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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: June, 2017
Jun 29, 2017

This week we have been busy putting the finishing touches to the next issue of The Property Hub Magazine, which is looking fantastic. We've also been planning the details for the new and improved Property Hub Summits which we will give you more details on very soon.

The topic this week is how to predict future property prices and we've used lots of historical data in order to help us forecast what the next few years may have in store for the property market in the UK. 

If you'd like to take a look at the data we used for our research then check out The Nationwide price index, you may also wish to refer to our earlier episode on The 18 year Property Cycle - and we are working on the belief that the last cycle started after the crash in 1989 and ran for (would you believe it) 18 years to 2007. We looked at London vs the Northwest and Yorkshire & Humberside (The modern day Northern Powerhouse). 

We made some surprising discoveries and if you listen to the podcast in full, you will be able to hear our take on what is likely to happen next and most importantly, how you should prepare and protect your investments for the next few years.

News story of the week: Britain's top seaside property hotspot revealed

Broadstairs in Kent has been identified as Britain's top seaside property hotspot in 2017,  you can find out more about the top seaside investment locations here.

Resource of the week

LiveYield was suggested from one of our listeners (sorry, we don't have your name to hand!), and this takes data from Zoopla and uses it to tell you how different areas are performing. One note though - it is automated, so use with some caution.

Join the conversation over in the forum

What do you make of Rob & Rob's findings? Head over to the forum to discuss in more detail here.

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Jun 27, 2017

It's time for another couple of questions in this week's edition of 'Ask Rob & Rob' Noel and Tory...

...ask Rob & Rob...How can I protect myself when buying off-plan? PLUS: Why is tax not included in deal assessment calculations?

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.

Jun 22, 2017

This week we're focussing on a topic discussed regularly - what's happening to the London property market?

So, what's happened over the last 8 years?

  • London prices have grown 80% over 8 years (since 2009)
  • Every price band has increased by roughly the same percentage...BUT timing differs
  • Top 30% recovered from 2009-2012. Driven by overseas buyers and domestic residents who didn’t need mortgages or could get them more easily
  • Lower sectors only grew strongly from 2013 onwards. Driven by ripple effect, confidence, access to finance
  • (This is why it’s best to own prime assets. They grow first and further - because growth is a % of a larger number)

 

What’s happening now?

  • On average, 5% annual growth makes it one of the 5 slowest growing cities in the UK
  • Many of those who are selling are moving out of the capital. “Almost half the agents in London surveyed by LonRes say that 10 per cent or more of their vendor clients intend to quit the capital once they sell their property”
  • Rents are falling. “New tenants in the capital typically paying almost £100 a month less than their counterparts a year ago, according to Your Move”.
  • Transactions are very low, and at an all-time low in 3 boroughs.

 

What have we learned from the London property market?

  • Just because an area has performed best doesn’t mean it will continue to! This is why we’ve said to avoid London for the last few years - poor yields AND low growth
  • Prime assets are more volatile - both grow and fall first and fastest. You can either use this to your advantage or stay out of the way!
  • When you tax something you get less of it. SDLT has had a major effect on London transactions
  • Property isn’t immune to market forces. Rents and prices can’t grow ahead of incomes forever. Affordability in London is ridiculously stretched, so if it stagnates (real terms fall) and we see wage growth, affordability can come under control without a major correction

Want to take a further look at all the data? We got a lot of our information from the following links:

 

News story of the week: New BTL mortgage options for ex-pats.

We've heard quite a bit about Vida in the past few weeks, and their proposition seems to be pretty good. If you're an ex-pat investor, you may want to check them out. Read more here.

Resource of the week

Make your clipboard work harder! This keeps your clipboard history which is a huge time saver. Check out Jumpcut for Mac, Clipboard History 2 for Chrome, or this option for Windows. 

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.

Jun 20, 2017

It's time for another couple of questions in this week's edition of 'Ask Rob & Rob'. Alex and Neil...

...ask Rob & Rob...Should I invest £100k in London or elsewhere? PLUS: Can I challenge these letting agency fees?

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.

Jun 15, 2017

So we're pretty sure we're not breaking news here,  but there was an election last week. The results have been interesting to say the least, but what does it all mean from an investment perspective? 

Listen to this week's podcast in full to get the low down from Rob & Rob on what this new parliament means for you. 

Resource of the week

Insight Timer is the top rated free meditation app on android and iOS stores. 

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.

Jun 13, 2017

It's time for another couple of questions in this week's edition of 'Ask Rob & Rob'. Two listeners...

...ask Rob & Rob...How does Birmingham rate as an investment location? PLUS: How do I find a property mentor?

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.

Jun 8, 2017

Don't blame us for the ever so slightly sensationalist title this week, blame Moneyweek who covered this recently (thanks to James Watters for the heads-up on this one). 

Rather dramatically Moneyweek say:

“Like a vast pyramid scheme, the UK housing market has been defying the reality of low wage growth and productivity, worsening affordability" 

and..

“When a rocket runs out of fuel it continues to rise before plunging earthwards. This is where we seem to be now."

Goodness! 

Listen in full to get Rob & Rob's take on this one - do you think the Moneyweek argument could be flawed at all? Surely not?! 

Resource of the week

The Great Suspender (yes, we love the name too) is a Chrome add-on which automatically suspends unused tabs to free up system resources.

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.

Jun 6, 2017

It's time for another couple of questions in this week's edition of 'Ask Rob & Rob'. Two listeners...

...ask Rob & Rob... Should I take the guaranteed rent? PLUS: Is there a limit on how much interest you can claim?

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.

Jun 1, 2017

This week we get political on The Podcast and launch a brand new course over on The Property Hub! Exciting times. 

We've read the housing issues in the manifestos so that you don't have to. Find out what the Conservative, Labour and Lib Dem policies on housing are, and how these might impact you. Of course, housing is only part of the reason you choose who to vote for, but we're focussing solely on this topic. 

New course: How to invest when you have no time.

 

How To Invest When You Have No Time - is now online! Take a look here.

You’ll learn:

  • Why it’s important to identify what you’re best at to ensure you’re on the right property path
  • How a fantastic assistant will make running your property portfolio a breeze!
  • Why clear processes and strong systems will save you time and give you the best chance of success
  • How outsourcing to professionals can pay dividends for the rest of your life
  • Why not sweating the small stuff leads to big things!

Meetups Tonight!

Get along to one of The Property Hub Meetups this evening. There are around 40 locations to choose from including new groups in Doncaster, Stoke-On-Trent, and Stockholm. Find your nearest get together and register for a free ticket.

Resource of the week

Noisli claims to help improve focus, block out annoying noises and get into the zone that works for you. Sounds good? Try it here

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.

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