For each of the questions below
(i) identify what the question is asking you to determine (fv, pva, etc); and
(ii) calculate the answer using excel. Assume compounding period corresponds to the
payment period unless specified differently in the problem. A
CASE STUDY I
Jodi and Jacob Jones bought a lovely waterfront home in Old Saybrook in February, which
included a beach area extending to Long Island Sound. Throughout the winter, they looked
forward to the summer months, when they could sit at their own be
1. Find one online article or site that describes how technology is changing the way we
use real estate. Reference the site, and provide a brief summary (not cut and paste) of
the article's main point.
Article: How Technology Affects The
The internet has changed the search process for available real estate supply (both
residential and commerical property for sale and rent) radically over the past few years.
For example, homebuyers no longer have to travel to the city where they might be
Martha Stewart sold her home at 48 Turkey Hill Road South, Westport, Connecticut in
How much is it worth today? We can find information online to help us getting started
with this type of analysis.
First, find the Westport tax assessor's proper
Read Cushman and Wakefield's MarketBeat report, looking at the current status of the
office market for the fourth quarter of 2012 in Hartford.
Answer the following questions:
1. What is the overall vacany rate in the Hartford office market? What does vaca
Your group has just been hired as part of the real estate team at iLuv Sports, a sporting
balls company. You have been given the assignment to determine where to locate the
following company facilities:
the companies corporate offices
the basketball man
Mortgage Financing Concepts GROUP ASSIGNMENT
Now that you are a successfully employed college graduate, you have decided to buy a
condo in South Norwalk near the water.
The asking price is $139,000, but you believe that you will be able to contract to buy
Due to quantatitve easing ("QE" - monetary policy used by U.S. Federal Reserave Bank
to stimulate the economy - google it to learn more), some analysts expect that the US
may experience significant future inflation and corresponding increases i
Subject property is a 75 year old single-family house in a residential neighborhood that is made up of homes
similar in size, style, and age. The homes in the area appear to be well maintained and landscaped. The subject
property is 1,650 square feet with
(1) Sam and Sally Seller sign an exclusive right to sell listing agreement with Ron, a real
estate broker that owns Right Realty. What duty(ies) does Ron owe the Sellers? In what
situation(s) will the Sellers be obligated to pay compensation to Ron?
Bing Lee has a one year lease for an apartment in Wallingford, Connecticut.
He is currently upset with his landlord because the toilet is continually overflowing,
although it is unclear whether the problem is due to Bing flushing Kitty Litter down the
Billie Brady is purchasing a house listed with Raveis Real Estate and owned by Sara and
Scott Santana. While the listing price is $230,000, Billie decides to make an offer of
$190,000. The offer is contingent upon being able to obtain a mortgage for 80% o
CAPM (capital asset pricing model)
- First proposed by William F. Sharpe
- Provides a prediction between risk of an asset and its expected return
o Provides a benchmark rate of return for evaluating possible investments
o Helps make an educated guess as t