In this episode, we delve into the burgeoning world of online property forums. While these forums may seem like supportive communities, their lack of industry expert moderation can turn them into potential minefields of misinformation. We explore the common questions that arise in these online spaces, revealing how they can inadvertently lead first home buyers into financial pitfalls.

It's not uncommon for users to encounter scenarios that resonate with their own frustrations in the world of online property forums. The allure of finding a group filled with like-minded individuals facing similar situations can be powerful. However, what concerns us is the possibility of these platforms steering people towards potential financial risks.

The questions raised in these online discussions often shed light on common challenges faced by homebuyers. Yet, some of the answers provided — no matter how well-intentioned, could unknowingly dig first home buyers an even deeper hole for themselves. That's why it's so crucial to engage in these forums with caution and supplement the shared experiences with professional advice.

Tune in and join us as we separate fact from fiction in the online property forum realm.

Episode Highlights:
00:00 - Introduction
02:59 - Question #1: Can I move in straight away after settlement?
06:26 - Question #2: What are the key considerations for a solo homebuyer at 24?
10:42 - Question #3: Should a frustrated tenant influence my property buying decision?
17:11 - Question #4: What's the acceptable percentage discount for cash offers?
20:41 - Question #5: Is it foolish to wait for home prices to drop or is it worth the risk?
25:31 - Question #6: What is the step-by-step guide for buying a house as a first home buyer?
Resources mentioned in this episode:

➼ Your First Home Buyer Guide Podcast Episode 149: Should First-Time Buyers Trust Predictions of Property Booms and Busts?

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

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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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