Earlier this week I posted the first part of this process, which was going through the original plan and seeing what I did or didn’t actually complete. I was pleasantly surprised by the results. I actually did do most of the list!
But, that post didn’t cover any of the specific details of our renewal, so I promised I would share that in another post. So let’s get to it.
First up, let’s do a little background. My husband and I bought our house in the December of 2013. We bought it the first day on the market and though we paid slightly over asking price, we asked for a long closing time because we had to sell my townhouse and I still think we got a great deal. So we moved in to the house in March of 2014.
The house itself was pretty clean, well maintained and livable, but definitely not updated. We had big dreams of renovations, but had to wait a while before we could fund anything major. But even without any updates to the house, the market has done what the market has done, and the value of the house has increased substantially. Continue reading