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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, 2017
Oct 31, 2017

It's time for another couple of questions in this week’s edition of ‘Ask Rob & Rob’, Sam Jones & Stephen from Edinburgh…

...ask Rob & Rob... How do you pick the best off-plan plot? PLUS: What do you think about "life tenancies"?

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 8 places available at each!

Interested? Click here to find out more.

Oct 26, 2017

Do you know your GDV from your LTV, your Section 21 from your Section 8 and your ROI from your SVR?

If not, never fear: this week we’re busting some property investing jargon!

There are all kinds of acronyms and specialist pieces of terminology that get thrown around in property investing circles – and if you’re new to it, it can be intimidating to ask what on earth everyone is talking about. This week (a mere 240 episodes too late) we’re bringing you up to speed.

(And if you consider yourself an expert, we bet there are still one or two you won’t be sure about!)

Along the way we reference the following episodes and resources:

RESOURCE OF THE WEEK

It’s another interactive map! The BBC has put together a handy resource showing where in the country you can afford to rent or buy.

Potentially useful, but at the very least an excellent bit of procrastination.

NEWS THIS WEEK

Barely a week seems to go by at the moment without the government announcing that they’re going to crack down on something – and this week the Guardian reports that ministers have service charges in their sights.

They want to put a stop to “rip-off” fees, and they’re holding a consultation. If you want to put your views forward, the call for evidence is here.

WORK WITH US!

We’re going to be advertising for a lot of new roles in the coming months – and to start with, we’ve got a couple of exciting openings at Yellow Lettings up for grabs.

If you’re looking for your first role in property with the opportunity to progress, this could be perfect. Find out more at http://thepropertyhub.net/jobs.

JOIN THE CONVERSATION

Are there any abbreviations or specialist terms that got you saying “WTF” because we missed it out?

We’d love to know, so join the discussion in The Property Hub!

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.

Oct 24, 2017

It's time for another couple of questions in this week’s edition of ‘Ask Rob & Rob’, Anthony & Jez from London…

...ask Rob & Rob... How do I overcome my lack of credit history? PLUS: Should I extend or refinance?

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 8 places available at each!

Interested? Click here to find out more.

Oct 19, 2017

Pack your umbrella, this week we're taking you on a tour of "The North".

You won't find either "The North" or the "Northern Powerhouse" on a map, because it's actually a collection of different regions – all with their own investment case, and things to look out for. We introduce you to and compare:

  • Liverpool
  • Manchester
  • Sheffield
  • Leeds and West Yorkshire
  • The North East

And importantly, if you've had your head turned by somewhere far from home, we wrap it all up with some tips for staying safe while making that investment happen.

Resource of the week

RMP Property has put together a free guide to the Northern Powerhouse from an investor's perspective, going into more detail on all the areas we talked about this week. You can grab your copy here.

News this week

"Are longer mortgages the answer to high property prices?", asks the BBC.

"No, they're a cause of high property prices", we reply – and it has interesting implications from an investor's point of view.

Join the conversation

Do you invest anywhere in the North, or got an area you're researching?

Any tips for making a remote investment work?

We’d love to know, so join the discussion in The Property Hub!

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.

Oct 17, 2017

It's time for another couple of questions in this week’s edition of ‘Ask Rob & Rob’, Sam from London and Matt from Birmingham…

...ask Rob & Rob... How do I sell a property to my own company? PLUS: Any tips for renovations?

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 8 places available at each!

Interested? Click here to find out more.

Oct 12, 2017

This week we're talking about how to conduct a viewing. Whether you're showing your property to rent or sell, there are a few simple techniques you can use to radically boost your chances of sealing the deal once you get people through the door.

(A good companion to this episode is Episode 231 on how to find tenants, so you can get those viewings set up first.)

We also look over the Labour and Conservative housing policies that have emerged from the party conferences in recent weeks. What are the politicians planning to throw at landlords next? Take a listen and we'll reveal all!

Resource of the week

Huawei mobile wifi is a lifesaver as a backup for if your internet connection goes down – or you can use it to get wifi access on the move.

Just pop a SIM card into this tiny device, and it'll broadcast a 4G signal to all your devices...so no excuse for missing the podcast, wherever you are and whatever's going on!

Join the conversation

Have you picked up any tricks from doing your own viewings?

Or do you have an opinion on the housing policies we discussed?

We’d love to know, so join the discussion in The Property Hub!

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.

Oct 10, 2017

It's time for another couple of questions in this week’s edition of ‘Ask Rob & Rob’,  Giles from York and Mandeep from Leicester…

...ask Rob & Rob... Will limited company mortgages really get cheaper? PLUS: How do you price up a lease extension?

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 8 places available at each!

Interested? Click here to find out more.

Oct 5, 2017

Buying land and developing isn't something that will be in most people's plans, and it's certainly not for beginners. But most people are attracted by the idea of bigger projects – so whether it's something you're looking at now or aspire to do in the future, this jam-packed episode is a must-listen.

It's a process that Rob B has been through recently, so while it's still fresh in his mind we talk about:

  • Different ways to find land (this isn't a job for Rightmove!)
  • What to consider when it comes to financing the project
  • Ways of finding land that you should be very wary of
  • What to check before you make an offer
  • A formula for working out how much you should be paying
  • What you should be aware of around planning permission
  • How the buying process differs from a normal property project
  • And lots more!

Resource of the week

Rob B gave a ringing endorsement of Ray Dalio's new book, Principles – calling it his favourite book of the year, and he's only halfway through!

Ray's a billionaire and has a lifetime of phenomenal achievements, but his crowning achievement is the honour of appearing in "Resource of the Week" twice: we previously recommended his short video, How The Economic Machine Works.

News this week

The Telegraph reports that Stamp Duty revenue is up dramatically since its changes a couple of years ago – but transactions have fallen too.

A cooler housing market was part of the purpose for the changes, but it's not healthy if that involves fewer transactions too. Will further changes be made? We'll see...

Join our next Discovery Webinar

Our recent discovery webinar – where you can find out more about our businesses, RMP Property and Yellow Lettings – was extremely popular, with hundreds of people registering. So we're doing it again!

The next one is on Wednesday 25 October at 6pm, and you can book your free place at thepropertyhub.net/discover.

Join us to find more about how our businesses can potentially help you move forward in property, and put us on the spot with a bit of live Q&A.

Join the conversation

Have you ever bought and developed land?

Or is it something that forms part of your plans?

We’d love to know, so join the discussion in The Property Hub!

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.

Oct 3, 2017

It's time for another couple of questions in this week’s edition of ‘Ask Rob & Rob’,  Shane &
Barry from Shropshire…

...ask Rob & Rob... How do you price up a refurb? PLUS: Can I raise the market rent?

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 8 places available at each!

Interested? Click here to find out more.

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