Courtney Roumfort is from a small Iowa town along the Mississippi River called, Muscatine. She attended the University of Northern Iowa, majoring in accounting and finance. After college she went to work for Allsteel, a company that makes office furniture. Theirs is not the traditional heavy, wooden kind, rather, it is modern, lightweight, ergonomic and functional. Courtney started in finance, moved into product design, then sales. Almost two years ago, she accepted a transfer with the company to Cleveland.
At that time, her online search for a place to live led her to RiverSouth. The renderings piqued her interest. “My dad and I made the trip here and toured the model. I fell in love with it!” She definitely wanted to buy an end unit, and getting in while the development was under construction, she had a choice of several to choose from. Her terrace faces north towards the entrance of the Rocky River Reservation of the Metroparks. “I love having the trail right there,” she says. “I do photography – it’s a hobby of mine.” The park provides her with plenty of inspiration in its ever-changing landscape.
Courtney, who has bought before, says it was great to be able to customize the interior of her townhome. The first thing she did was add an island in the kitchen. The second, was to turn a proposed half bath into a full bath. The third major change she made was to split the master suite into two bedrooms. Courtney also enlarged the laundry, adding shelving units for storage.
She has really been enjoying exploring Cleveland. “I love this city! It’s like a hidden gem,” she says. “There is so much to do here.” Each week she is gone Tuesday through Thursday, visiting clients in her territory that includes Pittsburg and upstate New York. “It’s hard to meet people because I travel so much, but I have a couple of dealerships here through whom I’ve made friends.”
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