Buying a property to renovate might seem like a great way to get into the market, but like any other project, there's a lot more you need to know before jumping in!
 
Rebeka Morgan of BuildHer Collective shares her expert intel on what to look for when buying to renovate or rebuild. We're going to learn some of the secrets to getting a renovation right, understanding what to look for, knowing the pitfalls to avoid and heaps more!
 
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Episode Highlights:
1. The Hobbit House in Wales [02:40]
2. The biggest renovation mistake first home buyers make [03:42]
3. What can first home buyers do to add value to a reno property? [06:23]
4. Have a master plan for your property before spending on anything! [08:43]
5. How to avoid over-capitalizing on a reno property [13:00]
6. A process first home buyers NEED to follow to avoid pitfalls [17:09]
7. Getting financed by banks for your DIY reno project (plus an alternative) [20:30]
8. Consider these when rebuilding vs renovating [24:53]
9. Between a pool & an outdoor area, which one will buyers rate higher? [34:21]
10. Be cautious of property issues you can & can't overcome [38:20]
11. Make sure you research well before you buy [42:03]
12. Can first home buyers do property renovations without professional help? [43:34]
13. Use BuildHer Collective templates for better overview of your reno [47:01]
14. The story of Veronica's most recent build [49:10]
15. When does the planning phase actually start? [51:02]
16. What is something you wish you knew as a first home buyer? [52:41]
17. What Veronica learned in her first reno project [55:38]
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About Rebeka:
Rebeka Morgan is one of the Founders of the BuildHer Collective. She's spent the last 14 years in the building industry in various management roles initially focusing on commercial construction where she was general manager of a commercial building company & more recently, Rebeka has been successfully redeveloping residential properties, which have broken sales records in Northcote.
 
Rebeka is CEO of Beirin Projects which focuses on high end renovation and construction in the inner North.
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  Co-Founders

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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