Our house has come a long way throughout the years. Where we live, the houses were built in the 60s and there’s very little land available. When I lived in AZ I was able to build a house from scratch just over 5,000 square foot and under $400K. In Southeast Florida real estate is a little bit different.
We love our area so we rather spend the money to upgrade our house than buying a new build out west. We live on a small island so we are fully surrounded by water, we have a park, our own church and the roads are safe to walk the kids, dog and ride our bikes everywhere. Even though we live in a tiny town, we have our own police and fire department so we are staying 😉
Here’s what the house looked like in 2007 when we bought it: