Good news! The house appraised for the contract price. What a relief! We did all kinds of touch-up painting, polishing, and just generally spiffing things up. It looks like all our effort and elbow grease may have helped some. The appraiser said he was also impressed that we went to a website that listed what paperwork should be ready to give to an appraiser. We had it all copied and ready for him. He said that waiting for the homeowner to gather up all that information is what usually takes him the longest on an appraisal. So now that step is finished and we're on to the next step.
The next step is the inspection and that's scheduled for tomorrow. Since this is not new construction there are a few things that aren't perfect but as far as we know they are all cosmetic. We've already corrected all that we could and things are looking pretty good. Please keep those good thoughts and prayers coming.