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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 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.
 
Welcome to Be a Smarter Homeowner podcast, where hosts, Beth Dodson and John Bodrozic are dedicated to helping you save money and get organized while managing, maintaining, protecting, improving, and eventually buying or selling your largest financial asset and biggest expense, your home. Discover how easy it is to be a smarter homeowner. Having worked with homeowners for over 20 years, your co-hosts are two of the three co-founders of HomeZada, a digital home management software platform th ...
 
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Introduction Matt Colia is a home inspector in Weatherford, TX., and a former Army Infantry Officer. He has a background in residential remodeling, which provided a smooth transition into the inspection profession and has allowed him to develop great attention to detail, which is something you can depend on during your home inspection. Get In Touch…
 
Introduction Nathan is a Mortgage Banker in the Southern Indiana/Louisville Kentucky Market. He has been in the mortgage and real estate business since 1997. He is a married father of 4 with 2 daughters getting married this year, and 2 sons that love Baseball and Basketball. When he is not working on his mortgage business, Nathan is heavily involve…
 
Introduction Arjun Ghimire is a home inspector licensed in Ohio with a civil engineering background. He loves educating home buyers regarding the hidden defects and technical aspects of their potential home. He loves hiking, camping, and swimming during his leisure time. Get In Touch With Our Guest Today If you’d like to get in touch with our guest…
 
Introduction Matt Cronin is a licensed home and termite inspector as well as a termite treatment applicator in Warsaw, Ohio. When he isn't working he is a licensed foster parent and loves spending time with his 8 kids 3 of who are foster kiddos. Get In Touch With Our Guest Today If you’d like to get in touch with our guest today, click on the link …
 
Introduction Bethany Cuthbertson is the Sales and Marketing director for Dearman Moving & Storage. She loves helping clients to make their moves as stress-free as possible. When she is not working she enjoys diving, skiing, and golfing! Get In Touch With Our Guest Today If you’d like to get in touch with our guest today, click on the link below and…
 
Introduction Clayton Bailey is a home inspector in Wichita, Kansas. He comes from three generations of real estate professionals and he found he was able to use his passions for working with people, residential real estate, and sustainable practices in a very successful home inspection business. Get In Touch With Our Guest Today If you’d like to ge…
 
Introduction Pamela D'Arc has been a real estate broker in New York for over 25 years. She works with buyers, sellers, and renters. Pamela has a passion for architecture and design and loves helping her clients visualize how they would live in a space. When not working, Pamela loves biking, planting and working outside, and spending time and travel…
 
Introduction Brooks Kelly is the VP of Production and Loan Originator in Dallas, Texas. He has worked with thousands of homebuyers to make their dream a reality. Outside work, he loves to golf, and coach his kid's baseball teams and his pups. Get In Touch With Our Guest Today If you’d like to get in touch with our guest today, click on the link bel…
 
Introduction Ryan Oxley is the head of Iron Start Inspections, a home inspection company based in Dallas-Forth Worth, Texas that offers real estate, pool, spa, infrared, foundation, and home warranty inspections. Get In Touch With Our Guest Today If you’d like to get in touch with our guest today, click on the link below and I will send you a warm …
 
Introduction Cody Wickham is a real estate agent in Austin, Texas where he loves helping homebuyers with his in-depth awareness of the Austin Real Estate market. When he is not working, Cody likes hiking, swimming, eating delicious tacos, and hitting the sand volleyball courts! Get In Touch With Our Guest Today If you’d like to get in touch with ou…
 
Introduction Brandon Prewitt is a passionate real estate agent in Central Ohio. As a 3rd generation realtor, he has touched every corner of the business, and he wants to share his experiences with you. Get In Touch With Our Guest Today If you’d like to get in touch with our guest today, click on the link below and I will send you a warm introductio…
 
Introduction John Adams is a real estate investor, author, and top mortgage lender specializing in renovation loans. He is going to teach us how to house hack your next home purchase using renovation loans. Get In Touch With Our Guest Today If you’d like to get in touch with our guest today, click on the link below and I will send you a warm introd…
 
Introduction Sean Wilson is a home inspector in Saint Augustine, FL. His mission is to assist you in making a confident decision about your property through quality, detailed home inspections utilizing the latest technology. Get In Touch If you'd like to get in touch with our guest today, click on the link below and I will send you a warm introduct…
 
Introduction Fernando Hurtado is a home inspector in Orlando, Florida. He and his team have performed over 18,000 home inspections. He specializes in working with 1st time home buyers and educating them through the First Time Buyer Seminars that we do throughout the year. Get In Touch If you’d like to get in touch with our guest today, click on the…
 
Introduction Wendy Griffis is a top-producing realtor in Jacksonville Florida. She is also the author of the book “Recognize the Difference What Are The 7 Key Traits You Should Look For When Hiring A Real Estate Agent”, available on Amazon. She is an advocate for her home-buying clients and sellers. Get In Touch If you’d like to get in touch with o…
 
Introduction Dana Pollard is a realtor in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas. She and her team are experts at finding people their dream homes and having the best experience with their move to Texas. In her free time, she likes reading and serving their church. Get In Touch If you’d like to get in touch with our guest today, click on the link below and I wil…
 
Introduction Dawn Ferreiro is a is a loan officer in Dallas, Texas. She has been in the mortgage business for 17 years. She specializes in Conventional, FHA, VA, Jumbo, Renovation, and USDA products. She loves helping her clients attain the dream of home ownership and she genuinely enjoys getting to know them on a personal level. Get In Touch If yo…
 
Introduction David Steckel is the Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships & New Ventures and Home Expert at Thumbtack. With 15 years of experience in home industries, David leads ongoing home care programs, providing homeowners with the expertise they need to better plan, budget, and complete home maintenance projects. Get In Touch If you’d like …
 
Introduction Jeremy Smith is a realtor and team leader who built his business on building relationships through providing exceptional service, support, and guidance. He is also a husband, father of 4, and a US Navy veteran. Get In Touch If you’d like to get in touch with our guest today, click on the link below and I will send you a warm introducti…
 
Introduction Ryan Rodenbeck is the owner of Spyglass Realty in Austin, Texas. Spyglass has nearly 100, full-time, producing agents. He also runs the podcast and YouTube channel, RealtyHack. He focuses on real estate training, industry news, and tips for agents, brokers, and team leaders. He has been an advisor to several real estate and technology …
 
Introduction Michael Brinkley is a real estate attorney in Fort Worth, Texas specializing in mortgage litigation and foreclosure defense. He has years of experience in representing different groups, from title insurance underwriters to property owners. Get In Touch If you’d like to get in touch with our guest today, click on the link below and I wi…
 
Introduction Eric Lundquist is a home inspector in Dallas, Texas where he owns the company Dallas Home Inspections. He really enjoys helping first-time home buyers make an informed decision when buying a home and steering them away from money pits. When he is not working he enjoys spending time with his 3 kids on weekend adventures. Get In Touch If…
 
Introduction Brady Bridges is a real estate agent in Fort Worth, Texas. He and his team have successfully closed over 450 transactions in the past 4 years and he offers his clients a low-pressure and well-informed approach to buying their first home. When he is not working he enjoys working out, golfing, playing tennis, and attending every Horned F…
 
Introduction Mimi Montgomery is the owner of Baymont Mortgage, a full-service mortgage company based in League City, Texas. She has over 18 years of experience in all different types of mortgage products including FHA, VA, Conventional, USDA, etc. and she would like to teach us what to expect when getting a mortgage loan. Get In Touch If you’d like…
 
Introduction Scott McCord is one of the top real estate agents in Austin, Texas with over $65M in sales. In the last month. Most of his clients are young professionals buying their 1st or 2nd home. He is married to his high school sweetheart, and he has 4 kids all under 6 years old. Get In Touch If you’d like to get in touch with our guest today, c…
 
Introduction Bartholomeo Troiano is a Loan Officer based in New York where he loves guiding homebuyers through their lending process with as little headache and as much excitement as possible. Outside of work he loves hitting the gym, running, and personal development as well. Get In Touch If you’d like to get in touch with our guest today, click o…
 
Introduction Justin Bayle is a Sr. Loan Officer with New American Funding servicing the Greater Los Angeles area and throughout California. Justin provides a full spectrum of mortgage products customized to individual needs. From the simplest refinance to the most complex purchase, Justin and the excellent support staff at LendLA are always availab…
 
Introduction Mark Fisher is one of the top 500 loan originators in the country and over the past ten years, he has helped over 1800 families achieve their goal of homeownership. He believes that it is extremely important to communicate with realtors, attorneys, and borrowers before and during a transaction to keep things moving smoothly. Get In Tou…
 
Introduction Dianne Alonte is an amazing mortgage advisor for the company Finance of America. She has been among the top 1% mortgage loan originators in America for the last 2 years and she wants to teach us not only how to buy a property but also how to win their offers specially in California. Get In Touch If you’d like to get in touch with our g…
 
Introduction Brad Zibung is a real estate agent in Chicago. He has represented dozens of first-time home buyers over the last 12 months and he enjoys finding solutions that work for everyone. When he is not working you can find him with his wife and their assortment of rescue dogs or traveling. Get In Touch If you’d like to get in touch with our gu…
 
Introduction Christian Busch is a real estate agent in South Florida. With a background in technology, he has been a real estate agent and investor for over 10 years in New York both and Miami. Get In Touch If you’d like to get in touch with our guest today, click on the link below and I will send you a warm introduction: https://lauramoreno.com/po…
 
Introduction Sonny Pham is a real estate agent in San Jose, California. He has been in business for over 35 years and he loves seeing his buyers move into their dream homes. On top of that, he also has access to bank-owned properties being one of the only agents in San Jose that can those properties. Sonny is looking forward to hearing from you soo…
 
Introduction Michael Fabbro is a real estate agent in Phoenix, Arizona. Michael's favorite part of being a REALTOR® is the opportunity to become acquainted with so many interesting people and help them realize their goals. He respects the fact that this isn't like any other purchase – because unless you're an investor, your home is where you live a…
 
Introduction Sam Shaffer is the Founder and Managing Broker at Chicago Properties. He consistently ranks in the top 1% of Chicago brokers and thousands of clients have worked with him and his team to sell or find a home in Chicago. Get In Touch If you'd like to get in touch with our guest today, click on the link below and I will send you a warm in…
 
On today’s episode, we discuss our tips for house flipping. Most people are aware of the HGTV version that shows a complete home remodel in a 1-hour episode. This conversation helps to peel back the layers and walk-through the financial and physical aspects that are crucial to executing a flip. Listen to learn the steps and processes to know what h…
 
We want to speak about how your home can impact your health. You might not realize but regular home maintenance plays an important role in protecting you from illness. On today's episode, we discuss four key components to consider when thinking of your health as it relates to your home. Listen as we give helpful tips related to air, water, fire and…
 
Get In Touch If you'd like to get in touch with our guest today, click on the link below and I will send you a warm introduction: https://lauramoreno.com/podcast-guest-warm-introduction/ Awesome Resources For First-Time Home Buyers If you'd like to access other great resources for first-time home buyers just click on the link below: https://lauramo…
 
Get In Touch If you'd like to get in touch with our guest today, click on the link below and I will send you a warm introduction: https://lauramoreno.com/podcast-guest-warm-introduction/ Awesome Resources For First-Time Home Buyers If you'd like to access other great resources for first-time home buyers just click on the link below: https://lauramo…
 
Get In Touch If you'd like to get in touch with our guest today, click on the link below and I will send you a warm introduction: https://lauramoreno.com/podcast-guest-warm-introduction/ Awesome Resources For First-Time Home Buyers If you'd like to access other great resources for first-time home buyers just click on the link below: https://lauramo…
 
Get In Touch If you'd like to get in touch with our guest today, click on the link below and I will send you a warm introduction: https://lauramoreno.com/podcast-guest-warm-introduction/ Awesome Resources For First-Time Home Buyers If you'd like to access other great resources for first-time home buyers just click on the link below: https://lauramo…
 
May is Home Remodeling Month but we don’t need to always do large and expensive projects. We can transform our homes with simple, low-cost, DIY projects. In this episode, we discuss the different types of projects you can do that are affordable, easy and can often be completed in a weekend. Tune in to hear our tips to refresh your home with simple …
 
Get In Touch If you'd like to get in touch with our guest today, click on the link below and I will send you a warm introduction: https://lauramoreno.com/podcast-guest-warm-introduction/ Awesome Resources For First-Time Home Buyers If you'd like to access other great resources for first-time home buyers just click on the link below: https://lauramo…
 
Get In Touch If you'd like to get in touch with our guest today, click on the link below and I will send you a warm introduction: https://lauramoreno.com/podcast-guest-warm-introduction/ Awesome Resources For First-Time Home Buyers If you'd like to access other great resources for first-time home buyers just click on the link below: https://lauramo…
 
Get In Touch If you'd like to get in touch with our guest today, click on the link below and I will send you a warm introduction: https://lauramoreno.com/podcast-guest-warm-introduction/ Awesome Resources For First-Time Home Buyers If you'd like to access other great resources for first-time home buyers just click on the link below: https://lauramo…
 
Get In Touch If you'd like to get in touch with our guest today, click on the link below and I will send you a warm introduction: https://lauramoreno.com/podcast-guest-warm-introduction/ Awesome Resources For First-Time Home Buyers If you'd like to access other great resources for first-time home buyers just click on the link below: https://lauramo…
 
Get In Touch If you'd like to get in touch with our guest today, click on the link below and I will send you a warm introduction: https://lauramoreno.com/podcast-guest-warm-introduction/ Awesome Resources For First-Time Home Buyers If you'd like to access other great resources for first-time home buyers just click on the link below: https://lauramo…
 
Get In Touch If you'd like to get in touch with our guest today, click on the link below and I will send you a warm introduction: https://lauramoreno.com/podcast-guest-warm-introduction/ Awesome Resources For First-Time Home Buyers If you'd like to access other great resources for first-time home buyers just click on the link below: https://lauramo…
 
Get In Touch If you'd like to get in touch with our guest today, click on the link below and I will send you a warm introduction: https://lauramoreno.com/podcast-guest-warm-introduction/ Awesome Resources For First-Time Home Buyers If you'd like to access other great resources for first-time home buyers just click on the link below: https://lauramo…
 
Get In Touch If you'd like to get in touch with our guest today, click on the link below and I will send you a warm introduction: https://lauramoreno.com/podcast-guest-warm-introduction/ Awesome Resources For First-Time Home Buyers If you'd like to access other great resources for first-time home buyers just click on the link below: https://lauramo…
 
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