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The Inside Property Investing Podcast is a regular interview show, sharing the stories of the most inspiring and successful property investors and entrepreneurs. We discuss their backgrounds and how they got started in property investing, where their business is now, their future goals and plans to get there, as well as advice for those of us looking to start investing or take our property business to the next level. We explore investing strategies like Buy to Let, HMOs, Serviced Apartments, and build to sell/build to let, among many others.
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Aug 26, 2015

So Tom is the first ever guest to return for a second interview on the show. He was first on back in May in episode 35 so if you want to go back and find out more about his background, how he got started and some of his biggest successes and difficulties then it's definitely worth going back to check that episode out as it's one of the top 3 most popular episodes we've ever done.  

 

Back in that episode this is how I introduced him:

Until about 4 years ago, Tom was working in a job for a boss he didn't like earning less than £1,000 a month.  

 

With entrepreneurialism burning in his heart, he stumbled across creative property investing in the United states and found people doing 30 deals a month wholesaling below market value properties, and doing lease options.  

 

He quickly did the maths and realised if he could do even 10% of that he'd be making up to £10,000 a month, so he started applying what he'd learned to the UK market and made £40,000 in his first 4 months.

 

He now does 4-6 deals a month, only works when he wants, and is planning on getting up to 20 deals per month by the end of the year.  

 

So like I say, that was back at the start of the year, and to be honest, before I recorded the interview with him I didn't really know much about Tom other than the bio he'd sent me.  He's not a regular speaker at property events, he just gets on with his business and enjoying life from his base in Barcelona.

 

But you're probably wondering why I've brought him back for a second interview. Well as I said, he's in the top 3 most popular episodes we've ever done so I know we all got a lot of value from what he had to share last time, but more than that I've been keeping an eye on Tom closely since we last spoke and what he's achieving and how he does it just blows me away.  

 

I won't go into too much detail as I'll leave that to Tom, but he's going to be sharing a deeper dive into some of the investing strategies that are really working well for him and how he is able to run his business and do so well without working 40 hours a week.

 

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Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/tomwade2/

Aug 24, 2015

Jacquie Edwards is a small town girl that wants to see the world!  She tried to follow everyone else's plan for life: go to school, get good marks, go to university and then get a good job and move up the corporate ladder.  But as she was moving up the corporate ladder as an accountant she realized that she was miserable more often than she was happy. 

 

She dreaded going to work every morning and the depression on Sunday night got so that eventually it ruined her entire Sunday.  She knew there had to be something better out there - and that is when she discovered property and Rent to Rent.  

 

Her friends and family thought she was crazy for quitting a "good job" but in less than 12 months Jacquie had replaced her income and created a Rent to Rent business with nearly half a million in revenue per annum, and growing!  Now that Jacquie is financially free and has systemised her business - she's able to spend more time travelling, which is her real passion.  All the while continuing to grow the Rent to Rent business alongside purchasing HMOs through Joint Ventures.  

 

As well as that, she also helps other people to start their own Rent to Rent businesses and meet their financial goals through her book Rent to Rent: Your Questions Answered along with mentoring and training programmes.

 

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Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/jacquieedwards/

Aug 21, 2015

Jim started investing in property in 1991, when he was working as a college lecturer teaching Law and renting houses to students.  He realised the increase in rent he could achieve by renting individual rooms rather than whole houses, and began to specialise in acquiring and converting properties into HMOs. 

 

He left his job a couple of years later and has since gone on to grow a phenomenal portfolio of 130 HMOs, 30 single lets, and 19 lease option properties along with a letting agency and a building and maintenance team to look after his and other landlords investments. 

 

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Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/jimhaliburton/

Aug 19, 2015

Howard is the director of Harvey Bowes Mortgage & Finance Brokers, offering a whole of market service but specialising in mortgages for the self-employed and business owners, as well as arranging and advising on development finance and bridging loans.  

 

He's the host of the Cardiff Property Investors Network, proving that property and finance are genuine passions of his rather than just a way to make money, and he's also a very successful investor in his own right.  

 

You'll most often hear him talking about his investments that required more creative finance, that he did just to prove the method was possible. Not many other brokers can offer that level of advice having personally gone through the scenarios you're currently trying to navigate.  

 

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Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/howardbowes/

Aug 17, 2015

Justin left school early and headed straight to the building sites as a labourer where he developed a talent with wood and got his carpenter and joiner qualifications, but when bad times hit the building trade and the work stopped he began to rebel and get in trouble.

 

He made the decision to join the army and in his words this turned his life upside down. 

 

After the army he finally found himself in the world of estate agency and quickly worked his way up the ranks before opening his own agency in 2003. He now owns the most successful agency in his area, holds one of the largest rent-to-rent portfolios in the country, and holds his family firmly at the centre of everything he does. 

 

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Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/justinwhittemore/

Aug 14, 2015

Jethro has recently made a radical career change from the world of music to the world of property. 18 months ago a chance encounter with the book Rich Dad, Poor Dad kick started his journey and he hasn't looked back since. 

 

With no background or previous experience in property, construction, investing or business it has been a steep learning curve but one that is already proving very rewarding.

 

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Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/jethroeast/

Aug 12, 2015

Daniel is an award winning entrepreneur and investor who since 2001 has built 13 businesses, 10 of which are still trading today. Midlands Young Entrepreneur of the year 2013 and highly commended IoD Young Director of the Year 2015 Daniel spends his time starting and scaling businesses around the UK and overseas. 

 

A number of these businesses including Pulse Property Network, and Multi-Let operate within the property industry. Since 2012 these companies have started and expanded investment and development interests around the UK which currently operate over 400 rental units.

 

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Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/danielhill/

 

Aug 10, 2015

Harley comes from a family background of landlords and property developers, meaning he was familiar with the property world from a very young age. 

 

With very little academic flair at college, he decided to throw himself into the world of property investing and development at only 17 years old, and with the help of his family and mentors he has had a significant influence on the direction of the family business over the last 2 years, taking it from a Buy to let landlord management role into property development and HMO conversions.  

 

They have just completed a new-build development of 2 x 4 bedroom houses in West Sussex, they exchanged recently on their first HMO project, and have big plans for the future. 

 

Don't forget to subscribe on iTunes so you don't miss another episode, and let us know what you think at www.facebook.com/insidepropertyinvesting and www.twitter.com/MikeStenhouse.

 

Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/harleywilson/

Aug 7, 2015

It's only been a couple of episodes that we missed but I know from a lot of you that those gaps were noticed and missed.  Trust me, it felt like a lot longer than a few episodes for me.

 

It's funny how you get into a routine with something after only a few short months, and every day I wasn’t recording or editing after doing 70 episodes back to back was genuinely painful. But to be honest with you and with myself, I took on too much and I finally reached my limit.  

 

The good news is that the worst of it is now passed, and I'm hugely excited to get back behind the mic and talking to more amazing and inspiring property investors. 

 

Check out today's episode to find out exactly what we've been up to.

 

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Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/update5/

Jul 22, 2015

Jahlyn used to be a stressed out staff nurse working 14 hour shifts but when she made the decision to stop dabbling in property part time and take it more seriously, her life changed.  Property enabled her to fire her incompetent manager and now at only 37 years old she counts herself as retired.

 

She now has a million pound property portfolio, has written a book about property investing, and is working on a business where both the rich and poor can benefit from the wonderful rewards that property brings. 

 

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Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/jahlynking/

Jul 20, 2015

Stephanie's family has been in the property game for several generations, but the day-to-day running of it is managed by an agent so is a very hands-off investment.  

 

Her main focus now is on helping property investors write and publish property books to support their business, run big events, and create high profile media campaigns. With a business like that it's no surprise several of her clients have been past guests on the show, and she's joining us today to give some insights into the world of property business. 

 

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Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/stephaniehale/

Jul 17, 2015

Brett is a highly regarded property expert, operating businesses with 80 staff across 4 countries. These companies sell over £120million of property per year, let and manage over 1,100 properties, and are actively building property portfolios for over 4,000 clients.

 

He has been in property since 1994, working as an estate agent, mortgage broker, and sourcing consultant as well as investing in his own personal portfolio. 

 

He is the founder of YPC Group, he is a highly regarded property educator, and author of the award winning The 3+1 Plan along with over 20 e-books, and 1000 articles on the subject of property investing. 

 

Don't forget to subscribe on iTunes so you don't miss another episode, and let us know what you think at www.facebook.com/insidepropertyinvesting and www.twitter.com/MikeStenhouse.

 

Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/brettalergrewood/

Jul 15, 2015

Jamie has been a full time property investor since 2012 after an 18 year career in advertising in London. He has built up a portfolio of 11 properties that he owns and 34 additional units on rent-to-rent agreements.

 

He is one of the co-founders of Progressive Property Network,  the fastest growing property networking businesses in the UK, he has mentored over 150 property students and as if all that wasn't enough he recently completed an ironman triathlon.

 

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Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/jamiemadill/

Jul 13, 2015

Divian has been entrepreneurial from a young age, but it wasn't until he graduated from Southampton University with a degree in Economics and couldn't find a graduate job that he was introduced to property.

 

Whilst making sandwiches in Subway, his manager at the time told him he didn't need a lot of money to invest in property, and with a bit of research into no money down strategies, Divian embarked upon his property journey and now at only 27 years old has financial freedom from his property income.

 

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Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/divianmistry/

Jul 10, 2015

Simon needs little in the way of an introduction, but I'm going to give him one anyway. He is widely regarded as one of the top wealth creation strategists in the UK, and has been investing in property since 1995. 

 

He is as well known, if not more so, for the thousands of successful property investors that have passed through the Property Investor's Network, the largest property networking  organisation in the UK that he started in 2003 and has been responsible for inspiring, educating and coaching generations of aspiring property professionals.

 

In 2008 he released his Amazon number 1 best selling book Property Magic, now in its 5th edition, and most recently in 2014 he launched his latest business, CrowdProperty.com, a peer to peer lending platform to facilitate loans between private individuals and property professionals. 

 

Don't forget to subscribe on iTunes so you don't miss another episode, and let us know what you think at www.facebook.com/insidepropertyinvesting and www.twitter.com/MikeStenhouse.

 

Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/simonzutshi/

Jul 8, 2015

Andy is most prominently known as the most sought after Linkedin Trainer in the UK, helping hundreds of businesses  generate more sales through the use of Linkedin. He has trained with and spoken alongside some of the best business and personal development coaches around the world.  

 

Not only that, he is a passionate and successful property investor, and has plenty of helpful tips on using social media and specifically Linkedin to generate leads from motivated sellers, find joint venture partners, and a solve a whole host of other property related problems. 

 

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Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/andygwynn/

Jul 6, 2015

Jamie is a property investor from South East London who bought his first property at 19, and now at only 23 has built a business that sources in excess of 20 property deals per month and generates him a healthy six figure income.  

 

With the help of a good team that he has built up and the systems he has put in place he can now work from anywhere in the world and regularly does. 

 

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Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/jamieyork/

Jul 3, 2015

Paul & Liz Lanfear own a property business based in Leeds called Property Angels, which specialises in boutique property for busy professionals. They have a portfolio of houses of multiple occupancy (HMO's) and single lets. Their properties are very high end, boutique HMO’s aimed specifically for the young professional market in north Leeds and really do need to be seen to be believed. 

 

Whilst HMO’s are their primary strategy,  they also consider other property related projects and run a highly successful training and mentoring business with their flagship product being the ever successful ‘Heavenly Day’, which is a HMO master class.

 

Paul & Liz undertook Simon Zutshi’s Mastermind 14 last year and were delighted to be selected as Top performers. Many of you will have read their article in the January issue of YPN magazine this year and today is an opportunity for you to catch up with where they are now in their property journey.

 

Don't forget to subscribe on iTunes so you don't miss another episode, and let us know what you think at www.facebook.com/insidepropertyinvesting and www.twitter.com/MikeStenhouse.

 

Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/paulandliz/

Jul 1, 2015

Rob started his career in the police at the age of 16, and 34 years later was still serving as Chief Inspector responsible for training delivery for the whole force. During that time he'd also had stints patrolling the beat, performing riot control duties, and liaising with social services on child abuse cases, but eventually decided to leave in order to set up his own company as a hypnotherapist and self-development coach. 

 

A few years after that as austerity measures were introduced into the police force, his wife Nicola who was still in the police realised it was time for her to leave as well, so together they embarked on a property journey to replace her wages. They've been through Simon Zutshi's Property Investment Quick Start, the Mastermind Accelerator and the full Mastermind programme, and were in a position where Nicola didn't need to return to work only 7 months into their journey. 

 

They are now hosts of the Hull PIN meeting and Rob is a mastermind coach. And to give you an idea of the types of projects they're working on, we had to bring the time of this interview forward as Rob has a site meeting for a development of 70 houses. Pretty impressive after only a few years. 

 

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Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/robmcphun/

Jun 29, 2015

The one downside to taking a break from our regular interviews in order to do these monthly property updates is that it makes me very aware of how quickly the days, week and months are passing by.  

 

On the positive side though it gives me real motivation to make sure I'm pushing our own property investing forward so that I have something interesting and hopefully valuable to share with you.    

 

It's why we decided to do these updates after all. It's not to try and show off about the houses we're buying or the income we're generating, because let's be honest, I interview a dozen other investors every month who put our own portfolio to shame. The reason we decided to do them is to give some real world insight into what progress can be made by a couple with a reasonable income, some free time, and a lot of determination. I've taken so many direct lessons from our guests that have shaped our strategy and allowed us to make leaps forward in our investing, and we've also invested in growing our network and educating ourselves.

 

It all seems to be moving us in the right direction. Prior to 2015 we'd bought an average of about 1 property per year which gave us some great additional income as a side business, but since I started taking it more seriously we've bought 3 properties in the first 6 months of the year and will hopefully do another 3 by the end of the year.

 

Check out today's episode to find out exactly what we've been up to and to get some top property accounting tips from Simon Misiewicz from Optimise Accountants.

 

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Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/update4/

Jun 26, 2015

Lisa defines herself as a problem solver, which is the theme that connects her career history. She spent 15 years in forensic science before moving into property investing and then finally finance.  

 

When it comes to property, she's done it all - developments, conversions, refurbs, buy to sell, lease options, assisted sales and so on.

 

And when it comes to finance she really does know it all.  She is a master when it comes to complex deals and finding the right finance solution for her clients, but makes it clear to draw the line between creative and dodgy. 

 

Don't forget to subscribe on iTunes so you don't miss another episode, and let us know what you think at www.facebook.com/insidepropertyinvesting and www.twitter.com/MikeStenhouse.

 

Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/lisaorme/

Jun 24, 2015

These brothers have got a massive wealth of experience in the property industry. Paul's background is in residential developments and conversion, supported by a first class honours degree in construction management.  

 

Nick ran a successful contracting company for 8 years  and acquired and managed over 250 residential and commercial construction and refurbishment projects.

 

These backgrounds, combined with a focus on professionalism, have allowed Paul and Nick to become highly respected property investors and members of the property community.    

 

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Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/nickandpaul/

Jun 22, 2015

Luke began investing 15 years ago whilst still working in a day job but made all the classic mistakes that meant progress wasn't as quick as it could have been.  

 

Then health issues forced him to find an income stream that wasn't reliant on him commuting and being in work full time, which is when he discovered multi let property investing.  

 

He now has properties as big as 14 rooms and is doing some amazing things in the property world. 

 

Don't forget to subscribe on iTunes so you don't miss another episode, and let us know what you think at www.facebook.com/insidepropertyinvesting and www.twitter.com/MikeStenhouse.

 

Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/lukehamill/

Jun 19, 2015

Rob spent 12 years as a pilot before taking the decision to leave early in 2011 when he realised life was too short to be away from his friends and family. 

 

Unfortunately though, leaving early meant he lost out on his military pension, which is when he discovered that property could be a great long term replacement.

 

He started investing on his own but when progress began to slow down he got training from the Progressive Property Network, and has gone on to build up a portfolio of almost 30 properties with almost 60 tenants, as well as running a letting agency that specialises in HMOs and LHA tenant, a sourcing company, and a training company along with past guest John Paul that focusses on teaching investors how to run their property business like a real business. 

 

Don't forget to subscribe on iTunes so you don't miss another episode, and let us know what you think at www.facebook.com/insidepropertyinvesting and www.twitter.com/MikeStenhouse.

 

Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/robstewart/

Jun 17, 2015

Paul is one half of the husband and wife team that were named Progressive's Investors of the year in 2014. Along with Aniko, he has been investing in property for 10 years since being made redundant from his management position at a bluechip company in 2004.  

 

He has progressed from single lets to HMOs and commercial conversions, and along with a continued focus on his own investing, he also hosts the Glasgow Progressive Property Network every month.

 

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Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/paulsmith/

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