THE FIRST TIME HOME BUYER PODCAST

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Buying your first home can be one of the most stressful, overwhelming, and expensive experiences in your life.

This is why I created The First Time Home Buying Podcast, to make this experience EASY and DELIGHTFUL for you.

My goal is to EMPOWER you, the first time home buyer, with all the information and tools that you need so that you can make a great decision buying your first home.

What Others Say About Our Podcast...

"I have literally listened to every single podcast you've put out! Your podcast gave me the confidence and knowledge to be serious about being a first-time home buyer! Truly, I wouldn't be where I am today if I hadn't learned so much to make me feel like it was a realistic possibility. More importantly, they made me feel like I didn't have to navigate this stuff alone. Even though I never met you or had a convo with you or any of your guests, I always felt like I had an expert on my side."
Nik

PODCAST EPISODES

SONYMA Down Payment Assistance - Christine Perlow

The Truth About SONYMA Down Payment Assistance Program with Christine Perlow

SONYMA Down Payment Assistance Program – Introduction The Truth About SONYMA Down Payment Assistance Program with Christine Perlow Christine Perlow is a Sr. Loan Officer at Nationwide Mortgage Bankers. She has been in the mortgage industry for over 30 years and she is most passionate about helping her First Time…

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Earle Johnson

Earle Johnson

Keyword – Introduction Earle Johnson is a home inspector in Maryland that enjoys educating and informing clients on the strengths and weaknesses of their potential home so they can make an informed decision. When he is not working he loves spending time with his sons watching movies  Keyword –…

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David Acosta

David Acosta

David Acosta – Introduction David Acosta began his real estate career in Texas in 2003 where he helped over 600 families in one year, and over 4,500 families in his career working with individual buyers, sellers, new home builders and developers. Over a decade ago, he expanded his operations from…

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Paul Abraham

Why Agents & Lenders Need To Lead With Value (Specially After NAR’s Settlement), with Paul Abraham

Paul Abraham – Introduction Paul Abraham AKA BetterCallPaul is a mortgage lender and owner of LocalLender that has been in the mortgage business for 30 years. The first 10 years he was a loan officer and now he has become a loan officer trainer. He now runs a Facebook group…

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Rodolfo Delgado

Why Buying Overseas Could Be The Best Option for First Time Home Buyers Today, with Rodolfo Delgado

Rodolfo Delgado – Introduction Rodolfo Delgado is a real estate startup founder based in New York and CEO of Replay Listings and Forbes contributor. He also bought his first home overseas and he is coming to share his experience and what he learned in the process. When he is not…

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Buyer's agent compensation

3 Ways to Compensate Buyer’s Agents (and Why) Starting July 2024

3 Ways to Compensate Buyer’s Agents (and Why) Starting July 2024 In July 2024, significant changes are set to reshape how buyer’s agents are compensated in real estate transactions. These changes have far-reaching implications for members of the real estate industry, as well as for home buyers and sellers. Let’s…

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Nick Mullen

Unlocking Wealth: Why Buying a Home Sooner is Your Best Investment by Nick Mullen

Nick Mullen – Interview Nick Mullen – Introduction Nick Mullen is a real estate agent in Northern Virginia. He believes real estate is a great wealth building tool, and it’s available to everybody. Recently, he’s been working with buyers to acquire lots to build their dream homes. When he’s not…

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Annika Lynn

Demystifying Mortgages: A Comprehensive Guide for First-Time Buyers by Annika Lynn

Annika Lynn – Introduction Annika Lynn is a Certified Mortgage Advisor based in South Carolina, with licenses spanning 14 additional states. She specializes in helping first-time home buyers and facilitating VA loans. Annika thrives on guiding clients toward building wealth through real estate and to getting them smoothly to the…

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Donovan Reyes

The Art of Persuasion: Winning Your Dream Home with a Letter to the Seller, with Donovan Reyes

Donovan Reyes – Introduction Donovan Reyes is a real estate agent in Las Vegas. He sells over 100 homes a year to first time homebuyers, investors, professional athletes, and sellers. When he is not selling real estate, he is hanging out with his wife and 4 dogs.   Donovan Reyes…

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Michael Lorino

Assumable Mortgages 101: The Key to Your First Home, with Michael Lorino

  Assumable Mortgages 101 with Michael Lorino – Summary Michael Lorino is the founder and CEO of AssumeList, a site where you can see Assumable Mortgages. A military veteran with over 15 years of real estate experience, Michael recognized the coming affordability crisis with rising interest rates and wondered how…

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FHA 203k Loan Requirements

FHA 203k Loan Requirements: Empowering Home Renovators With Andrew Winnard

FHA 203k Loan Requirements – Introduction Andrew Winnard is a certified home inspector based in Maryland and HUD 203K consultant that takes great pride in the fact that he is able to work with home buyers to take advantage of one of the most powerful loan programs offered to the…

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Chastin Miles

Unlocking Secrets: The 3 Questions Top Real Estate Agents Ask First Time Home Buyers, with Chastin J. Miles

Chastin J. Miles Chastin J. Miles is a real estate agent who focuses on Dallas properties. He specializes in various types of real estate, like houses, condos, commercial buildings, and luxury rentals. Chastin J. Miles and his team aim to change the way people think about real estate transactions. They…

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Amanda Shepherd

$75,000 Seller Concessions & the Intriguing World of Buying a Home in 2024 with Amanda Shepherd

Amanda Shepherd Amanda Shepherd is a real estate broker in Seattle-Tacoma with Compass. She’s the recipient of the Tacoma-Pierce County Association of Realtors Rookie of the Year award in 2022, and is passionate about helping first time home buyers achieve their goals. When she’s not working, she’s volunteering at local…

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Justin Revland

Moving Horror Stories And How To Avoid Them in 2024 with Justin Revland

Introduction Justin Revland is the Marketing Manager for Hornet Moving in Charlotte, North Carolina. He enjoys representing a locally owned and operated small business that is doing big things in a quickly growing city. When not working, he stays busy finding new ways to get outdoors and spending time with…

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Seana Caine

The House Hacking Blueprint: Lessons from a 17-Unit Owner, with Seana Caine

Introduction – Seana Caine Seana Caine is a real estate agent in Rochester, NY. She loves working with first time homebuyers and helping them buy their first home. When she is not working she loves traveling and spending time with her husband. Summary Real Estate Career Journey and Communication Skills…

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Alison Derse

The Home Triangle Methodology, Unlocking the Perfect Home with Alison Derse

➡️ Description Alison Derse is an award-winning Realtor in Portland, OR. Her mission is to offer heartfelt care and white glove service with the best tools, resources and local market knowledge the industry has to offer. She works across all of Portland and surrounding suburbs. When she is not working,…

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Danielle Andrews

Building Wealth, Building Homes: The ABCs of Construction Loans with Danielle Andrews

Description Danielle Andrews is the Broker and Owner of Realty ONE Group Next Generation in Tallahassee, Florida. Danielle has been working in the real estate industry in Florida since 2016. She is an Educator by nature, having spent four years teaching Middle School Social Studies. She enjoys bringing her passion…

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Matt Gouge

Empowering Home Buyers: Unleashing the Power of Home Buyer Education, with Matt Gouge

Description MattTheMortgageGuy is a mortgage broker who is passionate about helping first time homebuyers create life changing opportunities through homeownership. Over the last decade he has created thousands of hours of content across YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok to educate homebuyers to make great decisions around buying a home. Outside of…

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Darren Kaplan

Where to Begin: Relocation Tips for First-Time Home Buyers, with Darren Kaplan

Description Darren Kaplan, known as MrMortgageGuru, is a husband of 23 years and a proud father to two wonderful children—a boy and a girl. As a seasoned mortgage banker, he has over 200 positive Zillow reviews, maintains a thriving YouTube channel with over 5000 subscribers, and brings over 20 years…

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Danny Meier

More Than Numbers: Choosing a Lender Who Understands Your Story, with Danny Meier

Description Danny Meier is a mortgage loan officer out of the Seattle area where he was born and raised. He has been the #1 loan officer in the state for three years in a row and is ranked top ten nationally amongst all loan officers. He is a homeowner, investor,…

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