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The Property Podcast

The Property Podcast from Property Hub (propertyhub.net) 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: December, 2018
Dec 27, 2018

Welcome to this week’s Property Podcast where we’re reviewing what’s happened in 2018. It’s been a busy one, particularly for property investors, so we’re using this time to reflect on the property market and also our year too.

Firstly we take a look at Brexit - this was a hot topic at the start of the year and remarkably it’s still unresolved! We’ve also had the letting fee ban and the budget where pretty much nothing happened for property investors - which is always a good thing!

So where we thought 2018 would be a big year for change, is 2019 looking likely to steal the limelight? Listen to find out what Rob & Rob think.

We also take a look at 2018 trends on this week’s Property Podcast.

What happened this year that Rob & Rob predicted a while ago? And why have property investors flocked to The Northern Powerhouse? People have finally started waking up to certain locations which could prove to be a very wise move.

Also, what have the media reports done for the property industry throughout the year? Negativity? Conflicting stories? All of the above? Rob D feels the media have been somewhat confused this year with many mixed reports. Does this mean we’re in the mid cycle property wobble? Hear what Rob & Rob think and hit the play button.

 

Finally, this year has been great for Rob & Rob, and the team at The Property Hub.

2018 was the year for Rob B’s first development and both Rob & Rob have previously talked listeners through the investments they’ve made this year.

But it doesn’t stop there - there have been new businesses formed and some major changes happening, which we can’t share right now but will be unveiled at the start of next year.

We’d like to wish all our listeners a very happy and prosperous 2019!

And if you’d love to know what Rob & Rob do outside of the Property Podcast, you can join them on their Discovery Webinar in January by clicking here.

 

Get involved:

Do you have a property topic you’d like us to cover? We’d love to hear from you over on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

You can also join our friendly property community on the Property Hub forum.   

We’d also love it if you could head over and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts. Reviews help other listeners find us and we always read a selection out on our podcast too - so you could get a mention.

Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts here.

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Dec 20, 2018

It’s nearly Christmas! This is one of our favourite times of the year… not just because of the mince pies, but also because we get to reflect on all things property investment related.

We’ve got a cracking Property Podcast for you this week as we’re looking at all the best resources you can use to help you, not just on your buy to let property investment journey, but also with your life and business in general. It’s a good one!  

Listen as The Robs navigate through some of their top picks this week. We’ve listed them below, but tune in to find out why the following will be incredibly useful for you:

Podcasts

  1. Ask Mr Wonderful
  2. Masters of Scale
  3. Without Fail
  4. Business Wars
  5. That Peter Crouch Podcast
  6. The Pitch
  7. Wolverine
  8. Teachers Pet
  9. Dirty John

Books

  1. The Ascent of Money
  2. Scott Adams - How to fail at almost everything and still win big
  3. James Schramko - Work Less, Make More
  4. John Carreyrou - Bad Blood
  5. Thinking in Bets

Apps/Tech

  1. Zero - Created by Kevin Rose
  2. Instagram/YouTube
  3. Life Cake
  4. Waze
  5. Property Log

 

So there you have it - our best resources of 2018!

Hit that play button now!

Hub Extra: If you’re not signed up to Hub Extra, we highly recommend you do so right now! It’s the most valuable email you’ll receive all week, and it’ll hit your inbox every Friday for FREE! Get yourself over to The Property Hub website to sign up.

And if you’d love to know what Rob & Rob do outside of the Property Podcast, you can join them on their Discovery Webinar in January by clicking here.

Get involved:

Do you have a property topic you’d like us to cover? We’d love to hear from you over on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

You can also join our friendly property community on the Property Hub forum.   

We’d also love it if you could head over and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts. Reviews help other listeners find us and we always read a selection out on our podcast too - so you could get a mention.

Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts here.

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

Dec 18, 2018

We’re getting into the Christmas spirit here at The Property Hub, and who better to have on this week’s Ask Rob & Rob than Santa himself?

Let’s hope The Robs made the ‘nice’ list this year and gave Santa the answer he needed.

Santa asked probably one of the most frequent property questions we get at this time of year - what gift can you get a property investor this Christmas?

Obviously it’s out of the question to help a property investor out by purchasing a buy to let investment property (as amazing as that would be!), but there are a fair few gift ideas which Rob & Rob suggest for either aspiring or experienced investors this year.

Find out what they’d recommend by hitting the play button now.

And whilst we’ve got you, we’d like to wish all our listeners a very Merry Christmas.

The year may nearly be over, but we’ll be back with more Ask Rob & Rob in 2019. If you have a buy to let or property investment related question for Rob & Rob, you could feature on the next episode by giving us a call on 013 808 00035 and leaving a message with your name and question (normal UK call rates apply).

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

Our Property Podcast will be continuing throughout Christmas so make sure you hit the ‘subscribe’ button so you don’t miss an episode during the festive break.

And if you can’t wait for the next episode of Ask Rob & Rob, head on over to The Property Hub Forum and get involved with our online community. If you have a burning property question, there’s a friendly bunch waiting and willing to welcome you with open arms. So head on over and introduce yourself today!

Dec 13, 2018

Welcome to episode 300 of The Property Podcast - what a huge milestone! Today we’re giving you aspiring and experienced buy to let property investors the 5 most important property lessons we’ve learnt over the years… and that you should have learnt too.

As always, we’re kicking off today’s Property Podcast with the news. This week’s story comes from Letting Agent Today where they reveal where to find the highest buy to let rental yields.

So, if you’re looking for the hottest locations to invest, hit the link and listen to today’s Property Podcast to find out.

As the title suggests, today’s topic is the 5 most important property lessons Rob & Rob have learnt:

  1. Going too early - particularly with predictions.
  2. Switching strategy.
  3. Never selling a property… sort of.
  4. Standards are low EVERYWHERE in property.
  5. The podcast win is a win.   

And to deliver you some extra value this week, here are the 5 most important property investment lessons we hope we’ve given you:

  1. The importance of goals - take a trip back to TPP 015
  2. The 18 year property cycle - a topic so good, we covered it twice - here and here.
  3. North/South divide - click here and here. Trust us, location matters!
  4. Expert advice - top tips here. If you’re looking to set up your power team, this is a must listen.
  5. Education is free - but you need to take action too. What should you do, and what should you avoid? Click here and here to explore.

You’ll need to tune in to hear The Robs talk through these lessons and to find out just how important they are, no matter where you are in your property investment journey.

Hit that play button now!

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Get involved:

Do you have a property topic you’d like us to cover? We’d love to hear from you over on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

You can also join our friendly property community on the Property Hub forum.   

We’d also love it if you could head over and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts. Reviews help other listeners find us and we always read a selection out on our podcast too - so you could get a mention.

Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts here.

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

Dec 11, 2018

We’re back again with two great questions on this week’s Ask Rob and Rob podcast.

Andrew’s question is first up and he asks Rob & Rob whether he should re-finance or sell his two properties. Here’s the details:

  • Two properties, one worth £300,000 and the other worth £200,000
  • Outstanding mortgage: £100,000 on each with £300,000 total equity available
  • One rents for £1,000 pcm and the second for £750 pcm
  • 15 year repayment mortgage on both

Andrew explains how he just breaks even each month and that his properties aren’t achieving a good ROI. However he has made £100,000 in capital growth over the last 5 years, so it's not all bad!

Should Andrew re-finance both to interest only mortgages and release about £100,000? Or should he sell one or both and have up to £300,000 to invest on more sensible investments with a higher ROI? Listen to find out what Rob and Rob think…

The next question is from Scott, who wants to know whether he should be investing in Northern Powerhouse cities, or whether London is still a good place to invest. Rob & Rob discuss the best time to invest in London based on the 18 year property cycle.

Press the play button to listen!

Do you have a buy to let or property investment related question for Rob & Rob? You could feature on the next episode by giving us a call on 013 808 00035 and leaving a message with your name and question (normal UK call rates apply).

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

The next question on Ask Rob & Rob could be yours.

Have you joined us over in The Property Hub Forum yet? Our online community is friendly, informative, and the members are waiting to welcome you with open arms. So get yourself over and introduce yourself.

Dec 6, 2018

Would you like to save hundreds, if not thousands of pounds? If you’re a buy to let property investor and answered “yes”, then this Property Podcast is for you.

But before we dish out some valuable property investment information and handy resources, we have our news story of the week - click here to read.

It’s highlighting the tough economic conditions coming to an end in Aberdeen. This is an interesting article as it delves into one of the toughest and most volatile property markets in the UK.

There’s a good reason for this volatility which Rob & Rob talk us through this week. This market is highly influenced by one main factor which affects the market massively. Listen to find out.

The main Property Podcast this week could potentially save property investors a lot of cash - and who doesn’t want that, right?

Many people switch off at this time of the year and begin the Christmas holiday countdown, but should you be using this time more wisely?

This week’s podcast is about reviewing your buy to let investment properties and making sure you take the time (at least once a year) to review where you are, what you want to achieve and set some goals for the year ahead.

The Robs will talk you through:

  • Rent
  • Growth (or negative growth)
  • Mortgage reviews
  • Insurance
  • Problem properties
  • Your power-team
  • Major work
  • Tax implications
  • Keeping up to date
  • … and much more

Hub Extra: This week’s Hub Extra is a resource of our own - it’s a handy checklist of everything Rob & Rob have touched on in this podcast to help you do a comprehensive review of your buy to let investment property portfolio.

Click here to download the checklist.

We’re always sharing great resources each week in our Hub Extra emails which hit your inbox for free each Friday. If you’re not signed up yet, head on over to The Property Hub website to register. It’s the most valuable email you’ll receive all week.

 

Get involved:

Do you have a property topic you’d like us to cover? We’d love to hear from you over on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

You can also join our friendly property community on the Property Hub forum.   

We’d also love it if you could head over and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts. Reviews help other listeners find us and we always read a selection out on our podcast too - so you could get a mention.

Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts here.

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

Dec 4, 2018

Welcome to another week of Ask Rob & Rob - this time with two new questions from Mark and Ben...

The first question this week is from Mark. Several properties have caught his interest and Mark has attempted to review the legal pack himself. However some are more complicated than he thought!

Would Rob and Rob recommend seeking professional legal advice prior to purchasing at auction? Do Rob & Rob know of any specialist firms to recommend to Mark to help with purchases and provide due diligence?

Find out in this week’s episode.

Next up we have Ben who’s asking the question on behalf of his Dad who runs a couple of student buy-to-let properties in Surrey.

Ben wants to dispel the myths about the house of multiple occupancy (HMO) rules and asks Rob and Rob for the facts!  

Hit the play button and enjoy this week’s Ask Rob & Rob.

 

Do you have a buy to let or property investment related question for Rob & Rob? You could feature on the next episode by giving us a call on 013 808 00035 and leaving a message with your name and question (normal UK call rates apply).

 

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

The next question on Ask Rob & Rob could be yours.

Have you joined us over in The Property Hub Forum yet? Our online community is friendly, informative, and the members are waiting to welcome you with open arms. So get yourself over and introduce yourself.

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