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Posted On: 2016-05-09 09:09:45
 
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Martin Buber Co. purchased land as a factory site for $400,000  

E10-2 (Acquisition Costs of Realty) Martin Buber Co. purchased land as a factory site for $400,000 The process of tearing down two old buildings on the site and constructing the factory required 6 months. The company paid $42,000 to raze the old buildings and sold salvaged lumber and brick for $6,300 Legal fees of $1,850 were paid for title investigation and drawing the purchase contract. Martin Buber paid $2,200 to an engineering firm for a land survey, and $68,000 for drawing the factory plans. The land survey had to be made before definitive plans could be drawn. Title insurance on the property cost $1,500, and a liability insurance premium paid during construction was $900 The contractor’s charge for construction was $2,740,000. The company paid the contractor in two installments: $1,200,000 at the end of three months and $1,540,000 upon completion. Interest costs of $170,000 were incurred to finance the construction.


Instructions
Determine the cost of the land and the cost of the building as they should be recorded on the books of Martin Buber Co.  Assume that the land survey was for the building
Land
Building
Land
400,000
 
Razing Costs
42,000
 


Solutions
  The allocation of costs would be as
Price $4
Attachment 1: E10-2 Martin Buber.xls
Solution Posted By: Homeworkhelp    Posted on: 09-05-2016