In an increasingly challenging property market, the dream of owning your first home may seem like a distant goal. But, don't lose hope! In this episode, we'll show you why giving up as a first home buyer in Australia is not the solution.

The ANZ Corelogic Affordability Housing Report paints a challenging picture for first-time home buyers. But in this episode, we break down these challenges and give you practical advice on how to overcome them.

Join us as we explore the 5 reasons not to give up as a first home buyer. We believe that with the right information, determination, and a little inspiration, you can conquer these challenges and achieve your dreams of owning a home in today's property market.

So, don't throw in the towel just yet. Tune in and let us help you get the motivation and knowledge you need to take those crucial first steps toward your first home!

Episode Highlights:
00:00 - Introduction
02:11 - Meighan's special house of the week
03:40 - Challenge #1: The time it takes to save a deposit
05:31 - Solutions for first home buyers saving for a deposit
12:36 - Challenge #2: The rising cost of living
14:33 - How to address the challenges of the current rising cost of living
17:24 - Challenge #3: Servicing the debt
19:13 - Solutions for overcoming the challenge of servicing the debt
26:05 - Challenge #4: More listings don't necessarily mean cheaper prices
27:44 - Adapting to the dilemma of increased listings and stable prices
30:16 - Challenge #5: The fear of expanding mortgage debt
30:58 - Dispelling the fear of expanding mortgage debt
Resources mentioned in this episode:

➼ The ANZ Corelogic Housing Affordability Report 2023

➼ Episode 141: Why Lender's Mortgage Insurance Isn't Always a Bad Choice


➼ FREE TRAINING: How to make an educated decision so you buy your first home with the right amount of debt 

➼ Learn how to buy property without making a mistake with our 10-step online course for first time home buyers

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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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