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A Note on the Accounting Model for Problem Real Estate Loans



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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  • William C. Handorf & J. Minor Sachlis, 1990. "A Note on the Accounting Model for Problem Real Estate Loans," Journal of Real Estate Research, American Real Estate Society, vol. 5(3), pages 381-392.
  • Handle: RePEc:jre:issued:v:5:n:3:1990:p:381-392

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    • L85 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Real Estate Services


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