In today's show, we're demystifying the bank valuation process.

Why do banks do valuations? How do they work? What happens if the valuation comes back lower than the purchase price?

Andrew Wheatley, owner of Wheatley Finance, joins us today to answer these questions and to share his insights on the risks of working with banks, valuing off plan property, protecting yourself from settlement risks, and more!

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Episode Highlights:
1. Why banks need to value property [03:11]
2. Types of bank valuation [09:39]
3. Are first home buyers entitled to full valuations? [15:26]
4. Banks, valuers, and panels [19:52]
5. How valuations work in an auction [23:34]
6. Issues that can come up in bank valuations [28:38]
7. What to do if your property gets a low valuation [34:40]
8. Understanding the risks of working with banks [39:43]
9. The apartment trap [42:41]
10. Bank valuations on off plan property [47:02]
11. How to protect yourself from settlement risks [54:18]
About our Guest:
Andrew Wheatley is the owner of Wheatley Finance. He is fascinated (obsessed is probably a better term) with how mortgages work. A key goal of Wheatley Finance is to help people change a couple of small things in the way they interact with the banks, that can have hugely positive impacts on their finances.
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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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