Feeling scared about taking on a long-term mortgage commitment for your first home? You're not alone! It's quite a common worry but if you let fear hold you back, it can stop you from making your dream of owning a home a reality.

Without facing these worries head-on, you could end up stuck, not knowing how to move forward and buy the house you've been dreaming of.

Today, we have Aaron Christie-David — managing director & mortgage broker at Atelier Wealth, together with Damien Walker — who is director & mortgage broker at the same company. They're here to share some tips on how to tackle those scary feelings about long-term debt.

Join us as we break down the common fears first home buyers face and discover some simple but impactful strategies to beat them. Don't let fear stop you from getting your own place—tune in and take the first step toward owning your dream home.

Episode Highlights:
00:00 - Introduction
02:26 - Meighan's special house of the week
03:36 - Who are our guests for today?
04:02 - What fears do borrowers, particularly first home buyers commonly have?
06:01 - What is the fear setting process all about?
10:32 - The cost of inaction for fear of taking on a long-term debt commitment
15:48 - Why is fear setting critical in property ventures?
20:17 - Strategies that encourage clients to confront and overcome their home buying fears
22:48 - What kind of fear do first home buyers need to have?
28:51 - Why having the right support crew is the first important step in home buying
32:04 - How different generations can overcome challenges in property ownership
35:09 - Finding the right buyer's agent to support you in your first home buying journey
37:27 - Benefits of integrating emotional awareness into the home buying experience
39:46 - One thing that Aaron and Damien wished they knew as a first home buyer
About Our Guests:

Aaron Christie-David is the Managing Director of Atelier Wealth, which he co-founded with his wife Bernadette several years ago. Aaron is highly qualified and has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the Finance Industry.

Damien Walker is the Director of Atelier Wealth, and has spent the last 6 years as part of the Atelier Wealth family, bringing both financial qualifications and experience to the team.

Connect with Aaron and Damien:

➼ Website https://atelierwealth.com.au/
➼ Aaron's LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/aaronchristiedavid/
➼ Damien's LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/damien-walker-/

Resources mentioned in this episode:

➼ Your First Home Buyer Guide Podcast Episode #125: Property Buying Life Cycle: Through the Lens of a Financial Advisor https://homebuyeracademy.com.au/podcasts/125
➼ The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel https://www.amazon.com/Psychology-Money-Timeless-lessons-happiness/dp/0857197681

➼ FREE MINI COURSE: How to price property like a professional https://www.homebuyeracademy.com.au/freecourse
➼ Meet our recommended mortgage brokers at Home Buyer Academy https://homebuyeracademy.com.au/brokers

➼ 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/
➼ If you have any questions or would like to be featured on our show, contact us at: [email protected]
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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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