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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...

Do You Even Need a Mortgage Broker?

Evelyn Clark is a Director and Finance Broker at Everlend, a mortgage and finance broker based in St Kilda, Melbourne. Everlend has a focus on empowering and educating their customers to make their own informed financial decisions. In today’s episode, we’ll walk you through the role a mortgage broker plays in the first home buyer's journey. We'll break down what a mortgage broker actually does...

What A Good Solicitor Can Do For You

What a Good Solicitor Can Do For You

Zeina Touma is the Principal Solicitor at Zeina Touma Solicitors, a boutique Sydney and Gold Coast law firm specialising in property, conveyancing, and leasing based in Sydney’s Inner West. With over 21 years of experience in several large law firms, both in Australia and the UK, Zeina chose to open her own firm. In this episode, she discusses the role of a solicitor in a property purchase...

How To Get the Best Deal: Tips and Tricks from a Real Estate Agent

How to Get the Best Deal: Tips and Tricks from a Real Estate Agent

Mario Mazzeo is a real estate agent at Cobden and Mason, a Real Estate Agents and Property Managers, in Sydney’s Inner West with a focus on old fashioned values, sound advice, honest communication. Mario’s had a varied career, but he’s been a real estate agent for over 14 years and on today’s episode, he talks through everything a first home buyer needs to know about buying a property. He...