We’re starting an exciting new series that, in many ways, could be seen as a dissection of a flip transaction. This isn’t theoretical, nor is it an explanation of what someone else did; this is the story on film of us navigating a flip process in Tucson, Arizona last year, and we’re hoping that you find it instructive. Unlike what you may see constantly on HGTV, there’s little glamour in flipping a home. Along the way, we dealt with hiccups, hang-ups, and unexpected turns—like a squatter in the shed. Despite all that, the process was a lot of fun, too. To hear our full introduction to this behind-the-scenes series, watch the short video above.