Property Research, Due Diligence and Hotspots

Brett Alegre-Wood

Brett Alegre-Wood
Brett is a London property investment expert, author and educator. His straight-talking Aussie approach provides everything investors need to profit from property. He is author of the bestselling book The 3+1 Plan that won the Peoples Book Prize for Non-Fiction in 2010. Brett is married and 3 kids, his time is divided between his businesses in the UK, Australia and Singapore.

Recent Posts

Kidbrooke Property Investment Guide

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 14, 2018 6:14:07 AM / by Brett Alegre-Wood

Out with the old. In with the brilliant

Over the past six years Kidbrooke has undergone a terrific transformation into a place that people are truly proud to call home. The desirability of Kidbrooke is skyrocketing thanks to an ambitious £1bn regeneration scheme that has seen the demolition of the old Ferrier Estate to make way for a vibrant and attractive village with a pleasant sense of community and environment.

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Swale Property Investment Guide

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 14, 2018 5:44:28 AM / by Brett Alegre-Wood

Swale is a district in Kent, named after the narrow channel called The Swale, a channel that separates the mainland of Kent from the Isle of Sheppey and which occupies the central part of the district.

There are four towns in the borough, Sittingbourne and Faversham on the mainland, with Sheerness and Queenborough being located on Sheppey Island.

The area’s population increased by 10% between the last two censuses.

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Southall Property Investment Guide

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 14, 2018 3:43:56 AM / by Brett Alegre-Wood

Southall - vibrant, diverse and closer to London than ever before

Southall is located in the London Borough of Ealing and is situated 11 miles west of Charing Cross, and around 6 miles north-east of Heathrow. Access to the M4 and M25 is just three and seven miles away respectively.

Southall has a population of approximately 65,000 and is multicultural. Southall Broadway is often known as Little India, due to its huge selection of restaurants, clothing, jewellery, spice shops and all things Indian. It has more festivals, processions and celebrations than any other town, due to the diversity of its residents cultures.

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Brighton Property Investment Guide

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 14, 2018 3:35:37 AM / by Brett Alegre-Wood

A fast growing and vibrant city

In December 2013, Brighton was the third-highest ranked place on the UK Vitality Index Report, which measures the economic strength of towns and cities in the United Kingdom. It was among the top performing towns and cities on almost all of the 20 measures used by the index.

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Kidbrooke - Complete transformation with a bright future around the corner

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 8, 2017 3:47:00 PM / by Brett Alegre-Wood

Kidbrooke lies in London’s Royal Borough of Greenwich, a popular destination for residents and visitors alike, where people from all over the world come to enjoy historic locations such as the Royal Observatory, the Queen’s House and the National Maritime Museum.

Kidbrooke’s proximity to central London and its swift transport links make it a very desirable location for city workers and young professionals working in areas such as Bank and Canary Wharf. The massive regeneration of the area as well as big demand for property creates the perfect equation for price growth, and investors who put their money into Kidbrooke are very likely to see healthy returns as the area continues to improve over the next 15-20 years and beyond.That means Kidbrooke  property investment is right for you if you're looking for a London regeneration area.

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Salford - A City of economic growth and investment opportunity

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 7, 2017 9:09:00 AM / by Brett Alegre-Wood


HSBC’s annual survey found that Manchester was Britain’s buy-to-let hotspot (This is Money 3.06.15) with average buy-to-let yields of 7.98%.

Rental properties make up more than a quarter of Manchester’s housing stock and the largest proportion in Britain. Annual rents have risen 7% in the 12 months up to July 2016 in Salford according to Rightmove.

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Brett Alegre-Wood lends a hand to a University Student with his assignment about Woolwich SE18 Investment.

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 21, 2017 3:59:28 PM / by Brett Alegre-Wood

Besides recording videos about property, one of the regular things, our Chairman Brett does, is provide comments to journalists, helps authors get their books out, and uni students with their assignments. Here's his latest Q&A about Woolwich investment and the changes that he's seen over the past 8 years of selling there.


1.Do you think Woolwich Arsenal is a hotspot for investment?

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Liverpool Property Investment Guide

[fa icon="calendar'] May 16, 2017 9:43:41 AM / by Brett Alegre-Wood

One of the strongest economies in the UK

Liverpool, Merseyside, is one of the strongest local economies in the UK, worth an estimated £156.8bn. 

In December 2016, statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed the Merseyside economy grew by 3.1% in 2015, faster than any other major city in the area, and outperforming both London (1.6%) and Manchester (3%.) This also by far exceeds the national average of 1.7%.

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Camberwell Property Investment Guide

[fa icon="calendar'] May 15, 2017 9:15:46 AM / by Brett Alegre-Wood

A new build boom in London’s latest investment hotspot

Camberwell is a south London district superbly located just 2.5 miles from the South Bank and 3 miles from the City. It’s close to London’s major employment areas alongside plenty of its leisure destinations too. With great transport links Camberwell is becoming a trendy place to live among young professionals. This is also due to the growing desirability of its now fashionable neighbours Brixton and Peckham.

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Uxbridge Property Investment Guide

[fa icon="calendar'] May 12, 2017 3:15:32 PM / by Brett Alegre-Wood

A well-connected business and sporting hub

Uxbridge, located in the west of London, has a rich history as a commercial centre. Starting as a market town, it quickly became the centre for London's flour production, before transitioning into the modern market hub it is today.

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