Merry Christmas! We hope you had a great one, but we also hope that as the turkey hangover fades, you start to turn your thoughts towards your goals for 2014. So in this episode we posed a seemingly odd question: should you actually ignore your goals this coming year? Well, that’s that was an argument […]
Ho ho ho, it’s the Property Podcast Christmas Special! In the finest traditions of TV highlights shows, we decided to round up some of our highlights of the year: our favourite books, the best resources, the most memorable episodes, and the biggest lessons we’ve learnt. Our top 5 books Antifragile by Nassim Nicholas Taleb The […]
This week we donned our protective clothing for another property-related duel. Just like we duked it out over Landlord v Investor back in Episode 4, this time we went head-to-head over North v South: Where’s best to invest? With Rob B repping the North and Rob D in the corner of the South, we battled […]
This week we were talking pensions – but don’t switch off, it’s important! In fact, Rob B gave an impassioned plea for why you shouldn’t bury your head in the sand because the pensions crisis isn’t going to magically sort itself out. Specifically, we dedicated the bulk of this episode to the question “can I […]
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This week we got deep down and tactical with some tips for finding out what the property market is doing in your specific area – cutting through the media spin about what prices are doing nationally. Rob D originally borrowed the ideas from listener Richard Brown, and wrote them up in a blog post here. […]
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This week we discussed the ‘insanity’ of Britain’s housing market: is it really that bonkers, and what does it mean for you as an investor either way? We based the episode around an article on Buzzfeed by Economist reporter Daniel Knowles. We took his points one-by-one, commenting on each. Along the way we referred to […]
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Regrets, we’ve had a few but you don’t need to if you listen to this episode! Yep, we speak to investors every day, and we’ve noticed that the same regrets get expressed over and over again. The ones we hear most are: I wish I’d started with a strategy I wish I’d taken more advice […]
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Morning! In this episode of the podcast we spilled the beans about the new project we’ve been working on: The Property Hub. Listen to the episode to find out what it’s all about, or go check it out now! This week we were looking abroad, and put together The Beginners Guide To Overseas Property Investment. […]
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This week we turned our attention to off-plan property: it was a hot topic (with lots of money made and lost) in the last property boom, and it’s back in the news again. So what do you need to know? Well, as buying off-plan basically means buying a property that doesn’t exist yet, there are […]
It’s listener questions time again! We give this whole episode over to some of the questions we’ve been sent, in audio and text form, over the last couple of months. Here are the questions we answered: What other books do you recommend, other than those that have already been resources of the week? (Thanks Bryn!) […]
This week it’s due diligence all the way, as we discuss how you can analyse any property investment that comes your way. In the episode, we talk through a 4-stop process for getting to the bottom of whether a deal is worth pursuing: A “quick check” list to make sure it’s worth going further Internet-based […]
This week we turn our attentions to tax: it might be inevitable, but could you be paying more than you need to because you’re not setting up your property business correctly? We’re far from experts on tax matters, so we invited Chartered Accountant Iain Wallis to provide the information. He wrote it up in this […]
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There’s a property boom a’coming (maybe), but what if you’re not ready to buy a property yet – or just don’t want to? Is there another way you can profit from any growth that’s to come? This week we discussed 5 ways to get exposure to the property market without directly owning a property yourself. […]
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We both invest away from where we live, yet the prevailing wisdom is that investing from afar is risky, dangerous and complicated. So why do we recommend considering it, and how can you actually go about doing it? In this episode, we cover: Why you should consider investing away from where you live The challenges […]
We decided to turn an entire episode over to the book that seems to have inspired more property investors than any other – Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki (Amazon link). The strange thing about the book is that it actually doesn’t say much about property, even though it was the catalyst for so […]
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Our episode about 5 property investments to avoid sparked a discussion online where people chipped in with others of their own. So we thought we’d round up another 20 suggestions for investments to steer clear of. This is the thread on Property Tribes where you can read about all of these, and plenty more we […]
This week we’re showing you how to put together a Property Dreamline – and explaining what the heck a dreamline actually is. The purpose is to use your Dreamline to create a vision of the ideal lifestyle you want, then put together a property plan that will get you there. Here’s the spreadsheet that accompanies […]
This week we’re talking about inflation. But don’t turn off yet! It’s not the most glamorous subject, but it’s one of the most important factors in property investing – and you probably don’t think about it anywhere near as much as you should. We discuss: Inflation defined Understanding inflation with the help of a pint […]
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This week it’s The Beginners’ Guide To Buy-To-Let Mortgages, and we enlisted our good friend Lisa Orme to help us explain: What you can and can’t use a BTL mortgage for How much you can borrow: LTV and rental coverage The boxes you need to tick as a borrower How to choose the best deal […]
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This week we’ve turned Mythbusters, because we’re examining five pieces of received property wisom that we believe don’t stand up to scrutiny. Those myths are… You should only invest in London Never invest in flats You have to be a landlord Your home is an asset You should always buy where you live Are you […]
This week we’re taking a break from our usual pragmatism, and talking about 5 types of property investment you should definitely avoid. They are… Student pods Hotel rooms Overseas “hotspots” in marketing brochures “Bargain” properties with no rental demand Time-intensive investments if you’re busy Why are we picking on these particular types of investment? You’ll just have […]
This week we’re going back to basics and explaining some essential property calculations: gross yield, net yield, and Return on Investment. We explained what each meant, gave an example, and talked about when you might want to use it – as well as sounding a note of caution not to get too caught up in […]
This week’s episode comes directly from a listener suggestion. He wanted to hear about our first property investments, and we were only too happy to take the opportunity for a trip down memory lane. We both talk about our first two deals – in the Wirral and Leeds for Rob B, and Kings Cross and […]
This week we were back to normal after our live episode, and we eased ourselves back in by talking about leverage – a fundamental concept of property investing. Leverage, or gearing, is another word for taking on debt – but we explained why taking on mortgage debt to buy an asset is totally different from […]
We did it! We recorded the podcast in front of a live audience, the technology didn’t break, we didn’t make ourselves look any more idiotic than usual, and we answered a boatload of listener questions. Much like the Sex Pistols at the 100 Club in 1976, it’s one of those events where thousands of people […]
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