Season 1 - Episode 3

Making home finance sexy

by Carlisle Homes


It’s a big topic - cash, money, budgets, and finances – but they are also the building blocks in achieving the vision for your new home. Making the decision to build a home is a huge financial investment, but an exciting one too!

“I wish I had of talked to you months ago” is a common phrase that the experts in today’s episode hear often. Joining us to chat finances is Suresh Kandasamy – Mortgage Broker at Loan Studio who specialises in construction finance for new builds, and Janine Armstrong, General Manager of Marketing at Carlisle Homes and previous KDR customer.

Both Suresh and Janine both know what they’re talking about when it comes to the numbers. They will help get you into your new home sooner by walking you through the entire process, including the best time to have that first conversation about your finances with a home loan specialist.

We also cover off finding appropriate home loans for your situation, utilising the equity in your home to fund your build, construction home loan options, guarantors, how timings can impact your financial position, and last but not least – determining your budget, and making it work in the location you love, and building the home you’ve always dreamed of.

This episode will help put your mind at ease about your finances, and we promise that you’ll walk away feeling more empowered about your financial situation than at the beginning.   




Episode Credits

Special Guests:

Suresh Kandasamy from Loan Studio
Janine Armstrong – General Manager–Marketing, Carlisle Homes


Episode Notes

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Everything we talk about on this podcast is general in nature and doesn’t consider your own circumstances. Please speak to a licensed financial advisor or a professional consultant for personalised information. 

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