lump sum purchase of assets and subsequent events carter develop 253299

Lump-Sum Purchase of Assets and Subsequent Events Carter Development Company purchased, for cash, a large tract of land that was immediately platted and deeded into the following smaller sections:

Section 1, retail development with highway frontage

Section 2, multifamily apartment development

Section 3, single-family homes in the largest section

Based on recent sales of similar property, the fair market values of the three sections are as follows:

Section 1, $630,000

Section 2, $378,000

Section 3, $252,000


1. What value is assigned to each section of land if the tract was purchased for

(a) $1,260,000,

(b) $1,560,000, and

(c) $1,000,000?

2. How does the purchase of the tract affect the balance sheet?

3. Why would Carter be concerned with the value assigned to each section? Would Carter be more concerned with the values assigned if instead of purchasing three sections of land, it purchased land with buildings? Explain.

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