London and UK Property Investment Blog

The regeneration that is pumping Birmingham property prices

[fa icon="calendar'] December 7, 2018 / by Brett Alegre-Wood

Should you follow the billions of pounds being invested in Birmingham’s remodelling?

With the population expected to grow by more than 15% in the next two decades and the local economy booming, serious property investors are buying in Birmingham for its potential to produce above-average rental yield and capital growth. Investors here are also benefitting from the billions being invested in the regeneration of Birmingham, with infrastructure, commercial, retail and residential all benefitting. Here’s a taste of this massive investment.

Read More [fa icon="arrow-right"]

Economic and population growth is boosting returns in Manchester

[fa icon="calendar'] December 6, 2018 / by Brett Alegre-Wood

Manchester is a dynamic city with bags of investment potential

Our clients already knew what Manchester City Council recently confirmed: Manchester is one of Europe’s fastest-growing city economies. As we’ve been saying for a couple of years now, the city’s economic growth is the power behind the strong growth in jobs and increase in population – and this is fuelling demand for homes in and around the city. Great news for property investors and our prediction is that Manchester is likely to stay a property hotspot for some time to come.

Read More [fa icon="arrow-right"]

Channel 4 invests in Leeds: should investors do the same?

[fa icon="calendar'] December 4, 2018 / by Brett Alegre-Wood

Another confidence booster for property investors in the Northern Powerhouse

Channel 4 has chosen Leeds as the location for its national headquarters, beating strong competition from as many as 30 other UK cities. The move promises to bring more than 300 new jobs to Leeds and support up to 3,000 production jobs in the region.

Read More [fa icon="arrow-right"]

What type of residential property is best for retirement income?

[fa icon="calendar'] December 3, 2018 / by Brett Alegre-Wood

Village, high-yield, or inner city?

A new client, Scott, spoke to me a week or so ago and asked about a property as a retirement income generator. He’d been told by his financial advisor that an annuity would provide the best and safest income in retirement. A friend of his had said that he’d be better off putting his money into buy-to-let property. Being an intelligent kind of guy, he wanted to investigate further before making a decision.

Read More [fa icon="arrow-right"]

Is London house price growth set to bounce?

[fa icon="calendar'] November 30, 2018 / by Brett Alegre-Wood

Reasons savvy investors are looking at London property again

According to Hometrack, London’s house prices declined by 0.3% in the year to August 2018. While Brexit has been trumpeted as the main driver of slowing house price growth in the capital, the small reverse in average house price is in stark contrast to pre-EU Referendum predictions of a hit of 30% or more.

Read More [fa icon="arrow-right"]

Why overseas investors are gobbling up property in Manchester

[fa icon="calendar'] November 29, 2018 / by Brett Alegre-Wood

Manchester is a mecca for buy-to-let investment

Manchester has become a magnet for property investors from the UK and abroad. It benefits from terrific transport connections, exceptional educational establishments, and a hyper-effective economic policy that is transforming the regional economy. It’s a lifestyle city, with the best of urban life and rural recreation within easy reach of all residents.

Read More [fa icon="arrow-right"]

6 Reasons you should buy investment property in Birmingham

[fa icon="calendar'] November 27, 2018 / by Brett Alegre-Wood

A thriving economy, young population, and lack of supply, plus more

Birmingham is a firm favourite with property investors, and our research confirms it is one of the best places to invest in property UK. It benefits from fantastic and improving infrastructure (including High-Speed Rail on its way), demand for homes that is outstripping supply, and according to PwC and Demos is the fastest-improving city for quality of life in the UK. Here are six more reasons you should buy investment property in Birmingham.

Read More [fa icon="arrow-right"]

Make sure you use equity release as an effective property investment strategy

[fa icon="calendar'] November 26, 2018 / by Brett Alegre-Wood

Don’t make mistakes when financing investment property

If you’re considering property investment as a strategy to increase wealth, produce income, or both, you will probably be thinking about ways to raise the deposit you need for that first purchase. There are question marks about the ability of the Bank of Mum and Dad to be a provider of funds to future property investors. More likely you will release equity from your home as the buy-to-let deposit.

In this post, I’ll describe six elements you should consider when using equity release as a strategy to take advantage of the benefits of leveraging in property investment.

Read More [fa icon="arrow-right"]

6 Reasons you should buy investment property in Leeds

[fa icon="calendar'] November 22, 2018 / by Brett Alegre-Wood

The potential for profit from property here is immense. Here’s why.

The UK needs to build 300,000 new homes each year to keep up with the demand for housing. In the 12 months to June 2018, recent new home building records were broken. Property developers applied for 235,000 energy performance certificates for new homes – still 65,000 short of the target.

Read More [fa icon="arrow-right"]

Is it time to invest in the booming UK holiday let property market?

[fa icon="calendar'] November 11, 2018 / by Brett Alegre-Wood

With stellar growth, holiday let investors have never had it so good

The holiday let market is booming in the UK. The decrease in the value of the pound has made the UK more attractive for foreign visitors. It has also made staycations more popular – the pound in your pocket doesn’t buy as much in Spain as it used to. In this article, we look at just how vibrant the holiday let market is and help answer the question, is holiday let property a good investment?

Read More [fa icon="arrow-right"]
Check out of Property Investors Academy Homepage
All the resource you need in one place.
Back to Investors Homepage
Back to Investors Homepage

Get full access to all our Education

Back to Investors Homepage