# Westside Connection Case

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I found that the median list price in the “Westside Connection” neighborhood to be \$123.00 per square foot. I then took this amount and multiplied it by our subject house, which is 1,176 square feet. This amount was then multiplied by 5% to find the depreciated value of the house. The average cost of the land in this neighborhood was previously calculated to be an additional \$22,000. Plus the landscaping and other miscellaneous improvements to the site are estimated to be \$1,000.
The last approach to valuation is the income approach. This is the dominant approach when determining the value of an income-producing which this will be. This approach determines value by the expected future cash flows. The following is the income approach to valuation:

The first calculation is the potential gross income assuming …show more content…

Rent will be collected on a monthly bases. Monthly rent was determined by multiplying the sale price of the subject property by 1% and adding in utilities and addition fees. This amount was calculated to be \$1,485 monthly for year one. Which is high for this area. Vacancy losses were determined by multiplying potential gross income by 10%. Miscellaneous income will be \$500.00 for the first year in fees for maintenance, repairs, and so on. This amount will be charged every two years. This resulted in an Effective Gross Income of \$16,535.06. Operating expenses are broken in two categories: fixed expenses and variable expenses. In the fixed expenses I estimate yearly taxes and insurance based upon local rates. For variable expenses, I will not incur any utility or garbage collection expenses as the tenants will be paying these. The repairs and expenses were estimated to be \$250 each and incurred every other year for \$150 thereafter. This results in our total operating expenses. The capital expenditures equal our tenant improvements of