In today's episode, we follow the journey of first-time home buyers, Antonia and Rinch, who successfully bought their dream home. They're Home Buyer Academy graduates, and they're here to share the real deal about their experience – the good, the bad, and everything in between.

Antonia and Rinch spill the beans on the assumptions they had, what actually happened, and the lessons they learned. From initial misconceptions to unexpected surprises, they give an honest look at the ups and downs of the home-buying process, sharing some interesting and unusual stories about their overall experience in search of their first home.

Don't miss out on this couple's narrative as they impart some of the top lessons they learned as first-time home buyers, and how these lessons could make a real difference in your own home-buying story.

Episode Highlights:
00:00 - Introduction
02:30 - Meighan's special house of the week
03:38 - When did Antonia & Rinch decide that they wanted to buy their first home?
05:33 - How Antonia & Rinch managed to double up their deposit savings
13:03 - What triggered Antonia & Rinch's decision to really pursue property ownership?
15:03 - How enthusiastic was Rinch in going through the learning process of home buying?
19:56 - Antonia & Rinch share interesting epiphanies they had in search of their first home
25:59 - How did the need for a view affect Antonia & Rinch's property search?
27:30 - How does a support system ease the stress of home buying?
30:14 - Antonia & Rinch share their experiences from various negotiation processes
36:50 - How Antonia & Rinch determined the right amount to pay for a property
40:24 - How Antonia & Rinch feel about having a mortgage
42:14 - Antonia & Rinch's advice about doing the first home buyer guide course

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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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