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The Property Podcast

The Property Podcast is the podcast for all property investors, new or experienced. Rob Bence and Rob Dix discuss a different property topic and property news item every week, passing on their knowledge and experience to the listeners. They both invest in UK property so they practise what they preach. No hard sell, no bull, just straight-talking property investment advice!
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Now displaying: October, 2016
Oct 27, 2016

This week our friend Pete Matthew is back, guiding us through alternative ways to get exposure to property – without owning it directly.

We discuss different types of "collective investment" vehicles (such as REITs, OIECs and a whole bunch of other acronyms) as well as investments that track property rather than holding it, such as ETFs. During our chat we get to the bottom of:

  • Why it's useful to look at alternatives to holding property directly
  • All the different options, and how to tell them apart
  • The pros and cons of these types of investment
  • How to research the prospects of different opportunities

If you enjoyed this episode, please check out more of Pete's fine work at Meaningful Money

Oct 25, 2016

This week on Ask Rob & Rob, Simon...

Asks Rob & Rob – Should I overpay my mortgage? PLUS: Joceline asks how should I approach estate agents?

Another two answers from The Robs this week, and these would definitely feature in a property FAQ list.

Oct 20, 2016

This week's episode is just a quick update, but wow are we excited:

The Property Hub website has been completely re-built!

In this short episode we explain:

  • Why it was high time for an overhaul
  • Improvements we've made to create better conversations in the forum
  • The improved podcast listening and discovery process
  • How we can guide you to the most relevant content for you if you're new

Check out the new site here!

Normal service will be resumed next week, when Pete Matthew returns for an in-depth exploration of different ways to get exposure to property...

 

Oct 18, 2016

Ahmed & Drew - My tenant has left me, what should I do? PLUS: Using crowdfunding to buy property...

 

Hear what Rob & Rob have to say in this weeks episode. 

Oct 13, 2016

There was plenty to talk about, so take a listen and see what you think!

 

Oct 11, 2016

This week on Ask Rob & Rob, Bjorn...

Asks Rob & Rob –  How much of my net worth should be in property?

The Rob's are possibly not unbiased on this frequently asked question, but they do try to give a balanced take on the well publicised adage that you shouldn't keep more that 10% of your net worth in bricks and mortar.  
 
Listen to this week's episode and let us know your thoughts on this one over on the forum. 
 

 

Oct 6, 2016

Grab your passport and join us as we head off around the world of property investment, investigating whether you should be hopping on a plane instead of into a car to research your next acquisition.

We look into:

  • The reasons why investing abroad is attractive to so many people
  • The prospects for popular investment spots like Spain and the USA
  • The risks and opportunities in up-and-coming locations like Eastern Europe
  • The "wildcard" locations for if you're feeling particularly brave
  • What to watch out for to make sure your the only risk of losing your shirt is if the airline misplaces your baggage

If you'd like to learn more, we've also got a huge feature on investing overseas in the next issue of the Property Hub Magazine – with more detail on the areas we mention, plus other countries tipped by overseas investment experts.

Oct 4, 2016

This week on Ask Rob & Rob, Mike...

Asks Rob & Rob –  Should I never sell a property? 

Rob D admits this is something you hear a LOT from everyone, including from The Robs. However he also says that his thinking has changed a little in recent year. If your property price is increasing a lot faster than the rent and your yield has fallen, you could take the view that you have had the majority of your gains and you could sell now and buy a property elsewhere where there's more growth in it. There's no right answer, and there is a logic in both approaches. 
 
Rob B says his attitude has changed too but only slightly - and that still feels that never selling is a decent principle. There's a time and place to take stock and maybe move some units on though - for example if you have a dud property that just hasn't performed as you expected, or was one of your earlier purchases and you made some mistakes on it, or you have had a constant string of bad tenants that have cost you a lot of time and money; then you should be prepared to walk away and move on to something else. 
 
Rob B continues by saying that as he believes in the 18 year property cycle, he will be inclined to move properties on when we're at the top of that cycle (which we are a fair way away from just now). 
 
So it's not quite a 'never sell a property' answer, and there is definitely a bit more to it than this, depending on your situation, your longterm plan, and where we are in the cycle. 
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