How to track mortgage (liability) payments as part of expense reports

Beth Leonard beth at
Sun Jun 4 23:03:30 EDT 2006

On Sun, Jun 04, 2006 at 08:44:59PM -0400, Adam Rosi-Kessel wrote:
> I've always wondered: does anyone make any attempt to account for
> appreciation and depreciation of assets? A house is probably the best
> example for most of us. If the real estate market for my neighborhood
> shows that prices are increasing 5% per year, should there be some way to
> reflect that in net worth? Likewise, if you don't do any maintenance on
> your house, it will start to depreciate.
> Both the appreciation and depreciation would have to be estimates. I know
> standard accounting practices have something to say about this... but
> does anyone try to track it in gnucash?

Appreciation/Depreciation and unrealized gain/loss are well documented
in the friendly manual:
or even:

For a house for personal net-worth reasons, you could choose to
account for capitol improvements however you wish.  For business
purposes, see an accountant as the laws will vary from country to

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