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Podcast for first time homebuyers

Beginner to Buyer

First-time buyer? This is the podcast for you.

Tune in to hear advice and insights from experts and real homeowners so you can build confidence in your homebuying journey

Episode 1

Homeownership: Why it matters

Learn about the history and significance of homeownership in the United States — and gain an understanding of why knowledge is power during the entire homebuying process.

Episode 2

Are you ready for homeownership?

The process of buying a home begins well before you go to your first open house. Get started here by examining your personal readiness for homeownership.

Episode 3

How much can you afford?

So  you're ready to buy a house! The next step is learning about the true costs and demystifying the financial process so you can figure out just how much house you can afford.

Episode 4

The mortgage

Qualifying for and signing a mortgage loan is a daunting process; this advice from a home lending advisor can help ensure a happy outcome.

Episode 5

Signing with an agent

Your real estate agent is the key player on your homebuying team. Here, Nadeska brings in an experienced agent to discuss how to assemble an all-around winning team.

Episode 6

Finding your dream home

Drew and Jonathan Scott offer expert advice on how to know when you find your dream home.

Episode 7

Making the offer

You've found the perfect house — now how do you make an offer that will seal the deal? Nadeska sits down with an expert to gather tips navigating the market.

Episode 8

What if your offer isn't accepted?

It can feel crushing to learn your offer wasn't accepted, but this episode offers advice and tips about how to move on ... to a successful next offer.

Episode 9

Let's close the deal

You've made it through your search. You've made an offer, and it was accepted. That's great! Now it's time for the closing process.

Episode 10

Congratulations, you're a homeowner!

The buying process takes so much focus and energy, homeowners might be left with their keys asking, "Now what"? This episode covers what happens financially — and emotionally — after your purchase.

Meet your host

Nadeska Alexis is a journalist, an Apple Music anchor and the host of the Beginner to Buyer podcast from Chase. She previously produced and co-hosted Complex Network’s daily hip-hop debate show, Everyday Struggle, and prior to that, worked as an editor and correspondent at MTV News.

As a homeowner, Nadeska gets how daunting the buying process can be — and, through Beginner to Buyer, she hopes to arm future buyers with the knowledge and confidence to help them achieve their goals.

Season 2 coming soon

More real talk. More expertise. More of the episodes you love. Coming in 2023.

You're learning from one of the best

You're learning from one of the best

Beginner to Buyer has been ranked as one of the "10 Best Personal Finance Podcasts of 2022" by U.S. News & World Report.

Silver Davey award winner

Silver Davey award winner

Beginner to Buyer has won the 2022 Davey Silver Award for general education podcast series featuring information topics.

Award-winning technology

Award-winning technology

Chase MyHome® was recently named "Best Use of IT in Lending" at the FinTech Futures 22nd Annual Banking Tech Awards.

Want to speak to a specialist to learn more?

To find a local Chase Home Lending Advisor near you, search by your ZIP Code below.

More resources for homebuyers

If you would like to explore more about homebuying, use these tools and resources.

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Mortgage calculator

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Home affordability calculator

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Mortgage rates ZIP Code tool

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