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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 each 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!

The Property Podcast Rob Bence and Rob Dix from The Property Hub

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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 each 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!

    ASK340: Should I gamble on proposed Crossrail 2 plans? PLUS: How do I get a deal?

    ASK340: Should I gamble on proposed Crossrail 2 plans? PLUS: How do I get a deal?

    Rob & Rob are back for another round of listener questions! 

    Getting us started this week is Kieran. 

    Kieran is an estate agent in the East London area, and over the past 14 years he’s watched the market go from strength to strength. 

    So, when he came into £200,000 in inheritance, he of course wanted to get involved as he knows the area well and has built up a good network. 

    He’s recently witnessed the success of the Crossrail plans and the growth it’s brought to London with it, and it got him wondering about Crossrail 2. 

    He’d love to know whether he should expand his search to the home counties as the proposed plans for Crossrail 2 could have these areas mimicking the success he’s seen first-hand in East London. 

    Next up, we’ve got a cracking question from Klara. 

    Klara’s looking to buy her first investment property, but she wants to know the best way she can bag herself a deal. 

    Should she find a reliable and reputable sourcing company or save herself some pennies and get deal hunting? 

    Tune in to find out what advice Rob & Rob have got for this week’s listeners. 

    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. 

    And if you’d like to find out more information about Portfolio you can do that here. 

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 9 min
    TPP485: Is the property boom over? (Half time report)

    TPP485: Is the property boom over? (Half time report)

    How are Rob & Rob’s predictions faring?

    It’s been a bonkers start to the year, and it’s fair to say that a lot of unpredictable things have happened. 

    So, we thought it’s about time we do a little check-in on how Rob & Rob’s predictions are faring at the half-way point. 

    From top performing cities to national property growth, the London market, inflation, Bitcoin and so much more… the guys placed their bets on what would happen in 2022. 

    So, tune in as we dig into the numbers and see how right (or wrong) they are so far! 

    Plus, they’ll be answering the question that’s on everyone’s lips right now – is the property boom coming to an end? 

    In the news 

    This week’s news story could divide our listeners, as depending on how you view the world this could be great news or really worrying as UK mortgage lenders told they can scrap affordability rule for buyers. 

    It’s official, the Bank of England have scraped affordability rules and buyers will no longer need to undergo a stress test. 

    Could this be incredible as it helps more people get their foot on the ladder or is it a recipe for disaster with a potential repeat of 2008? 

    What do Rob & Rob think? 

    Portfolio news 

    Now for some super exciting news about Portfolio! 

    We’ve officially introduced ApplePay into the app, making investing just that little bit easier. 

    If you’d like to find out more, you can do that here. 

    Hub Extra 

    If your TBR (to be read) list wasn’t already long enough we’ve got a cracking book recommendation coming your way! 

    You know we love a good self-improvement book here at Property Hub and Four Thousand Weeks by Oliver Burkeman is the time management book with a twist that you need in your life. 

    We roughly get four thousand weeks in our lifetimes, but that doesn’t mean you’ll accomplish everything you want to in life, and this book will help you come to terms with that. 

    Nothing can ever be perfect, and whilst that can feel like a bitter pill to swallow, it’s okay, and Oliver highlights the beauty of constructing a meaningful life and embracing your limitations. 

    Let’s get social 

    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. 

    Make sure you’ve liked and subscribed to our YouTube channel where we upload new content every week!  

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

    And if you’d like to find out more information about Portfolio you can do that here. 

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 22 min
    ASK339: How close am I to financial freedom? PLUS? What do I need to know about buying with tenants in-situ?

    ASK339: How close am I to financial freedom? PLUS? What do I need to know about buying with tenants in-situ?

    It’s our favourite time of the week! Rob & Rob are back with another round of listener questions. 

    Getting us started this week is Dan. 

    Dan currently has a portfolio comprising of 4 properties, one of which he lives in. These aren’t massively leveraged, and he’s got a fair bit of combined equity but he’s not quite sure how much. 

    What he wants to know is how can he figure out how close he is to the financial freedom he’s been dreaming of? 

    Next up we’ve got a cracking question from Colin. 

    Colin and his business partner have been working their way through The Property Podcast back catalogue and have now kickstarted their property investment journey. 

    They’re now underway with their first Buy-to-Let investments - two off-market properties with tenants in-situ in the North West.  

    Their offers have been accepted and they’ve managed to secure lending, but what they want to know is Rob & Rob’s top five tips for preparing to purchase properties with tenants in-situ! 

    Tune in and hear what the guys have got to say. 

    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. 

    And if you’d like to find out more information about Portfolio you can do that here. 

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 8 min
    TPP484: 5 Investment Principles That Will Make You Wealthy

    TPP484: 5 Investment Principles That Will Make You Wealthy

    These investing principles will help you prosper 

    The world is a strange place at the moment and it’s certainly a difficult one to navigate, especially in the world of investing. 

    It’s the most interesting time for not only the property market but every market out there. 

    If you joined us on the podcast last week or have managed to get your hands on Rob D’s new book you’ll know exactly where we are right now and what the financial environment of the future will look like, giving you that edge when you’re deciding what to invest in. 

    But we’re about to make it even easier for you as Rob & Rob reveal the five investment principles that will make you wealthy. If you harness these principles not only will navigating the market become easier for you, but you’ll prosper as a result. 

    So be sure to tune in – you won’t want to miss out on this. 

    In the news

    We’ve got a huge news story for you this week, in fact, it’s so big we think we’re going to have to cover it in a lot more detail over the coming weeks. 

    And there’s plenty of headlines as the government have released a white paper on how they plan to create a fairer private rental sector. 

    Now there’s a lot to dig further into but some of the biggest headlines were the end of section 21 and new legislation involving tenants and their pets. 

    Tune in and hear what the guys have got to say. 

    Hub Extra 

    Now we don’t usually give out an anti-recommendation but there’s a first for everything! 

    Rob B was excited to get his hands on the Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty, but was pretty disappointed as he didn’t think it was worth the hype. Not every recommendation is a winner but this one was a hard hitter as it’s got so many amazing reviews... 

    But don’t worry, we can’t let you walk away without a good recommendation! Thankfully Rob stumbled across Dopesick on Disney+ which follows the same story of the Sackler family and their involvement in the opioid crisis in America. 

    Let’s get social

    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. 

    Make sure you’ve liked and subscribed to our YouTube channel where we upload new content every week!  

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

    And if you’d like to find out more information about Portfolio you can do that here. 

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 26 min
    ASK338: Is remortgaging risky? PLUS: Should I buy in an expanding village?

    ASK338: Is remortgaging risky? PLUS: Should I buy in an expanding village?

    Rob & Rob have two fascinating questions to answer this week! 

    First up is Lukas, who’s asking a question right of the back of attending a webinar (a seriously dedicated listener!). Now the market is hot, Lukas has got an opportunity to pull cash out of his properties.  

    However, he refinanced a property in the past only to have it valued under what he paid for it. As Lukas thinks there will be a crash in the next 2-3 years he’s worried about prices dropping in a crash leaving him over leveraged. 

    Rob & Rob have some excellent advice for avoiding this trap – and also some cautionary words about a crash. 

    Next up is George from Bristol, who’s in the process of buying a home to live in. It’s in a village, which isn’t something we usually discuss on the podcast, but as it’s for George to live in rather than a rental. However, he’s discovered that there is planning permission for homes that will double the size of the village.  

    So now he wants to know, will this extra supply negatively affect house prices? Rob D has seen this explosive growth in houses happen before so he’s pretty sure he knows what is likely to happen next. 

    Tune in 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. 

    And if you’d like to find out more information about Portfolio you can do that here. 

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 8 min
    TPP483: The Price Of Money: How to prosper in a financial world that's rigged against you

    TPP483: The Price Of Money: How to prosper in a financial world that's rigged against you

    Do you understand the financial landscape? 

    This has to be in our top 10 MUST listen podcast episodes - and it’s a big one. 

    With 50 years of financial history to run through Rob & Rob have got plenty to cover.

    They’ll start with the HUGE event in 1971 that completely transformed everything about the world of money, what has played out ever since and how it’s going to affect what’s to come. 

    Once you understand what’s going to come next, you’ll be well on your way to better position yourself to make smart investment decisions, so you definitely won't want to miss this. 

    In the news  

    With the government leaking stories that their next announcement was going to completely transform the market we were eagerly awaiting what they had to say. 

    And to be honest, we were sort of disappointed as their huge announcement was that they’re planning on extending the right to buy scheme to housing associations. 

    What do the guys have to say about this ‘transformational’ announcement? 

    Hub Extra 

    Of course, this week's Hub Extra has to be none other than Rob D’s new book, The Price of Money. 

    If you loved this episode, you really do need to get your hands on it as it will completely alter the way you view the financial world taking you deeper than a single podcast episode ever could. 

    There’s also some additional perks for anyone that purchases it in the first week (including a mini-podcast series, the chance to have lunch with Rob and a live Q&A session!).  

    Keen to add it to your must-read list? You can purchase it right here. 

    Let’s get social

    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. 

    Make sure you’ve liked and subscribed to our YouTube channel where we upload new content every week!  

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

    And if you’d like to find out more information about Portfolio you can do that here. 

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
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1.7K Ratings

star listener ,

The price of money book

Hi Rob 😊
I have just purchased your new book and read the introduction & just to let you know I am someone who could never sit down long enough to read 😳😂
I have already smiled at the way you get your point across to a novice like me😊I can tell I am going to love it and know instead of seeing a FA & buying your book I will not be disappointed!

Thank you for helping me understand what I REALLY need to know before making any more decisions regarding my finances 😊

ftftftftf ,

2 - year listener

I’ve been listening to these guys for two years now. I started as the stereotypical ‘accidental’ landlord, with limited knowledge and similar confidence.

Through the advice and guidance these guys give, every week, I have researched, studied, listened and proactively made steps towards securing my next investment.

I now own 2 cash positive BTL investments, and I plan to go again, once the funds return to the account.

Thank you for the advice, guidance and knowledge. Oh, and the hub magazine is great, thanks for that one as well! Keep up the great work..

James 159 Austen ,

Very risky

A proportion of people following the Robs’ advice are going to lose out very badly. There is next to no discussion, as opposed to the briefest mention, of risk. Steer well clear.

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