An experienced mortgage broker, property expert, blogger, and investor, Tayo Oguntonade regularly uses his expertise to break down complex and relevant property topics for the everyday person to understand.
Tayo is best known for presenting the BAFTA award-winning show The Great House Giveaway (2020-) on Channel 4. In this show, two people who have never met and have never owned a house, are given a lump sum of money to buy a property at auction. They, with the help of Tayo, then have six months to revive the property into a habitable and desirable home, with the aim to split any profits. If the house doesn’t sell, it then goes back to auction.
Tayo can also be seen offering his expert advice on shows such as Steph’s Packed Lunch (2020-), Rip Off Britain (2009-), Watchdog (1985-), Morning Live (2020-), and the ITV News (1955-) as a property and investment expert.
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Tayo Oguntonade has always had an interest in finance, and after studying economics at University, he was determined to find the best way to invest as he began his career. Early on he took a liking to property investment, however, he noticed there were barriers preventing people from getting on the property ladder. These barriers came in the form of myths, scaremongering, lack of knowledge, and constant highlighting of the problems within the UK property market without many solutions. This gave Tayo Oguntonade an idea, and he found he could align his desire to invest in property and invest in finance by studying to become a qualified mortgage broker.
This qualification bought Tayo Oguntonade closer to the ins and outs of the property market and allowed him to buy his first property at just 22 years old. He applied a finance-minded approach to this purchase and rented out two of the rooms in his three-bedroom home to help him pay the mortgage. By following property trends and learning by experience, he has gone from strength to strength and grown to become a successful property investor.
Since then, he has dedicated his time and knowledge to helping everyone from first-time buyers, to experienced investors reach their property goals. His vibrant, fun, and charismatic style brings a fresh face to a sector that is currently dominated by a more rigid and regimented approach.
Alongside buying property, Tayo Oguntonade and his wife founded the property blogging platform, BrickzWithTipz, where his expertise and advice in property buying has reached in excess of 50,000 people.
Tayo Oguntonade has travelled extensively throughout the UK, coaching individuals and speaking at educational institutions, private corporations, and charitable organisations, to help people reach their property goals.
Tayo is a go-to expert in all things housing and finance, specifically split into the following two categories:
Economics, Current Affairs and Diversity
“Tayo is a brilliant talent who already has loads of fans following his advice on social media. I’m delighted he has joined the BAFTA-winning team on The Great House Giveaway.” – Kate Thomas, Commissioning Editor for Daytime and Features.
“I am thrilled to have someone of Tayo’s outstanding experience join the team. With his breadth of knowledge and genuine warmth to our contestants, he brings so much to the programme that viewers will love.” – Sioned Wyn, Executive Producer at Chwarel.