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The Progressive Property Podcast helps you make smarter property & real estate investments, for leveraged property success & financial freedom, even with little or no money down. Whether you're a buy & hold investor, flipper, deal packager, multi-letter, want to get started, scale up, systemise or create multiple streams of property income, the Progressive Property Podcast will save you time & mistakes & help grow your knowledge, skills, & confidence. No fluff or filler, no ads and deep-dive real life information from real-deal investors who have some of the UKs largest portfolios. Interviews with millionaires, billionaires & successful real life Progressive Property community members will help you build your income generating portfolio in less time. Invest for freedom, choice & profit.

The Progressive Property Podcast Kevin McDonnell

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The Progressive Property Podcast helps you make smarter property & real estate investments, for leveraged property success & financial freedom, even with little or no money down. Whether you're a buy & hold investor, flipper, deal packager, multi-letter, want to get started, scale up, systemise or create multiple streams of property income, the Progressive Property Podcast will save you time & mistakes & help grow your knowledge, skills, & confidence. No fluff or filler, no ads and deep-dive real life information from real-deal investors who have some of the UKs largest portfolios. Interviews with millionaires, billionaires & successful real life Progressive Property community members will help you build your income generating portfolio in less time. Invest for freedom, choice & profit.

    Local vs. Remote Investing (Putting the Debate to BED) | Feat Rob Moore

    Local vs. Remote Investing (Putting the Debate to BED) | Feat Rob Moore

     

    Co-founder of Progressive Property, Rob Moore personally speaks in this episode. He talks about why his wealth of experience and knowledge means that he knows investing locally is the best practice. Investing ‘anywhere you like’ doesn’t create anywhere near as many property success stories as investing locally does.

     

     

    KEY TAKEAWAYS

     
    Investing locally means you can ‘see’ and ‘touch’ your portfolio. You already have ingrained and in depth knowledge of the area making decisions easier.


    If something isn’t right at one of your properties, you know and recognise it sooner as well as being able to deal with it quicker and more easily.


    If you really want to invest somewhere you don’t know very well then find a partner or collaborate with someone who does.




     

    BEST MOMENTS

     

    “Your portfolio, hands down, local investing works way better, way way better”



    “Get to know an area better than anyone else”

     

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk

    https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk

     

     

     

    ABOUT THE HOST

     

    Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.  

     

    CONTACT METHOD

     

    https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/

     

    https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 13 min
    Property News: New Refurbishment Scheme & Market Update

    Property News: New Refurbishment Scheme & Market Update

    In this episode Kevin discusses expensive mistakes in building work, price hikes in building materials  and the extended scheme in Wales bringing unused properties back into use.

     

     

    KEY TAKEAWAYS

     
    There is a scheme that has been relaunches in Wales focusing on bringing unused properties back into use. They are doing this by giving grants towards those buying and renovating run-down properties. Anyone who receives this help will have to live in the property for 5 years – it is for home owners or prospective home owners.


    Be careful about any renovation projects, especially on older properties, you need to do your due diligence and ensure you aren’t going against a conservation order or other legislation. Contact the below four departments before doing any work:
    Conservation Department
    Planning Department
    Building Control Department
    HMO Department (if relevant)

     
    Building materials have increased a lot in recent months there are many things in play here; inflation, Brexit and Covid to name just three.




     

    BEST MOMENTS

     

    “Don’t get caught out”

     

    “When you print money it devalues money”

     

     

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk

    https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk

     

     

     

    ABOUT THE HOST

     

    Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.  

     

    CONTACT METHOD

     

    https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/

     

    https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 20 min
    The "This Is Not an Offer" Offer

    The "This Is Not an Offer" Offer

    In this episode, Rob Moore explains the "This is not an offer" negotiation strategy .

    • 9 min
    How to Build a Property Portfolio From Zero

    How to Build a Property Portfolio From Zero

    In this episode, Kevin interviews Andrew Harvey. Andrew is the founder of Growth Properties Group, a small group of companies that help people live on their terms through property: with education, portfolio building, and property management. 

     

    This is a motivating and informative episode which delves deep into Andrew’s property journey, his successes and his ‘failures’ too.

     

    KEY TAKEAWAYS

     
    Andrew’s property journey started in 2009. He was yet to do any property education and hadn’t invested before. He bought a piece of land and then went onto to invest in more houses. In the end he actually lost money on his first investment but it didn’t matter so much as it is what ‘gave him the bug’ and his later investments held him up!


    Andrew attended the multiple streams of income event which accelerated his journey in the property world. In his words it ‘blew his mind’, was revolutionary and rewired his brain, from that point he couldn’t get enoufh of learning and also began reading over 100 books a year!


    There is so much free content and information out there now for anyone starting in property. It’s important to remember this wasn’t the case 10, 15 or even 5 years ago.


    Following advice and techniques leant from courses Andrew found a joint venture partner and completed a no money down HMO deal – he made money but it also made him realise that HMO’s was too much ongoing work for him. At the same time he realised one of his buy-to-lets was in a less than desirable area. So he then decided to invest in an area that his friend knew very well so he would not make this mistake again.


    Your network is your net-worth. It takes time and effort to build strong relationships with many people that will help you on your journey. It’s these relationships that can often make or break a deal.


    Diversifying your property portfolio does not mean scatter gunning. You need to know the area you invest in. Diversifying means to mix it up WITHIN your property investments, by using different strategies, for example your tenant type, such as having students, professionals and universal credit tenants.


    There is a property strategy for everyone. We all want different things from life. Some people have the time an energy to put in a lot of work in for several years whereas someone else may just want a small passive income – you have to figure out what is right and manageable for you.







     

    BEST MOMENTS

     

    “I was obsessed with learning”



    “That network is 90% me now...I built a network off the back of social media”

     

    “What they really mean is that you pick and area and then you become the subject matter expert of that area”

     

    “There’s different things that people want from life”

     

     

     

     

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk

    https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk

     

    ABOUT THE GUEST

     

    Andrew Harvey



    Andrew built his property portfolio and businesses in the Northeast of England, whilst living in the south, allowing him to spend time with his family and travel regularly. 

     

    Having built up the systems and team to run from his phone and largely on autopilot, he's now focused on helping others excel on their property journeys and build a remote investment lifestyle for themselves through group and 1:1 coaching programs. 

     

    His signature program, which runs 4 times per year, is the 6 Stage Remote Buy Refurb Refinance (RBRR) Blueprint.

     

    👓| Find Andrew on Facebook 

    👓| Find Andrew on Instagram

    👓| Find Andrew on YouTube 


    👓| Find Andrew on TikTok

     

     

     

    ABOUT THE HOST

     

    Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people

    • 50 min
    New Tenant Eviction Laws - What This Will Mean For Landlords & Property Investors

    New Tenant Eviction Laws - What This Will Mean For Landlords & Property Investors

    In this episode Kevin explores the knock on effect to the new tenant eviction laws.  Have you struggled with tenants over the pandemic, have you experienced lengthy delays, damage or non-payment? Get in touch with Kevin, he would love to hear from you.

     

    KEY TAKEAWAYS

     
    The average time to evict a tenant is about to soar. The average time to evict could now take an additional 6 months on top of the already 44 week average.



     
    One way to protect yourself as a landlord, is to ensure you get references for tenants if renting directly or that you are using a recommended and reputable lettings agency to do this for you.

     
    The green homes grant has been stopped, the government need to come up with an alternative quickly if they are going to meet their emissions target by 2050.

     
    When at auction, if you get into a bit of a bidding war, make you are far enough apart to not cause confusion and save any embarrassment further down the line – you don’t want you both thinking you have won!







     

    BEST MOMENTS

     

    “It’s crazy!”

     

    “Are you looking to change the way you do refurbs?”

     

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk

    https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk

     

    ABOUT THE HOST

     

    Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.  

     

    CONTACT METHOD

     

    https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/

     

    https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 17 min
    How to Fix The Housing Crisis

    How to Fix The Housing Crisis

    Kevin has been investing in property for 18 years, has built up a multi-million pound business and uses creative property investment strategies.

     

    In this episode, Kevin reacts to a  recording of Judge Rinder on Good Morning Britain about landlords. Kevin gives his take and insight on this video and gives his thoughts on how we can actually tackle the Housing Crisis in the UK.

     

     

    KEY TAKEAWAYS

     
    Yes, there are rogue landlords out there. But Kevin, his team and the landlords Progressive Property train are not part of them. In fact, they invest in run-down, sub-standard properties and make them better for future tenants of theirs as well as bringing properties back into use.


    Section 21 can get abused by some landlords. But Kevin has never done this, he wants his tenants to treat the property as their home. We have to think about the other side, section 21 is there for bad tenants, for the ones who don’t look after the property, who don’t pay on time. There are also many landlords out there who aren’t investors, that just have one property-when that tenant doesn’t pay or creates expensive repairs it can leave them in financial ruin.


    There is a lot of unnecessary red tape and it actually becomes an obstacle for tenants and landlords when there are issues to be solved.


    Unfortunately there are many tenants that don’t look after a rental property in the same way they would if they owned it. This is especially demonstrated when it comes to preventing damp. Not opening windows, not wiping down the shower and drying clothes incorrectly can cause damp issues, simple things that could be avoided.


    The types of property Kevin buys/invests in aren’t properties that would appeal to first time buyers. He isn’t creating competition for them as they wouldn’t purchase what he does, without landlords like him they simply wouldn’t be bought.


    Everything has to be in balance. There needs to be robust legislation that supports both landlords and tenants.


    To solve the housing crisis the country needs to become creative with solutions, the government, councils and landlords need to work together:

    -We need better accommodation to solve the housing crisis. There are plenty of buildings out there, it’s about bringing them back into use and to a good enough standard. The council could work with landlords to bring these back into use.

    -We need a more streamlined way of the government/councils paying landlords when tenants cannot. Universal credit has made this much harder.


    Capping rents would only harm tenants in the long run. Proper landlords reinvest their money back into the property creating a higher standard of living accommodation.







     

     

    BEST MOMENTS

     

    “Don’t tar every landlord with the same brush, don’t make every landlord a rogue landlord, because not every landlord is”

     

    “Maybe he’s got a hidden agenda”

     

    “They create damp in the properties”

     

    “Everything has got to have balance”

     

    “The private investors are the ones that can solve this problem”

     

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    https://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk

    https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk

     

    ABOUT THE HOST

     

    Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.  

     

    CONTACT METHOD

     

    https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/

     

    https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 30 min

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