Podcasts For New And Aspiring Homebuyers

Podcasts for New & Aspiring Homebuyers

You may be starting to figure out when it makes sense for you to stop renting and put down roots. Purchasing your first home takes planning and dedication, there are many factors to consider. Where do you start? Podcasts!

Podcasts can allow you to dip your toes into a topic without investing money or a lot of time. You can listen while you are doing other things. We have created this list of some popular shows that talk about home buying and other issues that impact your mortgage-readiness. By listening to a variety of opinions, you can familiarize yourself with the concepts and jargon involved in the home buying process, so you can ask informed questions when you begin to reach out to professionals in the real estate world. Remember that none of these programs are a substitute for professional financial advice. Your individual circumstances are just that, yours alone. 

Real Estate Today is a 75-minute podcast produced by the National Association of REALTORS®. It is a great place to start because it contains segments on home buying, home selling and homeownership. The First Time Buyers episode contains a wealth of information relevant to first-time home buyers, including:

Though parts of this episode first aired in July of 2019, a lot of the information remains true for homebuyers today. Highlights include:

  • First steps successful first-time buyers should take when starting a home search

  • Tasks and tips timeline to prepare you for each step of the journey  

  • First-time buyer mistakes, and how to avoid them

  • Accessible mortgage programs for first-time buyers and tools to help you educate yourself about the mortgage process  

  • After you find a home you want to buy... contract and earnest money deposit, home inspection, closing costs

NerdWallet’s SmartMoney podcast covers household financial topics in easy fifteen minute or less segments. Many episodes will be helpful for prospective home buyers - budgeting, credit scores, emotional readiness for homeownership, and more. 

EPISODE TO CATCH: What’s the Best Way to Save for a Down Payment on a House? & How Much House Can I Afford?

HerMoney Podcast is a career, family, lifestyle, and personal finance show rolled into one. Financial journalist Jean Chantzky is the host. Many of the episodes revolve around purchasing property, building wealth, and how homeownership fits into your overall financial goals. EPISODE TO CATCH: A Single Woman’s Guide To Buying A House

Couple Money Podcast This podcast focuses on improving communications between partners to move toward shared life goals, including purchasing a home. It is part relationship counseling, and part financial advice.
EPISODE TO CATCH: Powerful Financial Goals For Couples to Build Their Marriage & Wealth

Mortgage Mom Radio Debbie Marcoux of Movement Mortgage produces this podcast that covers many loan-related questions, including: What types of home loans are out there today? What is the difference between VA and FHA loans? How does divorce affect home buying? What closing costs should I expect to pay?
EPISODE TO CATCH: Can You Get Financing With A New Job?

Jill On Money with Jill Schlesinger, author and former editor for CBS Money Watch. Jill’s topics include real estate, economic trends, investment, and wealth management.
EPISODE TO CATCH: Coronavirus: Mortgage Market

House Party is described as a blend of real estate and pop culture. Along with information on market trends, and home buying insight, they spotlight celebrity homes, and homes that are famous settings of movies and television shows. Entertaining and informative with features from HGTV shows and hosts too!
EPISODE TO CATCH: House Hunting in the Age of Coronavirus.

Did we miss any podcast that has helped you along the pathway to homeownership? Let us know in the comments because it may help another first-time home buyer. Good luck on your home buying journey, and remember that you can always contact us with your questions.

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