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Investing in Liverpool Property
Liverpool property investment is a lucrative choice for many, so much so that it has recently been recognised as one of the best cities in the country for buy to let property investment. Our Liverpool Investment Guide looks at the many ways in which the city has transformed itself into a buy to let property hotspot and an international destination with mass appeal.
With growing house prices, a strong student population and incredibly high rental yields, Liverpool property is an excellent investment, with some of the most affordable house prices in the UK. Liverpool’s economy is booming, with new businesses, new developments and massive regeneration schemes contributing to an economy worth over £121 billion.
Liverpool has become a city reborn! Our Liverpool guide contains information on the city's key qualities and reasons why you should consider making a Liverpool investment.Sarah Roberts, RWinvest
Liverpool Property Investment
Liverpool House Prices are affordable yet growing in Value
The good news for Liverpool investors is that Liverpool is the cheapest major city in the UK for property, with prices that are predicted to rise another 5-6% in the coming year. In 2018 alone, the average house price rose by 5.3%, highlighting the value of the city when it comes to capital growth.
Essentially, Liverpool has become a city reborn, particularly in the city centre. More university graduates are staying within the city, as Liverpool has one of the top graduate retention rates along with London, Birmingham and Manchester. Students are typically drawn to city centre accommodation due to the proximity to their campus and city nightlife, which is why properties like City Point in Liverpool are so popular. Plus, working professionals are now choosing to rent in the city centre due to accessible public transport links and employment opportunities.
Liverpool Rental Demand is increasing
Liverpool has seen a sustained period of significant growth, from its population to its international reputation, and the city has experienced a renaissance in many areas. More people than ever are looking for a rental property in the city, which is great news for Liverpool investors who are benefiting from high rental yields of up to 10%.
Huge projects like Liverpool One, the Knowledge Quarter and Liverpool Waters have seen unloved regions like the Baltic Triangle become some of the coolest neighbourhoods in the UK. Since 2012 there has been over £4 billion worth of investment into new developments across the city, with £14 billion worth of schemes in the pipeline and over 270 major new projects planned.
Any investor thinking of investing in property in Liverpool may want to consider districts which are in demand by potential local and national tenants. For example, areas popular with students should be considered like Liverpool City Centre or Kensington, along with more suburban areas like Mossley Hill. The Baltic Triangle is also a huge hit with young professionals in the city, who are seeking high-quality accommodation like One Baltic Square. Other areas in Liverpool that are rising in popularity include Crosby in North Liverpool, with developments like Sky Gardens offering the perfect coastal retreat from city life.
Liverpool Waters Regeneration
Liverpool investors should also explore areas with a lot of potential growth in the pipeline. An example could be with the Northern docks area of the city. As the Liverpool Waters regeneration scheme adds new neighbourhoods, the demand for rentals will rise here. Wirral Waters is another regeneration scheme planned, which will revitalise the Wirral area and the property market in areas like Birkenhead.
As more developments emerge, the demand for buy to let properties throughout Liverpool continues to soar. There has never been a better time to secure your future and invest in a Liverpool property.
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