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The Property Nomads Podcast deep dives into property, mindset and travel. From how to buy your first buy to let to exploring historical buildings and the impact they’ve had on civilisations, there’s something here for everyone. The Property Nomads will focus on a range of property information, interviews and history mini series where we view 'property' worldwide and provide listeners an insight into worldwide property and its impact. Those mini series will have an historical spin. The Property Nomads Podcast is here to help guide your success.

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The Property Nomads Podcast Rob Smallbone & Aaron Devoy

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The Property Nomads Podcast deep dives into property, mindset and travel. From how to buy your first buy to let to exploring historical buildings and the impact they’ve had on civilisations, there’s something here for everyone. The Property Nomads will focus on a range of property information, interviews and history mini series where we view 'property' worldwide and provide listeners an insight into worldwide property and its impact. Those mini series will have an historical spin. The Property Nomads Podcast is here to help guide your success.

The Property Nomads' values are: Travel
 Prosperity  Network

Contact us on:

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-property-nomads
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThePropertyNomads/
Instagram:https://instagram.com/thepropertynomadsutm_source=ig_profile_share&igshid=3osu2empj2m
Website: https://www.thepropertynomads.co.uk

    Optimum Energy Solutions for Property Owners

    Optimum Energy Solutions for Property Owners

    In this episode, Rob talks to Clive Archer and Marc Youle Grayling who are the directors of Optimum Energy. For more than 15 years they have been working actively in the heat pump and renewable technology sectors. Optimum Energy has gained a reputation for tackling unusual or large renewable energy installations others avoid. 

     

    Today, they are sharing their knowledge by training others and taking part in podcasts like this one. They explain how heat pumps work, why they are so efficient, the renewable heat incentive scheme, and some other ways to cover the installation cost. As well as busting, some heat pump myths.

     

    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    Clive and Marc have been asked by the government to educate people about renewable energy.
    Heat pumps have been in use in the UK since the 1950s.
    There isn´t a property that cannot have a heat pump.
    With the government grants that are available demand for heat pumps is on the increase.
    Typically, the output of heat energy you get from a heat pump is between 2.5 and 4 times the amount of electrical energy you use to run it.
    They work efficiently down to -20.
    Heat pumps work with existing heat systems – radiators and underfloor heating.
    They save a lot of CO2 and usually also reduce a property´s heating bill.
    The domestic renewable heat incentive (RHI) scheme can be used by some to help to cover the cost.
    Do your research and hire a reliable installer who will tailor what they install to your needs.
    Heat pumps need to be carefully sized to the building. If they are not, they will not work properly.

     

    BEST MOMENTS

    ‘Awareness (of climate change) has increased exponentially over the last 12 months.’

    ‘The efficiencies of heat pumps are very, very good in comparison to a normal boiler.’

    ‘Basically, a heat pump is a fridge in reverse.’

     

    EPISODE RESOURCES

    An introduction to air source heat pumps - https://youtu.be/XU73LP4ffYE

    Email - info@optimum.uk.com

     

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    The Property Nomads Website 

    Buy to Let: How to Get Started – By Rob Smallbone (Amazon)





    ABOUT THE HOST 

    Rob Smallbone the host of The Property Nomads Podcast, is on a global mission to guide your success. Success can happen in many ways, shapes, and forms. Think about what success means to you. More properties? More clients? Financial freedom? Time freedom?

     

    Rob wants to make a huge difference to people around the world. He is here to guide your success in property, business, and life and to inspire you to achieve your goals, dreams, and visions. He's travelled, explored, and invested. And he's not planning on stopping these activities anytime soon.

     

    Buckle up, sit tight, and enjoy the ride that is life.

     

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    • 39 min
    How Climate Change Will Affect Your Portfolio

    How Climate Change Will Affect Your Portfolio

    In this episode, Rob briefly looks at what climate change is likely to mean for the property market. He has read the International Energy Agency´s (IEA) Net Zero by 2050 report and has spoken to several experts. He is now sharing his understanding of what is likely to happen. Rob talks through how switching from fossil to cleaner fuels will affect property owners.





    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    Being aware of what is going on with climate change is wise for all property owners.
    How our homes are powered is going to be affected by climate change.
    To reach the International Energy Agency´s (IEA) Net Zero by 2050 target, everyone has to do their part.
    The use of fossil fuels will need to decrease dramatically.
    In the UK, gas is the main form of fuel. The IEA proposals could mean that you will not be able to replace a gas boiler.
    Clean electric is the way things are moving.
    Air source heat pumps are one possibility, as are ground source heat pumps.
    There are likely to be government schemes to help property owners to transition to other forms of energy.
    Alternative energy for property will be discussed in-depth in future TPN podcasts, including interviews with experts.





    BEST MOMENTS

    ‘In order to get to net zero carbon emissions by 2050, everyone needs to do their part.’

    ‘Electricity is cleaner. Electricity is relatively straightforward to generate.’

    ‘Read the Net Zero by 2050 IEA report and have a think about how that could affect the property industry.’





    EPISODE RESOURCES

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-57149059

    https://www.iea.org/reports/net-zero-by-2050

     

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    The Property Nomads Website 

    Buy to Let: How to Get Started – By Rob Smallbone (Amazon)





    ABOUT THE HOST 

    Rob Smallbone the host of The Property Nomads Podcast, is on a global mission to guide your success. Success can happen in many ways, shapes, and forms. Think about what success means to you. More properties? More clients? Financial freedom? Time freedom?

     

    Rob wants to make a huge difference to people around the world. He is here to guide your success in property, business, and life and to inspire you to achieve your goals, dreams, and visions. He's travelled, explored, and invested. And he's not planning on stopping these activities anytime soon.

     

    Buckle up, sit tight, and enjoy the ride that is life.

     

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    • 8 min
    Macroeconomics 101 - Time to Look at Non-Property Related Markets

    Macroeconomics 101 - Time to Look at Non-Property Related Markets

    In this episode, Rob shares his opinion of what is happening in the UK property market right now. He explains why he is concerned that the market has been over-stimulated. Then outlines some of the negative consequences that may arise as a result. He provides his take on what is likely to happen to the economy and explains what he is doing to diversify and protect himself from some of the financial fallout.

     

    Rob is not an IFA, so is not offering financial guidance in this podcast. He is simply sharing his take on the situation based on his many years of experience of investing in the UK property market.

     

     

    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    There was a lot of pent-up demand created by CoVid, so buyers are chasing a small stock of houses.
    Competition is stiff, discounts are rare, and bidding wars are starting to happen.
    The stamp duty break has potentially overstimulated the UK property market.
    Investors need to think about whether the current situation is sustainable.
    With soaring prices, you need to be more cautious to ensure that you do not end up overpaying.
    Bear in mind that if you need to refinance in a bear market you might have a problem.
    The way most governments responded to the crisis means that there is highly likely to be massive economic fallout.
    If you do not understand what normally happens when governments print masses of money, fill that gap in your knowledge.
    It is worth seeing if you can hedge yourself against the mass inflation that is possibly going to happen.
    It is always worth periodically seeing if it makes sense to diversify.
    Demand for property looks set to continue to outstrip supply for a good while yet.
    Now is a good time to speak to an IFA to help you to reassess what you are doing.

     

    BEST MOMENTS

    ‘Prices are spiralling, they´re going up and up and up. The competition out there is tougher and tougher.’

    ‘You might want to look at the general macroeconomics and how much you can hedge yourself against mass inflation.’

    ‘Enjoy the good times, but also prepare for when it´s not going to be so good.’

    ‘Is it time to look at something else rather than property? You can be the judge of that.’

     

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    The Property Nomads Website 

    Buy to Let: How to Get Started – By Rob Smallbone (Amazon)

     

     

    ABOUT THE HOST

    Rob Smallbone the host of The Property Nomads Podcast, is on a global mission to guide your success. Success can happen in many ways, shapes, and forms. Think about what success means to you. More properties? More clients? Financial freedom? Time freedom?

     

    Rob wants to make a huge difference to people around the world. He is here to guide your success in property, business, and life and to inspire you to achieve your goals, dreams, and visions. He's travelled, explored, and invested. And he's not planning on stopping these activities anytime soon.

     

    Buckle up, sit tight, and enjoy the ride that is life.

     

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    • 17 min
    Interest Only or Repayment Mortgages - It's your call

    Interest Only or Repayment Mortgages - It's your call

    In this episode, Rob looks at two types of mortgages - repayment and interest-only. He walks you quickly through the differences. Including, pointing out a few of the pros and cons of each option. 

     

    Rob uses a hypothetical £100,000 house to demonstrate the difference between the two options in terms of cash flow and potential equity. He does not give monetary advice in the podcast, but certainly provides valuable information you can use to build up your understanding of mortgages.

     

    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    Rob is not a qualified financial advisor, so does not offer financial advice in this podcast. But still provides valuable information anyone can use.
    Whether a repayment or an interest-only mortgage is right for you depends on many factors.
    Most homeowners pay the interest and the capital back. Not every investor wants to do the same.
    Many brokers suggest that property investors use interest-only mortgages. Rob provides an insight into why that is.
    Some investors like to pay down the capital to create more equity over the long term.
    Cashflow is an important consideration. Something Rob explains in the podcast.
    Interest-only mortgages have the potential to enable you to leverage the banks' money.
    There is no right or wrong strategy. Do what works for you and your business.
    When deciding which mortgage is right for you get some input from a qualified financial advisor.

     

    BEST MOMENTS

    ‘Inflation, over time will generally increase the price of your home.’

    ‘In the middle of a market dip it might be harder to refinance, but if you’ve paid off some of your mortgages it might be easier.’

    ‘Do what works for you, speak to your broker.’

     

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    The Property Nomads Website 

    Buy to Let: How to Get Started – By Rob Smallbone (Amazon)

     

    ABOUT THE HOST 

    Rob Smallbone the host of The Property Nomads Podcast, is on a global mission to guide your success. Success can happen in many ways, shapes, and forms. Think about what success means to you. More properties? More clients? Financial freedom? Time freedom?

     

    Rob wants to make a huge difference to people around the world. He is here to guide your success in property, business, and life and to inspire you to achieve your goals, dreams, and visions. He's travelled, explored, and invested. And he's not planning on stopping these activities anytime soon.

     

    Buckle up, sit tight, and enjoy the ride that is life.

     

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    • 13 min
    6 Ways to Add Value to a Property

    6 Ways to Add Value to a Property

    In this episode, Rob quickly shares 6 ways anyone can add value to a property that they own. Importantly, he also explains how to make sure that each of the suggested improvements is right for your specific property and market. Thus, ensuring that you get a good return on the money you invest in each upgrade.

     

    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    Virtually every property has the potential to be improved and made more valuable or desirable.
    Which improvements you focus on making first depends on your target market.
    Kitchens and bathrooms are good places to start. Rob explains what to focus on, in the podcast.
    A new kitchen does not have to be expensive. Sometimes freshening up the units is enough.
    If you want to create another bedroom, make sure it meets the needs and demands of the target market.
    Remember the basics. Appearance matters.
    Think about the first impression a property makes.
    Investigate open-plan living options.
    If you want to extend, think about what that space could be used for. Make sure it will work in that area.
    Rob shares a way to add a considerable amount of value to a block of freehold flats.

     

    BEST MOMENTS

    ‘As investors, we should all know our target market.’

    ‘A lick of paint. Do the basics, new carpets, décor, spruce it up a bit.’

     

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    The Property Nomads Website 

    Buy to Let: How to Get Started – By Rob Smallbone (Amazon)

     

    ABOUT THE HOST 

    Rob Smallbone the host of The Property Nomads Podcast, is on a global mission to guide your success. Success can happen in many ways, shapes, and forms. Think about what success means to you. More properties? More clients? Financial freedom? Time freedom?

     

    Rob wants to make a huge difference to people around the world. He is here to guide your success in property, business, and life and to inspire you to achieve your goals, dreams, and visions. He's travelled, explored, and invested. And he's not planning on stopping these activities anytime soon.

     

    Buckle up, sit tight, and enjoy the ride that is life.

     

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    • 10 min
    C ratings for EPCs, Green Homes Grant plus more with Stuart Fairlie of Elmhurst Energy

    C ratings for EPCs, Green Homes Grant plus more with Stuart Fairlie of Elmhurst Energy

    In this episode, Rob speaks to Stuart Fairlie who is the Technical and Operations Director at Elmhurst Energy. They discuss how the way the upcoming changes to the Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) system is likely to impact property portfolio owners and ordinary households.

     

    The episode includes an explanation of how EPC ratings work and where the way energy is managed in properties is likely to go as the government works to make homes greener. It also includes numerous tips you can use to improve your energy rating.

     

     

    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    The UK has the least energy-efficient buildings in Western Europe. Changing this is a key government goal.
    You can get quite a hefty fine for not having an EPC.
    If a property is rated F or G, in most cases, you will not be able to start a new tenancy. At least in England and Wales.
    There are several legitimate ways to get around this issue, which are explained in the podcast.
    In coming years, the government is likely to stop new tenancies for C and D-rated properties as well.
    To get a better energy rating you always have to invest in the building.
    Your energy assessor will tell you which improvements will give you the biggest bang for your buck.
    Improving the fabric of the building e.g., upgrading the insulation is the key to a good rating.
    Normally modern boilers and cylinders worth looking at changing.
    The government will be using legislation to encourage ordinary homeowners to make their current homes more energy efficient.
    Mortgage lenders are starting to be asked to consider environmental factors when lending.
    New build energy efficiency legislation is due to be upgraded at the end of 2021 and come into full effect from June next year.
    All countries in the UK have changes to the legislation planned.
    When energy legislation is tightened there is normally funding available to help. Some of the sources for this are discussed in the podcast.

     

     

    BEST MOMENTS

    ‘You're gonna have to start to invest in the property to get it to be to be more energy-efficient.’

    ‘All roads are leading to more energy-efficient buildings.’

    ‘We've been pushing recently that you should show all of the different metrics on the UPC because people are motivated by different things.’

    ‘For energy improvement, there´s always some form of funding there.’

     

     

    EPISODE RESOURCES

    Twitter: @ElmhurstEnergy

    Elmhurst Energy Facebook

    Elmhurst Energy LinkedIn

    https://www.elmhurstenergy.co.uk/

    MEES guides for landlords

    rob@tpnpodcast.com

     

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    The Property Nomads Website 

    Buy to Let: How to Get Started – By Rob Smallbone (Amazon)

     

    ABOUT THE HOST

    Rob Smallbone the host of The Property Nomads Podcast, is on a global mission to guide your success. Success can happen in many ways, shapes, and forms. Think about what success means to you. More properties? More clients? Financial freedom? Time freedom?

     

    Rob wants to make a huge difference to people around the world. He is here to guide your success in property, business, and life and to inspire you to achieve your goals, dreams, and visions. He's travelled, explored, and invested. And he's not planning on stopping these activities anytime soon.

     

    Buckle up, sit tight, and enjoy the ride that is life.

     

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    • 41 min

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My go-to property podcast!

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