Commitments and Contingencies
|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2017
|Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]|
|Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Text Block]||
Loan Brokerage Commissions/Origination Fees Paid to JJV
Loan origination fees consist of points, generally 2%-5% of the original loan principal. Pursuant to the Company’s operating agreement and prior to the Exchange, JJV was entitled to 75% of loan origination fees. For the nine months ended September 30, 2017 and 2016, loan origination fees paid to JJV were $52,902 and $384,258, respectively, and for the three months ended September 30, 2017 and 2016, origination fees paid to JJV were $-0- and $140,106, respectively. These payments are amortized over the life of the loan for financial statement purposes and recognized as a reduction of origination fee income. After the Exchange, JJV is no longer entitled to origination fee payments.
Original maturities of deferred revenue are as follows as of:
In instances in which mortgages are repaid before their maturity date, the balance of any unamortized deferred revenue is recognized in full.
Loan Servicing Fees
JJV administered the servicing of the Company’s loan portfolio. At JJV’s discretion, the loan servicing fee ranged from one-twelfth (1/12th) of one-half percent (0.5%) to one percent (1.0%) of the Company’s loan portfolio, payable monthly and calculated based on total loans as of the first of each month. The percentage charged by JJV was 1.0% for the September 30, 2017 period up to the date of the Exchange and 1.0% for the September 30, 2016 period. After the Exchange, JJV is no longer entitled to loan servicing fees.
For the nine months ended September 30, 2017 and 2016, loan servicing fees paid to JJV were $32,778 and $218,790 respectively.
At September 30, 2017, the Company is committed to an additional $3,095,917 in construction loans that can be drawn by the borrower when certain conditions are met.
In the normal course of its business, the Company is named as a party-defendant because it is a mortgagee having interests in real properties that are being foreclosed upon, primarily resulting from unpaid property taxes. The Company actively monitors these actions and in all cases, there remains sufficient value in the subject property to assure that no loan impairment exists.
The entire disclosure for commitments and contingencies.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef