Michele Sleighel

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New Mexico
The University Of Texas At Austin, The University Of Texas At San Antonio
Renovations, DIY, Home Ownership
  • Michele Sleighel is a writer with over seven years of experience as a fact-checker for various home and lifestyle magazines and other content providers.
  • In July 2023, she bought a fixer-upper property on 2.28 acres that includes an adobe home, a mother-in-law quarters, and a barn.
  • Her home renovation skills went into overdrive when she moved two horses onto her property into a once-dilapidated barn she fixed herself.


Michele is a professional writer, editor, and fact-checker published online and in print. She earned her stripes as a fact-checker at Ms. magazine and Playboy, where she also curated, wrote, and edited content. More recently, she's written extensively about home buying, house building, and life in a fixer-upper. After spending a decade in Austin and seven years in Los Angeles, she now resides in a small town in New Mexico with six dogs, two horses, and a cat.


Michele earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Texas at Austin where she studied public relations. She also has a Master of Arts in communication from the University of Texas at San Antonio.
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