Buying your first home is a significant milestone, and it's only fitting to approach it with the right mindset. While most people tend to approach it with an investor's mindset, there are other aspects that are just as important to consider, such as peace of mind, security, and environmental impact.

In this episode, we challenge the traditional investor's perspective and explore a more holistic approach to home buying. Our special guest, Jeremy McLeod, the founder of Breathe Architecture and co-founder of Nightingale Housing shares expert tips on how to find a home that not only provides financial security but also promotes your well-being and supports the environment.

From sustainable architecture and permaculture to green spaces and self-sufficiency, we'll discuss the essential features to consider when looking for your first family home, so tune in now.

Episode Highlights:
00:00 - Our topic for today's episode
02:49 - Meighan's unique house of the week
03:21 - Who is Jeremy McLeod?
06:27 - What is Nightingale Housing?
09:41 - What is the biggest issue of today?
14:57 - The potential cost savings for switching to green power
16:35 - Tips for first homebuyers on budget-friendly sustainability
21:54 - The downside of removing trees in subdivisions
27:46 - The pros and cons of having green roofs and greenery in your property
34:09 - The cause behind the urban heat island effect and how to deal with it
42:11 - How can permaculture be integrated into suburban living?
50:00 - Can permaculture be commercialised in some way?
52:32 - The importance of making scalable decisions when buying your first property
About Jeremy McLeod:

Jeremy McLeod is the Director of Breathe, a top sustainable architectural studio in Australia with over 20 AIA awards. He's also a Co-Founder of Nightingale Housing and Head of Partnerships at Goodbye Gas. Jeremy advocates for affordable and carbon-neutral housing, urging industry and government to do better in response to the country's housing and climate crisis. He's passionate about a net zero emissions future and believes architects can drive positive change through collaboration.

Connect with Jeremy McLeod:

• Connect with Jeremy on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeremy-mcleod-architect

• Visit Jeremy's website: https://www.breathe.com.au/studio

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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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