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Buying your first home can be one of the most stressful, overwhelming, and expensive experiences in your life. This is why we created The First Time Home Buying How To Buy A Home Podcast, to make this experience EASY and DELIGHTFUL for you. Our goal is to EMPOWER you, the first time home buyer, with all the information and tools that you need so that you can make a great decision buying your first home. YOU CAN DO THIS!

The First Time Home Buyer Podcast - How To Buy A Home Laura Moreno

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Buying your first home can be one of the most stressful, overwhelming, and expensive experiences in your life. This is why we created The First Time Home Buying How To Buy A Home Podcast, to make this experience EASY and DELIGHTFUL for you. Our goal is to EMPOWER you, the first time home buyer, with all the information and tools that you need so that you can make a great decision buying your first home. YOU CAN DO THIS!

    What is a Buyer Representation Agreement, with Mary Cates

    What is a Buyer Representation Agreement, with Mary Cates

    What is a Buyer Representation Agreement, - Introduction Mary Cates is a Realtor that found her happy place in the Piedmont Triad area of North Carolina. Mary where she helps resale clients, out-of-state clients and first time homebuyers. She enjoys helping clients navigate the real estate process and ultimately finding the home of their desire. In her spare time, Mary enjoys tennis and spending time with family.
    ➡️ Manhattan/Brooklyn Real Estate Agent Services: If you'd like me to help you buy, sell, rent or renovate your home in Manhattan or Brooklyn, NY, let me know, I'd be happy to! Just send an email to lauramoreca@gmail.com or text me at 347-440-9582. ➡️ Real Estate Referrals: 🌟 Find A Real Estate Agent Near Me: Looking for a trustworthy real estate agent in your area? Our referral service connects you with experienced real estate agents near you, ensuring you have the right expert by your side throughout your home-buying journey. 🌟 Find A Mortgage Broker Near Me: Securing the right mortgage is crucial. Our network of trusted local mortgage brokers near you helps you find the best rates and terms tailored to your financial situation, making your dream home within reach. ➡️ Free Home Buyer Resources: 🌟 Home Buying Checklist: Our comprehensive home buying checklist covers everything you need to consider when buying your first home. From budgeting to inspections, this resource ensures you stay organized and avoid common pitfalls. 🌟 Best Home Buying App: Our app is one of the best home buying apps in the market that simplifies your search, organizes your preferences, and keeps you informed about the latest development on your home buying process. Finding your dream home has never been more convenient. 🌟 Homes For Sale Aggregator: Our aggregator compiles listings from various sources, providing you with a centralized platform to explore available homes. Save time and energy by having all the information you need in one place with our homes for sale aggregator. 🌟 First Home Buyer News: Stay in the know with the best newsletter for first time home buyers  that delivers curated content, market insights, and expert tips directly to your inbox. It's the ultimate resource for staying informed and making informed decisions. 🌟 Smart Home Buyer Calculator: Dive into the best home buyer calculator that includes 4 powerful calculators to help you understand if you should buy a home or not and understand how much exactly it will cost . 🌟 Improve Your Credit Score: Your credit score plays a vital role in the home-buying process. Use our recommended credit score check tool to understand where you stand financially and to improve your credit score so and can pay less on your mortgage. 🌟 Mortgage Interest Rates Today: Your mortgage will be the most expensive cost on owning a home this is why you need to be aware of the mortgage interest rates today and try to get the lowest. ➡️ Social Media ⭐ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@iamlauramoreno
    ⭐ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamlauramoreno
    ⭐ Twitter: https://twitter.com/iamlauramoreno
    ⭐ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/Iamlauramoreno
    ⭐ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@iamlauramoreno
    ➡️ Hire Me ⭐ Speaking, Events, Podcast Interviews, Collaborations & Endorsements - info@lauramoreno.com
    ⭐ Schedule a 1-1 Home Buying Consultation → https://lauramoreno.com/1-1-consultation/
    ➡️ Contact Laura I'd love to hear from you! If you have a longer question, or if you have a business-related inquiry, please send me an email at info@lauramoreno.com. I try my best to reply to all e-mails but sometimes I do not have enough time to respond to everyone.
    ➡️ Disclaimer Laura Moreno is not a practicing tax accountant or a licensed attorney or financial adviser. Therefore, the information in these videos shall not be relied upon as tax, legal, or financial advice from a qualified perspective. If y

    • 23 min
    The Truth About SONYMA Down Payment Assistance Program with Christine Perlow

    The Truth About SONYMA Down Payment Assistance Program with Christine Perlow

    SONYMA Down Payment Assistance Program - Introduction The Truth About SONYMA Down Payment Assistance Program with Christine Perlow
    Christine Perlow is a Sr. Loan Officer at Nationwide Mortgage Bankers. She has been in the mortgage industry for over 30 years and she is most passionate about helping her First Time Buyers. She has been in the SONYMA Hall of Fame for the past 10 years and always in the top 5! She is the mom to twin boys who are 18 years old graduating from High School and heading off to college! Christine and her husband are enjoying this special time.
    ➡️ Brooklyn Agent Services: If you'd like me to help you buy, sell, rent or renovate your home in Brooklyn, NY, let me know, I'd be happy to! Just send an email to lauramoreca@gmail.com or text me at 347-440-9582. ➡️ Real Estate Referrals: 🌟 Find A Real Estate Agent Near Me: Looking for a trustworthy real estate agent in your area? Our referral service connects you with experienced real estate agents near you, ensuring you have the right expert by your side throughout your home-buying journey. 🌟 Find A Mortgage Broker Near Me: Securing the right mortgage is crucial. Our network of trusted local mortgage brokers near you helps you find the best rates and terms tailored to your financial situation, making your dream home within reach. SONYMA Down Payment Assistance Program - Free Home Buyer Resources: 🌟 Home Buying Checklist: Our comprehensive home buying checklist covers everything you need to consider when buying your first home. From budgeting to inspections, this resource ensures you stay organized and avoid common pitfalls. 🌟 Best Home Buying App: Our app is one of the best home buying apps in the market that simplifies your search, organizes your preferences, and keeps you informed about the latest development on your home buying process. Finding your dream home has never been more convenient. 🌟 Homes For Sale Aggregator: Our aggregator compiles listings from various sources, providing you with a centralized platform to explore available homes. Save time and energy by having all the information you need in one place with our homes for sale aggregator. 🌟 First Home Buyer News: Stay in the know with the best newsletter for first time home buyers  that delivers curated content, market insights, and expert tips directly to your inbox. It's the ultimate resource for staying informed and making informed decisions. 🌟 Smart Home Buyer Calculator: Dive into the best home buyer calculator that includes 4 powerful calculators to help you understand if you should buy a home or not and understand how much exactly it will cost . 🌟 Improve Your Credit Score: Your credit score plays a vital role in the home-buying process. Use our recommended credit score check tool to understand where you stand financially and to improve your credit score so and can pay less on your mortgage. 🌟 Mortgage Interest Rates Today: Your mortgage will be the most expensive cost on owning a home this is why you need to be aware of the mortgage interest rates today and try to get the lowest. ➡️ Social Media ⭐ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@iamlauramoreno1
    ⭐ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamlauramoreno
    ⭐ Twitter: https://twitter.com/iamlauramoreno
    ⭐ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/Iamlauramoreno
    ⭐ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@iamlauramoreno
    ➡️ Hire Me ⭐ Speaking, Events, Podcast Interviews, Collaborations & Endorsements - info@lauramoreno.com
    ⭐ Schedule a 1-1 Home Buying Consultation → https://lauramoreno.com/1-1-consultation/
    ➡️ Contact Laura I'd love to hear from you! If you have a longer question, or if you have a business-related inquiry, please send me an email at info@lauramoreno.com. I try my best to reply to all e-mails but sometimes I do not have enough time to respond to everyone.
    ➡️ Disclaimer Laura Moreno is not a practicing tax accountant or a licensed attorney or

    • 35 min
    Why It Is Essential To Talk To A Mortgage Officer Early On, With David Epstein

    Why It Is Essential To Talk To A Mortgage Officer Early On, With David Epstein

    David Epstein - Introduction David Epstein is the Vice President of First Securities Home Mortgage, and independent mortgage broker in Royal Oak, Michigan. He has been in the mortgage industry since 1993 and he focuses on giving the best customer service, follow up and attention to detail because he believes this is essential when working on mortgages. He has 4 kids and a wife and in his free time he likes golfing and being outdoors.
    David Epstein - Home Buying Resources Navigating the world of home buying can be overwhelming, especially for first-time buyers. That's why we've compiled a list of valuable resources to guide you through the process seamlessly.
    ➡️ Referrals: 🌟 Find A Real Estate Agent Near Me: Looking for a trustworthy real estate agent in your area? Our referral service connects you with experienced real estate agents near you, ensuring you have the right expert by your side throughout your home-buying journey. 🌟 Find A Mortgage Broker Near Me: Securing the right mortgage is crucial. Our network of trusted local mortgage brokers near you helps you find the best rates and terms tailored to your financial situation, making your dream home within reach. ➡️ Free Home Buyer Resources: 🌟 Home Buying Checklist: Our comprehensive home buying checklist covers everything you need to consider when buying your first home. From budgeting to inspections, this resource ensures you stay organized and avoid common pitfalls. 🌟 Best Home Buying App: Our app is one of the best home buying apps in the market that simplifies your search, organizes your preferences, and keeps you informed about the latest development on your home buying process. Finding your dream home has never been more convenient. 🌟 Homes For Sale Aggregator: Our aggregator compiles listings from various sources, providing you with a centralized platform to explore available homes. Save time and energy by having all the information you need in one place with our homes for sale aggregator. 🌟 First Home Buyer News: Stay in the know with the best newsletter for first time home buyers  that delivers curated content, market insights, and expert tips directly to your inbox. It's the ultimate resource for staying informed and making informed decisions. 🌟 Smart Home Buyer Calculator: Dive into the best home buyer calculator that includes 4 powerful calculators to help you understand if you should buy a home or not and understand how much exactly it will cost . 🌟 Improve Your Credit Score: Your credit score plays a vital role in the home-buying process. Use our recommended credit score check tool to understand where you stand financially and to improve your credit score so and can pay less on your mortgage. 🌟 Mortgage Interest Rates Today: Your mortgage will be the most expensive cost on owning a home this is why you need to be aware of the mortgage interest rates today and try to get the lowest. ➡️ Social Media ⭐ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@iamlauramoreno1
    ⭐ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamlauramoreno
    ⭐ Twitter: https://twitter.com/iamlauramoreno
    ⭐ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/Iamlauramoreno
    ⭐ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@iamlauramoreno
    ➡️ Hire Me ⭐ Speaking, Events, Podcast Interviews, Collaborations & Endorsements - info@lauramoreno.com
    ⭐ Schedule a 1-1 Home Buying Consultation → https://lauramoreno.com/1-1-consultation/
    ➡️ Contact Laura I'd love to hear from you! If you have a longer question, or if you have a business-related inquiry, please send me an email at info@lauramoreno.com. I try my best to reply to all e-mails but sometimes I do not have enough time to respond to everyone.
    ➡️ Disclaimer Laura Moreno is not a practicing tax accountant or a licensed attorney or financial adviser. Therefore, the information in these videos shall not be relied upon as tax, legal, or financial advice from a qualified perspective. If you need such ad

    • 28 min
    Why Agents & Lenders Need To Lead With Value (Specially After NAR's Settlement), with Paul Abraham

    Why Agents & Lenders Need To Lead With Value (Specially After NAR's Settlement), with Paul Abraham

    Paul Abraham - Introduction Paul Abraham AKA BetterCallPaul is a mortgage lender and owner of LocalLender that has been in the mortgage business for 30 years. The first 10 years he was a loan officer and now he has become a loan officer trainer. He now runs a Facebook group with over 41k loan officers when he helps them to grow their business.
    Home Buying Resources Navigating the world of home buying can be overwhelming, especially for first-time buyers. That's why we've compiled a list of valuable resources to guide you through the process seamlessly.
    ➡️ Referrals: 🌟 Find A Real Estate Agent Near Me: Looking for a trustworthy real estate agent in your area? Our referral service connects you with experienced real estate agents near you, ensuring you have the right expert by your side throughout your home-buying journey. 🌟 Find A Mortgage Broker Near Me: Securing the right mortgage is crucial. Our network of trusted local mortgage brokers near you helps you find the best rates and terms tailored to your financial situation, making your dream home within reach. ➡️ Free Home Buyer Resources: 🌟 Home Buying Checklist: Our comprehensive home buying checklist covers everything you need to consider when buying your first home. From budgeting to inspections, this resource ensures you stay organized and avoid common pitfalls. 🌟 Best Home Buying App: Our app is one of the best home buying apps in the market that simplifies your search, organizes your preferences, and keeps you informed about the latest development on your home buying process. Finding your dream home has never been more convenient. 🌟 Homes For Sale Aggregator: Our aggregator compiles listings from various sources, providing you with a centralized platform to explore available homes. Save time and energy by having all the information you need in one place with our homes for sale aggregator. 🌟 First Home Buyer News: Stay in the know with the best newsletter for first time home buyers  that delivers curated content, market insights, and expert tips directly to your inbox. It's the ultimate resource for staying informed and making informed decisions. 🌟 Smart Home Buyer Calculator: Dive into the best home buyer calculator that includes 4 powerful calculators to help you understand if you should buy a home or not and understand how much exactly it will cost . 🌟 Improve Your Credit Score: Your credit score plays a vital role in the home-buying process. Use our recommended credit score check tool to understand where you stand financially and to improve your credit score so and can pay less on your mortgage. 🌟 Mortgage Interest Rates Today: Your mortgage will be the most expensive cost on owning a home this is why you need to be aware of the mortgage interest rates today and try to get the lowest. ➡️ Social Media ⭐ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@iamlauramoreno1
    ⭐ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamlauramoreno
    ⭐ Twitter: https://twitter.com/iamlauramoreno
    ⭐ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/Iamlauramoreno
    ⭐ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@iamlauramoreno
    ➡️ Hire Me ⭐ Speaking, Events, Podcast Interviews, Collaborations & Endorsements - info@lauramoreno.com
    ⭐ Schedule a 1-1 Home Buying Consultation → https://lauramoreno.com/1-1-consultation/
    ➡️ Contact Laura I'd love to hear from you! If you have a longer question, or if you have a business-related inquiry, please send me an email at info@lauramoreno.com. I try my best to reply to all e-mails but sometimes I do not have enough time to respond to everyone.
    ➡️ Disclaimer Laura Moreno is not a practicing tax accountant or a licensed attorney or financial adviser. Therefore, the information in these videos shall not be relied upon as tax, legal, or financial advice from a qualified perspective. If you need such advice, please contact a qualified tax accountant, attorney, or financial adviser. We have taken reasonable st

    • 43 min
    Why Buying Overseas Could Be The Best Option for First Time Home Buyers Today, with Rodolfo Delgado

    Why Buying Overseas Could Be The Best Option for First Time Home Buyers Today, with Rodolfo Delgado

    Rodolfo Delgado - Introduction Rodolfo Delgado is a real estate startup founder based in New York and CEO of Replay Listings and Forbes contributor. He also bought his first home overseas and he is coming to share his experience and what he learned in the process. When he is not working he loves swimming and boxing.
    Home Buying Resources Navigating the world of home buying can be overwhelming, especially for first-time buyers. That's why we've compiled a list of valuable resources to guide you through the process seamlessly.
    ➡️ Referrals: 🌟 Find A Real Estate Agent Near Me: Looking for a trustworthy real estate agent in your area? Our referral service connects you with experienced real estate agents near you, ensuring you have the right expert by your side throughout your home-buying journey. 🌟 Find A Mortgage Broker Near Me: Securing the right mortgage is crucial. Our network of trusted local mortgage brokers near you helps you find the best rates and terms tailored to your financial situation, making your dream home within reach. ➡️ Free Home Buyer Resources: 🌟 Home Buying Checklist: Our comprehensive home buying checklist covers everything you need to consider when buying your first home. From budgeting to inspections, this resource ensures you stay organized and avoid common pitfalls. 🌟 Best Home Buying App: Our app is one of the best home buying apps in the market that simplifies your search, organizes your preferences, and keeps you informed about the latest development on your home buying process. Finding your dream home has never been more convenient. 🌟 Homes For Sale Aggregator: Our aggregator compiles listings from various sources, providing you with a centralized platform to explore available homes. Save time and energy by having all the information you need in one place with our homes for sale aggregator. 🌟 First Home Buyer News: Stay in the know with the best newsletter for first time home buyers  that delivers curated content, market insights, and expert tips directly to your inbox. It's the ultimate resource for staying informed and making informed decisions. 🌟 Smart Home Buyer Calculator: Dive into the best home buyer calculator that includes 4 powerful calculators to help you understand if you should buy a home or not and understand how much exactly it will cost . 🌟 Improve Your Credit Score: Your credit score plays a vital role in the home-buying process. Use our recommended credit score check tool to understand where you stand financially and to improve your credit score so and can pay less on your mortgage. 🌟 Mortgage Interest Rates Today: Your mortgage will be the most expensive cost on owning a home this is why you need to be aware of the mortgage interest rates today and try to get the lowest. ➡️ Social Media ⭐ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@iamlauramoreno1
    ⭐ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamlauramoreno
    ⭐ Twitter: https://twitter.com/iamlauramoreno
    ⭐ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/Iamlauramoreno
    ⭐ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@iamlauramoreno
    ➡️ Hire Me ⭐ Speaking, Events, Podcast Interviews, Collaborations & Endorsements - info@lauramoreno.com
    ⭐ Schedule a 1-1 Home Buying Consultation → https://lauramoreno.com/1-1-consultation/
    ➡️ Contact Laura I'd love to hear from you! If you have a longer question, or if you have a business-related inquiry, please send me an email at info@lauramoreno.com. I try my best to reply to all e-mails but sometimes I do not have enough time to respond to everyone.
    ➡️ Disclaimer Laura Moreno is not a practicing tax accountant or a licensed attorney or financial adviser. Therefore, the information in these videos shall not be relied upon as tax, legal, or financial advice from a qualified perspective. If you need such advice, please contact a qualified tax accountant, attorney, or financial adviser. We have taken reasonable steps to check that the inform

    • 32 min
    3 Ways to Compensate Buyer's Agents (and Why) Starting July 2024

    3 Ways to Compensate Buyer's Agents (and Why) Starting July 2024

    3 Ways to Compensate Buyer's Agents (and Why) Starting July 2024 In July 2024, significant changes are set to reshape how buyer's agents are compensated in real estate transactions. These changes have far-reaching implications for members of the real estate industry, as well as for home buyers and sellers. Let's delve into what these changes mean for all parties involved.
    These are the 3 ways you can compensate buyer's agents starting July 2024:
    1. Fixed-Fee Commission Paid Directly by Consumers In this model, buyers pay a predetermined fixed fee directly to their agent for their services. Unlike traditional commission-based structures, where the agent's compensation is a percentage of the sale price, this approach offers more transparency and predictability for both buyers and sellers. Buyers know exactly how much they will pay their agent, regardless of the final sale price of the property. This can be particularly appealing for buyers who prefer a straightforward fee structure and want to avoid potential conflicts of interest that may arise from commission-based compensation.
    2. Concession from the Seller Another method of compensating buyer's agents is through concessions from the seller. In this scenario, the seller agrees to cover some or all of the buyer's agent's fees as part of the overall transaction. This can be negotiated as part of the purchase agreement and is typically based on a percentage of the sale price. For buyers, this can be an attractive option as it reduces their out-of-pocket expenses for agent fees. Sellers may also benefit from offering a concession to attract more buyers and expedite the sale process. However, it's essential to consider how this concession may impact the negotiation dynamics between buyers and sellers.
    3. Portion of the Listing Broker's Compensation In some cases, buyer's agents may receive a portion of the commission paid to the listing broker. This arrangement often involves the listing broker sharing a percentage of their commission with the buyer's agent as a cooperative compensation agreement. While this method is common in traditional real estate transactions, its prevalence may diminish with the new regulations limiting MLS communication of compensation offers. Nonetheless, it remains a viable option for compensating buyer's agents and can provide an incentive for agents to collaborate and facilitate successful transactions.
    These three methods offer distinct approaches to compensating buyer's agents and reflect the evolving landscape of real estate transactions. As the industry adapts to new regulations and consumer preferences, agents and clients alike must carefully consider which compensation model aligns best with their needs and goals.
    Home Buying Resources Navigating the world of home buying can be overwhelming, especially for first-time buyers. That's why we've compiled a list of valuable resources to guide you through the process seamlessly.
    ➡️ Referrals: 🌟 Find A Real Estate Agent Near Me: Looking for a trustworthy real estate agent in your area? Our referral service connects you with experienced real estate agents near you, ensuring you have the right expert by your side throughout your home-buying journey. 🌟 Find A Mortgage Broker Near Me: Securing the right mortgage is crucial. Our network of trusted local mortgage brokers near you helps you find the best rates and terms tailored to your financial situation, making your dream home within reach. ➡️ Free Home Buyer Resources: 🌟 Home Buying Checklist: Our comprehensive home buying checklist covers everything you need to consider when buying your first home. From budgeting to inspections, this resource ensures you stay organized and avoid common pitfalls. 🌟 Best Home Buying App: Our app is one of the best home buying apps in the market that simplifies your search, organizes your preferences, and keeps you informed about the latest development on your home buying process. Find

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
82 Ratings

82 Ratings

Carlos2992 ,

Great and Informative

I really like the host Laura! Shes warm, funny and smart, what else do you need? She translates the real estate rhetoric to the common person.

vcavalli ,

Would love more content on buying a home in expensive areas like the PNW

Laura does a great job. I notice though many guests/content provide examples for homes priced below 700k. Living in the greater Seattle area, this is not very relevant/as helpful. Hoping she puts out more content on tips for first time home buyers who live in competitive, expensive areas where homes run above 700k on average.

HomeLoansMadeAwesome ,

I don’t pay to play.

Thanks for the offer to be interviewed on your podcast for the “low price” of $299. I don’t pay to play. Wish you the best.

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