Inflation v Deflation – Part 1

This week on The Property Podcast, it’s the first of a two part special on the important topics of inflation and deflation. These are two things that every property investor should know and understand.


Because they’ll both impact you massively.

Most people don’t understand the basics – and that’s what Rob & Rob are fixing right now with today’s episode.

Are we heading into a period of inflation or deflation? That’s a question that you should be asking yourself at the minute.

First, you need to go back to basics and understand exactly what inflation and deflation are. So in this week’s episode you can expect to learn:

  • What is inflation?
  • Why investors like it
  • Why do we need inflation?
  • How inflation works
  • What causes deflation?
  • The difference between good and bad deflation

If you’d like to learn more about inflation, you can go back and listen to this podcast episode and you can take this course over on the Property Hub University.

Be sure to tune in next week as The Robs are going to be taking a look at the last 10 years since the financial crash, what’s happened since then, what’s likely to happen in the future, and what that’ll mean for you.

You’re not going to want to miss it.


In the news this week, we’ve got some interesting data from Hometrack. Their usual report focuses on the main 20 cities across the country, but once or twice a year they take a look at all 65 cities they gather data on. It’s a PDF document so while it’s difficult to share, Rob & Rob delve into the findings on today’s episode.

One interesting finding was that areas in the south (that had previously performed strongly) are starting to struggle; like Milton Keynes, Southampton, Luton and Reading. Rob D is putting it down to a reverse ripple effect from London.

The biggest surprise was the town that’s seen the biggest growth in the last 12 months which was Rochdale, growing by 4.8% – phenomenal! Other areas performing well are Birkenhead, just outside of Liverpool, Bolton and Mansfield. Some areas you might not have considered before.


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