How to Buy a Home

How to Buy a Home

Looking for answers - Can I buy a home? How do I even do this? When should I start planning? Where should a first-time home buyer start? Right here. Real information from a real expert with clear answers to end your confusion. Guidance from industry insider, me, David Sidoni, the #HowtoBuyaHomeGuy. I’ll give you the playbook on the do’s and do not’s of buying your first home. From planning for the big step even years ahead of time, all the way to the nitty-gritty of getting your keys. If you’ve felt clueless about where to start, you are not alone because the real estate industry has either ignored first-time home buyers or handed them off to novice agents with little training or expertise – and that sucks for you. So get the info, including the dirty little secrets of real estate that will help protect you; as well as the crucial tips to help you plan for the entire process step by step. Tools, tips, and techniques, from my personal experience working with over 115 successful first-timers (as of July 2021), and hear success stories from some of the over 500 listeners all over the country that used this podcast to guide them to their dream. The real estate industry thinks first-time buyers suck, but I don’t. Get the ultimate “How To” that nobody with a clue is giving first-time home buyers. You deserve the truth. You deserve to be treated like the valued consumer that you are. If you’re sick of high rents, listen and you may find out you don’t have to be a renter as long as you think. Cut through the BS and end your confusion. You can do this!

Episodes

March 4, 2024 37 mins

The national average for first time home buyers at 35 years old. How about you start that journey at 25? Today’s episode features a guest who believes you should be buying your first home as soon as possible. Entertainment industry giant Brian Friedman joins David Sidoni in this conversation to tell us why it makes sense for creatives and artists to start thinking about buying instead of...

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Discover the secrets to buying your first home before hitting 30 in this episode, as Millie joins David Sidoni to share her invaluable tips. Reflecting on the consistent increase in home prices over the years, they emphasize that now is the opportune moment to embark on this journey. Millie's success story unfolds as she navigates the real estate landscape with the guidance of a badass unicorn realtor an...

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Private mortgage insurance or PMI has been drawing flak for a long time, especially from old-timers in the real estate world. Despite the negative thinking about it at this time when homes are more expensive than ever, David Sidoni is here to put an end to this grave misconception. In this episode, he explains how to actually use PMI and put real numbers into consideration to make your first-time home bu...

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Being a first-time homebuyer doesn’t have to be daunting. Let this episode show you as David Sidoni interviews none other than That ADU Guy, Derek Sherrell, who shares the ultimate house hacks to make buying affordable. Together, they talk about the concept of Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) and their role in making home buying more accessible, especially for first-time...

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Believe it or not, mortgage rates may actually go down next year - but will that really make homes more affordable? David reveals the builders' "magic number" that had buyers flocking to purchase inventory.


You'll also learn why becoming a homeowner sooner rather than later has huge financial benefits long-term. And get this - institutional investors are slowing down, leaving more opportunities for regular folks like us.


If y...

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Ready for more real estate revelations? 


In this latest episode, David pulls back the curtain on the housing market. He dives into the ongoing inventory issue plaguing buyers and explains what it could mean for prices down the road. 


With his trademark straight-shooting style, David shares more shocking stats and insider scoops on the true drivers of affordability. 

Tune in to find out what you aren't hearing fr...

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In this episode, David dives straight into the action by recapping his bold predictions from the prior episode. Then we'll be traveling across the country and five years into the future as David taps into reports from all the top analysts. 

Prepare to get an exclusive inside look at emerging trends in climate change, technology, and the fundamental forces shaping our future housing landscape. Strap in as we go in depth on this ...

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As real estate moves at breakneck speed, David hits the brakes to analyze where the market is headed in 2024. With bidding wars already heating up, David's insider research has given buyers and sellers an edge for over a decade. In this episode, David cuts through the noise with never-before-seen data on inventory, rates, and what to expect for prices deep into next year. 

From millennial homebuyers entering the scene to econo...

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Congratulations! You’ve made it to STEP TEN in David’s How to Buy a Home series. If anyone knows that you’re buying a home, it’s likely that they’re going to offer you all kinds of advice. Unfortunately, most of it is just dead wrong. This episode is all about learning the market so you can cut through the bull crap advice and feel confident in what you’re doing. 

Here are some key topics from today’s conversation:


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The thought of becoming a homeowner can be very overwhelming, but have no fear! In Step Nine of David Sidoni’s How to Buy a Home series, he gives you some practical advice on how you can practice being a homeowner before you actually become one. Following this step gets you on the right track financially and gives you the confidence you need to jump into your new chapter of home ownership. 

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If you’ve been listening to David for a while, then this step might come as a bit of a surprise. Over and over again David has warned first-time home buyers about the dangers of perusing the Internet for real estate advice so Step Eight might be confusing to you folks. BUT, stick with him because he explains it all in this episode. 

Here are some key takeaways from today’s conversation:


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[02:18] Get Rea...

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One of the biggest challenges for first-time home buyers is navigating all the terms and definitions that are associated with buying a home. In the step seven of David’s 10-part How to Buy a Home series, he talks all things real estate jargon so you can empower yourself with the knowledge you need. 

Here are some key takeaways from today’s conversation:


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[01:25] There Are a LOT of Terms to Know

From dif...

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While you did a lot of the heavy lifting in Steps 1-5, Steps 6-10 are still vital parts of the process. In this episode, David discusses the importance of setting clear goals throughout this home-buying process so you can be on your way to home ownership success. Check it out and learn some insider tricks along the way.

Here are some takeaways from today’s conversation:


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[02:05] How to Get Started With This ...

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David combines steps FOUR and FIVE in his series that shows you how to buy a home. Balance and budget are the key words when it comes to these steps. Why? Because they can be done at the same time. Get ready as David dives into these important steps and also shares some real-life stories of first-time home buyers who experienced this firsthand. Also, listen to get the insider scoop on debt management from David’s unicorn lending te...

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David is onto step THREE in his series that shows you how to buy a home. Credit scores can feel overwhelming and David gets it: yes, they can be hard to navigate. Thankfully, David is going to tell-all in this latest episode where he talks ALL things credit so you are armed and dangerous when it comes to prepping to buy your first home.

Here are some power takeaways from today’s conversation:


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[04:44] Don’t ...

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David is onto step TWO in his series that shows you how to buy a home. If you’re worried about being able to afford a home in this market, well, don’t be. With the right team behind you, this process can be made leaps and bounds easier and can make your goal of buying a home all the more attainable. Surrounding yourselves with experts is the key. 

Here are some power takeaways from today’s conversation:


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David jumps right into the first step in his 10-step must-do list for first-time home buyers. Before anything else, deciding that you’re ready to buy a home is the necessary catalyst in leading you to all the other steps and, ultimately, a home. Check it out.

Here are some power takeaways from today’s conversation:


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[01:15] Don’t Fall to Analysis Paralysis

The first - and most important - step in the home-bu...

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Now that we’re into a new season of the How to Buy a Home podcast, David is giving a step-by-step look at how to buy a home in a 10-part series. This series is going to help you figure out what you need to do to be able to buy a home, so David is going to cover everything from debt and student loans to picking the right team and finding the right home. 

In today’s episode, David kicks it off by giving you a brief overview of w...

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Welcome, folks, to the 200th EPISODE! This one is going to be all about predictions for the rest of 2023 and 2024. The bottom line? Um, David has been right so far about these predictions and many economists are following right along. But, he’s going to give you all the facts so you can follow along and make some of your own predictions along the way.

Here are some power takeaways from today’s conversation:


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David is back to help explain a couple important things. First, everyone is complaining on social media (as they like to do) about the price of homes and how they “can’t buy a home the way the Boomers did because the prices are out of control.” Second, he’s going to (again) talk about why it’s so important for you to get your credit pulled months before you’re ready to buy a home. So, buckle up as David dispels even more real estat...

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