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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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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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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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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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Inspirational

Unlike other property books which are more instructional (and still very valuable in their own right) this book is the inspiration that might just finally give me the kick up the backside to act! Well done Rob, fantastic effort as always, thank you

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Down to earth

I have read a lot of property books. Probably Rob Dix is one of my favourites with its down to earth and no nonsense approach. This one is very interesting read to see big or small landlords take on the business

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a great read and very inspiring

I've been learning from Rob and have all 3 of his books . there are a lot of property gurus out there but Rob is right up there with the best. this book takes youn throuh real life stories of investors and acts as a great window into their world . a must read. Ru

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Great book

very informative and simple to follow. Highley really recommend for anyone considering or on the property journey

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Very listenable

Kept me interested until the end. Not a how to kind of book but good to see how different strategies have worked. Needs more post 2007 stories to maintain relevance I would think.

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great book

excellent listen, I enjoyed the stories and found a little inspiration to push harder in my own portfolio build.

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Enjoyed the narration and content is brilliant

I will Recommend this for everyone starting or already started their property journey, it's worth it.