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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: January, 2017
Jan 31, 2017

It's time for another couple of questions in this week's edition of 'Ask Rob & Rob'. This week's questions come from Ryan & Danny who...

...ask Rob & Rob... How best to deal with mortgage valuers?

...Should I buy on the Crossrail route?

The Robs give their take on these topics. What do you think? Head over to the forum to discuss.

ASK YOUR OWN QUESTION TO ROB & ROB!

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).

Or if you prefer, click here to leave a recording via your computer instead.

NEED MORE ANSWERS?

The Property Hub Summit is the place to get all your questions personally answered by Rob & Rob, and build a network of other smart, motivated investors.

Over the course of a full day at a swanky hotel we'll help you set your goals, form a plan to get you there, overcome your obstacles, and give you the support system you need to make sure nothing gets in your way.

Just don't hang around - there are only four Summits each year, and just 16 places available at each!

Interested? Click here to find out more.

Jan 26, 2017

In this week's episode we're going to look at how to invest in 2017, which is a great follow up to last week's 'where to invest in 2017' podcast.

Rob B the radio star & a news of a new RMP office

We're also bowing down to a new radio star in our midst - Rob B has been appearing on local radio in Liverpool. He's also been 'up north' looking in and around Warrington for the second RMP office - exciting stuff!

Rob D - getting things done

Rob D has had a great week too though and has been making some serious headway into writing his new book which is going to be all about lettings and management. A HUGE thank you to everyone who took up the challenge and sent over their tips, the book will be all the stronger for your input!

The Property Hub Magazine - landing now

There's a cat on the front cover, what's not to like? Subscribers will be receiving their copies very soon, and we can promise you it's a great one.

The Property Hub Meetups - next week

It's nearly time for The Meetups again and Rob B will be heading to join Roxane and the Richmond Hubbers, while Rob D will be in Stratford, East London. Find your nearest Meetup here and head along.

What's on the agenda for 2017?

Negative Media

The media just love a good dose of doom and gloom, particularly if it is property investment based. It hasn’t happened yet, but we are giving you some advanced notice. It will happen this year and if you’re not careful could suck you in. When the media gets negative we get excited, this is when the best opportunities arise. 

Tax Changes

We have covered this in some depth in the following episodes -

http://thepropertyhub.net/tpp165-tenants-and-taxes/

http://www.propertygeek.net/budget-2015-mortgage-interest-relief-changes-explained/

thepropertyhub.net/Budget2015

thepropertyhub.net/Budget2015part2

http://thepropertyhub.net/should-you-use-a-limited-company-to-invest-in-property/

The upshot is bad news for landlords who have been in the game for a long time, not so bad for new investors because they can plan.

Lettings Fee Ban

The government has just confirmed consultation will begin in a few months time, with the outcome to be announced later this year. You might not notice changes immediately after implementation, but we expect see a trend of letting agents increasing their fees to landlords.

PRA - Prudential Regulation Authority

Sounds complex, but basically all this is means is mortgage companies increasing their stress test levels. Will impact investors in the southeast, investors in the north won't notice the changes.

Article 50

Uncertainty and fear are most likely to be on the menu (again). This will spook some amateur investors, but actually the effect of brexit hard or soft will be felt years down the line.

What should you do and how should you prosper?

  • Avoid London
  • Remember your goal, don’t get lost in the noise
  • Ignore the media and most of your friends
  • Take advantage of any uncertainty
  • Get your tax affairs in order
  • Get practising your smug face for a few years time

Resource of the week

Photo Splash  is this weeks ROTW and is a great fun free app which is perfect for creating some fun images.

We're social -

We're making big efforts to become more social this year, and we'd love you to join in the fun.

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Join the conversation

What does 2017 hold for you and how are you planning for the year? Head to the forum to discuss all the topics discussed in today's episode.

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If you’d like to hear your name on the show, leave us a review on iTunes here.

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Jan 24, 2017

It's time for another couple of questions in this week's edition of 'Ask Rob & Rob'. This week Tom & Tony

...ask Rob & Rob... How do you accurately calculate your return on investment?

...and Can I turn my flat into serviced accommodation?

The Robs give their take on these topics. What do you think? Head over to the forum to discuss.

ASK YOUR OWN QUESTION TO ROB & ROB!

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).

Or if you prefer, click here to leave a recording via your computer instead.

NEED MORE ANSWERS?

The Property Hub Summit is the place to get all your questions personally answered by Rob & Rob, and build a network of other smart, motivated investors.

Over the course of a full day at a swanky hotel we'll help you set your goals, form a plan to get you there, overcome your obstacles, and give you the support system you need to make sure nothing gets in your way.

Just don't hang around - there are only four Summits each year, and just 16 places available at each!

Interested? Click here to find out more.

Jan 19, 2017

It's the 201st episode of The Property Podcast and this week we're focussing on where to invest in the UK this year. Some of them you may be expecting from us, but there's a couple of wildcards thrown in for good measure. Listen to find out more.

Property Geek

A quick plug for Rod D's Property Geek Podcast - the latest episode talks about new mortgage rules which haven’t had much coverage elsewhere. Take a listen to get up to date. 

Rents are hitting an 'affordability ceiling'

Rob D chose this news story because it proved him right (again). The idea is that rents are getting so high in some areas that if they go up any further, tenants wont afford them, which will only produce more void periods in the end. Rents can't just rise forever as salaries are not rising at the same rate. This is obviously more of an issue in places such as London where tenants are reportedly paying up to 75% of their disposable income on rent. Check out the article here. 

Resource of the week

Tinder for business (apparently). Shapr.co will give you the ability to swipe left or right and make interesting business contacts. Check it out. 

Join the conversation

What do you think to our predictions? Do you want to make any of your own? Head to the forum to have your say.

If you enjoyed The Property Podcast, please leave a review on iTunes

Reviews are really important in helping other people to find the show, so by way of thanks we read out every single review we receive on air.

If you’d like to hear your name on the show, leave us a review on iTunes here.

Not sure how to leave a review? This video shows you how to review and subscribe on iTunes.

Jan 17, 2017

It's time for another couple of questions in this week's edition of 'Ask Rob & Rob'. This week Tom & Reece

...Ask Rob & Rob – What's the minimum acceptable lease length?

...and are guaranteed yields too good to be true?

The Robs give their take on these topics. What do you think? Head over to the forum to discuss.

ASK YOUR OWN QUESTION TO ROB & ROB!

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).

Or if you prefer, click here to leave a recording via your computer instead.

 

NEED MORE ANSWERS?

The Property Hub Summit is the place to get all your questions personally answered by Rob & Rob, and build a network of other smart, motivated investors.

Over the course of a full day at a swanky hotel we'll help you set your goals, form a plan to get you there, overcome your obstacles, and give you the support system you need to make sure nothing gets in your way.

Just don't hang around - there are only four Summits each year, and just 16 places available at each!

Interested? Click here to find out more.

Jan 12, 2017

It's a milestone episode as we reach our 200th edition of The Property Podcast! 

We've included our blast from the past intro style from the very first episode (sorry for those of you that can't stand this one!) We would have put some more clips in from episode one, but we were cringing too much to listen to it all! 

Topic of the week

200 episodes wow! Many of you have been kind enough to let us know how much the podcast has helped you over the last 200 episodes, but you’re not the only one’s to benefit we’ve learnt loads too!

Lessons

  • You learn from teaching
  • Property investors are normal people - Yes mainstream media it’s true
  • Most people are willing to help, look at the TPH. So don’t pay for expensive courses
  • Givers get
  • Accountability is everything - look at the record of our individual podcasts!
  • Start before you feel ready. You’ll always be embarrassed by your earliest work
  • If you’re enthusiastic about something, do it even if you don’t know where it’s going to lead

Personal Highlights/Favourite Episodes

New garden towns and villages to provide 200,000 homes to ease housing shortage

You can read the story on this one right here, but will this really ease the housing shortage? We're sceptical of this one. 

Want more Rob D in your life?

Due to popular demand Rob D is bringing you more Property Geek. Get over there and subscribe to hear him talk in-depth to some industry experts. 

Resource of the week

We've got Bjorn (again) to thank for this week's Resource of the Week: Thetopinbox.com Schedule emails to be sent later. Set reminders in your inbox. Track opens. Followup with email sequences. What's not to love, right? Take a look here.

Jan 10, 2017

It's time for another couple of questions in this week's edition of 'Ask Rob & Rob'. This week John from Manchester...

...Asks Rob & Rob – Should I buy a property with tenants? 

...and another listener asks about how to get creditworthy for investments. 

The Robs give their take on these topics. What do you think? Head over to the forum to discuss.

ASK YOUR OWN QUESTION TO ROB & ROB!

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).

Or if you prefer, click here to leave a recording via your computer instead.

 

NEED MORE ANSWERS?

The Property Hub Summit is the place to get all your questions personally answered by Rob & Rob, and build a network of other smart, motivated investors.

Over the course of a full day at a swanky hotel we'll help you set your goals, form a plan to get you there, overcome your obstacles, and give you the support system you need to make sure nothing gets in your way.

Just don't hang around - there are only four Summits each year, and just 16 places available at each!

Interested? Click here to find out more.

Jan 5, 2017

Always a popular episode! We take a look at the predictions we made this time last year, and make a new batch for 2017!

Our predictions for 2017

Rob B:

  • Manchester to grab headlines and see strong growth maybe double digit
  • Liverpool and Leeds is Manchester last year
  • No more negative tax plays from the government
  • Major players to come into LTD company mortgage market

Rob D:

  • Prices to grow no more than 2% nationally, flat in London
  • Media negativity
  • Base rate to go no higher than 0.5%, inflation low
  • Mortgage availability to keep improving for Ltd Cos and rates to improve

 How did we do last year?

If you want to check out last years episode, you can find that right here.

 

Jan 3, 2017

It's time for the very first Ask Rob & Rob of 2017, with two questions from two more listeners...

...Ask Rob & Rob – questions about books and courses she can take a look at, regarding crowdfunding...

The Robs give their take on these frequently asked questions!

ASK YOUR OWN QUESTION TO ROB & ROB!

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).

Or if you prefer, click here to leave a recording via your computer instead.

 

NEED MORE ANSWERS?

The Property Hub Summit is the place to get all your questions personally answered by Rob & Rob, and build a network of other smart, motivated investors.

Over the course of a full day at a swanky hotel we'll help you set your goals, form a plan to get you there, overcome your obstacles, and give you the support system you need to make sure nothing gets in your way.

Just don't hang around - there are only four Summits each year, and just 16 places available at each!

Interested? Click here to find out more.

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