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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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Feb 14, 2019

Rob & Rob are back this week with part 2 of ‘Fundamentals February’ and this week they’re discussing the crucial topic of inflation.

The Robs have talked about inflation in the past, but it’s still a topic that gets overlooked regularly. Today they’re going to prove why inflation is one of the most important parts of the property process.

In this week’s episode The Robs discuss:

  • What is inflation?
  • How does it work?
  • How can it affect you?

Ultimately, inflation can either make you very rich if you adapt with it, or, if you choose to do nothing, it could break you. Year-to-year you barely notice, but over time it’s huge!

So, now you might be thinking:

  • Why does it happen?
  • What does it mean for you?

 

Tune in and all will be revealed. You’ll want a pen and paper to hand for this one.

In the news this week, the government have been a busy lot! We’ve got a triple whammy of announcements:

  1. Electrical checks are now mandatory every 5 years
  2. Landlords now have to be a part of a redress scheme
  3. Only 1 in 10 landlords have their property fully managed

 

We’d love to hear what you think of this week’s Property Podcast over on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. You might even have a topic you’d like us to cover in the future - if so, pop us a message on social and we’ll see what we can do.

If that wasn’t enough, you can also join our friendly property community on the Property Hub forum.   



Feb 12, 2019

This week on Ask Rob & Rob we’ve got Ben who phoned in to ask The Rob’s two cracking questions!

Ben starts with a controversial property question asking if a Labour majority government would have a negative effect on landlords? Politics can be a touchy subject for most, so listen as Rob B treads carefully to provide a neutral and informative answer.

The silver lining that Rob D so kindly pointed out is that whatever happens, it won’t be forever.

Ben’s second question was: what’s the quickest way to release equity from an off-plan investment?

Is there such a thing as a quick equity extract? Or should Ben be in it for the long haul? Listen as Rob D tackles this property question head-on.

If you’re wanting to learn more about off-plan property, head over to the Property Hub University and take part in the off-plan property course.

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 on 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.

Feb 7, 2019

This month we’re bringing you ‘Fundamentals February’, and Rob & Rob are kick starting it with the ever popular topic of leveraging.

If you’ve been listening to The Property Podcast for quite some time, you’ll have heard The Rob’s discuss the power of leveraging on a number of occasions. But that doesn’t mean you should skip over this one.

Whether you’re a new or experienced buy to let property investor, today’s Property Podcast is going to help you understand how you can use leverage to your advantage. Many successful investors have built their portfolios using this powerful method and accelerated their income.

Today’s Property Podcast episode will cover:

  • What is leverage?
  • Why people use leveraging
  • What effect does it have?
  • How can leverage benefit you?

As always, The Robs also chat about a headline that’s grabbed their attention this week: Lenders cut mortgage rates to give a kick-start to 2019.

A pretty well-timed article considering the subject of today’s podcast.

There’s also the referral fee ban, which now finally has a date - but what does this mean for property investors? Hit the play button to find out more.

We’d love to hear what you think of our big news over on over on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. You might even have a topic you’d like us to cover in the future - if so, pop us a message on social and we’ll see what we can do.


If that wasn’t enough, you can also join our friendly property community on the Property Hub forum.   

Feb 5, 2019

On this week’s Ask Rob & Rob we have Pat who’s got in touch wanting to know if he should still use leverage now that he’s retired, or use his savings to buy more buy to let property outright.

Pat already has two buy to let properties and is wanting to increase his cash flow but doesn’t need the rental income to live on. 

Second up we've got Natasha who has a residential property with a consent to let from her mortgage provider.  

She’s now wanting to remortgage but oddly the bank is now telling her "no". She wants to know what Rob & Rob would do.

If you’ve been wondering if it’s best to buy investment property with cash or a mortgage, or have been having issues with your mortgage provider, this is an episode you’ll want to listen to.

Press play and tune in to 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.

Jan 31, 2019

The time has finally come. We’re finally letting the cat out the bag and telling you our big news!

 

If you’ve been listening to The Property Podcast over the past few weeks, you’ll have heard Rob & Rob banging on about something exciting that the team has been working on for well over 12 months. And now… it’s time for The Robs to spill the beans.

 

The Property Hub is dead, and Property Hub has been born!

 

There are loads of exciting changes revealed in this week’s podcast - and rather than spoil the fun and tell you about it here, you’ll have to tune in to find out what all the fuss is about!

 

Amongst all the excitement, Rob & Rob are still sharing their news of the week - shock fall-through figures show almost 50% of sales collapsing. Should people be worried? What do Rob & Rob think?

 

We’d love to hear what you think of our big news over on over on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. You might even have a topic you’d like us to cover in the future - if so, pop us a message on social and we’ll see what we can do.

 

If that wasn’t enough, you can also join our friendly property community on the Property Hub forum.   

 

Jan 29, 2019

This week on Ask Rob & Rob, we’ve got Megan from Bournemouth who’s wanting a bit of advice on if she should stick to her hobby of flipping residential properties in the south, or, move on to buy to let properties in the north.

Rob D delves in to the pros and cons of flipping properties and whilst the cons are certainly manageable, they aren’t always for everyone. However, Rob does discuss one huge factor that could save you a serious amount of cash.

Femi also got in touch wanting to know if he has left it too late to start investing in property now that he’s hit 40. You’ll have to tune in and listen to find out what Rob B’s answer was.

If you’ve been considering flipping a property or are just getting started on your property investment journey, then you won’t want to miss this.

Press play and tune in to 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.

Jan 24, 2019

You’re in for a treat this week as Rob & Rob are sharing the mic with some great figureheads from the property industry.

But first, they’re talking about their hand-picked news story of the week - click here to read. Is London a ‘sick’ market? With transaction levels slumping, this certainly seems to be the case.

We’ve got some great guests joining us this week:

  1. Richard Blanco - he’s the London representative for the National landlords Association.
  2. Ed Meade - a well-seasoned property and media commentator; you’ve probably read many of his columns in various newspapers.
  3. Lawrence Bowles - an Analyst in the Savills Residential Research team. The information produced by his team is fascinating.
  4. Richard Beridge - a Build-to-Rent sector specialist and his firm focuses on institutional residential investments.
  5. Jeremy Leaf -  an estate agent and also the former chair of RICS. He’s been an industry spokesman for over 20 years.

We’re sure you’ll agree, Rob & Rob are in great company on this week’s Property Podcast. The team actually got together for an upcoming feature in The Property Hub Magazine but we’ve decided to give you a snippet of an interesting discussion we recorded just for the Property Podcast:

What advice would they give to a property investor today?

 

What are their property predictions for 2019?

 

Tune in to this week’s Property Podcast - it’s a great listen and full to the brim with useful property investment information.

 

Hub Extra: This week’s Hub Extra resource is basically Airbnb for cars. So if you’re off searching for new locations, this resource is well worth a consideration. You can find out more here.

 

Get involved: We’d love to hear any feedback on our Property Podcast over on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. You might even have a topic you’d like us to cover - if so, pop us a message on social and we’ll see what we can do.


If that wasn’t enough, you can also join our friendly property community on the Property Hub forum.   

Jan 22, 2019

This week on Ask Rob & Rob, we’ve got a cracking question. So good in fact, that the guys have dedicated a whole episode to it.

Referring back to a previous podcast about Rob D’s biggest mistake back in December, Jeffery wants Rob D to go into a bit more depth about his £16,800 loss.

And this week, what Jeffery wants… Jeffery gets.  

Rob D opens up and explains why he did what he did with this particular property investment. He also gives useful examples of how the initial cash could have been used differently for a more positive outcome.

If you’ve ever wanted to get into the head of Rob D, this is your chance.

Press play and tune in to 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.

Jan 17, 2019

This week we’re talking about the 2019 property hotspots. So if you’re investing in property this year, this is the Property Podcast episode for you.

But first up, Rob & Rob start by sharing a really interesting article - click here to view. It’s been put together by Who Owns England and has uncovered that a shocking 15% of freehold land in England and Wales is unregistered. So if you’re wanting to find out who owns these pieces of land - it’s tough. Access denied. There’s no telling who the owner is.

There are some other really interesting insights too, press play and listen as Rob B talks you through them.

The main Property Podcast topic this week is 2019 property hotspots. Rob & Rob have done their research and compiled this year's location hit list. So if you’re planning to invest in buy to let property this year, grab a pen & paper and have a listen as The Robs walk you through the top locations you should be watching out for.

The Robs are also talking about Manchester city centre, the “ripple effect”, regeneration and of course, the 18-year property cycle.

Did we also mention that there’s a course on where Rob & Rob are investing in 2019 too?

It’s yet another jam-packed Property Podcast!

Hub Extra: Jot is our resource of the week - click here for more information. It’s a Chrome extension which allows you to replace the ‘new tab’ page for note taking. You can literally jot down your notes, goals… whatever takes your fancy. It’s a great resource, so give it a try and let us know your thoughts.

 

Get involved: We’d love to hear any feedback on our Property Podcast over on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. You might even have a topic you’d like us to cover - if so, pop us a message on social and we’ll see what we can do.

If that wasn’t enough, you can also join our friendly property community on the Property Hub forum.   

Love the Property Podcast? It’d be great 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.

Jan 15, 2019

We’re back for the second round of Ask Rob & Rob year, and our listeners are firing some cracking questions over to us.

In this week’s episode the guys are going back over a topic they’ve covered a number of times after one of our Hubbers, Philippa, asked if she should worry about ROI if she is buying for growth.

In the past, Rob B has said that you should be focussing on an ROI of around 10%. But is this still the case if you’re in it for the long haul? Should you be looking at instant income in addition to (or instead of) growth? Is it actually possible to have it all?

Tune into this week’s Ask Rob & Rob to find out.

The next question is: Which landlord organisation should I join?

Rob D tackles this one head on. It’s not often that a landlord organisation is at the top of a landlord’s to-do list, so listen as Rob runs through the reasons why you should join and also listen out for a little wild-card he throws in!

Press the play button to find out more!

 

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.

Jan 10, 2019

After reviewing last years 2018 predictions and being pretty spot on with what they said at the beginning of last year, The Robs are hoping to do the same again.

But before they delve into the main Property Podcast, The Robs discuss their top news story this week which covers everyone's favourite subject - UK house prices. Click here to see if the value of your home will change in 2019.

So, onto the main topic - 2019 property predictions. What have Rob & Rob chosen as their top hotspots?

Have they played it safe or have they really delved into some interesting and undiscovered new locations that buy to let investors should be considering?

Have they thrown a curveball and included any southern locations?

You’ll have to hit the play button to find out.

Hub Extra: As always, we’re delivering you extra value. And this week, our helpful resource shows you how much time you spend online - quite insightful (or terrifying) dependent on your online habits. Click here to give it a go.  

Get involved:

We’d love to hear any feedback on our Property Podcast over on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. You might even have a topic you’d like us to cover - if so, pop us a message on social and we’ll see what we can do.

If that wasn’t enough, you can also join our friendly property community on the Property Hub forum.   

Love the Property Podcast? It’d be great 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.

Jan 8, 2019

We’re kicking off 2019 with a bang on this week’s Ask Rob & Rob.

 

Our first question is from regular listener Neil who wants to know if he should turn his flat into serviced accommodation. Here’s an overview:

 

  • 2-bed apartment in Slough city centre
  • It’s currently on an AST with a 6 monthly review
  • Achieving around £1,000 per month in rent
  • Because of management fees and service charges biting into profit, he’s considering trying a new form of investment in serviced apartments

 

Neil reveals what info he’s already found out about serviced apartments but is still unsure as to whether it will be the right move for him financially. Rob D delves into the pros and cons of serviced apartments but does he think it’s a good move? Listen to find out what the final outcome was.

 

The second question is from Ben who wants to know if ALL leasehold houses are a bad investment. Rob & Rob have covered the leasehold topic countless times but you’ll have to listen to find out if Rob B’s opinion has changed since we last covered this subject.

 

Press the play button to find out!

 

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.

Jan 3, 2019

Happy New Year! We’re starting 2019 off with a bang and are reviewing the property predictions we made last year.

This is quite possibly the most nervous part of the year for Rob & Rob! Did they get their property predictions spot on, or should they keep quiet next time? Let’s find out...

Last year Rob B predicted Liverpool would be in the top 3 cities for growth this year. Was he right? Did his other two choices make the cut?

And what about growth? The Robs had different perspectives on what they expected from the 2018 property market - did either of them get it right on the money?

There were also bold claims made about the London property market too, with Rob D predicting that it’ll be outperformed by every other region of England (excluding Scotland and Wales). It’s no secret that London has taken a hit over the past 12 months, but each time Rob D has made this prediction, the capital has continued on an upwards trend. Have the tables finally turned?

The Robs didn’t stop there either. Rob B also made comments about mainstream lenders entering the limited company market. Are there more of them? Or have they not opened their doors just yet?

If that wasn’t enough, they also covered Bitcoin and the stock market. So if you listened at the start of this year, sit back and hit play to find out just how right (or wrong) The Robs got their predictions.

If 2019 is the year you want to start (or make the most of) your property journey, join Rob & Rob on their Discovery Webinar in January by clicking here.

 

Get involved:

We’d love to hear any feedback on our Property Podcast over on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. You might even have a topic you’d like us to cover - if so, pop us a message on social and we’ll see what we can do.

If that wasn’t enough, you can also join our friendly property community on the Property Hub forum.   

Love the Property Podcast? It’d be great 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.

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