A new beginning

Noor Ali-Hasan
Apr 18 · 1 min read
A small beige home with a pink walkway and patio.
A small beige home with a pink walkway and patio.
My new house! Photo by author.

About a week ago, I closed on my first home! I am beyond thrilled to finally own a home in the Bay Area. I’m so grateful that I found a little bungalow in my dream neighborhood. The home was built in 1949 and is in overall great shape. It needs a few renovations, but they’re mostly cosmetic. I’ll be using this space to write about what it was like to buy a home in Silicon Valley in the midst of the pandemic, along with sharing various details of the renovations and decorating I’ll be doing to the house. So far it’s been so much fun to stretch my design and UX skills in a different way.

You can follow along for almost daily updates on Instagram.

Little Pink Taqueria

First time home buyer. Silicon Valley. Renovations. What could go wrong?

Noor Ali-Hasan

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I’m a UX research lead at Google, where I help teams design and build desirable and easy to use products. Outside of work, I love art, Peloton, and Lego.

Little Pink Taqueria

Renovating a 1949 bungalow in the Palm Haven neighborhood of San Jose, CA.

Noor Ali-Hasan

Written by

I’m a UX research lead at Google, where I help teams design and build desirable and easy to use products. Outside of work, I love art, Peloton, and Lego.

Little Pink Taqueria

Renovating a 1949 bungalow in the Palm Haven neighborhood of San Jose, CA.

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