Doug and Laura.....

Homeowners to a fixer-upper in FL


Our First Home

We purchased our home on June 30, 2005, and have been working on it ever since. At the time, the market was so "hot" that every house we put an offer on was already taken by the time our offer was in. This house drew me in because of the location and because it had my "requirements" (which at the time were simple - 3+ bedrooms, 2 +baths, and an enclosed garage, which seemed to be a rarity in our price range and in the town we are in).

Looking at those other houses now - I realize that things really do happen for a reason, and there was a reason we never got those other houses. Even though I'm not fond of our house - I think that, for whatever reason, we do belong here for now. 

Our house was built in 1925. It has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a detached 1.5 car garage. We have a fantastic location - I absolutely love it. If we could tear our house down and build a brand new one on this lot, I would. We've got an excellent location and even better, we have neighbors that we love!

About us

Doug and I met during our freshman year of college (December 1999). We were introduced by a mutual friend, who ended up being our best man.  We were engaged on March 3, 2003, a few months after we both graduated from a university and earned our BA (and BS). We were married just under a year later, on January 31, 2004.  The past  10 years together have been wonderful.  He is my everything!! We have two beautiful children. Alexander Scott C. was born on January 12, 2005. Johnathan Michael C. was born January 29, 2007.  I am very blessed to have the wonderful family that I do!