Buying a home can be a scary milestone, especially when you’re somewhat new to town. For Kim and Scott Vargo, buying a house was less about investing and more about putting down roots. After packing up all of their belongings into a moving van in 2006, the Vargos were ready to make a change and headed from Cincinnati, OH, to Chicago, IL. Fast-forward a year (and one yearlong lease), and the husband-and-wife duo jumped headfirst into homeownership, purchasing a 675-square-foot condo in an adorable, yellow brick building.
The self-described DIYers remodeled and renovated every inch of their new home, which they documented in their popular and aptly named home decor blog, Yellow Brick Home. Today, the couple have moved on from the condo in the yellow brick building. They’re just a few blocks away in a new home where they’ve put their DIY talents to work once again. Here, Kim explains why buying a Chicago home was the best decision for them and why they’ve never regretted it.