I’m going to try to talk/blackmail/entice Jeremy into cleaning the gutters this weekend. We’ve been putting it off since we bought the house, and there is also a gutter leak that needs to be fixed. I’d like to do this before it starts raining again every day. Ahh the joys of Portland winters! :) Either that or he could finish off insulating and resurfacing the basement walls that won’t be torn up during egress work.
My personal goal is to finish stripping the front door detail and start stripping on our new (old) screen door. If I get far enough, sanding may also be in order.
We have a preliminary estimate on the value of our house… $360,000. This will only allow us to get out our 10% down payment (if that) based on restrictions that we can only finance 90% LTV. Farkity fark fark. We need a 100% LTV lender, but it makes it harder as I’ve been self-employed for under 2 years, but technically worked under contract for the same company for over 3. ARG! Eloan would do 100% if we could do full doc, but Jeremy doesn’t make enough on his own to be the only borrower. WaMu is going to do a drive by of our house, but not sure how much more they could increase the value (the above estimate was done by an automated system).
Maybe it just confirms that we will have to go the slow route, and attempt to refi again at the 1 year point. This route worries me though, because who knows what crazy restrictions will be in place by then based on the whole lender shake up. Grr arg rahh!