There’s nothing special about our home in Provo, UT. Built in 1943 amid many blocks of similar-looking World War II cottages, the floor plan spans a mere 814 square feet, with two bedrooms, one bathroom, a cramped kitchen, and a small porch out front.
When we looked at this property with our real estate agent in 2004, we saw nearly every problem imaginable. It had an outdated electrical panel, galvanized plumbing, cracked walls, and water damage. Plus, it was awfully small, even for two people.