193: How to buy a house in a post pandemic world – with Joe DiSanto (PART ONE)

By October 5, 2021October 7th, 2021The Simplifiers Podcast

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Do you want to buy a house in the near future? If so, I’m sure you’ve heard the rumblings from your Realtor friends and others who’ve gone through the process recently. Buying a house in a post pandemic world is no laughing matter, but when you’re equipped with enough base knowledge, you too can get in the arena, as well.

My special guest today is financial expert Joe DiSanto and he’s simplifying how to buy a house in a post pandemic world. With the global adoption of working remotely, people are moving and buying houses right now, like never before. If you want to buy one too without losing your shirt, grab a pen and paper to take notes.

Here’s how. 


My special guest today is Joe DiSanto and he’s simplifying how to buy a house in a post pandemic world.

We tackle and simplify all aspects of it, including:

  • What the first thing you must do when you start thinking about buying a house
  • Which two steps you need to accomplish, well in advance, before you make an offer on a house
  • As a small business owner or contractor, how to overcome the challenge of not having W2s for proof of salary with your mortgage lender
  • Why it’s so important to “do the math” and plan your finances out long-term, including your retirement plan and how to make a start at it
  • …and ultimately, when fear comes up in the financial planning work of buying a house, how to calmly and systematically squash that fear with knowledge.

Yet once again, we’re trying something new this week, splitting up the episode into two parts. So we are releasing the first half now and part two on Friday this week. That way, the content is in a smaller, bite-size portion for you to listen to now, simmer on this entire week and be intentional with integrating what you learn into your everyday life.

We are simplifying our episodes to be shorter in length, easier to listen to, on-the-go.

I know we all are on-the-go these days and our old ways of listening to podcasts (either on our commute or at the gym) have changed since the pandemic began… let us know if you like this new way of listening to The Simplifiers Podcast. Shorter episodes, split into two for simpler learning.

Q: Are you ready to learn how to buy a house in a post pandemic world? If yes, this one is for you.

It’s time to #DoTheThing!

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My challenge for you this week:

How are you going to take what you’ve learned in today’s episode and help you in your house buying process? What’s one thing you’ll do differently? Share it with me, privately or publicly. Snap a photo of you doing the thing, and tag @thesimplifiers on Instagram for added accountability and support!

Links, books and apps mentioned:

Resource: FREE mini-course – Analyze your real estate purchase like a pro – Joe DiSanto

Resource: FREE mini-course – Personal Budgeting Basics – Joe DiSanto

Blog: Invest in real estate – helpful articles and information – Play Louder

Book: The Lost Science of Compound Interest – Curtis Ray

Resource: excellent REALTOR® in the DFW area – Robin McCoy Realty Group – KW

Resource: excellent REALTOR® in the Austin, Texas area – Kathy Sokolic – Realty Austin

Podcast: How to take back control of your money, featuring Jean Chatzky – The Simplifiers Podcast

Podcast: How to squash your limiting self-beliefs – The Simplifiers Podcast

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About Joe DiSanto

Joe DiSanto – He has built multi-million dollar businesses, produced critically acclaimed documentaries and an Emmy-winning TV show, invested millions in real estate, and semi-retired at age 43. 

Now, Joe serves as a Fractional CFO for several creative firms and is sharing a lifetime of fiscal know-how via Play Louder, an invaluable resource that helps individuals and business owners increase their net worth and plan better for their future.

Where Joe hangs out online:

Website: playlouder.com

Twitter: @playlouder

Facebook: @playlouderblog

Instagram: @play.louder 

Joe’s vote for the perfect guest on The Simplifiers Podcast:

…you’ll just have to wait and see in PART TWO of this conversation!

Joe DiSanto

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