Property Research, Due Diligence and Hotspots

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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Leatherhead Property Investment Guide

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 24, 2017 4:46:31 PM / by Brett Alegre-Wood

Leatherhead is a commuter town brimming with potential. Located around 44 minutes from central London’s major employment hubs Waterloo and Victoria, it’s the perfect place for commuting professionals and families priced out of central London.

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Investing in Property in York combines best of both worlds

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 25, 2016 6:15:57 PM / by Brett Alegre-Wood

Investing in Property - York history and contemporary urban.

York is a historic English city with history stemming back to Roman times. The city has long been a trade hub, conveniently located in the heart of Yorkshire. York's local economy is thriving thanks to strong employment growth (set to grow at 4% more than the UK average by 2030) and tourism. 

An urban setting, York benefits from the close proximity to both of Yorkshire's national parks, truly providing the best of two worlds – city living a stone's throw from the glorious rolling greens of the Yorkshire landscape.

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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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Chertsey Property Investment Guide

[fa icon="calendar'] May 15, 2016 8:00:00 PM / by Brett Alegre-Wood

Within the top commuting borough of Surrey

Chertsey is located in the Runnymede Borough of Surrey, just 18 miles south-west of central London. It’s just inside the M25 and a mile south of the M3 motorway, it has a direct railway station making it a superb location for travel to the city. Heathrow Airport, the UK’s busiest airport, is only ten miles away.

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Woking Property Investment Guide

[fa icon="calendar'] May 3, 2016 3:43:47 PM / by Brett Alegre-Wood

The second most desirable commuter town in the UK

Woking has recently been voted as the second most desirable commuter town, by  Plus, the website found the average commuter in Woking spent over £1,000 less a year on travel costs, than those commuting at the top rated area of High Wycombe. These are two big reasons why commuters are flocking to Woking, providing a significant buy-to-let opportunity.

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4 Reasons why there's high rental demand in KT12

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 29, 2016 4:10:38 PM / by Brett Alegre-Wood

Rail and sail never fail: discover the secrets of Walton-on-Thames's property price rises

Walton-on-Thames is the largest settlement located in the Borough of Elmbridge, on the River Thames, with nearly 12,000 dwellings and a population of around 24,000.

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Crossrail will make the UK’s top area for economic success even more successful

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 13, 2016 3:02:24 PM / by Brett Alegre-Wood

Reading is historically known for the Three B’s; Beer, Simonds’ Brewery from 1785–2010; Bulbs, Suttons’ Seeds from 1837-1974; Biscuits, Huntley and Palmer’s from 1822-1976.

Today Reading is a commercial centre, with involvement in information technology and insurance. Surprisingly despite its proximity to London, Reading has a net inward commuter flow.

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