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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: November, 2016
Nov 29, 2016

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

Asks Rob & Rob –  Buy now or wait out the wobble? PLUS: How do you use equity in your own home to buy more properties?

 

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Nov 24, 2016

This week's podcast is all about the major developments in the planning that you need to be aware of.

HS2 route 2 announced

The second phase of this development has now been announced and there are some unexpected winners (Wigan and Crewe, we're looking at you) and some potential losers. Not just for train geeks (like our very own Rob B), this link demonstrates just how commutable these northern cities are - 55 mins from Crewe to London, anyone?!

Heathrow Expansion - Not just big news for London

The Airports Commission have estimated that Heathrow expansion will create up to 179,800 jobs and up to £211bn in economic region benefits across the UK by 2050.

Crossrail 2

Overcrowding on the Tube is forecast to double by 2041, and National Rail services will face similar challenges! Crossrail 2 would increase central London’s rail capacity by more than 10 per cent. You can check out the submission to the National Infrastructure Commission right here

Northern Hub Rail improvements

A £1 billion pound project to electrify railways in the northwest, slashing journey times and increasing capacity (not to be confused with HS3). This also includes station upgrades, new and improved lines. It will increase the number of passenger train services across the region by 40%. Journey times will fall between Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds.

The Multiple Billion Pound Projects in Manchester

Piccadilly Station - HS2 Hub.

Read the details on this one here.

Manchester Airport

Said to be the biggest single construction project ever to take place in Greater Manchester, the 10-year scheme will more than double the size of Terminal Two and link it to an improved Terminal Three.  Doubling the number of airport jobs to 40,000 within 30 years and adding 10m annual passengers in just a decade, the move bolsters Manchester’s battle for the government to recognise the true worth of regional airports and underlines Manchester Airport’s place at the heart of The Northern Powerhouse. 

Manchester Place (£3bn) 

10,000 new homes being built over 150 acres

Paradise Project in Birmingham

HS2 and banks relocating aren’t the only thing getting the headlines in Birmingham. Paradise Project is considered one of the biggest city centre regen projects outside of London. £500m will be spent on shops, offices and improving the layout of the city centre.

 

Nov 22, 2016

This week on Ask Rob & Rob, Ruth & a mystery person...

Ask Rob & Rob – Can a sourcing company stop me from dithering? PLUS: What does it mean to invest through a SPV?

 

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Don't be shy! All you need to do is leave a message with your name and whatever's on your mind.

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Nov 17, 2016

Bizarrely, the Robs are asked all the time if they invest in property themselves. The answer is yes they definitely do! This week's episode is all about finding out more about the recent deals they have been working on.

Rob B talks about his new Bradford investment which is looking at producing some very impressive figures indeed, and about a new deal he is working on in a super-prime location in Manchester, which should be brilliant for capital growth.

Rob D's recent investment news hasn't quite gone to plan, but you'll have to listen to the podcast to find out what happened there - needless to say, true to form, he managed to find a positive to take away from the situation.

 

Nov 15, 2016

This week on Ask Rob & Rob, Bryan & Louise...

Ask Rob & Rob – Where should an overseas investor spend £100k? PLUS: How will the market perform in the next 10 years?

 

Nov 10, 2016

This week we're talking about how to run a successful letting agency. It's something many landlords with growing portfolios think about doing, and also a potential way to get into the property industry by starting your own business.

We've built up an agency of our own (Yellow Lettings) over the last couple of years, and we talk about what we think are the key drivers of success – including:

  • Getting qualified (the NFOPP property management qualification is the one we chose)
  • Getting compliant (joining an ombudsman scheme, having the right insurance and protecting client money)
  • Deciding on your USP or market niche
  • Building the right systems (recommended book: The Checklist Manifesto)
  • Hiring your dream team
  • Knowing what to measure to track your success

We've put together plenty of episodes on lettings and management, so if this is something you're interested in you should check out:

 

Nov 8, 2016

This week on Ask Rob & Rob, Mick & Dave...

Ask Rob & Rob – How do I get my kids interested in property investment? PLUS: What kind of surveys should you get on a property?

Nov 3, 2016

If you're a Property Podcast listener you're already a winner, but in this episode we discuss how to cultivate a winning mindset to push yourself to even greater levels of success.

In property as with anything else, what separates the high-achievers from the rest generally isn't technical ability or knowledge – it's having the attitude to spot and capitalise on opportunities, and overcome the inevitable challenges.

We get into:

  • What we can learn from top athletes and business people
  • How to turn yourself into a happy and positive person
  • The importance of self-awareness
  • Why we go to ridiculous lengths to avoid negative influences
  • Tweaks you can make to your communication to influence your worldview
  • The woo-woo bit: why we both have a gratitude practice

Along the way we mention:

 

Nov 1, 2016

This week on Ask Rob & Rob, Nadia & Tony...

Ask Rob & Rob – Buy gradually, or go all-in? PLUS: Should I only invest in nice places?

Another two answers from The Robs this week, and another two informative answers!

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Don't be shy! All you need to do is leave a message with your name and whatever's on your mind.

Just pick up the phone and call 013 808 00035 (normal UK call rates apply).

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