another interesting update. they have found the ORIGINAL APPRAISAL that the FIRST TOWNHOME OWNER paid for before he purchased the townhome and it does include the external garage. they have yet the find the original purchase contract though. but I would think the appraisal would be a better thing to have than the purchase contract. as I think the appraiser could only know exactly what to appraise by looking at the original purchase contract. after all, the townhome was brand new and had never been sold before.