Daily Archive for November 21st, 2008

House Appraisal

Sitting here at 10:00 PM with nothing much to do, I was checking my email and ran across one from Ben.  He was asking questions about Cameron-Brooks, the placement agency I went through, for one of his friends.  One thing he told me he liked about my blog was that it’s a “happily ever after story” kind of place.  Not sure I agree with that 100%, but this entry is one of those.

As I mentioned in my last post, Wednesday we had our house appraised.  Strangely enough, it was the same appraiser that did the job last November.  It was a little hard to tell sometimes, but he was definitely impressed with all of the hard work we’ve put into the house.  That and the thousands of dollars in appliances :-).  Before he left, I had asked him about what the value was.  He told me he couldn’t tell me as his client is the bank and not us.  Fair enough.  He did say though that the value was greater than the amount of money we’d put in to it.

Sharron got an email from the firm that he did the appraisal for today.  Attached was the appraisal.  $370,000!  Nearly 1 year ago, we purchased the house for $272,500, so in under a year we’ve managed to increase the value of the house by $100,000!  In THIS economy too!

I hope that none of you feel that I am bragging about this as I am not.  Instead, I am merely feeling very good about all of the hard work we’ve put in to the house.  It’s just nice to know that it was all worth it.  :-)