The appraisal came back and the house appreciated a little over 170k in 18 months. That is really quite amazing and yet I was disappointed as I was hoping for more. That said I am grateful it is as high as it is and will allow me to do some money saving projects. And really, I don’t need to do everything all at once. The loan is at the underwriter for final review and if all goes smoothly it will fund at the end of next week or early the week after. My plans are a new roof and solar and a re-landscape of the front with some small improvements in the back yard and maybe the creation of a laundry room. The bathrooms and kitchen are fine for now and I will indeed get to them eventually. The solar rebate should allow for one bathroom or similar sized project to be done at the end of the year.