IT’S CHRIIIIISTMAAAAAAAS! But do you think that’s going to stop us from putting out a podcast? No way! So forget the Queen’s Speech and gather the family around your media streaming device of choice to listen to our personal reflections of 2014. It’s been one heck of a year, so we thought we’d just take […]
This week we’re talking about our favourite things of the year – so if you like our “resource of the week” section, you’re in for a treat! We ran though a whole lot of books, podcasts, apps and websites that we’ve discovered or particularly enjoyed in 2014, and here’s the full list… Podcasts Philosophize This […]
This week we took a look back to see how well our crystal balls were functioning a year ago: how close were we with our predictions for house price growth in 2014? Well, you’ll have to listen to the episode to find out. But this also touched on an interesting question – how do we know […]
This week we’re talking about insurance…no wait, come back! It’s not the funnest of topics, but it’s a very important one: having no insurance is dangerous, but so too is thinking you’re insured but not actually being covered as fully as you think. Int this episode we ran through some of the many risks that you can […]
This week we’re sharing 20+ ways to become a property millionaire. Hang on – if we know 20 ways to achieve that, why’ve we held out until episode 89? Well, the title of this episode is actually taken from an article in The Telegraph which we go through point-by-point. Like most articles in the property press, there’s […]
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This week we’re sharing why we think everyone should be part of a property mastermind group – and, because it wouldn’t be very helpful otherwise, we’re telling you exactly how to go about setting one up. This was a very packed episode with loads of information, so you’ll want to listen in full to get the most […]
This week we’re discussing 5 universal investment principles – inspired by an article on UKValueInvestor.com. Those principles are: Always buy at a discount (see our free BMV course for more) Always add value Ensure that the investment is cashflow positive Always invest for the medium-to-long term Stack the odds in your favour During the discussion we mentioned a […]
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This week we put together one of our favourite types of episode – listener questions! Prompted by voicemails that you sent in, we answered: What will happen when interest rates go up? How do I make sure the “right” type of tenant goes into my property? What can you do about a short lease? And […]
To listen to an audio version of this post, click here. This week we’re revealing the results of The Big Property Investor Survey! Over the summer we asked hundreds of Property Hub members to fill in a short survey, and since then we’ve had a professional data analyst sifting through the data to pull out […]
This week we’re talking about how to maximise your rent – both in terms of re-letting a property, and raising the rent on an existing tenant. It’s a topic worth delving into because if you’re being squeezed by growing expenses or higher mortgage payments, it’s the one way you can make more money from your existing portfolio. […]
This week we’re talking about buying at auction: potentially a great source of grabbing property bargains, but certainly not as easy as Homes Under The Hammer makes it look! We talked through some tips for making sure you don’t make any auction mistakes, including: Make sure you have your finance in place before you bid […]
This week we went over to the dark side…of property investment, naturally, and talked about the many dangers that lurk there for unsuspecting investors. Some of the nasties lurking on the dark side that we talked about were: “Free” “courses” that are no content and pure upsell, and the phenomenon of the “seminar junkie” Letting […]
Joint Ventures get touted around a lot as a great way to get involved in property when you don’t have any funds or the ability to raise a mortgage: just find someone with cash who wants to get into property but doesn’t have the time, and bingo! That’s an idea that makes us very nervous, […]
This week we’re celebrating the launch of our new podcast – The Property Investment Tips Podcast – by sharing some of the favourite pieces of advice that have been shared by our team of bloggers on The Property Hub. The new podcast launches tomorrow, and every Friday morning it will be an opportunity to learn […]
We’ve spent the last 78 weeks talking about intentional property investment, but it doesn’t start out that way for lots of people: it’s very common to become an “accidental landlord”, and that often becomes a springboard into further property investing. So this week we set out a framework for what to do if you do […]
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With the vote on Scottish independence a week away, we thought this would be an excellent time to ask: should you buy property in Scotland? As well as speculating about the impact of the independence vote, we also covered: The differences in the property buying process in Scotland and England (Nick Stott’s excellent guest post gives […]
This week we wanted, on the basis of a listener request, to share our favourite property websites. Covering news, research and general entertainment, these are the sites that appear in our browser history more than any others. Those sites are… The Property Voice by Richard Brown (Twitter link) DIY to Property investor by Kylie Ackers […]
This week we’re talking about buying to sell – why would you flip a property, and how do you make sure you avoid the risks and secure a good profit? We got help in putting this episode together from Susannah Cole from The Good Property Company, who recently helped us to put together a course […]
This week, no two ways about it: we had a bit of a moan. Yes, we each picked three items to go into our personal Property Room 101 – an idea we shamelessly “borrowed” from Pete Matthew, who did his own Room 101 on the Meaningful Money Podcast a while back. We thought we were […]
The property market is moving fast, and you can’t rely on the newspapers to give you an accurate picture of what’s happening – or to give you the level of detail you need about what’s happening in your local market. So this week we shared 7 ways to stay on top of the property market… […]
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This week we’re celebrating the official launch of Yellow Lettings! So what better time, we thought, to do a whole episode about getting the best from your letting agent. We’ve said before that a good agent can make your property investing life a doddle, and a bad one can land you in all manner of […]
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This week we risked offending pretty much everyone by running through a list of places in the UK where we wouldn’t invest. Our intention wasn’t to slag anywhere off, but to illustrate what does make a good investment by calling attention to situations where those factors are missing. So, strap yourself in while we share […]
This week we laid ourselves open to looking very daft indeed by making some long-term property predictions based on the 18-year property cycle that we introduced in Episode 69. The beauty of the cycle is that while no two cycles are ever quite the same, it’s a great framework for guiding your own thinking and […]
Property tech and systems: could there be two topics we love more? On this week’s episode we discussed some must-use systems in your property business, including: Systemising your tenant find process if you self-manage Maintaining a digital file for each property using Evernote (discussed in detail in our paperless property system course) Using Trello to […]
This might just be one of the all-time “must listen” episodes of The Property Podcast. Why? Because we dived into a model which explains almost everything we’ve been talking about for the last 16 months – and which you can use to drive your own long-term investing decisions. That model is the 18 year property […]