling numbers out of thin air.  I used it in conjunction with J. Scott's rehab analysis spreadsheet:

http://www.biggerpockets.com/files/user/JasonScott...

I'm sure this isn't the most elegant solution, but it worked for me.  Hope this helps - happy rehabbing! 

I probably don't want to answer to a fly by night poster.

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