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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, 2017
Nov 30, 2017

A recent episode of Dispatches called “Is Britain Full?” looked at the divide between the North and South of England.  We’ve broken down and dissected the episode to help inform you about the regions to enable to you really look at what’s going on with regard to population, development, infrastructure and what it means for you as in investor.

You can watch the full Dispatches episode right here.

NEWS THIS WEEK

The Budget dominated the news this week.  We’ve gone through it to find out how it affects Housing, Landlords and you.

RESOURCE OF THE WEEK

To make sure you’re completely covered and prepared for the changes in the Budget, our resource of the week is this great Budget calculator from the BBC.
See if you’re going to be better off right here

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Nov 28, 2017

It's time for another couple of questions in this week’s edition of ‘Ask Rob & Rob’, Steve...

...asks Rob & Rob... How should I plan to get the most out of 2018?

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.

Nov 23, 2017

A lot has changed between episode 1 and now.  Mortgages rules, tax laws, areas to invest - the list goes on.  With all that, we’ve changed our minds about a few things too.  This week we’re taking a look back at some of the things we’ve said in the past and exploring what’s different – and how to continue to being a successful property investor.

RESOURCE OF THE WEEK

Faster than typing.  No that’s not a typo.  It’s a tool called Loom that makes it easier to send video messages to members of your team rather than type them out.

Go to useloom.com to get it for free and start recording!

NEWS THIS WEEK

Household Finance Under Strain As Nationwide Warns Of Tough Times Ahead” as Nationwide - the country’s biggest lender moves into the limited company market, the Guardian gives us a headline to be wary of.

But does it reveal the full story?

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.

Nov 21, 2017

It’s time for another couple of questions in this week’s edition of ‘Ask Rob & Rob’, Karmjit…

…ask Rob & Rob… Questions on the snagging process; pets; and flooring.

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.

Nov 16, 2017

This week we’re very lucky to be joined by mortgage broker Dave Cookson to talk us through all the changes going on in the mortgage market at the moment. And there are a lot of them!

We talk about:

  • What the impact of the recent base rate rise has been so far, and what’s likely to happen in the future
  • How lenders are applying the recent "portfolio landlord" requirements
  • How the increased regulation around affordability has affected the market
  • What’s happening with Limited Company mortgages right now
  • The products that have caught Dave’s eye recently
  • What he thinks will happen in the year ahead

It’s been one heck of a year for the mortgage market, so now is the perfect time to take stock. This is a must-listen as you start planning your strategy for next year!

RESOURCE OF THE WEEK

Surely it can’t be…yes, it’s another interactive map!

This tool from the BBC tells you how much of your local area is built on. We were shocked to learn that across the UK as a whole, only 6% of land is built on and more than half is farmland.

Well worth a look!

NEWS THIS WEEK

The Mortgage Works has entered the Limited Company buy-to-let market – which is likely to have a huge effect on the market, and lead to other lenders getting involved too.

We talk about this in more detail on the show with our guest, Dave Cookson. We also couldn’t help pointing out that we predicted this nearly a year ago in our 2017 predictions episode!

JOIN THE CONVERSATION

What’s your experience of getting a limited company mortgage been like?

Have you been affected by the new affordability rules?

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.

Nov 14, 2017

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

...ask Rob & Rob... What types of finance can I get as a first-time developer? PLUS: What's the tax implication of repayment mortgages?

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.

Nov 9, 2017

This week we take a deep dive into the research you should be doing when buying in a new development. Particularly when you're looking at off-plan opportunities, the promises of developers can look great – but there are dangers too, and plenty of unwary investors have ended up with a problem property...or no property at all!

To make sure you're protected, Rob B runs us through the checks he makes at RMP Property when assessing a deal. There's a lot to it, so have your notepad at the ready...

Resource of the week

Would it surprise you to hear that in 58% of the country, house prices are lower now than they were in 2007 by the time you've taken inflation into account?

Well, it's true – and with this interactive map from the BBC you can see exactly where prices are higher in real terms than they were a decade ago, and where they're lower.

Thank you to Paul for sending this our way!

News this week

The Bank of England base rate has risen...all the way back up to the dizzy heights of the previous historic low it was at until 18 months ago. This BBC story covers how it will affect different groups.

Join the conversation

Have you had any bad experiences when buying in a new development?

Is there anything you'd add to our checklist?

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.

Nov 7, 2017

It's time for another couple of questions in this week’s edition of ‘Ask Rob & Rob’, Matt & another listener…

...ask Rob & Rob... How do I know there's tenant demand in my target area? PLUS: How should I invest £50k?

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.

Nov 2, 2017

Doesn’t time fly? It’s been 10 years since the credit crunch got underway – and looking back at the decade since, there are some valuable lessons to take into the next cycle.

We talk about:

  • The timing of market drops
  • What happened with the availability of credit
  • How to take advantage of the next upswing…
  • …And how to position yourself to profit from the crash
  • And most importantly, what you can expect to be on TV over the next 10 years!

RESOURCE OF THE WEEK

If you’re a fan of power naps, check out Pzizz. It’s a free app that uses "binaural beats" to get you to drop off straight away, then wake up feeling refreshed.

Try it at home next time you need a mid-day boost…or try it in the office if you’re not that attached to your job.

NEWS THIS WEEK

It’s another government crackdown! This time, the government is looking into the house buying process – as the BBC reports.

Credit to them for noticing – but they’ve announced so many different reviews recently, don’t hold your breath for something to be done about it…

FREE COURSE ALERT!

We don’t do "hoarding" here at The Property Hub. Even though we run a letting agency, we’ve put together a course telling you how you can let and manage a property yourself.

It’s completely free, and you can watch it at thepropertyhub.net/courses.

JOIN THE CONVERSATION

What lessons have you taken from the last crash?

What do you know now that you wish you’d known back then?

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.

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