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Manchester property – is it the buy-to-let choice in the UK?

GoCompare confirms our forward view of Manchester Six months ago, we asked if Manchester could be the property investment story of 2018. Now we know: it is. We wrote a series of articles detailing why we thought Manchester was the place to invest. In fact, we’ve been telling investors to buy residential investment property in […]

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Buy-to-let investors are looking forward to a bright future

Total returns continue to make property investment the number one asset Recent research from two respected sources concludes that buy-to-let property investors can look forward to a bright future. Competition from tenants is increasing, rents are rising, and landlords selling in 2017 made an average of 69% total return after just 8.5 years of ownership. […]

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What property investors can learn from DIY homeowners

Worthwhile advice from a UK insurer What do bank holidays mean to you? A day by the seaside? Quality time with family? A session on the river bank, hunting that elusive record roach? A romantic weekend away? According to new research, almost 4 in 10 homeowners plan their bank holiday weekends around DIY home maintenance. […]

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All positive on property investment – prices, rents, and demand all up

Proof positive that the potential for UK property investment is growing This time last year, house prices in UK cities were rising at an average of 3.7% annually. The latest Hometrack analysis shows that this rate of price growth has increased by a third, to 5.5% over the last year.

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Where are house prices rising fastest in the UK?

Identifying the best places to invest in property UK The latest house price index – this one from Hometrack – confirms what readers of the Gladfish blog and newsletter have known for some time: London and the South have been usurped by northern cities for house price growth. In this article, we’ll look at how […]

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Is digital connectivity your trump card when you decide where to invest?

Why broadband speed should be added to your infrastructure checklist High-speed broadband should be a feature on every property investor’s wish list. Even as recently as a couple of years ago, when we first highlighted broadband as the hidden advantage for London off-plan property investors, it was clear that a lack of high-speed connectivity could […]

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Is the tide of property prices turning in the UK’s regional cities?

Here is why regional city property prices could now outshine London If you want to know which cities in the UK might offer the best property investment opportunities over the next four or five years, new research by Hometrack could offer some answers. It also agrees with what our analysis has been telling us: that […]

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As London rents edge higher, UK property investors receive record rental income

Is now the time to consider renewed investment in London? Recently released rental market statistics show that average rental prices in the UK have reached record levels, and increased across every region for the first time in almost two years. Other reports confirm that rental prices in London have become more affordable over the last […]

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