Property Research, Due Diligence and Hotspots

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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As London prices ripple out, Stanmore property catches a wave

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 14, 2016 11:43:00 AM / by Brett Alegre-Wood

Attractive and affluent with strong investment potential

Stanmore, in the London Borough of Harrow, is one of those locations that beg you to live there: affluent, leafy, suburban. Surrounded by green spaces and conservation areas, and with an understated high street that is home to an eclectic choice of boutique-style shops, restaurants and cafés, Stanmore property is attractive for all the right reasons. And though in Zone 5, commuters are only 48 minutes to Canary Wharf and 37 minutes to Waterloo. But this is only part of what makes it so exciting for property investors.

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Orpington property: a home run for investors, buyers, and renters

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 10, 2016 8:00:00 AM / by Brett Alegre-Wood

Rent, rent-to-let, buy, or buy-to-rent: all options are open in Orpington

With property prices in London seemingly at a plateau, house buyers and property investors are looking elsewhere for opportunity. We think that opportunity is Orpington property.

It’s a place that is within easy reach of work and play, and saves homeowners (and renters) a small fortune in housing costs. That fortune translates into big savings even when travel costs are included. Even better, Orpington is benefitting from an unprecedented level of regeneration.

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How will Crossrail 2 impact property prices?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 9, 2016 5:10:00 PM / by Brett Alegre-Wood

Whenever there is major urban regeneration or infrastructure build, property investors get excited.

But are they right to be, and how will Crossrail 2 impact property prices? Is the development of new and faster public transport links enough to boost real estate values?

We’ve been doing a bit of digging, and have a few pointers for property investors who want to unravel the secret to successful investing in the age of Crossrail 2.

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Investors in Wembley property will be part of something huge

[fa icon="calendar'] May 31, 2016 5:36:00 PM / by Brett Alegre-Wood

The fundamentals are in place for sustainable rental demand and price growth

Urban regeneration has been proven time and again to boost property prices, and when that regeneration conspires with strong existing fundamentals the upward pressure on values is explosive. For investors in Wembley property, the future price growth (which has already outperformed similar areas) promises to be dynamite.

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Wembley Property Investment Guide

[fa icon="calendar'] May 19, 2016 11:00:00 AM / by Brett Alegre-Wood

Vast urban regeneration has created a whole new Wembley

Wembley is a name that is synonymous worldwide with historic sporting events and epic gigs from the biggest names in music. Wembley Stadium is legendary, but the surrounding town has become just as exciting to those looking for the next big investment opportunity.

Wembley has been identified by the former Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, as a major “Opportunity Area” and with so much happening in the area, it’s easy to see why. £3.8bn of investment is turning Wembley into a vibrant centre for shopping and business and creating hundreds of homes.

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Lincoln property: Investors set to profit from housing shortage

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 3, 2016 10:36:11 AM / by Brett Alegre-Wood

Lincoln is a major growth area. Between 1982 and 2012 its population grew from 76,800 to 94,600 residents and it's still rising.

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Elmbridge Property Investment Guide

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 4, 2015 5:00:00 PM / by Brett Alegre-Wood

The residential choice of the rich and famous

Elmbridge is a very affluent borough in Surrey. It nestles between London’s boroughs of Richmond upon Thames to the north and Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames to the east. It is the number one choice of residence for the rich and famous.

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Portsmouth Property Investment Guide

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 20, 2015 2:29:00 PM / by Brett Alegre-Wood

Number one for aerospace defence with good yields for buy-to-let investors

Portsmouth's history lies in maritime industries but today it boasts seven of the top ten global aerospace companies.

Astrium, the global leader in aerospace and defence, is the leader in the Europe and number three in the world. Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Gruman, BEA systems, GE Aviation and Selex Galileo all operate from this region.

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Godalming Property Investment Guide

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 17, 2015 4:28:00 PM / by Brett Alegre-Wood

A hidden paradise on London's commuter belt

Godalming is regarded as a commuter’s residential town, partly due to its vast appeal and favorable transport links.

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