You are considering the purchase of an apartment complex
You are considering the purchase of an apartment complex. The following assumptions are made:
• The purchase price is $1,000,000.
• Potential gross income (PGI) for the first year of operations is projected to be $171,000.
• PGI is expected to increase at 4 percent per year.
• No vacancies are expected.
• Operating expenses are estimated at 35 percent of effective gross income. Ignore capital expenditures.
• The market value of the investment is expected to increase 4 percent per year.
• Selling expenses will be 4 percent.
• The holding period is 4 years.
• The appropriate unlevered rate of return to discount projected NOIs and the projected NSP is 12 percent.
• The required levered rate of return is 14 percent.
• 70 percent of the acquisition price can be borrowed with a 30year, monthly payment mortgage.
• The annual interest rate on the mortgage will be 8.0 percent.
• Financing costs will equal 2 percent of the loan amount.
• There are no prepayment penalties.
a. Calculate net operating income (NOI) for each of the four years.
b. Calculate the net sale proceeds from the sale of the property.
c. Calculate the net present value of this investment, assuming no mortgage debt. Should you purchase? Why?
d. Calculate the internal rate of return of this investment, assuming no debt. Should you purchase? Why?
e. Calculate the monthly mortgage payment. What is the total per year?
f. Calculate the loan balance at the end of years 1, 2, 3, and 4. (Note: the unpaid mortgage balance at any time is equal to the present value of the remaining payments, discounted at the contract rate of interest.)
g. Calculate the amount of principal reduction achieved during each of the four years.
h. Calculate the total interest paid during each of the four years. (Note: Remember that debt service equals principal plus interest.)
i. Calculate the levered required initial equity investment
j. Calculate the beforetax cash flow (BTCF) for each of the four years.
k. Calculate the beforetax equity reversion (BTER) from the sale of the property.
l. Calculate the levered net present value of this investment. Should you purchase? Why?
m. Calculate the levered internal rate of return of this investment (assuming no debt and no taxes). Should you purchase? Why?
n. Calculate, for the first year of operations, the: (1) overall (cap) rate of return, (2) equity dividend rate, (3) gross income multiplier, (4) debt coverage ratio.

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