Michelle, most famously known for her Season 12 debut The Apprentice, is an award-winning property investment expert, regular contributor on Sky TV’s Property Question Time and Property Elevator, columnist in the Oxford Times, Money Pages, Property Insider, What Mortgage and Estate Agent Today and host of the successful podcasts, “Michelle’s Property Corner”, “Niziol Bespoke Property Matters” and “Michelle Means Business”.
On top of this, she owns and manages the IMS Property Group and Michelle Niziol Ltd., a group of five property investment and management companies in Oxfordshire; all of which strive to achieve one goal; to help her clients (from first-time buyers to experienced investors), achieve their property dreams. Whether it is to buy your first home, expand your property empire, or simply earn enough steady income to retire, Michelle has made it her business to get you there!
“One of the greatest joys I get from work is being able to look my clients in the eye and say, ‘Congratulations, you’re retired!’” – Michelle
Starting as a 12-year-old selling goods at weekend market stalls and car boots, Michelle quickly learned that she had a deep passion building and running her own business. This independent streak drove her to work three jobs and save for her first house by age 18, quickly followed by her first BTL property the following year. A few years later she started her first brokerage firm and the rest is history!
Michelle loves property, but at the heart, what she loves most is working with people, freeing them from the financial stresses that many in today’s economy find themselves in.
Each week tune in to Michelle’s Property Corner for the U.K.’s top source of property tips and insights for first-time buyers. Listen as Michelle covers the main issues, including how to evaluate your local property market, how to know what you can practically afford, what to look for when selecting a property, how to maintain and improve your home and more.
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EPISODE 1: HOW TO SAVE AND FUND THE PURCHASE OF YOUR FIRST HOME
In our day and age, buying a house is seen as the ultimate sign of adulthood and maturity. Many people strive for years to save enough money to purchase a place they can call home, but sadly many potential home buyers approach this process without proper knowledge on their mortgage and financing options, making it all the more difficult.
Knowing how much money you need to save, what kind of credit history you require, and which financing schemes work best for you can make buying your first home something to look forward to, instead of dread!
Whether it’s a Help to Buy ISA, Help to Buy equity loan or a shared ownership mortgage, there’s plenty out there to help you on your way, which is why in this first episode Michelle dives into everything you need to know about buying your first property.