(a) Did he recover his investment and a 12% per year return?

1. Ten years ago, Jacobson Recovery purchased a wrecker for \$285,000 to move disabled 18-wheelers. He anticipated a salvage value of \$50,000 after 10 years. During this time his average annual revenue totaled \$52,000.

(a) Did he recover his investment and a 12% per year return?

(b) If the annual M&O cost was \$10,000 the first year and increased by a constant \$1000 per year, was the AW positive or negative at 12% per year? Assume the \$50,000 salvage was realized.

1. Sylvia has received a \$500,000 inheritance from her favorite, recently deceased aunt in Hawaii. Sylvia is planning to purchase a condo in Hawaii in the same area where her aunt lived all her life and to rent it to vacationers. She hopes to make 8% per year on this purchase over an ownership period of 20 years. The condo’s total first cost is \$500,000, and she conservatively expects to sell it for 90% of the purchase price. No annual M&O costs are considered in the analysis.

(a) What is the capital recovery amount?

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(b) If there is a real boom in rental real estate 10 years in the future, what sales price (as a percentage of original purchase price) is necessary at that time (year 10) to realize the same amount as the 8% return expected over the 20-year ownership period?