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UK Property Investment: 2018 in Numbers

04 01 2019

Which UK cities delivered the highest property price growth in 2018? Where can the best rental yields be found? How did the average property price of the Northern Powerhouse cities compare to London and the rest of the UK? To answer these questions and more, we’ve gathered reliable statistics from around the web to create the infographic below.

Looking into the Future of Property Investment

UK Property Investment Projections 2019

28 12 2018

2018 has been a strong year for UK property investment, particularly in towns and cities situated the Northern Powerhouse. As we look ahead to 2019, our forecasts indicate that there is plenty of potential within property investment across the UK, driven by significant infrastructure investments. Despite concerns over Brexit, private investors, both locally and internationally, continue to display a healthy appetite.

Top European Investment Location In a survey conducted by Knight Frank last month, the UK came[...]

Manchester - MediaCityUK - Northern Powerhouse

Property Investment and the UK's Northern Powerhouse

11 12 2018

Powerful by name and powerful by nature, the Northern Powerhouse is a major economic growth project focusing on the North of England. Encompassing the core cities of Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Sheffield, Birmingham, Hull and Newcastle, this initiative unites cities, towns and rural communities under one key objective – to become a powerhouse for the UK economy and fully realise the potential of the northern regions.

The initiative was launched in 2015 by George Osbourne, the UK’s then Chancellor of the Exchequ[...]

Leeds Cityscape

Top UK Cities for Property Investment: Leeds

03 12 2018

Boasting a rich industrial heritage, billions in investment and a central UK location in West Yorkshire, Leeds is one of the most attractive cities in the UK for buy-to-let property investment.

It was the textiles industry - woollen cloth in particular -  that propelled Leeds onto the wor[...]

Birmingham Skyline

Top UK Cities for Property Investment: Birmingham

03 12 2018

Birmingham is a city in transformation. It is the largest in the UK after London, and it was named as the most improved city in the country due to strong job growth and raft of regeneration.

In the 1960s, average wages in Birmingham were higher than in London. It was at the heart of UK[...]

Top UK Cities for Property Investment: Liverpool

30 11 2018

Since being awarded the title of European Capital of Culture in 2008, Liverpool has thrived as a consistently desirable location with great opportunities for savvy property investors.

For generations, Liverpool was one of the world's greatest port cities. In its prime, 40% of al[...]

Sheffield at Night

Top UK Cities for Property Investment: Sheffield

30 11 2018

Idyllically situated on the edge of the Peak District in South Yorkshire, Sheffield has evolved from a powerhouse of the steel industry in the 19th century to a leading manufacturing and engineering hub in the 21st.

Sheffield earned its nickname ‘Steel City’ as one of the world’s foremost steel manufacturers, [...]

Manchester Skyline

Top UK Cities for Property Investment: Manchester

26 11 2018

Manchester is the UK’s capital of the North: a modern, vibrant city with a hugely diverse population and culture.

The city has gone from a powerhouse of the industrial revolution through its cotton industry in[...]

You Ask, Alesco Answers”(YAAA) – Can I haggle over price when investing in buy to let?

You Ask, Alesco Answers”(YAAA) – Can I haggle over price when investing in buy to let?

27 09 2018

There are many “dos” and “don’ts” when it comes to property investing, and one of the most common questions we are asked is whether it’s acceptable to haggle over the price of your buy to let.

Buying the right property at the right price is the foundation of every good investment. We foc[...]

What’s Going on in the Buy to Let Sector?

What’s Going on in the Buy to Let Sector?

27 09 2018

It’s been another busy week for property investors with investors in the buy to let sector tackling a major question – should they stick with their buy to let or sell up?

Let’s take a look at what the new regulations mean for landlords and how you can still make a h[...]



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