3.29.2008

Meet the Flipping Couple

We're Nick and Cindy Germann, a pair of young and crazy dreamers living in St. Paul, Minnesota.

In 2004 we were set up on a blind date by our college roommates. By January we were dating and two and half years later we got married on 7.7.07.

Less than a year later we bought our first house, a gorgeous 1924 Arts and Crafts that needed a lot of love. We had only two months to cross everything off the city's Vacant Housing List so we could move in before our current lease expired. Somehow, it all got done and on June 11, 2008 we moved in. Well, Cindy moved in. Nick was out of town that week, leaving Cindy to wrap up some plumbing nightmares and move all of our earthly belongings on her own.

Now, three years later, we're still working hard to make this house our dream home. In the meantime, we're planning and saving for the next house - another total fixer-upper that we'll flip and then rent out.

Somewhere between 1am plumbing and building a garage from the ground up we decided that we want to spend the rest of our lives flipping houses. It's a far cry from the original dreams of two music majors, but we're learning that sometimes what we really want looks totally different than what we'd been working towards. In the rare hours we’re not wielding power tools we’re typically doing Crossfit, chasing our two dogs or hanging out with the people we love.

So here we are. Figuring out how to juggle full-time jobs and a dream bigger than the house we're flipping.


17 comments:

  1. I don't know why it took me so long to read this post... but I didn't know you guys want to flip houses for a living! How cool. Isn't it amazing how your life dreams change without you really realizing? :)

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  3. So glad I found your site! You guys are an absolutely adorable couple and I can't wait to follow along on your house flipping adventures.

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  4. i really love your blog and u so right when u say ur dreams can just take u up so far from ur original plans!!! LOL but that is such a cool way to make a living! love your blog!

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  5. Just found your site from Decor and the Dog! I will look forward to checking in with you as I'm from the Twin Cities too!

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