PROPERTY BEFORE PRADA
Hi, I’m Katherine 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 tender 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 earnest 14-year-old babysitter, but I am no less driven. I am married with two little boys aged seven and five. 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 16 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.
Nancy joined the PBP team with over 10 years of experience in the real estate industry. Fueled by her passion for property and helping people, Nancy is driven by finding the best solution for her clients, helping them achieve their goals, and educating them about all nuances in managing their home or investment loans smarter.
Born in Beijing China, Nancy first migrated with her family to Auckland, NZ in 1995, then again to Melbourne, Australia in 2000, where she now calls ‘home’. Having witnessed the struggles of her immigrant parents growing up, Nancy is extremely passionate about helping people, especially those who are less fortunate, achieve their financial goals. She is a firm believer in that you can achieve anything you want in life with a bit of hard work, determination, and having the right help and support along the way.
When her mortgage broker hat is off, Nancy adores cooking and spending quality time with her family – especially her sassy 3 (going onto 13)-year-old daughter Ziggy. She is also a keen lover of strong coffees, spicy margies, a good laugh, and a good’ol fashion boogie on the d-floor with the girls.
Fav quote: I have way too many but this is a quote that I try and live my life by: “Have courage and be kind”.
Be smart, be informed, set your standards high and live the life YOU want.
Based in Melbourne and Albury / Wodonga, Australia we can make a time to meet or we can Skype anywhere in the world!
And please note, these consultations come at no cost to you!