Monday, May 29, 2006

Construction Zone

TheHusband and I recently had our house evaluated for a refinance.

The Bank came in a bit low with their bid, based solely on the paperwork. Our agent suggested that we have it physically appraised. He didn't see why anyone that was actually onsite would come in lower.

So we paid for the appraisal. It came in not just lower, but woefully low.

The appraiser suggested that we change the two-bedroom house BACK into a three bedroom. (The owner before us took three bedrooms [in this split-planned house] and turned it into a two bedrooms. Something that originally attracted me to this house... the HUGE master bedroom. On this street, NONE of the bedrooms are very big... cookie cutter houses, all of them, all of them VERY small.)

So, TheHusband came up with a plan. Re-create the hallway in the entrance of the master-bedroom, and add two doors and two closets for a total of three bedrooms. One weekend, maybe two, and about $200, and we were done. Once complete, we'd have it appraised again, and we were In Like Flynn. Then we'd take down the walls and be back to business as usual.

Yeah. It's been four weeks and more trips to the Home Depot than I can count. I'm thinking that we are probably over budget, too. And temporary? I don't think so. Too much spackle, 2x4s, and gypsum board to think that. And folding closet doors times four. FOUR!!

The plan has changed, of course. Now, he says that the closet will ACTUALLY be a pass-through, which will make the room one, if they are both open.

We've taken to calling the third room the "baby room". Of course, it would be fine if we could adopt a child in this state.

He is going out of town for a bit next week... so he better finish soon.


Blogger athens said...

Brilliant! Thank you!

5/29/2006 10:45 PM  
Blogger Spencer said...

Sounds like fun not j/k I wish we could adopt kids in wonderful Florida there are so many out there that would love to have a home. Cool blog!

5/30/2006 11:28 AM  
Blogger MiKell said...

It's a reocouring theme around here, Spencer.

5/31/2006 11:33 PM  
Blogger MiKell said...

Good gods, I cannot spell without spellcheck.

5/31/2006 11:33 PM  

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