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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: February, 2019
Feb 28, 2019

It’s the last episode of ‘Fundamentals February!’

In this week’s Fundamentals February podcast episode, it’s all about YOU.

The Robs are giving you the tools to help you discover what type of investor you are, and what you can do with that knowledge.

When trying to figure out where you want to be going, you need to know who you are, what your situation is and what you want to achieve. You need to have goals!

The Robs reiterate how important goals are and why they’re a necessity in becoming a successful property investor.

Discovering what type of property investor you are will help you determine your strategy - how you’re going to achieve your goals and stay on the right track.

All of this (and much more) is covered in today’s Property Podcast and it’s a really vital episode. So give it a listen and let us know what you think.

We have some great news to give you too - Property Hub Meetups are back in 2 weeks time! To find out where your nearest one is, head over to our events page.

And in the news this week, Phil Spencer is clearly a listener of the Property Podcast. He’s been discussing the dreaded topic that is Brexit and been echoing what The Robs have been saying for months… that the main impact of Brexit has already happened. Maybe he’s after a slot on the podcast… who knows.

For our Hub Extra this week Rob D has discovered a little tool that’s going to up your Netflix watching level. Netflix classic is a chrome extension that gets rid of everything that Netflix wants you to watch by suggesting it at the top of the screen. So you can get back to watching what you want and get suggestions based on what you’ve already watched. Happy binge watching.

 

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 26, 2019

On this week’s ask Rob & Rob we’ve got a bit of a cheeky person who’s jumped the que.

Our very own podcast Dan has a burning question for the Rob’s and they just couldn’t not share it.

Dan Has recently reached his cashflow goals and wants to change his strategy. He’s now looking more towards a property for the capital growth factor, rather than refurbishing a property and releasing the equity.

A number of people may be in this situation and are looking how best to add to their portfolio.

But what do Rob & Rob think of this 2-bed apartment in Stockport? Have a listen 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 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 21, 2019

This week The Robs are continuing with ‘Fundamentals February’.

They’ve already covered leverage and inflation, but today they’re discussing the real reasons why property goes up in value.

It’s a topic that many people brush over because they think it ‘just happens’. But this is where the majority get it wrong.

In this week’s Property Podcast, Rob & Rob will help you understand house price increases and explain how you can use it to your advantage.

The 18-year property cycle is also a large aspect in this week’s episode. So why not put your knowledge to the test and take part in our free property cycle course?

The Robs also announce some very exciting news. Yes - Property Hub Meetups are back! To find out where your nearest one is, head over to our events page.

In the news this week, Your Move announced that they will be closing 124 Reeds Rains branches in order to boost profits. Rob B has said it for years, but could this really be the start of the death of the high street agent?

 

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 19, 2019

This week on Ask Rob & Rob, you’re in for a whole load of cracking advice off the back of two great questions from avid Property Podcast listeners, Wilson and Val.

First up we have Wilson who’s keen to ask Rob B a question about a location that’s very close to his heart - Liverpool! Wilson has noticed that certain property prices in Liverpool have dropped in value since they sold back in 2007.

Naturally, Wilson wants to know if the next phase of the property cycle is likely to improve these prices.

Without being too biased, Rob B admits that Liverpool is massively underpriced at the minute, one of the main reasons The Robs pegged it as one of their 2019 property investment hotspots. But he offers some sound advice on thorough due diligence when looking at less popular areas and what to expect. If you’re looking for a great location to invest in this year, this is a great podcast listen for you!

The second question this week comes from Val who is concerned about falling into the trap of becoming a mortgage prisoner.

Listen as Rob D takes charge, reiterating some basic points that were covered in episode 308 of the Property Podcast on getting a mortgage.

Why should Val stick to a 75% loan to value mortgage? What other actions would The Robs recommend Val take to avoid being a mortgage prisoner? Hit play to find out.

If this week’s property investment knowledge bombs weren’t enough for you, head over to the Property Hub University and take part in the free online courses we have available.

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 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.

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