Property Research, Due Diligence and Hotspots

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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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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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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Property investors see investments grow in booming Manchester

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 15, 2016 11:06:55 AM / by Brett Alegre-Wood

Property Investors - Manchester, the second capital of the UK

­Manchester is referred to as the UK’s second capital thanks to its booming economy, and the city is an attractive alternative for young professionals priced out of London.

In fact, Manchester has become so attractive, 54,000 people moved here since 2009, and it's estimated another 96,000 will live in Manchester by 2024.

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Best Property Investments, Historic Wolverhampton is quickly changing

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 22, 2016 3:42:00 PM / by Brett Alegre-Wood

Best Property Investments - Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton has seen exceptional growth in house prices over the past few years, and is one of the best performers in the Black Country area. 

With many large-scale regeneration projects underway, Wolverhampton can be the perfect option for property investors who want to start building their property portfolios in the Black Country property market.

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Investing in Property - Regeneration in the City of Lincoln

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 20, 2016 6:58:12 PM / by Brett Alegre-Wood

The city of Lincoln in the Midlands has a lot to offer investors. With a university, the city benefits from strong demand of higher end stock from professionals and young families.

The University of Lincoln is involved in large-scale regeneration plans for Lincolnshire, helping drive Lincoln property demand and property prices up.

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Property Investment Guide - Tameside

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 8, 2016 4:47:59 PM / by Brett Alegre-Wood

Property Investment Guide - A Manchester commuter zone with top business links

Being part of the economic powerhouse that is Manchester, Tameside’s excellent location together with its superb transport connections, makes it an ideal base for all businesses.

Almost half of the top 500 businesses in the north-west are based in the Greater Manchester region, along with many FTSE 100 companies and thousands of foreign owned companies. 

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Property Investment Guide Trafford

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 8, 2016 4:47:05 PM / by Brett Alegre-Wood

Property Investment Guide - Trafford has above national average incomes

The Metropolitan Borough of Trafford is a prosperous area. It is the only borough in Greater Manchester (apart from Manchester itself) to be above the national average for weekly income, and is on average the highest in the county.

Trafford’s economy is excellent, it has a lower rate of unemployment, compared with both Greater Manchester and England as a whole and the lowest number of unemployment benefit claimants compared to all the other boroughs in Greater Manchester.

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Walsall Property Investment Guide

[fa icon="calendar'] May 25, 2016 7:00:00 PM / by Brett Alegre-Wood

A town centre with a focus on a diverse economy

Walsall is 8 miles from Birmingham, 6 miles from Wolverhampton, and, two hours outside of London. 

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Property Investment Guide - Birmingham

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 7, 2016 2:18:12 PM / by Brett Alegre-Wood

Property Investment Guide - The best place in the UK for businesses to invest

Birmingham has been recognised as the best place in the UK for businesses to invest and the second best place in western Europe, according to economic development experts.

Birmingham in situated in the West Midlands, and its economy is dominated by the service sector. The city is a major international commercial centre. It has the largest centre in Great Britain for employment in public administration, education and health and is ranked as a Beta world city by the World Cities Network.

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