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  1. Podcasts, books, magazines, an events network, a lettings business...for all our faults, we at least manage to get a fair bit done. We often get asked how we do it. Unfortunately, the answer isn't "because we're amazing". In fact, it's because we apply certain concepts, techniques and tools – and in this episode we share them all, so you can do it too. We mention lots of different resources in this episode, so check below for all the links... Listen to the episode now: http://thepropertyhub.net/getitdone Have you put any of our tips into use and got results? What do you use or apply to help you get more done? Join in the discussion below!
  2. This week we're discussing one of the most common ambitions of property investors: quitting their job and being full-time in property. It's something a lot of people want to do...but what is the reality like? Listen to the episode now: http://thepropertyhub.net/fulltime Do you want to be full-time in property – and if so, what's your motivation? If you're full-time already, how does the reality match up to your expectations? Join in the discussion now!
  3. You might be an expat, you might want to invest in another part of the country, or you might just like to travel a lot. So, can you do that without your property portfolio falling apart? Well, yes: whether you're lounging by the pool or just wanting to invest outside your local area, in this episode we talk about how to navigate every step of the property process (from research to management) without physically being there yourself. Listen to the episode now: http://thepropertyhub.net/fromadistance Have you got any tips and tricks that you use to invest successfully from afar? Or do you think it's a better idea to invest closer to home? Join in the discussion below!
  4. We never claim to be the greatest investors in the world, but one thing's for sure – we're a lot better than we used to be. This week we share five specific things we've done that have helped us to get better results. We won't spoil the episode by listing them out here, but there are specific resources we mentioned that will give you clues... Listen to the episode now: http://thepropertyhub.net/fivethings What have you done to become a better property investor? Join in the discussion below!
  5. Last week we talked about how to manage a property yourself, and the week before that we covered how to let a property yourself. If you do all of that properly, most of the time you should find that your properties run smoothly. But every so often, however careful you are, you'll experience a phenomenon that makes any landlord's blood run cold...the nightmare tenant! Listen to the episode now: http://thepropertyhub.net/nightmaretenant What's the worst tenant experience you've had? How did you handle it, and what did you learn from the experience? Join in the discussion below!
  6. Last week we talked about letting a property yourself – and having done that, you'll need to manage it effectively too. In this episode, we share the management insights we've gained from two years of running a letting agency. Listen to the episode now: http://thepropertyhub.net/howtomanage Do you have any management tips of your own? Join in the discussion below!
  7. This week we're kicking off a trilogy of episodes about the nitty gritty of lettings. In future weeks we'll be talking about how to manage a property and how to handle nightmare tenants – but first, the basics: how do you let a property in the first place? Listen to the episode now: http://thepropertyhub.net/howtolet Do you have any tips you've gleaned from letting your own properties? Join in the discussion below!
  8. Is property investment still a good idea? It's a question that hasn't come up much over the last couple of years – but the recent changes mean we're hearing it ever more frequently. Listen to the episode now: http://thepropertyhub.net/ispropertyagoodidea So, do you share our views on the future of property investment? How are you planning to alter your own plans, if at all? Join in the discussion below!
  9. This week we're in doom and gloom mode once again! Last week it was risks, the previous week it was mistakes...and now we're tackling the bright'n'breezy topic of being broke in retirement. Yes, the pension crisis is real – more real than most people care to think about. But there is a positive message buried in there: by listening to this episode and not pushing it to the back of your mind, you're in a great position to do something about it. Listen to the episode now: http://thepropertyhub.net/thepensioncrisisisreal Are you concerned about the pensions crisis, or do you think we're over-egging it? What's your personal retirement plan, and what role does property play in it? Join in the discussion below!
  10. Any investment has risks attached. It's important not to rush into a situation that's more risky than you can afford to stomach...but you also don't want to let fear of risk put you off from doing anything. Listen to the episode now: http://thepropertyhub.net/risks What risks concern you the most in property? Have you found any novel ways of controlling risk in your business model? Join in the discussion below!
  11. If you're involved in property for any length of time, things will go wrong – and as positive as we are about property, we've both made mistakes and had bad experiences. As we spend a lot of time talking about the advantages of property investment, it's only right that we give some attention to the downside too. So this week, we're sharing some of our more painful personal errors. Including: Off-plan deals that lead to lengthly legal wranglings Deals that collapse Tenants who report "ghosts in the walls" (?) Deals that don't happen at all The inevitable fallout of breaking your own rules And more that are too painful to type Listen to the episode now: http://thepropertyhub.net/mistakes What's your most painful property mistake? Or have you had any close calls? Join in the discussion below!
  12. It's the final part of our series on creating a property strategy – in which we cover the final decisions that need to be made, and look at translating the plan into action. We cover: Deciding where to buy Deciding what to buy Moving from planning into action How to review your progress and adjust as you go Remember – all the resources relating to the strategy series can be found together on our property strategy page. Listen to the episode now: http://thepropertyhub.net/strategy3 What did you think of this series? Has it been helpful for you in formulating your own strategy? Join in the discussion below!
  13. This week it's the second part of our strategy series – and we're diving into the pros and cons of five different investment strategies. We talk about buy-refurb-refinance, buy-to-sell, HMOs, and two different flavours of buy-and-hold – with a cheeky extra bonus strategy thrown in at the end. It's not the case that one is any better than the others, but they are all suited to different objectives and come with different risk and effort factors. Listen to the episode now: http://thepropertyhub.net/strategy2 Which strategy appeals the most to you? Any pros and cons we didn't touch on? Join in the discussion below!
  14. Last week we talked about setting goals. Having decided on those goals, the next step is formulating a strategy that allows you to hit them – and that's what we're going to help you do over the next few years. In this first part of our three-part series, we talk about the factors you need to consider in putting together a bare-bones property business plan. Before getting into specific strategies, we talk about what you need to take into account regarding your most precious resource: yourself! Listen to the episode now: http://thepropertyhub.net/strategy1 What's your strategy? How did you decide on it, and how has it evolved over time?
  15. It's the time to reflect on the year that's gone by, and plan for the year ahead – and that's exactly what we're doing in this week's episode. We review what we've achieved, including the launches of: Our book, 100 Property Investment Tips The Property Hub Magazine Our in-person Summits The new network of meetups Not to mention Yellow Lettings, our own portfolios and other businesses...yes, it's been a busy year. Listen to the episode now: http://thepropertyhub.net/2015review Did you achieve everything you had planned for 2015? What are your goals for the year ahead? Join in the discussion below!
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