ALLOWANCE FOR NOTES RECEIVABLE LOSSES Definition

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ALLOWANCE FOR NOTES RECEIVABLE LOSSES is an account maintained at a level considered adequate to provide for probable losses. The provision is increased by amounts charged to earnings and reduced by net charge-offs. The level of allowance is based on management's evaluation of the portfolio, which takes into account prevailing and anticipated business and economic conditions and the net realizable value of securities held.

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PURCHASE AND INSTALLMENT SALEBACK, in real estate, is a contract purchase of real property upon the completion of construction. The subject property is then immediately sold back on a long-term installment contract.

CONTROLLABLE MARGIN technically is the excess of contribution margin over controllable fixed costs. Managerially it is that margin that you can reasonably expect from a process that is balanced and controlled. Controllable margin is considered to be the best measure of a managers performance in efforts to control revenues and costs.

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