Friday, May 20, 2011

Appraisal Cleaning

We have a ridiculously high rate on our mortgage (stuff got messed up when we bought the house and it wasn't done in time) so we decided now that we've been here for 4 years and have made a bunch of improvements (and paid way too much in interest and not enough on principle) it was time to try to refinance. Part of the process is having an appraiser come out to give the bank the value of the home so they know what it's worth to do the loan. So yesterday was the date of the appraisal and that meant CLEANING, CLEANING, CLEANING! We also decided it was time to FINALLY get our bedroom painted. Aside from the closets we had already painted EVERY other room in the house, even our bathroom was painted, but not our bedroom! We've had the paint forever too but just never made the time to do it and since the rest of the house was done we figured it could affect the outcome of the price on the home since it wasn't totally finished. I must say that I am very proud of the way the house has come along. The colors in the bedroom look awesome and the whole house just flows really well. I teased my hubby that I should be a designer :). We haven't heard yet exactly what our house is worth but definitely more than what the county has it appraised at and the  lady said that she really likes our floor plan (and in her words "and I've seen a LOT of houses") so that was a big compliment! Hopefully all of the upgrades we've made to the house and having the house totally cleaned up (which it's not too bad even today after the boys played and have made messes again) we'll be able to get the new loan on the house and start saving a little bit of money!
the newly painted bedroom

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