My landlady just came by and asked if we wanted to buy the house. We'd asked her first, some time and about $150k worth of appreciation ago. She said she'd never part with the house then, but clearly something is different.
One question that Toby Long asked was "Could you do the sustainable demonstration home in the building you're in now?" and I thought we could. So it's rather interesting that this opportunity has come up.
I've sent an email to my mortgage lender. I'm fairly certain the entire value is out of our price range, but perhaps something creative could be brought to the table.
Wow, oh boy.