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The Home Run Podcast

If you are in Australia looking to buy a home for the very first time, this podcast is for you. This show is for those who are boldly chasing their dreams to become homeowners and for them to do so in a smart, practical, and strategic way. Let seasoned mortgage broker, Michael Nasser, guide you through the ins and outs of home buying. Get access to expert tips, insights, and other information as well as interviews with the movers and shakers of the property market today.

Latest episodes

From auctions to zoning certificates — the must-know terms for first home buyers

Janice Padovani is a Principal Lawyer at JP Property Lawyers. She is an experienced property lawyer based in Sydney, who has a wealth of knowledge about the legal side of purchasing a property. In this episode, you'll hear even more must-know legal terms for when you're buying your first home. Michael asks Janice about title searches, caveats, and more. These are all crucial terms to understand...

Understanding the Legal Jargon of Buying your First Home

Understanding the Legal Jargon of Buying your First Home

Janice Padovani is an experienced property lawyer, who currently works in Sydney as the Principal Lawyer of JP Property Lawyers. She has assisted countless first-home buyers with the legal aspects of purchasing their properties and is a wealth of knowledge on the subject. Legal jargon can sometimes seem incomprehensible, but it’s one of the most important things you’ll need to understand before...

How to Talk to Real Estate Agents Effectively

How To Talk To Real Estate Agents Effectively

Monique Verga, buyer's agent at Amy Lunardi Property in Melbourne, has over 10 years of experience across the property market. Before becoming a buyer's agent, Monique worked as a sales agent, where she was involved in over 500 transactions. Now, she's here to help you get the most out of your conversations with real estate agents. Monique shares her unique insight on both sides of the property...

The Mortgage Definitions you Need to Know

The mortgage definitions you need to know

This is the second part of our conversation with John Ng, an experienced mortgage broker, and the owner of Money Jar Concept, a brokerage based in Melbourne's Inner West. After five years of running his own business, John has a wealth of knowledge that he loves sharing with first-home buyers in his community. In this episode, John breaks down some of the unique terms you may hear from banks or...

Breaking Down Mortgage Jargon

Breaking down mortgage jargon

John Ng is an experienced mortgage broker and owner of Money Jar Concept, a brokerage based in the inner west of Melbourne. John is passionate about supporting his community through providing ethical guidance on all things finance. When buying your first home, the amount of new terms and phrases you encounter can be intimidating and feel impenetrable. In this episode, John discusses the main...

The Extra Cost To Buying A Home You Haven't Considered

The Extra Cost To Buying A Home You Haven’t Considered

Rhiannan Jenkins is a seasoned buyer’s agent and property consultant at Hunter James, one of Sydney’s premier buyers agencies. In today’s episode, we are focusing on the hidden or commonly unknown costs of buying your first home. In this episode, Rhiannan discusses some of the most commonly known costs, the unknown costs as well as providing some details on what these costs actually provide. She...

Doing Your Research: How To Find Your Perfect Property

Doing Your Research: How To Find Your Perfect Property

Lan Ta is a buyers agent based in Sydney who assists people to reach their property goals sooner via her company, Chic Buyers Agent. In today's episode, we’ll be focused on a topic that was requested by a listener, ‘How to research for property’. We’ll discuss what a first home buyer needs to consider when researching a property, how to create a property wish list and how to determine the value...

How Having A Good Credit Score Can Affect Your Home Loan

How Having A Good Credit Score Can Affect Your Home Loan

Larni Spillsbury-Vatselia is a credit repair expert and Director of Wipe Credit Clean, a company focused on assisting people to repair or improve their credit score. Today, you’ll hear about all things credit scores. A topic that’s not often discussed but one that can have an important role in your ability to get your home loan. We’ll explore what a credit score is, why your credit score is so...

How To Break Bad Financial Habits

How To Break Bad Financial Habits

Betsy Westcott is a Financial Wellness Coach with a background in financial planning, who’s passionate about helping people find financial freedom by understanding and nurturing their relationship with money. She’s also the Chief Revenue Officer of an upcoming FinTech company called Fupay. As a first home buyer, understanding and developing good money habits is a key foundational concept and is...

The Mistakes Most First Home Buyers Make (And How To Avoid Them!)

The Mistakes Most First Home Buyers Make (And How To Avoid Them!)

Elaine Davies is a Sydney-based buyers agent with over 15 years of experience. She's the author of "Mind, Body, Sold", a holistic guide to buying property like a pro. And she's also the Founder of New Road Property, a buyers agency dedicated to helping people realise their property dreams. In today’s episode, Elaine discusses what a buyers agent is and does, and how they can help first home...

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Meet the host

Hi there!

In case you are wondering who this new guy is… yes, my name is Michael Nasser!

I am a mortgage broker for over 10 years and along with my passion for supporting homebuyers in finally achieving their dream home, is my love affair with conducting talks and interviews. I told myself, “Why not combine the two?” Hence, The Home Run Podcast.

This show has been carefully designed to discuss all things there is to empower first home buyers and to make them confident with every step that they take whilst traversing the home buying process.

Enjoy the new episodes that we launch every other week. Thank you for visiting and I am so glad that you are here.

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