Written by Veronica Morgan
Are you a first home buyer reeling from the many resources and pieces of advice on how to start with property, what asset to buy, how to manage your finances, and how to invest in general?
With so much information available on the internet, it can be quite overwhelming to filter which ones are helpful from the general noise.
Since we at Home Buyer Academy are on the mission to help first home buyers get onto the property ladder the right way, efficiently, we've compiled a list of five property podcasts we know will truly help you out!
We couldn't start this list without adding Home Buyer Academy's very own podcast - and that's not just because I'm a co-host for the show! 
Your First Home Buyer Guide was created to help first home buyers get a grasp of what investing in property entails, from doing due diligence before you even start looking at property, to dealing with auctions, and even what to expect when you do sign those papers!
Hosted by Veronica Morgan and Meighan Wells, this podcast is full of tips, tricks and strategies from an accumulation of 40 years' worth of experience in the property space. If you're truly a first home buyer or generally new to property, this is a podcast you MUST start listening to!
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If you only have a few minutes to spare but still want to brush up on money and investment, Investopoly is a bite-sized educational podcast that caters to exactly that.
Host Stuart Weymss is one of the very few financial planners who "gets" property. Listen to enough of these and you'll get an understanding of where property fits into an overall financial plan and what other elements need to be taken into consideration along the way.
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Want to buy an apartment or townhouse and need some guidance? Strata lawyer Amanda Farmer and her guest experts tackle related issues big and small in Your Strata Property!
While Amanda is based in New South Wales, many principles the podcast covers apply to other states and territories so regardless of where you are, this is great, accessible, educational content.
Listen in:
The Elephant in the Room is where the things that no one wants to talk about actually get talked about. As the podcast's co-host (alongside Chris Bates), adding our show to the list was a no-brainer. 
Tune in and you'll get a big picture view of the property industry in this country, plus insights into the psychology of property buying and all those who seek to influence your decisions.
Make sure to check out the latest episode:
This multi-dimensional podcast brings in the expertise of a buyer's agent, a property planner who is also a mortgage broker and a quantity surveyor (someone who knows exactly what it costs to build a house or apartment).

Cate Bakos, David Johnston and Mike Mortlock are all very experienced in their fields and while the topics they cover aren't specifically for first home buyers, they are very educational.

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While these are our current favourite podcasts for first home buyers, a number of others deserve special mention: How to Buy a Home, if you're interested in parallels with the American market, "Uncle Dave" is your guy, The Property Couch, which covers the basics of first time investing, and Life and Debt, a short series from The Ethics Centre, for those of you with a philosophical bent.
You may wonder why we haven't listed any podcasts created by millenials for millenials? We've come across loads of 20-somethings over the years who profess to have nailed success with their property strategies. The thing is, though, property is a long game and they simply haven't been in it long enough to be able to provide the evidence that their methods work. Maybe they will, maybe they won't, but we don't want you to take unnecessary risks.
I guess it's the same reason why Ash Barty was coached by Craig Tyzzer and not one of her contemporaries. Or why Brad Fittler coached the NSW State of Origin team rather than the punters watching the game at the pub - let's face it, they'd have as many opinions about the best way to play the game as most Aussies have about property!
With property, the proof is in the pudding - and we can learn lessons from those who can demonstrate over the long run whether they got it right or wrong.

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Veronica Morgan & Meighan Wells 

Veronica & Meighan are both licensed real estate agents who exclusively help buyers. Together they have nearly 40 years experience as property professionals.

Veronica is principal of Sydney based Good Deeds Property Buyers and is also co-host of The Elephant in the Room property podcast as well as Location Location Location Australia on Foxtel and author of Auction Ready: how to buy property at auction even though you're scared s#!tless!

Meighan is the multi award winning principal of Brisbane based Property Pursuit, chairperson of the REIQ Buyers Agent Chapter & a regular media commentator.

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