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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!

    TPP430: Bitcoin: What property investors need to know

    TPP430: Bitcoin: What property investors need to know

    Before you get involved in Bitcoin, what should you know about it?

    Well, you’re about to find out in today’s episode.

    We’re temporarily diverting away from property because Bitcoin is such a hot topic right now.

    But what’s more concerning, is that people are wanting to jump on the Bitcoin bandwagon without understanding what it is or how it works.

    Rob & Rob love taking on complex subjects and breaking them down into understandable, digestible bits of information. So, if you’re clueless about Bitcoin, this is the episode for you.

     

    In the news

    This week’s news story had to be none other than Nationwide’s House Price Index which shows annual house price growth has hit 10.9%.

    Average property prices have also gone up from £238,000 to £242,000 in a month!

    The report puts this down to people still wanting to move out of city areas and gain more space, which we’ve seen happening throughout the pandemic.

    So, for anyone who’s got a property portfolio under their belt, they’re likely to be pretty happy right now.

     

    Hub Extra

    For this week’s Hub Extra, we’re giving you a trio of books for you to get stuck into.

    The first one is an easy read and it’s ‘Bitcoin Billionaires’ by Ben Mezrich. We’ve actually recommended this book before but it’s a brilliant story about the origins of Bitcoin.

    The second and third books are for you to continue your Bitcoin learning.

    We’ve got ‘Inventing Bitcoin’ by Yan Pritzker and ‘The Bitcoin Standard’ by Saifedean Ammous. These two books aren’t the most entertaining books to read but if you’re wanting to understand the technical side of Bitcoin then they do just that.

    We recommend listening to them on Audible and you’ll have them boxed off in a few hours.

     

    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.

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    • 27 min
    ASK288: Should I consider this ratio when buying? PLUS: Can I finance a refurb with an offset mortgage?

    ASK288: Should I consider this ratio when buying? PLUS: Can I finance a refurb with an offset mortgage?

    Welcome back to another episode of Ask Rob & Rob. The guys are ready and raring to go, answering more caller questions.  

    Kicking things off this week is Andrew.  

    Andrew wants to know if the average house price to earnings ratio is something that The Robs think people should consider when looking to purchase a property.  

    Or is it just simply based on mortgage costs and interest rates? 

    Our next question comes from Joe.  

    Joe’s been doing all his homework and has read all of Rob D’s books. He’s convinced that the only way to renovate a house and sell it on quickly is by using a bridging loan.  

    But Joe has since spoken to someone who told him offset mortgages were also a good option if you already own your own home.  

    So, naturally Joe wants to get Rob & Rob’s advice to see if they’d recommend using an offset mortgage.  

    Tune in to find out what they 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.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 8 min
    TPP429: June Market Update

    TPP429: June Market Update

    It’s the June Market Update

    Like always on the market updates, Rob & Rob are bringing you up to speed on all the goings on in the property world.

    And the June market update is no different.

    Today The Robs are going to be covering house prices, rents and even the Queen’s speech.

    Here’s all the links you need for your extra reading.

    House prices:
    House prices continue upward trend, rising 10% in March: ONS
    Nationwide predicts UK house prices will continue to rise
    First-time buyer demand and stalled price growth help city centres bounce back
    UK House Price Index – April 2021

    Rents:
    Q1 2021: Rental market report
    PayProp UK special report – Arrears after 12 months of COVID-19
    Coronavirus eviction ban in England set to end: what it means for renters and landlords

    Queen’s speech:
    The Queen’s speech 2021: four key issues for property agents
    Leasehold reform in England and Wales: What’s happening and when?
    Government pushes Planning Bill forward as critics question ‘free for all’

     

    In case you missed it…

    We’ve got a new YouTube video out ready for you to sink your teeth into.

    We took a little break from creating YouTube videos but now we’re back with an epic episode, sharing the top five underrated places that you should invest in.

    In the past we’ve given you our location hotspots but we think these areas could be little hidden gems so it’s certainly worth the watch.

     

    Hub Extra

    This week’s Hub Extra comes from our Podcast Producer, Dan and it’s an app called Blinkist.

    If you’ve ever read a book that’s along the lines of a self-help/motivational/business related book then chances are these books will have lessons you’d expect to learn from them.

    A lot of the time, the things worth knowing about could be summed up in a long blog post rather than a book filled with waffle.

    Well, Blinkist cuts through all the waffle and presents you with the need-to-know information. So if your spare time is quite valuable and you don’t want to read a full book, give this app a go.

     

    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.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 18 min
    TPP428: An interview with an architect turned property investor

    TPP428: An interview with an architect turned property investor

    This week on The Property Podcast we’re joined by Mary, an architect turned HMO expert

    Now and again on The Property Podcast we invite experts in as guests to share their experience with us.   

    And this week we’ve got Mary Osman who, along with her partner Andrew, is an architect turned property investor.  

    Mary and Andrew specialise in HMOs. (And if you fancy reading more about them, they’re featuring in the next issue of the Property Hub Magazine - sign up here) 

    They’re based in Leeds and have been involved in commercial property for around 15 years before moving into the residential territory of HMOs in Leeds and Yorkshire.  

    There have been high points and low points – along with a lot of lessoned learned. And that’s what Mary is sharing with us today.   

    So, make sure you tune in to listen and find out more.  

     

    News 

    This week’s news story comes from the BBC and the headline reads ‘renter eviction ban to finish at end of May’. Landlords have been unable to evict tenants since spring last year; which was understandable given the Covid-19 circumstances, but a date of 31st May has finally been confirmed – news which we’re sure many landlords will welcome.  

    Also, notice periods are being reduced from six months to four, then from October back down to its normal two months. 

     

    Hub Extra 

    This week’s Hub Extra recommendation is a new YouTube channel for you called Greylock.  

    Greylock is a VC company who invest in startups and they’ve invested in some rather famous ones.  

    There’s a series from a few years ago called Blitzscaling, and Rob B has picked out a particular episode with Patrick Collinson on his experience of hiring with Stripe. 

    Stripe is now a huge company so if you’re interested in business related YouTube channels then it may be worth giving this series a watch.  

     

    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. 

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 29 min
    ASK286: How do you find good deals in a booming market? PLUS: What's the deal with freeports?

    ASK286: How do you find good deals in a booming market? PLUS: What's the deal with freeports?

    It’s girl power on Ask Rob & Rob this week. 

    Our first question comes from Amelia. 

    Amelia would like some advice on how to find a decent deal in the property boom we’re now in.  

    Her current strategy is buy, refurbish, refinance (BRR) so she can try and recycle some of her cash.  

    To be successful with this strategy, Amelia would need to buy below market value, but she’s finding that most properties are selling for the value of them refurbished, so there’s no money in it.  

    So, Ameila wants to know if there’s a useful way to secure properties off-market by leafleting or sending out postcards.  

    Next up is Nancy.  

    She lives in Merseyside and has a question on freeports.  

    Now that Chancellor Rishi has outlined the areas that’ll benefit from freeports, Nancy wants to know if there’s any tax breaks or benefits for investing in these areas.  

    So, do Rob & Rob think there are any tax relief benefits to investing in freeport areas? 

    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. 

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 7 min
    TPP427: A guide to investing in Liverpool

    TPP427: A guide to investing in Liverpool

    This week on The Property Podcast we’re putting the limelight on Liverpool 

    Generally on The Property Podcast you hear The Robs talking about property hotspots and where to invest. But you’ve never heard them go into much detail about certain areas.  

    Until now. 

    This week The Robs are heading back to Rob B’s roots of Liverpool and bringing you the areas you should definitely consider, the areas you should avoid and Rob B’s wildcard. 

    Where will Rob B peg as his up-and-coming area and ‘one to watch’? 

    Tune in to find out. 

     

    News 

    Last week the new session of Parliament opened with the Queen’s Speech and there were tonnes of legislations mentioned that are due to be brought forward.  

    This is probably down to the fact that not much other than Covid-19 got done last year.  

    But there were mentions of plans to end ground rents, renters reform and planning reform. There’s plenty more to cover on this but we’re going to save it for the next market update episode.  

     

    Hub Extra 

    This week’s Hub Extra recommendation is a fiction book and it’s not the type of book you’d usually expect either of The Robs to recommend.  

    Rob D was recommended this book by his wife, neither of them usually a big fiction fan. However this book is on Bill Gates’ ‘must read’ list. 

    It’s called ‘The Rosie Project’ by Graeme Simsion.  

    The book is about someone who has aspergers syndrome and puts together a questionnaire to try and find the perfect wife. 

    It’s a really good, easy read and pretty funny if you’re after something a little more lighthearted.  

     

    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. 

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 30 min

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19 Ratings

KatherineBelle ,

The comeback will be greater than the set back!

Long time learner and listener made in London, heart in Newcastle, soul, spirit, mind and body firmly on the sands of Dubai. Your teachings from The property podcast have provided me a solid foundation upon which my analysis paralysis flounders. Every week you ignite my curiosity flame and it keeps burning till your next podcast. The ‘difficult lessons’ podcast propelled me to finally leave a five star review as not only are you both knowledgeable, giving and humble but also self-aware and spiritually aligned in a way I’d not appreciated before. Your levels of humility, self reflection and ownership are that of the so-called gurus (Eckhart - Tony Robbins) and you provide the inspirational foundation for us all to look in the mirror and face the hard truths. You’re stronger for it, I respect you more for it and this is the most powerful podcast in your collection to date. Maybe a future in the property podcast pranayama meditation and mindfulness mantras?

Plus Mark’s Dubai meet up’s and WhatsApp group management is epic!

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New fan from the Middle East

I very much look forward to your transparent informative podcasts.
I am an expat based in the UAE awaiting to move back to the UK and get cracking with the UK property market. I have always been biased with investment in central London but now very much open to other county’s.

Mitch_ok ,

Great UK Property Podcast

I was looking for a good podcast on buying property to let in the UK and I found it in Rob and Rob's content. I am making my way through their back catalogue, having listened to more than half of what they have on offer already. Well worth the time, and very educational!

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