What and where to buy

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what and where to buy

How to win big at off-plan property

Many investors are scared of it… but to those who understand it, off-plan investing can unlock big returns. This course will tell you everything you need to know to safely make big profits by buying off-plan.

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Must-listen podcasts about
what and where to buy

Rob B’s first investment of the year

Rob B walks us through his first property investment of the year, and shares his thoughts on why he couldn’t resist investing in this deal…

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New property versus old: Which is best?

Is a new build better than a Victorian terrace? Or vice versa? We dig in, and look at our own portfolios to see which type of property has worked best

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Using the “ripple effect” to find the next property hotspot

We explain how understanding the concept of the ripple effect can help you identify the next property hotspot before it happens…

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Our best articles about
what and where to buy

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Sure, you’ve heard that off-plan property investments are risky – dodgy developers, deposit snatching and unfinished developments, to name a few of the horror stories. But like any investment, there are always risks – it’s how you limit them that…

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The city and its people Located on the River Trent in the East Midlands of England, Nottingham is the largest city of the East Midlands and one of Britain’s fastest growing cities – meaning plenty of potential for future growth.…

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The city and Its people As the premier city of South Yorkshire, Sheffield is a prime contender for the Manchester ripple effect. If you’re looking to grow your portfolio, you should seriously look to invest in Sheffield. Right now, it’s…

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Should you invest in Leeds or Manchester? The Robs are back this week helping Nathan answer this very question. The Manchester v Leeds battle is on!

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The city and its people Over the last decade, Liverpool’s evolution has been remarkable – and as the city continues to regenerate, the best is yet to come. Particularly if you’re planning to invest in Liverpool. A major port city,…

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The city and its people The key city of the West Riding of Yorkshire, Leeds is one of Britain’s largest and most centrally located cities – not to mention one of the UK’s most exciting rental markets when it comes…

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The city and its people Is there a more impressive success story for British cities over the last few decades than Manchester? Particularly when it comes to choosing to invest in Manchester? After facing industrial decline and inner-city decay in…

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Podcast

This week The Robs are talking about student lets/accommodation as an investment strategy. They’re also discussing how landlords can improve EPC ratings.

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Podcast

This week on Ask Rob & Rob, the guys are answering two very different questions on the topic of HMOs. Do you really need planning permission beforehand?

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Property investment courses can be a fantastic source of information. However, they might not always be worth your time and money! Experienced investors Rob & Rob discuss the benefits and potential pitfalls of attending, and offer their advice to help…

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Rob & Rob discuss their top reads for property investors – some of their choices might surprise you! The books featured can be purchased below: Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki The Magic of Thinking Big by David J.…

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Rob & Rob discuss the pros and cons of working with a property investment company. Have you worked with one in the past? How was your experience? Get in touch and let us know.

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Podcast

How should you research a buy-to-let property investment in a brand new city? Let us talk you through what investment research you should be doing and how.

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Podcast

Unveiled: The 5 buy-to-let towns you should be investing in right now. Listen as we explain why you should focus your property investment strategy right here.

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Rob & Rob talk you through the areas they're personally targeting for their own investments and developments in 2019. Find out where has made their list!

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Where you should be investing in buy-to-let property in 2019? We’re giving you the best locations to invest in property this year.

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Podcast

Would this listener make more profit from turining his flat into serviced accommodation? Or are there too many downsides? Listen to find out!

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Article

Which areas top our list of the best places to invest in property in 2019? We reveal where we're personally going to be putting our own money...

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Podcast

Should you sell or keep your buy to let investment property in Manchester? And are you legally liable for another landlord’s mistake? Read on...

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Podcast

Should this listener invest in an area where they predict capital growth, or play it safe in an established location? Rob & Rob have their say!

Listen now

Podcast

Rob B walks us through his first property investment of the year, and shares his thoughts on why he couldn’t resist investing in this deal...

Listen now

Podcast

Prices in Edinburgh have been on a great run, so is it time to cash in? Rob & Rob give their opinion, and discuss their own investments.

Listen now

Podcast

No deal is perfect, but should this particular problem stop this investor from buying? Find out what Rob & Rob have to say...

Listen now

Podcast

The Robs discuss the realities of refurbing older properties, learning what it takes to find a property, have some work done and get it rented out.

Listen now

Podcast

Is a new build better than a Victorian terrace? Or vice versa? We dig in, and look at our own portfolios to see which type of property has worked best

Listen now

Podcast

The ability to get mortgages is one of the best things about property, but are there ever times when it's best not to? Listen and find out!

Listen now

Podcast

What would you do if you had no local knowledge, and not even any general knowledge of where to invest? A listener's question sparks a great conversation.

Listen now

Podcast

You'll miss great opportunities if you say a blanket "no" to off-plan property, but you need to know what to look for. Nervous? This episode is for you!

Listen now

Podcast

Many investors have come unstuck when buying off-plan, but we have a series of practical tips to make sure you're confident and protected.

Listen now

Podcast

We explain how understanding the concept of the ripple effect can help you identify the next property hotspot before it happens...

Listen now

Podcast

Buying in an area that's on the up gives your investment a big boost. But where are the most impactful schemes in the UK? We investigate...

Listen now

Podcast

Ho ho ho! We've got a very special guest on this week's episode, as Nick from the North Pole calls in for some advice...

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Podcast

Learn how population, infrastructure and development differ between the North and South – and what that means for you as a property investor.

Listen now

Podcast

Many investors are looking north for higher yields and more growth, but where in "the north" should you buy? We take you on a tour...pack your umbrella!

Listen now

Podcast

Ready to level up? If you want to start developing, you'll need to know how to find land - and this isn't a job for Rightmove...

Listen now

Podcast

Listen in to find out what opportunities other investors are looking at - and hear them get assessed by property professionals.

Listen now

Podcast

The debate rages on: property investors get passionate about the merits of houses versus flats, so we revisit the main arguments for each side.

Listen now

Podcast

Manchester is at the top of many investors' wish lists, but where exactly is best to invest? Listen to find out which areas Rob & Rob tip.

Listen now

Podcast

Serviced accommodation is the hot new trend in property investment. Everyone seems to be talking about it, but what's its future? Listen to find out...

Listen now

Podcast

Prices have grown massively since the crash, but things seem to be slowing down...what's going to happen next? Listen to this episode to find out!

Listen now

Podcast

Is London the best place to invest £100k in property, or are there better prospects elsewhere? Listen to this episode and find out...

Listen now

Podcast

Is Birmingham a good place to invest? How does it rank compared to other popular UK cities? Listen and find out!

Listen now

Podcast

Some investors are irrationally scared of new builds. In reality, they can be fantastic investments...as long as you know what to look out for.

Listen now

Podcast

Scotland is an attractive place to invest – but where exactly? And what differences from England should you be aware of? We reveal all...

Listen now

Podcast

Interest rates will go higher at some point, but what if it happens quickly? Will property prices collapse? Rob & Rob share their views...

Listen now

Podcast

Valuers so often cause problems for investors, so what can you do to prevent the dreaded down-valuation? Rob & Rob have the answer...

Listen now

Podcast

Rob & Rob discuss their picks of property investment hotspots for 2017. You can probably guess a few, but there are a couple of surprises...

Listen now

Podcast

Leases and "guaranteed yield" schemes both have the potential to get investors into trouble. Thanks to our listeners' questions, Rob & Rob can tackle both

Listen now

Podcast

Buying a tenanted property comes with extra complications, but do the benefits outweigh the risks? Rob & Rob share their opinions and tips.

Listen now

Podcast

On this week's Property Podcast, the Robs make their predictions for 2017, and look back to see how they did with last years.

Listen now

Podcast

This week on Ask Rob & Rob, we tackle two questions about investing in buy to let investment property in London.

Listen now

Podcast

This week on Ask Rob & Rob, The Robs tackle two questions: Can you double your money with Airbnb? PLUS: Has the 18 Year Cycle gone mad?

Listen now

Podcast

Get a warts-and-all look at what our latest property investments look like – and what you can learn from them.

Listen now

Podcast

Learn where Rob & Rob would have their eye on to squirrel away £100k, and what the tea leaves are suggesting future property prices will look like.

Listen now

Podcast

Should you hop onto a plane rather than into a car to look for your next investment? We run you though the pros and cons of various global markets.

Listen now

Podcast

Keep it local and concentrated, or spread your bets? Rob & Rob give their opinions.

Listen now

Podcast

The yields are high, the prices are cheap, the brochures are glossy. So should you invest in a student pod. Hint: NO!

Listen now

Podcast

Is it worth dealing with a short lease? Rob & Rob explain whether it's something you should get involved with.

Listen now

Podcast

They're the hot topic in property, and they can make you much higher returns. But are they worth the extra effort? We look at both sides.

Listen now

Podcast

We share a mental checklist to make sure your next purchase is a good one - whether it's your first or your tenth.

Listen now

Podcast

Getting the area right is essential to a successful flip - but what should you be looking out for? We reveal what should be on your list.

Listen now

Podcast

Home or away? Rob & Rob delve into one listener's options.

Listen now

Podcast

Spoiler alert: no! But what makes them a good investment? And where does the myth that they should be avoided come from?

Listen now

Podcast

Some love them, some hate them - so what's the truth? We share the advantages, and what you need to look out for.

Listen now

Podcast

A nice dilemma to have! Rob & Rob talk through a number of different routes today's caller could go down.

Listen now

Podcast

If you've got some money to invest in 2016, where's the best place to put it? That's the question we attempt to answer in this week's episode.

Listen now

Podcast

Rob & Rob enjoy spending the mental cash that a reader has given them in this week's episode.

Listen now

Podcast

Where to buy is one of the most fundamental questions in property investment. Rob & Rob help one listener out with some pointers.

Listen now

Podcast

How does it differ from residential, and is it something you should be thinking about? We give you everything you need to get started.

Listen now

Podcast

We pull back the curtain on deals we've done personally - both of which are a little unusual by our normal standards...

Listen now

Podcast

Where should you buy? Where should you NOT buy? And where are we on the fence about? We tell you what you should do now to set you up for smugness in 2016

Listen now

Podcast

This week we're giving you an insight as to where the current property hotspots are located and where you should be investing for a rapid price increase.

Listen now

What and where to buy:
everything we’ve got

The Property Podcast #335
Published 15th August 2019

Manchester v Leeds: Let battle commence!

Should you invest in Leeds or Manchester? The Robs are back this week helping Nathan answer this very question. The Manchester v Leeds battle is on!

Listen now

Ask Rob & Rob #194
Published 9th July 2019

Is it a good idea to get into student lets? PLUS: How can I improve an EPC rating?

This week The Robs are talking about student lets/accommodation as an investment strategy. They’re also discussing how landlords can improve EPC ratings.

Listen now

Ask Rob & Rob #192
Published 25th June 2019

Is this HMO over-priced? PLUS: Should I get planning permission before I buy?

This week on Ask Rob & Rob, the guys are answering two very different questions on the topic of HMOs. Do you really need planning permission beforehand?

Listen now

The Property Podcast #318
Published 18th April 2019

How to research an investment in a brand new city

How should you research a buy-to-let property investment in a brand new city? Let us talk you through what investment research you should be doing and how.

Listen now

The Property Podcast #317
Published 11th April 2019

The buy-to-let towns you should be investing in

Unveiled: The 5 buy-to-let towns you should be investing in right now. Listen as we explain why you should focus your property investment strategy right here.

Listen now

The Property Podcast #305
Published 17th January 2019

2019’s property hotspots

Where you should be investing in buy-to-let property in 2019? We’re giving you the best locations to invest in property this year.

Listen now

Ask Rob & Rob #168
Published 8th January 2019

Should I turn my flat into serviced accommodation? PLUS: Are all leasehold houses bad investments?

Would this listener make more profit from turining his flat into serviced accommodation? Or are there too many downsides? Listen to find out!

Listen now

Ask Rob & Rob #164
Published 27th November 2018

Should I sell or keep this Manchester flat? PLUS: Am I legally liable for the previous landlord’s mistake?

Should you sell or keep your buy to let investment property in Manchester? And are you legally liable for another landlord’s mistake? Read on…

Listen now

Ask Rob & Rob #156
Published 2nd October 2018

Should I take a risk on this location? PLUS: Where should I be setting money aside?

Should this listener invest in an area where they predict capital growth, or play it safe in an established location? Rob & Rob have their say!

Listen now

The Property Podcast #289
Published 27th September 2018

Rob B’s first investment of 2018

Rob B walks us through his first property investment of the year, and shares his thoughts on why he couldn’t resist investing in this deal…

Listen now

Ask Rob & Rob #106
Published 19th September 2018

What investments have Rob & Rob rejected? PLUS: Should we sell this Edinburgh flat?

Prices in Edinburgh have been on a great run, so is it time to cash in? Rob & Rob give their opinion, and discuss their own investments.

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Ask Rob & Rob #143
Published 3rd July 2018

Am I right to sell a bad property but lose a good tenant? PLUS: Should this problem put me off buying a property?

No deal is perfect, but should this particular problem stop this investor from buying? Find out what Rob & Rob have to say…

Listen now

The Property Podcast #276
Published 28th June 2018

The reality of refurbs: One investor shares his story

The Robs discuss the realities of refurbing older properties, learning what it takes to find a property, have some work done and get it rented out.

Listen now

The Property Podcast #275
Published 21st June 2018

New property versus old: Which is best?

Is a new build better than a Victorian terrace? Or vice versa? We dig in, and look at our own portfolios to see which type of property has worked best

Listen now

Ask Rob & Rob #90
Published 30th May 2018

What are the pros and cons of buying without a mortgage? PLUS: Investing in areas where you don’t live

The ability to get mortgages is one of the best things about property, but are there ever times when it’s best not to? Listen and find out!

Listen now

Ask Rob & Rob #133
Published 24th April 2018

How do you figure out where to invest in a new country? PLUS: Whose name should be on the insurance?

What would you do if you had no local knowledge, and not even any general knowledge of where to invest? A listener’s question sparks a great conversation.

Listen now

The Property Podcast #266
Published 19th April 2018

Off-plan property: A golden opportunity or a disaster waiting to happen?

You’ll miss great opportunities if you say a blanket “no” to off-plan property, but you need to know what to look for. Nervous? This episode is for you!

Listen now

Ask Rob & Rob #124
Published 27th February 2018

Should I be nervous about buying property off-plan? PLUS: What does the legal change to energy requirements mean?

Many investors have come unstuck when buying off-plan, but we have a series of practical tips to make sure you’re confident and protected.

Listen now

The Property Podcast #256
Published 8th February 2018

Using the “ripple effect” to find the next property hotspot

We explain how understanding the concept of the ripple effect can help you identify the next property hotspot before it happens…

Listen now

The Property Podcast #247
Published 7th December 2017

Top regeneration areas

Buying in an area that’s on the up gives your investment a big boost. But where are the most impactful schemes in the UK? We investigate…

Listen now

Ask Rob & Rob #117
Published 5th December 2017

Should I move to the south pole? (Santa joins Ask Rob & Rob!)

Ho ho ho! We’ve got a very special guest on this week’s episode, as Nick from the North Pole calls in for some advice…

Listen now

The Property Podcast #246
Published 30th November 2017

The North-South Divide: Who wins?

Learn how population, infrastructure and development differ between the North and South – and what that means for you as a property investor.

Listen now

The Property Podcast #240
Published 19th October 2017

An introduction to investing in the north

Many investors are looking north for higher yields and more growth, but where in “the north” should you buy? We take you on a tour…pack your umbrella!

Listen now

The Property Podcast #238
Published 5th October 2017

How to find and buy land

Ready to level up? If you want to start developing, you’ll need to know how to find land – and this isn’t a job for Rightmove…

Listen now

The Property Podcast #236
Published 21st September 2017

Rob & Rob analyse listeners’ deals

Listen in to find out what opportunities other investors are looking at – and hear them get assessed by property professionals.

Listen now

Ask Rob & Rob #105
Published 12th September 2017

Revisiting the house v flat debate PLUS Where to invest in Manchester

The debate rages on: property investors get passionate about the merits of houses versus flats, so we revisit the main arguments for each side.

Listen now

Ask Rob & Rob #97
Published 18th July 2017

Where in Manchester should I be looking to buy? PLUS: How can I release more equity from my home?

Manchester is at the top of many investors’ wish lists, but where exactly is best to invest? Listen to find out which areas Rob & Rob tip.

Listen now

Ask Rob & Rob #96
Published 11th July 2017

What is the future of the serviced accommodation sector? PLUS: Should I be worried about right-to-buy for private tenants?

Serviced accommodation is the hot new trend in property investment. Everyone seems to be talking about it, but what’s its future? Listen to find out…

Listen now

The Property Podcast #223
Published 22nd June 2017

What’s happening to the London property market?

Prices have grown massively since the crash, but things seem to be slowing down…what’s going to happen next? Listen to this episode to find out!

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Ask Rob & Rob #93
Published 20th June 2017

Should I invest £100k in London or elsewhere? PLUS: Can I challenge these letting agency fees?

Is London the best place to invest £100k in property, or are there better prospects elsewhere? Listen to this episode and find out…

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Ask Rob & Rob #92
Published 13th June 2017

How does Birmingham rate as an investment location? PLUS: How do I find a property mentor?

Is Birmingham a good place to invest? How does it rank compared to other popular UK cities? Listen and find out!

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The Property Podcast #211
Published 30th March 2017

Should you invest in new builds?

Some investors are irrationally scared of new builds. In reality, they can be fantastic investments…as long as you know what to look out for.

Listen now

The Property Podcast #210
Published 23rd March 2017

Property investment in Scotland: How and where to buy

Scotland is an attractive place to invest – but where exactly? And what differences from England should you be aware of? We reveal all…

Listen now

Ask Rob & Rob #77
Published 21st February 2017

What if interest rates spike? PLUS: Is there a case for investing in retirement homes?

Interest rates will go higher at some point, but what if it happens quickly? Will property prices collapse? Rob & Rob share their views…

Listen now

Ask Rob & Rob #74
Published 31st January 2017

How to deal with mortgage valuers? PLUS: Should I buy on the Crossrail route?

Valuers so often cause problems for investors, so what can you do to prevent the dreaded down-valuation? Rob & Rob have the answer…

Listen now

The Property Podcast #201
Published 19th January 2017

Where to invest in 2017

Rob & Rob discuss their picks of property investment hotspots for 2017. You can probably guess a few, but there are a couple of surprises…

Listen now

Ask Rob & Rob #72
Published 17th January 2017

What’s the minimum acceptable lease length? PLUS: Are guaranteed yields too good to be true?

Leases and “guaranteed yield” schemes both have the potential to get investors into trouble. Thanks to our listeners’ questions, Rob & Rob can tackle both

Listen now

Ask Rob & Rob #71
Published 10th January 2017

Should I buy a property with tenants? PLUS: Getting creditworthy for investments

Buying a tenanted property comes with extra complications, but do the benefits outweigh the risks? Rob & Rob share their opinions and tips.

Listen now

The Property Podcast #199
Published 5th January 2017

Property predictions for 2017

On this week’s Property Podcast, the Robs make their predictions for 2017, and look back to see how they did with last years.

Listen now

Ask Rob & Rob #68
Published 13th December 2016

Questions about the London Property Market

This week on Ask Rob & Rob, we tackle two questions about investing in buy to let investment property in London.

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Ask Rob & Rob #67
Published 6th December 2016

Can you double your money with Airbnb? PLUS: Has the 18 Year Cycle gone mad?

This week on Ask Rob & Rob, The Robs tackle two questions: Can you double your money with Airbnb? PLUS: Has the 18 Year Cycle gone mad?

Listen now

The Property Podcast #192
Published 17th November 2016

Our latest property deals

Get a warts-and-all look at what our latest property investments look like – and what you can learn from them.

Listen now

Ask Rob & Rob #64
Published 15th November 2016

Where should an overseas investor spend £100k? PLUS: How will the market perform in the next 10 years?

Learn where Rob & Rob would have their eye on to squirrel away £100k, and what the tea leaves are suggesting future property prices will look like.

Listen now

The Property Podcast #186
Published 6th October 2016

Property investment around the world

Should you hop onto a plane rather than into a car to look for your next investment? We run you though the pros and cons of various global markets.

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Ask Rob & Rob #52
Published 23rd August 2016

Is it a good idea to buy in multiple different areas?

Keep it local and concentrated, or spread your bets? Rob & Rob give their opinions.

Listen now

Ask Rob & Rob #51
Published 16th August 2016

What’s the catch with student pods

The yields are high, the prices are cheap, the brochures are glossy. So should you invest in a student pod. Hint: NO!

Listen now

Ask Rob & Rob #45
Published 27th June 2016

Should I buy a property with a short lease?

Is it worth dealing with a short lease? Rob & Rob explain whether it’s something you should get involved with.

Listen now

The Property Podcast #171
Published 23rd June 2016

Serviced apartments: The next big thing?

They’re the hot topic in property, and they can make you much higher returns. But are they worth the extra effort? We look at both sides.

Listen now

The Property Podcast #162
Published 21st April 2016

7 questions to ask yourself before buying your next property

We share a mental checklist to make sure your next purchase is a good one – whether it’s your first or your tenth.

Listen now

Ask Rob & Rob #32
Published 29th March 2016

How do I find the right area for flipping?

Getting the area right is essential to a successful flip – but what should you be looking out for? We reveal what should be on your list.

Listen now

Ask Rob & Rob #29
Published 15th March 2016

Should I invest in the UK or abroad?

Home or away? Rob & Rob delve into one listener’s options.

Listen now

Ask Rob & Rob #26
Published 23rd February 2016

Are one-bed flats a bad investment?

Spoiler alert: no! But what makes them a good investment? And where does the myth that they should be avoided come from?

Listen now

Ask Rob & Rob #23
Published 2nd February 2016

What are the pros and cons of new builds?

Some love them, some hate them – so what’s the truth? We share the advantages, and what you need to look out for.

Listen now

Ask Rob & Rob #19
Published 5th January 2016

How would you invest £100,000?

A nice dilemma to have! Rob & Rob talk through a number of different routes today’s caller could go down.

Listen now

The Property Podcast #143
Published 10th December 2015

Where to invest in 2016

If you’ve got some money to invest in 2016, where’s the best place to put it? That’s the question we attempt to answer in this week’s episode.

Listen now

Ask Rob & Rob #13
Published 24th November 2015

What would you do with £80,000

Rob & Rob enjoy spending the mental cash that a reader has given them in this week’s episode.

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Ask Rob & Rob #8
Published 20th October 2015

Where should I invest: North or South?

Where to buy is one of the most fundamental questions in property investment. Rob & Rob help one listener out with some pointers.

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The Property Podcast #117
Published 11th June 2015

How to get started in commercial property

How does it differ from residential, and is it something you should be thinking about? We give you everything you need to get started.

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The Property Podcast #116
Published 4th June 2015

Recent deals we’ve done

We pull back the curtain on deals we’ve done personally – both of which are a little unusual by our normal standards…

Listen now

The Property Podcast #102
Published 26th February 2015

The best places to invest in 2015

Where should you buy? Where should you NOT buy? And where are we on the fence about? We tell you what you should do now to set you up for smugness in 2016

Listen now

The Property Podcast #6
Published 25th April 2013

How to find a property investment hotspot

This week we’re giving you an insight as to where the current property hotspots are located and where you should be investing for a rapid price increase.

Listen now