Our appraisal finally came in today and now we can let out a big sigh of relief because the value was right where we needed it to be. We heard a number of horror stories about appraisals coming in lower than the construction costs so we were waiting on pins and needles for the appraisal to come back. We had spoken to the appraiser a couple of times to discuss our location and the materials that would be used in the house. We must have done a good job explaining the quality of home we are building because that is all he had to go on besides the floor plans. Even the comps were few and far between since we are building in a rural area with a lot of older homes. We’re glad it all worked out in the end, but it was definitely one of the most stressful times so far in the building process.