The appraiser came by last week to check out the house and assign a value to all of my toiling. It appears that the hard work has paid off; in addition to having a lovely home, I now have this magic thing called equity. Huzzah! For those of you who care, here are the details.
Date Purchased: Sept 25, 2008
Date Built: 1904
Size: 2300 sqft (plus basement and garage)
Updates: New electrical, plumbing, HVAC, gyp walls and ceilings, flooring, appliances
Approx. hours of work put into the house: 950 (Please take a moment to mull over the fact that all this work was done over evenings and weekends...ugh.)
Total trips to Home Depot: 87 (based on receipts and the fact that the cashiers know me by name)
Date completed: Aug 30, 2009
I couldn't be more proud to call this place home.
PS. Just in case you wanted to see them...