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Category: Manchester

Why Manchester is Such a High-Demand Location for Investors and Tenants

Once an integral part of Britain’s Industrial Revolution, Manchester remains one of the UK’s most important and fastest-growing cities. Performing exceptionally well this year despite challenging global circumstances, Q1 2021 saw a 34% rise in the number of properties being let in Manchester compared to the same period in 2018 and 2019, as reported in Urbanbubble’s Manchester Quarterly Report. Manchester continues to drive strong returns for investors in the form of long-term capital growth and strong rental yields. But what are the key factors to the success of one of...

Manchester a “Growth City” Says Global Real Estate Manager

Managing Director of Barings Real Estate also calls Manchester a "magnet" for attracting students and workers as his company plans expansion in the city. Summary: The resilience of Manchester’s investment market and location has been praised by the head of global real estate manager Barings Ian Mayhew called Manchester a “growth” city, predicting a prosperous post-pandemic recovery unlike other key investment cities Mayhew also highlighted the North West city’s ability to attract and retain students and new workers as a strong indicator of continued growth   The future continues to...

High Graduate Retention Increasing UK Build-to-Rent Demand

In cities with high graduate retention, such as Birmingham and Manchester, delivering build-to-rent homes will be essential according to a new report. Summary: Graduate retention rates in major regional cities across the UK have been steadily rising in recent years A new survey has found that Birmingham had a 46% retention rate of its students in 2020; in Manchester it was 43% Delivering homes in the private rental market – such as build-to-rent – in these cities will “ensure the convenience and quality of housing these households need in locations...

Regional Cities Highlighted In UK Property 5-Year Forecasts

Birmingham and Manchester lead UK property price and rental price growth projections between 2021 and 2025 according to a new report. Summary: Property in Birmingham and Manchester is forecast to record among the strongest levels of price and rent growth in the UK over the next five years Prices in Birmingham are forecast to grow 19.5% between 2021 and 2025, while in Manchester an 18.5% rise is predicted The report also detailed some of the features most demanded by property buyers and tenants in the UK today as a result...

Property Market Activity in the UK Remains High – RICS

August 2020 saw another month of uplifts in buyer inquiries and transactions, as the UK property market continued to rebound following months in lockdown. Summary: Data from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) shows that activity in the UK property market in August continued to remain high 63% of surveyors reported a rise in interest in residential property over the month, with 61% also reporting an increase in sales The research also found a greater demand for properties with gardens and access to outdoor space following life in lockdown...

UK Property Prices Reach “New All-Time High” – Nationwide

Rapid growth in recent months saw UK property prices in August record their highest monthly rise for 16 years, underlining the sector's resilience. Summary: Average property prices in the UK have reached a new “all-time high” after their highest monthly increase for 16 years in August 2020 Lender Nationwide attributes “pent-up demand” and “behavioural shifts” following lockdown as key drivers behind recent market activity Select Property Group recorded strong global investor demand for UK property in August, particularly from buyers in the Middle East and Hong Kong   Is this...

New UK Rental Market Report Highlights Regional Differences

"A two-speed rental market is emerging" in the UK, as growth and demand falls in London but rises in most regional cities across the country. Summary: New data from Britain’s rental property market shows significant differences for investments in London and the rest of the UK The average rental growth figure for the UK nationally doubles when you exclude the losses suffered in the country’s capital over the last 12 months Demand for rental property continues to outstrip supply in key regional cities such as Manchester   “A two-speed rental...

Manchester Property Development Prioritised Post-COVID-19

Council leaders describe construction in Manchester's property sectors as an "essential" element of the city's economic recovery. Summary: Constructing new residential and commercial property in Manchester will play an integral role in the city’s post-coronavirus recovery strategy Council leaders believe more development is “essential” and will work with developers to sustain confidence in the sector Global investment into Manchester’s property sector remains high, and this commitment from council leaders to support the development sector aims to sustain growth in the coming years   As Manchester’s economic activity reignites from lockdown,...

North-West Leads Latest UK Property Price Growth Projections

New figures show that the region, which is home to cities including Manchester, looks set to post the strongest 5-year property price growth in the UK. Summary: Average property prices in north-west England are forecast to rise 24.1% over the next five years UK property prices collectively are predicted to rise 15.1% by 2024, but average values in London are forecast to rise just 4% over the same period It underlines the north-west’s strength as a property investment location   It’s long been renowned as one of the UK’s high-growth...

UK Property Investment News Roundup: June-July 2020

Select Property Group has reviewed and collated some of the latest news and research published online by the UK property industry, including the latest investment forecasts and trends. Here’s a selection of some key UK housing market news stories published in June 2020, with links to the original sources where you can read the full details. Huge increase in buyer demand a sign of the UK property market coming back to life? Halifax has released its latest UK house price data for June. Naturally, while there continues to be a...
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