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

Andrea Karr

The Top 3 Things You Shouldn’t Do During Closing, with Andrea Karr – The First Time Home Buyer Podcast – Episode 42

Title Andrea Karr is a Mortgage Loan Originator with a wonderful Non-Profit housing organization called Clinch-Powell. She has been in housing for 6 years and absolutely loves helping people meet their housing needs! Get In Touch With Our Guest Today If you’d like to get in touch with our guest…

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Meredith Caley

What Makes You 30% Less Likely To Go Into Foreclosure, with Meredith Caley – The First Time Home Buyer Podcast – Episode 41

Title Meredith Caley is the coordinator of the Boulder County Personal Finance Program, where they focus on preparing individuals for homeownership. Get In Touch With Our Guest Today If you’d like to get in touch with our guest today, click on the link below and I will send you a…

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Samantha Livesay

How To Manage The Rollercoaster of Emotions That Come From Buying a Home, with Samantha Livesay – The First Time Home Buyer Podcast – Episode 40

Title Samantha Livesay is the Community Relations Coordinator for CHP Homeownership, an organization that provides a straightforward home buying experience by connecting home buyers with the resources that they need to make informed decisions when purchasing your new home. Get In Touch With Our Guest Today If you’d like to…

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Kristi Stonebraker

How To Avoid Predatory Lenders, with Kristi Stonebraker – The First Time Home Buyer Podcast – Episode 39

Title Kristi Stonebraker is a HUD certified Housing Counselor working at Homestead CS, a non profit counseling agency in Lafayette, Indiana. Get In Touch With Our Guest Today If you’d like to get in touch with our guest today, click on the link below and I will send you a…

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Fred Johnson

Why You Shouldn’t Pay Somebody To Clean Your Credit, with Fred Johnson – The First Time Home Buyer Podcast – Episode 38

Title Fred Johnson is the CEO of the Neighborhood Development Foundation in New Orleans where he provides counseling and education to individuals and families who desire to own a home. Get In Touch With Our Guest Today If you’d like to get in touch with our guest today, click on…

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Nicole McGaha

The Top 4 Ways To Increase Your Credit Score, with Nicole McGaha – The First Time Home Buyer Podcast – Episode 37

Nicole McGaha is a Financial Well-being Coach and HUD Certified Housing Counselor for Operation HOPE Inside First Bank in Memphis, Tennessee. She has almost 10 years of experience in Mortgage Loss Mitigation/Foreclosure Prevention and she loves giving back to the community! Get In Touch With Our Guest Today If you’d…

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Humberto Saenz

Why You Need To Empower Yourself With Education Before Buying Your Home, With Humberto Saenz – The First Time Home Buyer Podcast – Episode 36

Humberto Saenz is a Financial Wellbeing Coach for Operation HOPE, where he assists clients who are looking to buy a home. His specialty is helping people prepare themselves whether it be improving credit scores, boosting their savings for the down payment, or planning a budget for their new investment. Get…

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Jeanette Velazquez

The Top 4 Mistakes First Time Home Buyers Do When Buying a Home, With Jeanette Velazquez – The First Time Home Buyer Podcast – Episode 35

Jeanette Velazquez is the Senior Manager of Great Lakes Credit Union’s Housing and Financial Counseling Department. She has over a decade of experience in housing and education. Get In Touch With Our Guest Today If you’d like to get in touch with our guest today, click on the link below…

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Isabel Duran

How To Repair Your Credit Score For Free, with Isabel Duran – The First Time Home Buyer Podcast – Episode 34

Isabel Duran is a Financial Wellbeing Coach with Operation Hope, Inc, where she provides education, workshops and counseling in credit and money management. Get In Touch With Our Guest Today If you’d like to get in touch with our guest today, click on the link below and I will send…

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Why Buying A Mobile Home Could Be A Great Option For First Time Home Buyers, with Jefferson Lilly – The First Time Home Buyer Podcast – Episode 33

Jefferson Lilly is the Founder of Park Avenue Partners, an investment firm that acquires mobile home parks nationwide and expands the supply of affordable housing. He has also helped many people buy their first house for as little as $0, and up to $65,000. Get In Touch With Our Guest…

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Katherine Peoples

Why You Need To Go To A HUD Agency Before Buying Your First Home, with Katherine Peoples – The First Time Home Buyer Podcast – Episode 32

Title Katherine Peoples is the creator of HPP CARES, a HUD approved agency that since 2009 is empowering individuals and their families with the “financial know how” to own their home. Get In Touch With Our Guest Today If you’d like to get in touch with our guest today, click…

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Fernando Campos

Why You Shouldn’t Open Any New Loans Just Before Closing, with Fernando Campos – The First Time Home Buyer Podcast – Episode 31

Fernando Campos has been the Neighborhood Development Coordinator for the last 17 yrs at United Community Center, in Milwaukee, where he focuses on increasing neighborhood stability by assisting first time homebuyers navigate the process of owning and maintaining their first home. Get In Touch With Our Guest Today If you’d…

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Laura Contreras

Why It Is Crucial To Understand The Contract That You Are Signing, with Laura Contreras-Alanis – The First Time Home Buyer Podcast – Episode 30

Laura Contreras-Alanis is a mortgage professional with over 25 years of experience. She is passionate about home ownership for all and she serves a growing community of Hispanic homeowners. Get In Touch With Our Guest Today If you’d like to get in touch with our guest today, click on the…

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Beverly Carlton

Why You Shouldn’t Apply For The Maximum Mortgage You Are Qualified To, With Beverly Carlton – The First Time Home Buyer Podcast – Episode 29

Beverly Carlton is the President and CEO at Olive Hill Community Economic Development Corporation where she helps others to overcome the obstacles that prevent them from moving forward with their dreams of owning their home. Get In Touch With Our Guest Today If you’d like to get in touch with…

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Mel Rogers

Why Credit, Savings, And Income Are The 3 Keys To Home Ownership, with Mel Rogers – The First Time Home Buyer Podcast – Episode 28

Title Mel Rogers is a Financial Wellness Coach with Operation HOPE in Northern California where he provides first time home buyers with education to prepare them for their first home purchase. Get In Touch With Our Guest Today If you’d like to get in touch with our guest today, click…

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Benson Juarez

Why You Should Respect Your Own Finances Before Buying A Home, With Benson Juarez – The First Time Home Buyer Podcast – Episode 27

Title Benson Juarez is an experienced real estate agent in Denver, Colorado and a Technology & Real Estate Enthusiast that has designed and built a real estate investing software platform to help investors find and analyze deals faster. Get In Touch With Our Guest Today If you’d like to get…

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Phyllis J. Edwards is the executive director for Bridging Communities, a non-profit in Southwest Detroit whose primary focus is eldercare case management, affordable housing and neighborhood stabilization.

Why You Should Drive Around The Area At Different Times Before Buying A Home, with Phyllis J. Edwards – The First Time Home Buyer Podcast – Episode 26

Title Phyllis J. Edwards is the executive director for Bridging Communities, a non-profit in Southwest Detroit whose primary focus is eldercare case management, affordable housing and neighborhood stabilization. Get In Touch With Our Guest Today If you’d like to get in touch with our guest today, click on the link…

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Kenneth Bigos

Why Is Important To Work With A Housing Counselor, With Kenneth Bigos – The First Time Home Buyer Podcast – Episode 25

Title Kenneth Bigos is the director of the Affordable Housing Centers of Pennsylvania, a HUD-approved non-profit organization providing services to the greater Philadelphia region since 1985. In the last 12 months AHCOPA has educated 1800 households with the home buying process in our classes, provided one on one guidance to…

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Eddie Wilson

Why You Should Start Building A Great Credit Profile Early On, With Eddie Wilson – The First Time Home Buyer Podcast – Episode 24

Title Eddie Wilson has led successful ventures across the globe, from operating non-profits and owning an ad agency, to investing in hundreds of real estate projects. Today, he is the CEO of the American Association of Private Lenders and Think Realty, the premiere source for real estate tips, strategies and…

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Jasemen Hatcher

Why Is Important To Practice Saving When Buying Your First Home, With Jasemen Hatcher – The First Time Home Buyer Podcast – Episode 23

Title Jasemen Hatcher counsels clients in Chicago in everything from foreclosure prevention to renters’ rights to home finance and runs outreach and education workshops to teach community members about just housing. In addition to an international education, she has held roles in leadership programs in Chicago working to develop racial…

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