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More "interesting" stuff. [Feb. 11th, 2010|09:50 am]
Okay. Thank god - a full foundation is going to cost about half of what I'd been quoted.

But I was quoted a price that was "OMG, I can't even afford *half* of that!" And I can't, out of pocket, but I can put it into the mortgage.

So, next step: dig up quotes *fast*, get them to the bank and underwriter, see if they agree it raises the value of the house enough to cover the loan.

I got the contractor to understand that February 16th is, in fact, next *Tuesday*, not next Friday, so we need answers fast :-).

What if we can't? Then we can still fix the roof and electric, and I'll have to save up to do the foundation. But it's much, much easier to get it into the mortgage... strangely, saving up money for necessary upgrades seems much less important once you own the property. Anyone ever notice that? It's like how it's always easier (today) to come in to work early tomorrow - tomorrow, it's *much* harder!

[User Picture]From: wolfette
2010-02-11 07:41 pm (UTC)
Feb 16th - Shrove Tuesday (aka Pancake Day in the UK)
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From: kightp
2010-02-12 03:05 am (UTC)
Whereas Feb. 15 is Presidents' Day (a mashup of the February birthdays of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, which used to be observed separately), and lots of the financial institutions are closed. Shrove Tuesday doesn't get much nod in the US except in areas with historically high concentrations of Roman Catholics (New Orleans, for instance).

But I digress. (-:

johnpalmer: This has been one roller-coaster of a week, hasn't it? Can't want to get up there tomorrow night and see what I can do to smooth out some of the bumps. (-:
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