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A Note on the Accounting Model for Problem Real Estate Loans

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    Real estate lenders are required to account for troubled real estate loans under guidance provided by generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). GAAP prescribes that cash flows of a troubled loan be discounted at a rate substantially different than financial theory indicates. The accounting model can lead to poor economic decisions and may encourage creditors to restructure problem loans, rather than pursuing other legal remedies.

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    Article provided by American Real Estate Society in its journal Journal of Real Estate Research.

    Volume (Year): 5 (1990)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 381-392

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    Handle: RePEc:jre:issued:v:5:n:3:1990:p:381-392

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    Postal: American Real Estate Society Clemson University School of Business & Behavioral Science Department of Finance 401 Sirrine Hall Clemson, SC 29634-1323
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    Postal: Diane Quarles American Real Estate Society Manager of Member Services Clemson University Box 341323 Clemson, SC 29634-1323
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