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Hello! I'm Suzannah, a serious DIYer. Follow along with my DIY fixer upper house renovations, sewing and crafty projects, real food recipes, and de-stressing goals.
I co-host the Your Home Story podcast and believe you can love your home just the way it is, AND have the power to design and make big changes to make it better.
I'm also the author of DIY Wardrobe Makeovers!
Mom to Otto born April 2018 and Lucy born August 2020!

The question of my year: How to BUY a home

This topic has been on my mind a lot the past year!! Real estate is tough in our area right now and after we sold the Stanley 90's Reno we had several experiences trying to buy our next place. I now have experience buying 3 homes and unfortunately, almost buying several.
One of the sale listing photos from the Stanley 90's Reno

This week on the Your Home Story podcast Ashley and I are talking about our experiences buying homes, and what we've learned along the way.

(Remember we also talked about BUYing a home in episode 16!)

Some specifics for what we talked about this week:
  1. My electrical issues in my new (old) house. 
  2. Ashley’s motivation and progress in her sunroom.
  3. The first-time homebuyer class I took in 2011
  4. Redfin home search tool
  5. Risk factors for radon (and here's a good resource from a Realtor on risks and opportunities if radon comes up while you're buying)
  6. Refinancing through preferred partners on Zillow and Realtor.com
  7. Mortgage calculators

Here's our first home...

Here's the Stanley 90's Reno in our sale listing photos (the "after"):

And of course, here's our current home!

Listen here or in your favorite podcast player!

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