On July 1, 2012, Hargrove Corporation issued a 2-year note with a face value of $4,000,000 and a fixed interest rate of 9%, payable on a semiannual basis. On January 15, 2013, the company entered into an interest rate swap with a financial institution in anticipation of lower variable rates. At the initial date of the swap, the company paid a premium of $9,200. The swap had a notional amount of $4,000,000 and called for the payment of a variable rate of interest in exchange for a 9% fixed rate. The variable rates are reset semiannually beginning with January 1, 2013, in order to determine the next interest payment.
Differences between rates on the swap will be settled on a semiannual basis. Variable interest rates and the value of the swap on selected dates are as follows:
For each of the above dates, determine:
1. The net interest expense.
2. The carrying value of the note payable.
3. The net unrealized gain or loss on the swap.

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