advance payment annuity
advance payment annuityA regular payment made at the beginning of each month, year, or other period.It is relevant to real estate because many financial calculations,such as those possible in Microsoft Excel or on a financial calculator, require entry of different formulas depending on whether you are solving for an advance payment annuity (also called an annuity due) or an ordinary annuity.Any time you want to solve an equation that involves a payment received at the beginning of a period, such as rent, you use the format for advance payment annuity. Any time you want to solve an equation that involves a payment received at the end of a period, such as mortgage payments,you use the format for ordinary annuity.
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