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The Property Podcast

A Business, Investing and Education podcast featuring Rob Bence and Rob Dix
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The Property Podcast from Property Hub ( 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!


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TPP336: 0 to 10 properties in five years – one listener's story
Forget location, location, location - we’re talking about education, education, education. And today we have a guest who’s put ALL our property education into practice. Today we’re kickstarting a two-part series and talking to Mark Ward who has taken all those property lessons and built himself a double digit portfolio in just five years! Impressive stuff. So settle in and get ready to listen to what Mark has achieved and just how he did it. Who knows, this might just give you the kick start you need.  To give you some back story, Mark got in touch with us over on Instagram. Like many Property Podcast listeners, his journey started out accidentally - so for all you accidental landlords out there, this is an episode for you! Mark has bought two properties per year at below market value, he’s then refurbished and refinanced them to release some cash. And in just 5 years, he’s got a pretty sweet, double-digit portfolio on his hands.  Rob D caught up with Mark to have a little chat about his journey so far. It’s definitely an episode you’ll want to listen to, no matter what stage of your property investment journey you’re at.   The Robs are also discussing the latest Hometrack price index in this episode. Once again Liverpool is top of the list, closely followed by Nottingham, Leicester, Manchester and Birmingham. Just behind them are Sheffield and Leeds which are all locations we tipped for big things at the start of the year.  This month, the report has looked at the amount of stock coming onto the market compared to the number of sales that have been agreed. In Manchester the ratio of sales to new supply has increased which is a signal that Manchester is likely to continue to grow in house prices - phenomenal considering how much Manchester has already grown in the past few years!  If you’re wanting further info on these hotspot locations, you can find our useful location guides over on the education section of our website which will certainly help you with narrowing down the areas you’d like to invest in.    Our Hub Extra this week is a new podcast recommendation! Don’t worry, The Robs haven’t started another podcast - not yet anyway. This podcast is called Heavyweight from Gimlet who produce a lot of great podcasts, but this one takes someone back to a moment in their life that they regret or keep thinking back to, and he helps them resolve that situation and move on.  It’s not ‘heavy’ in the tone of voice, it’s actually quite comical and really entertaining. So this is a good one for you to unwind with.   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 brand new 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.
ASK200: Are new builds overpriced? PLUS: Can I use my Lifetime ISA to buy an investment property?
It’s our 200th Ask Rob & Rob episode! Can you believe it? So what better way to celebrate than continuing to do what we do best and answer your property questions! This week’s first question comes in from Steve. He’s seen some new build properties that look slightly overpriced compared to other new builds in similar areas. So he’s wanting to know from an investor perspective whether Rob & Rob reckon he’s better off investing in a new build or maybe purchasing something a little older? Rob B points out that he does indeed think new builds can be overpriced, but then again, rightly highlights that any property can be overpriced. In true Rob B style, he has some winning advice that Steve can take on board. So listen carefully if you have your eye on a new build buy-to-let purchase in the future.  The next question is from Brogan. He opened up a lifetime ISA when he started his graduate job to help him buy his first property. Since then he’s found our wonderful podcast (good man!) and had his eyes opened to the buy-to-let world.  Now Brogan wants to use the money in his ISA to purchase his first buy-to-let property. However, the T&C’s of a lifetime ISA state that you have to use this scheme to purchase a property to live in.  Is there any way to get around this? Tune into this week's episode to find out what Rob D suggests.    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.
TPP335: Manchester v Leeds: Let bat
This week The Robs are looking at more listener deals but this time they’re taking on the challenge of helping Nathan decide between two deals. He’s torn between two properties and doesn’t know which one to go for. Should be invest in Leeds or Manchester?! Two fantastic cities and two very different deals. So which one do The Robs think he should go for? Settle in as Manchester and Leeds battle it out to win Nathan’s investment. First up we have a two bedroom flat in the middle of Manchester on Princess Street for £240,000. It’s pretty central and close to two main train lines and was converted around 15 years ago. Certainly move in ready.  He thinks he’ll be able to achieve £920 pcm after taking off his management fees. Once other fees have been deducted, he’s looking at a net profit of just under £200 per month, giving him an ROI of 3%. A 3% ROI isn’t exactly going to get you excited, but Nathan said he’s in this for the long run and capital growth is more his long-term plan. So should this be the property he goes for? The second option is a two bedroom flat in the middle of Leeds at Westpoint for £245,000. It’s pretty much the same as the Manchester deal in terms of central location and rental price of £1,000 pcm. It just has a slightly higher ROI of 4.1% which is the equivalent of about £60 a month, so not life changing amounts. Compared to the Manchester conversion, this property is a high-end new build. It’s got a huge balcony and whereas the Manchester apartment was 600 sqft, the Leeds apartment is over 900 sqft!  So does this make it a no brainer and Nathan should be going for bigger and newer?  Tune in to find out what The Robs have to say and which property they think Nathan should go for.  And if you want to find out more about whether you should invest in Manchester or Leeds, we have some handy resources for you right here: Click here to find out why you should invest in Manchester Click here to find out why you should invest in Leeds   This week’s news story isn’t coming from one of our beloved tabloids, we’re reading an open consultation from the government. So this lengthy headline of ‘A new deal for renting: resetting the balance of rights and responsibilities between landlords and tenants’ is actually worth reading as it’s to do with the appeal of section 21. Everyone pretty much lost their minds a few months ago when section 21 came into play, but what are they hoping to do about it now we’ve all had a chance to digest it?  Are there changes ahead?  Have a read and listen to what The Robs think on this week’s episode.    This week’s Hub Extra is a book called ‘The Ultimate Blueprint for an Insanely Successful Business’ which is highly recommended by Rob D about accounting. Now don’t switch off just yet, we know accountancy isn’t the most exciting of topics, but this book will become more appealing to you the bigger you grow your business.    Even Rob B picked this as one of his holiday reads! So give it a read and let us know what you think. 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 brand new YouTube channel where we upload new content every week! If that wasn’t enough, you can also join our friendly property community on the Propert  
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Mar 20th, 2013
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Aug 22nd, 2019
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