If you think you're doing everything right when it comes to buying your first home, you might want to think again!

In today's episode, we talk about the cautionary tale of a couple who thought they had it all figured out, buying an old house with the intention of demolishing it and rebuilding a new one. Only to make a huge mistake that cost them dearly. Do you think you could avoid their fate?

This couple's demolition disaster is something that could happen to anyone, but it's entirely avoidable. By listening to their story and learning from their mistakes, you'll be better equipped to make informed decisions when purchasing a property.

Let us take you through their experience and break down what went wrong, while we also give some practical tips on what you can do to ensure that you don't make the same mistake.

Join us in our discussion today and take the challenge to learn from the mistakes of others. Set yourself up for success by avoiding pitfalls that can come with buying your first home.

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
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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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