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  • Beyond The Bricks

  • The Inside Story of How 9 Everyday Investors Found Financial Freedom Through Property
  • By: Rob Dix
  • Narrated by: Rob Dix
  • Length: 4 hrs and 11 mins
  • Categories: Money & Finance, Personal Finance
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (249 ratings)

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Summary

What does it take to be a successful property investor? How can you start with nothing but a very ordinary level of savings and amass a portfolio that means you'll never need to work for anyone else again?

Beyond the Bricks is a window into the lives of nine UK-based investors who've done exactly that. Through long-form interviews with them, we learn exactly how they did it, what their lives are like now, and what they recommend to anyone just starting out.

Of course, "success" is a relative term. During the book you'll meet people ranging from Mark, who amassed a portfolio worth millions, to Serena, whose few houses saved her family from financial ruin. And along the way you'll meet Kim, who was unstoppable prior to the credit crunch, nearly lost everything, and found an innovative way to stay afloat.

The day-to-day life of a property investor isn't necessarily what you'd expect either. Fast cars and exotic holidays are represented...but so, too, are sprinting in pursuit of rent checks, puttering around in a dressing gown all day, and helping a tenant with cancer by driving her to hospital appointments.

This book is less of a "how to" than a "how you could". It won't give you one formula for success but many practical ideas and inspiring examples that you can use to craft your own property-investing story.

With all jargon clearly explained, this book will be an educational and entertaining listen for those who are yet to get started as well as a rich source of new ideas for more-experienced investors.

©2013-2015 Rob Dix (P)2015 Rob Dix

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Mentoring through Mortar!

A wonderfully entertaining and insightful book about people who have made money through property. Very,very good. Loved it and there was so much in everyone's stories that it was like a biography with heaps of learning attached.

I liked the narration by the author and will be finding and listening to more of his books.



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Excellent property audio book

Excellent book. Some really good case studies of UK based property investors at the top of their game. Plenty of great ideas, philosophies and insight. Very easy to follow and understand. I highly recommend this book

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A wholesome read/listen that gave me some much needed time for reflection

I was engrossed in this book start to finish. It gave me a lot to think about, in the both the core aspects of my property portfolio and those bits that require fine tuning.

I would recommend this book to beginners that require a mindset shift and to build their 'property IQ'. Or the more experienced investors looking for reflection time and the opportunity to glean some golden nuggets.

Some may see 4hrs of audio as a lot but for me it was only a taster. I could have done 10 times that with content like this.

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Excellent content, real examples. A must read.

This book is a must read for anyone interested in properly investigating. I found it not only informative but also inspirational. A real no frills but genuine read as always with Rob D's book.

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Good Stories from different investors.

The narrator is brilliant, great insight into the highs and lows of property investing.

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A bit dated

I am a big fan of Rob Dix's work but this is a bit dated now. the examples are quite old and not as relevant today.

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Inspirational

Easy to listen to, inspiring stories from real life property investors. Would definitely recommend for any aspiring property investors.

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Good inspiration

One of my favourite property books, and Rob Dix is a excellent writer and really helps me with my financial freedom journey.

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10 out of 10

Really informative and inspiring well read fantastic buy , will be looking at other books by this writer .

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Some interesting stories

Not a bad book at all, I like Rob's work not only here, but on the Property Hub too. This is a number of interviews with a handful of investors that have done good. Would've also been good to hear some stories of those that have made a hash of things too, or those that started post 08 crash. All in all some good knowledge to add for any newbie.