One Day Delay

I was planning on heading out to the property today to take some pictures and see how things looked, but I just got a call from Keith and will postpone that trip one day. All the cabinets are hung and today they are installing the doors. They are missing one drawer box, so Keith has to pick that up and get it installed. The panels for the sides of the cabinet are still not done, but they should be done and installed tomorrow. (Keith says they are just veneer that is cut to fit and glued on, so installation time is minimal.) They also realized they needed toekicks, so they've got to get those. In short, all that's left is the little stuff that was overlooked because the job was half done when Keith got it.

The yard guy called this morning and said he could get the yard done today. He was a bit put off when I told him no one would be at the house. He said I needed to be there to tell him exactly what needed to be done. I explained the yard is all rock and I just need all the weeds pulled. There is really nothing ambiguous about it. He said he'd call me again when he gets there. This was about 2.5 hours ago and I haven't heard back, so I'm wondering if he just blew me off.

I got the invoice for the tree trimming, so that should be done. I'll check tomorrow when I go out there before I pay it.

I ran comps again and, as Scott alluded to in the comments to my previous post, the increased holding time I have encountered has worked to my benefit. Using the same source, comps for the property went from an average of $99.94 / square foot in March to $102.65 / square foot in May to $112.20 today. That's an increase of $12.26 per square foot, which translates to an extra $16,600 for this house. Yeah, that pretty much covers my holdings costs of $160 a month!


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