Saginaw Street, McKees Rocks, originally uploaded by MacaDamien
Spot of bad luck in the real estate department.
Our house was appraised for 38% of the selling price that we all agreed to. Actually it wasn't even properly appraised. The buyers' lender took a look at some foreclosed properties, in the worst neighborhood in the city, and decided our house was exactly the same as those.
The appraisal process is a disaster right now, of course, so we knew this was a possibility. It's still extremely disheartening. I feel like I just got punched in the stomach by the economy.