Roberto and Talia Luongo are considering the purchase of a condominium as an investment. The purchase price of $145,000 includes major appliances. They would pay 30% of the purchase price using their own money and borrow the remaining 70% on a mortgage loan. They should be able to rent the condo for$850 per month. Their expected expenses are: property taxes of $1800 per year, strata corporation (maintenance) fees of$130 per month, and mortgage interest of $6160 in the first year. What will be the Luongo's rate of total return (on their own money) during the first year if the property decreases in value by 2%? Formulas (in case u need them) I need to find the capital gain yield + Income gain yield in order to find the rate of total return. Answer is -5.10 2. ## Return on Investment Their investment = 30% = .3*145,000 = 43,500 Income from investment in the first year =$850/mo * 12mo. = $10,200 Expenses for one year = -$1800 + (-$130/mo*12mo) + (-$6160) = -$9520 depreciation of investment = -(2% of house) = -(.02*$145,000) = -$2900 To get the rate of return we divide there net earnings for one year by the total investment Net earnings =$10,200 - $9520 -$2900 = -\$2220

-2220/43500 = 0.051

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