PROPERTY BEFORE PRADA
Hi, I’m Kath and I’m a mortgage-broking-numbers-nerd, expert in lending and hooked on teaching others — in particular, women — how to buy property and build wealth.
I grew up in the beautiful coastal town of Noosa Heads, Australia, where I worked from the first possible moment I could – 14 and nine months! Even in babysitting jobs, I LOVED the feeling of being in control of my earnings; I was my own boss and my destiny was up to ME.
Having grown up in a family business, my parents instilled two important business principals, which I still live by to this day – exceptional customer service, and a strong work ethic.
I began my own property portfolio at the young age of 19 and throughout my life, I’ve always been inspired to seek diverse opportunities by buying, building and selling a number of businesses and properties.
You know that phrase ‘and the rest is history’? When I found Mortgage Broking – it was very much a ‘and the rest is history’ moment. I’d found my ‘thing’ where profitability and passion intersected. I could challenge myself and give back, at the same time.
And the rest is…. you guessed it…. history!
My life is much different to that young 14-year-old babysitter, but I am no less driven. I am married with two young boys aged nine and eleven. The wisdom of age and experience (and learning from our mistakes!) has given me a clear purpose to now define who I am and what I want in life.
Property Before Prada is a way to give back what I have learnt over the past 20 years and to help other woman (and men) achieve their financial goals and guide them through the maze of confusing financial information. I want to empower woman with the knowledge to make informed decisions about investing, creating wealth and accomplishing financial freedom.
Whether you’re buying your first property, looking to invest in developments, need funding for a new business or want a health check on your existing home loan, then let’s get chatting!
Meet the team
Albury / Wodonga
Hi there, I’m Jess, born and raised in Albury, NSW. There are three main things you need to know about me:
I love champagne; doughnuts; and helping people navigate the often complicated world of finance and lending.
Growing up in country New South Wales, and working within our family business, I gained an appreciation for hard work, long hours, and the feeling of earning your own money. And throughout my 20’s, I sure loved to spend it too!
Finally in my late 20’s I decided to take the plunge, and purchase my first property. I had helped clients purchase property in my years as a mortgage broker, however undergoing the experience myself as the buyer provided a new level of appreciation and understanding of just how daunting the purchasing process can be if you do not have the right people by your side.
Good news though, the easiest part was the finance! And why? Because I used a mortgage broker.
If I am not on the phone seeking out the best possible deal for my client, you’ll find me with my son and fiancé, enjoying the simple things in life – coffee, fresh air, and of course, cartoons.
Melbourne Head Office
Melanie joined the PBP team with over 15 years of experience in the real estate, building and finance industry. Fueled by her passion for property and helping people, Melanie is driven by helping the PBP clients achieve their goals, and educating them about all nuances in managing their home or investment loans smarter.
When Mel is off duty, she loves spending quality time with her two grown up boys and has a love for anything homewares and interior design. She is also a keen lover of Vietnamese food, martini’s and margies, a good laugh, and a good’ol fashion boogie on the d-floor with the girls.
Be smart, be informed, set your standards high and live the life YOU want.
Based in Melbourne and Albury / Wodonga, Australia we can google hangout and meet you virtually anywhere!