While Ryan is a web-developer and I am a coordinator for a non-profit in our normal, day to day lives, we are renovators, contractors, and interior designers on the weekends.
In September 2011 Ryan and I met with a realtor to look at a property in town that was under foreclosure. They wanted next to nothing for it, probably because no one is crazy enough to take on the projects inside. Neither one of us had a lot of experience in renovations or decorating, but we threw the idea around of owning a house we could make our own. We joked around about making an offer on the house, but our jokes became more serious as the days went on. After thinking about it for a week or so, we decided to put in a low-ball offer…and then we got the house that no one else was crazy enough to buy (for under $6,000)!