REAL ESTATE AND CAPITALIZED INTEREST
|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2020
|Inventory Disclosure [Abstract]|
|REAL ESTATE AND CAPITALIZED INTEREST||REAL ESTATE AND CAPITALIZED INTEREST
Real estate consists of the following (in thousands):
(1)Includes the allocated land and land development costs associated with each lot for these homes.
(2)Includes raw land, land held for development and land held for sale. Land held for development primarily reflects land and land development costs related to land where development activity is not currently underway but is expected to begin in the future. For these parcels, we may have chosen not to currently develop certain land holdings as they typically represent a portion or phases of a larger land parcel that we plan to build out over several years. We do not capitalize interest for inactive assets, and all ongoing costs of land ownership (i.e. property taxes, homeowner association dues, etc.) are expensed as incurred.
(3)Includes land held for sale of $72.7 million and $36.6 million as of December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively.
As previously noted, in accordance with ASC 360-10, each of our land inventory and related real estate assets is reviewed for recoverability when certain criteria are met, but at least annually, as our inventory is considered “long-lived” in accordance with GAAP. ASC 360-10 requires impairment charges to be recorded if the asset is not deemed recoverable and the fair value of such assets is less than their carrying amounts. Our determination of fair value is based on projections and estimates. We also evaluate alternative product offerings in communities where impairment indicators are present and other strategies for the land exist, such as selling or holding the land for sale. We recorded impairment charges of approximately $24.9 million and $7.3 million for the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively. The majority of the impairment charges during the year ended December 31, 2020 are the result of upcoming dispositions of certain assets that no longer fit our strategy of entry-level and first move-up communities.
Subject to sufficient qualifying assets, we capitalize our development period interest costs incurred in connection with the development and construction of real estate. Capitalized interest is allocated to active real estate when incurred and charged to cost of closings when the related property is closed. A summary of our capitalized interest is as follows (in thousands):
(1)Approximately $217,000, $279,000 and $454,000 of the capitalized interest is related to our joint venture investments and is a component of Investments in unconsolidated entities in our consolidated balance sheet as of December 31, 2020, 2019 and 2018, respectively.
The entire disclosure for certain real estate investment financial statements, real estate investment trust operating support agreements, real estate owned, retail land sales, time share transactions, as well as other real estate related disclosures.
Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef