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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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Mar 29, 2018

This week’s episode is very special as it marks 5 years since we began The Property Podcast.

 

For 5 years we’ve tried to educate as many people as possible.  We’ve spoken about location, strategy, running the numbers, tax, finance and much more.  This week however, we wanted to hear from you.

 

We’ve been in touch with some Hubbers and we’re going to hear their stories about their own property journeys.  We’ll find out where they’re at, what challenges they’ve faced and what successes they’ve had.

 

We absolutely loved hearing their stories and we hope that it’ll not only motivate and and inspire you, but will show you that you are not alone on your own journey.

 

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.

Mar 27, 2018

It's time for another question in this week’s edition of ‘Ask Rob & Rob’, Lauren asks Rob & Rob... a follow up question from last Thursday's Property Podcast - Does Property Double Every 10 Years? 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.

 

Mar 23, 2018

This bonus archive episode: 224 - Back To The Future:  How To Predict Future Property Prices. Dove tails yesterday’s podcast so well.

We discuss predicting 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).

JOIN THE CONVERSATION OVER IN THE FORUM

Will this be something that affects you? Join the conversation in the forum.

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.

Mar 22, 2018

It’s one of those sayings you might hear on the street.  But is it true? We’ve spoken about this before, and now - 4 years on, we’re going to have a look at what’s happened and see if property really does double every 10 years.

We’re also going to drop a bonus episode in the feed tomorrow:  Episode 224 - Back To The Future: How To Predict Future Property Prices.  This episode from the archives marries into today’s episode so well, that it’ll really help give you a full understanding of the cycles and where to you should be looking to invest.

NEWS THIS WEEK

It’s official.  There’s only one place left in England and Wales with an average house price of below £100,000.  This story came from the telegraph and includes a great map that illustrates when each region broke the £100k barrier.

JOIN THE CONVERSATION OVER IN THE FORUM

Will this be something that affects you? Join the conversation in the forum.

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.

Mar 20, 2018

It's time for another couple of questions in this week’s edition of ‘Ask Rob & Rob’, Karmjit and Paul ask Rob & Rob... What proportion of my net worth should be in property? PLUS: What do I do now my tenants have split up? 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.

 

Mar 15, 2018

We were meant to be planning our business strategy this week, but instead we began ranting about the lack of financial education in school.  This seemed like the perfect reason to have another look at a previous episode we did - 4 years ago!

We were inspired by this Daily Telegraph article by Martin Lewis, the Money Saving Expert, and talked about some of his ideas while adding our own.

The lessons were:

  • Your time has a value (Episode 63)
  • Don’t borrow money to buy a liability or a depreciating asset
  • Debt isn’t a dirty word (Episode 18)
  • Inflation will make you poor…or rich (Episode 24)
  • A pension isn’t just for thinking about when you get old
  • Financial success doesn’t mean owning your own home
  • You don’t need a job to earn money
  • Understand compound interest (play with a compound interest calculator here)

We believe these lessons are vital and we should all be aware of them.  If you already know this and are living by them, then pass this episode along to someone you know who could benefit.

Also don't’ forget thepropertyhub.net is a great place to learn more and continue the conversation with other hubbers just like yourself.

JOIN THE CONVERSATION OVER IN THE FORUM

Will this be something that affects you? Join the conversation in the forum.

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.

Mar 13, 2018

It's time for another couple of questions in this week’s edition of ‘Ask Rob & Rob’, Tom and Mike ask Rob & Rob... Will the expat mortgage market get better or worse? PLUS: I'm renting: how do I replace my income? 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.

 

Mar 8, 2018

There are so many property courses out there it can be just as overwhelming as property investing itself.  This week, we’re going to let you know what you should be looking for and what to avoid - cue Jaws theme music.

The honest answer is we can't, because we haven't been on many – but we've heard enough stories from members of The Property Hub community to know how to identify the right property course, and which flashing red warning lights you should look out for!

One thing we strongly recommend before handing over any money, is having a look at the resources available for free and a great place to start is at The Property Hub.

In this episode we run through a framework for choosing a course – as well as some steps you can take first to maximise the value you get, and some additional ways to build your knowledge.

 It's a packed podcast, so we've picked out the main points for you to refer back to whenever you're looking for a property course…

 

How to choose a property course:

  • Learn enough about the basics (for free) to determine what you specifically want to learn more about
  • Look for cheap or inexpensive ways to build that knowledge (books, podcasts, talking to someone who's already done it)
  • Find a course if you still want to develop that knowledge further: you'll now be in a better position to identify the right course, and get more from it

 

 Steps to take before booking onto a course:

  • Google the name of the company and the name of the instructor, to see if there are good or bad reviews
  • Ask for an itinerary of what you'll learn on the day, to make sure it covers topics you're interested in
  • Ask who will be teaching the course, and what their experience is – then verify this using social media

 

If you spot one or more of these, be careful:

  • Big claims about how much money you can make – and especially that you can make money quickly
  • Courses that are free – this means it will largely be a sales pitch for something else
  • Celebrity endorsements attached to lend it credibility
  • Scarcity and high-pressure sales tactics
  • "The credit card trick" (listen to the podcast for more!)

 

What a good course looks like:

  • Priced between £100 and £2,000
  • Teaching a specific technique or strategy, not generally "how to make money in property"
  • No up-sell: the course should be an end in itself, not an excuse to sell you more
  • No bad news on Google

 

How you can learn as well as going on courses:

  • Invest! Experience is better than any course (or even podcast!)
  • Go to networking events
  • Look for free or low-cost alternatives
  • Work with someone who's already done what you want to do (they won't necessarily want to be paid)

 

NEWS THIS WEEK

On The Market has made some pretty bold claims this week.  Are we seeing the rise of a new titan in property search sites or is it all a bit of smoke and mirrors?

RESOURCE OF THE WEEK

Sticking with the education theme of the week, our resource is very handy indeed.  Magic Whiteboard is a more versatile (and from our recent experience way less expensive) alternative to a traditional white board.  To say we’ve found this useful would be an understatement!

 

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.

Mar 6, 2018

It's time for another couple of questions in this week’s edition of ‘Ask Rob & Rob’, two listeners ask Rob & Rob... What's a realistic yield for today's investor? PLUS: Would you buy a house with bitcoin?

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.

 

Mar 1, 2018

The gloves are off this week. It’s Buy vs Rent. Rob vs Rob.

Everyday we get asked is it better to buy or rent? Is it better to pay off your mortgage or invest your money?

We’re going to break it down for you this week, so you can find out what will help you achieve your goals sooner.

 

NEWS THIS WEEK

There’s a lot of chatter about the Energy Performance Certificates coming in soon. We take a look at what it’s going to mean for you.

Electrical Safety Certificates are becoming mandatory soon too. We’ll also let know how this will affect you.

RESOURCE OF THE WEEK

We’re revisiting 2 great resources of the week, this week.

First is Open - The Andre Agassi autobiography.

Second is the very excellent Masters of Scale Podcast with LinkedIn Co-Found Reid Hoffman.

We think both are amazing and definitely worth revisiting.

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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