Welcome to another installment of alarming questions from property forums and even more alarming answers, where we continue to talk about the confusing world of online property advice. These forums are often the first port of call for home buyers, but they can be full of wrong information.

So today, we discuss how online forums don't even have experts to moderate nor check the advice, which means that a lot of bad tips can get shared. This can be dangerous, not only because of the wrong answers, but also because of the weird questions that can confuse someone who's buying a home for the first time. We show you some of the craziest stuff we've found, but also talk about how to filter the good advice from the bad.

We share some advice on how to balance what you read online with professional guidance, so your home-buying experience is both smart and safe. Don't let an online post or tweet change your mind about buying a property. Learn how to tell good advice from bad advice online, let's get started!

Episode Highlights:
00:00 - Introduction
02:27 - Meighan's special house of the week
04:21 - What are the best ways you have used in negotiating with real estate agents?
08:55 - Who should be paying for tenant-purchased blinds in a new home purchase in Victoria?
12:04 - Reapplying for pre-approval or building a home: which is better after income increase?
17:04 - What to do if renovations on a potential home purchase are unapproved?
21:22 - Is it advisable for couples on a joint loan to make separate offers on the same property?
24:29 - Feeling helpless with vacant land investment after life throws a curveball: any advice?
28:38 - Actions to take for a house with floating slab issues after making an offer
31:34 - Understanding the risks with deposits in off-the-plan purchases
Resources mentioned in this episode:

➼ FREE MINI COURSE! How to price property like a professional https://homebuyeracademy.com.au/free_mini_course_opt_in

➼ Your First Home Buyer Guide Episode 145: 10 Alarming Reasons Why Off-Plan Properties Are So High Risk https://homebuyeracademy.com.au/podcasts/145

➼ Your First Home Buyer Guide Episode 151: Online Property Forums: Are You Really Getting the Right Advice? https://homebuyeracademy.com.au/podcasts/151


➼ Learn how to buy property without making a mistake with our 10-step online course for first time home buyers https://homebuyeracademy.com.au/YFHBG

➼ FREE TRAINING: How to make an educated decision so you buy your first home with the right amount of debt https://homebuyeracademy.com.au/webinar 

➼ Looking for a Sydney Buyers Agent? https://www.gooddeeds.com.au

➼ Work with Veronica: https://www.veronicamorgan.com.au

➼ Looking for a Brisbane Buyers Agent? https://www.propertypursuit.com.au/
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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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