Category: UK Property

10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Birmingham

Demand is at an all-time high in Birmingham, the major UK city with an economy growing as rapidly as its population. In fact, a recent report by Knight Frank revealed that Birmingham has attracted the most investment in new residential properties in 2021, outside of London. Ideally located in the heart of the UK, Birmingham is the central hub connecting London and the Northern Powerhouse – a journey to be cut in half thanks to GBP 106 billion high-speed railway, High-Speed 2 (HS2). Despite the expanding population of the UK’s...

The Next Property Hotspots

As luxury property development increases in profitability, astute investors are looking to the future to identify the areas in the UK property market with the most growth potential. .  The UK property and financial markets are on an upward trajectory with projected growth and promising projects across a number of investment spheres nationwide. From hotspot Manchester property investments in the heart of the media and digital powerhouse of the North, to developments in growing markets like Southampton, there are plenty of lucrative opportunities across the UK. Of course, the ‘pandemic...

Why are Investors Turning to Regional Cities Outside of London?

With the property market and the UK economy as a whole performing exceptionally well as we recover from the economic shock of Covid-19, UK real estate remains the most stable and reliable asset class. In fact, the recent growth projections from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) show good signs that the UK economy is bouncing back even faster than predicted, with the joint highest growth rate in the G7. Paired with the fact that house prices were up by 8% in the year to July 2021, now is an ideal...

The Easing of COVID-19 Restrictions Signals Growth for the UK Economy

As well as being a global crisis for humanity, the COVID-19 pandemic had an unprecedented impact on the world economy. Although the UK property market remained resilient, due to lockdowns and restrictions imposed by the government, the hospitality sector was one of the most affected in the UK. In fact, economic output in the hospitality sector was down 90% in April 2020 compared to February 2020. Following a phased easing of restrictions from April 2021, all lockdown rules were lifted by July. The Bank of England predicted that the UK...

6 Common Myths About UK Property Investment

Although UK property is one of the most highly regarded asset classes for its stability, all investments come with their intricacies and complications, which can lead to misconceptions – particularly from overseas investors as they get to grips with the UK market or the buying process. At Select Property Group, our team of property consultants across our global territories talk investors through a range of misconceptions, sharing our first-hand knowledge, insights and experience gained over the last 17 years as a leading developer and real estate expert. In this blog,...

2021: A Digital Era for Real Estate

Real estate is a sector amongst many that has entered a new digital era – a trend accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. In a world where travel and face-to-face viewings weren’t possible, the real estate sector relied on technology like never before for day-to-day operations. Although some investors will make their final decision after viewing the property in person, advances in digital technology have made it easier to get a feel for a property virtually like never before – something especially useful for international investors. But it’s not just international...

Purpose-Built vs. Multiple Occupancy Student Housing

For centuries, the UK has remained an incredibly highly regarded education centre and is home to some of the best universities in the world. Driven by this demand, student property is an incredibly lucrative investment opportunity and has a proven track record of strength and resilience in times of wider economic uncertainty. Although some predicted that first-time students would defer their first year of university due to the pandemic, UK university admissions service UCAS reported a record number of applicants for a university place for 2020/2021. With universities transitioning to...

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...

6 Tenant Priorities in Today’s UK Rental Market

According to JLL’s 2020 forecast report Home is… for everything, our lives now revolve around our homes more than any other time over the past 250 years – a trend accelerated by COVID-19. Spending more time at home for both business and pleasure has driven a change in renter priorities, with a greater focus on aesthetics and amenities than ever before. Despite spending more time at home, location is still a key priority for tenants, with 80% of people in the UK living in urban areas. Purpose-built luxury apartments are...

5 Reasons to Consider Investing in Off-Plan Developments

Off-plan developments are in strong demand from investors around the world, despite some seeing it as a risk to purchase months or often years before completion. The major advantage of investing off plan is to secure the purchase at a discounted price ahead of capital appreciation over the build period, giving investors instant equity in the property at the point of completion. Here are 5 reasons why every investor should consider investing in off-plan developments: 1. Strong capital growth potential Although capital growth is never guaranteed, cities with strong tenant...
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