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As more and more regeneration is being ploughed into the UK’s towns and cities, opulent new builds are reshaping the skylines of iconic cities like Manchester and Liverpool and pumping new life into their already thriving communities. But why should you invest in new builds and oﬀ plan property?
The Government wants a million new homes built by 2020, so now is the perfect time to take the opportunity to invest in one of the many luxurious new builds emerging in the UK’s property hotspots (and cherry pick from the best!)
The notion ‘they don’t build houses like they used to’ carries some truth and, contrary to what many believe, this can be considered a good thing! Building regulations have been strengthened over the years which means new build properties, designed for twenty-ﬁrst-century living, should be less likely to suﬀer problems than period properties.
New builds are built to the latest speciﬁcations using modern materials; energyeﬃcient measures are now factored into contemporary design. West Point, our new build property in Manchester, for instance, features cutting edge low-carbon technology throughout.
Energy-eﬃcient new builds are generally cheaper to manage than older homes too! So, you’re unlikely to incur costs for any major repairs in the short-term because new builds often come with a 10-year National House Building Council (NHBC) warranty.
Despite the many beneﬁts of buying new build property, for any buy to let to be successful in the long-term, the rental yields need to be high enough and the property needs to be in the right location. Comprehensive market research and forecasting is essential when purchasing to achieve the most from your investment.
Without understanding both the local property market and the local socio-economic climate, you’ll be making an uninformed investment. Ask yourself: what demographic is the development aimed at? Is there currently existing demand? If not, where is the demand coming from? What are the factors likely to aﬀect the market in the short-term? Is there a speciﬁc public or private investment that is set to improve local market conditions?
We advise our investors to set their sights on the areas of the UK experiencing signiﬁcant regeneration such as Manchester City Centre and Liverpool City Centre, the leading cities of the Northern Powerhouse, which are currently beneﬁtting from multi-million-pound regeneration schemes.
As with any property development, there will be more and less desirable units. Ask your agent to see ﬂoor plans and CGI images to ﬁnd out which units have the best views, for example, or which units feature private balconies. North-south orientation is another big selling point for prospective tenants, as is proximity to lifts and public access in apartment blocks.
At RWinvest, we oﬀer investors the unique opportunity to visit show apartments, true-to-scale replicas of our new builds, located in our Liverpool headquarters. Here investors get the chance to witness ﬁrst-hand the true ﬁnished quality of our new build apartments complete with all their ﬁxtures and ﬁttings ahead of actual completion.
When buying oﬀ plan you get to understand the pros and cons of a building before a brick has been laid. In addition, discounts and incentives are also often available for this type of investment, such as interest on deposit during construction and discounts on bulk purchases.
Despite the many beneﬁts of oﬀ plan property, it’s not suitable for everyone. Buying oﬀ plan isn’t always straightforward; you’ll need to do your research on the developer and obtaining a mortgage can sometimes prove diﬃcult. This form of property investment is an especially good option for cash buyers.
If you’re considering buying oﬀ plan, it’s always best to contact one of our Property Investment Consultants who have a wealth of knowledge about oﬀ plan property. They’ll be able to talk you through your options and next steps in expanding your property portfolio.
Liverpool development projects are arising throughout the city as vast regeneration is underway. In summer 2015, a Liverpool development with 300+ ﬂats sold for more than £50 million – one of the largest private rental development transactions completed outside London.
Regeneration has continued to pump new life across the city, particularly within the £1 billion Knowledge Quarter Liverpool and the £5.5bn Liverpool Waters – 2 million sq m of residential, business and leisure space. Signiﬁcant regeneration has additionally led to wide recognition with two of Liverpool’s most thriving areas being ranked on TravelSupermarket’s list of the coolest places in the UK in 2018.
Not to mention, there are more exciting regeneration projects on the horizon such as the plans for the Fabric District – soon to be an area of Liverpool modelled on successful regeneration projects like Shoreditch in London.
We are one of the leading property investment companies in the UK with headquarters in Liverpool. Please feel free to get in touch and discuss your investment plans. Whether you’re interested in residential new build apartments or student apartments, we have a range of Liverpool development projects available.
It has been revealed that in 2018 a further number of high proﬁle technology occupiers will expand in Manchester. Development will start in the Northern Gateway and in East Manchester, increasing previous value levels in these locations.
Manchester is rapidly establishing itself as an international powerhouse and the city is tipped for rapid growth in the next few years. Its population is, in fact, projected to expand by 20% by 2025, reaching 625,000 residents, according to city analysts – and all these residents will need somewhere to live!
Explore our site to discover our very latest new builds, from residential to student oﬀ plan properties, our varied portfolio oﬀers a range of investment properties across the UK’s strongest growth areas. We have a range of luxury Manchester development projects for sale. Alternatively, contact RWinvest directly and we’ll be more than happy to provide you with full details.
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Buying off-plan means buying a property before construction work has commenced. There are many advantages to this type of property investment, such as securing the best units and having an influence on design and specification during construction. As the value of your investment will increase during the construction period, off-plan property is an excellent way to achieve capital appreciation and secure a high return on investment. Before you begin, however, there are certain factors to consider.
Comprehensive market research and forecasting is essential when purchasing to achieve the most from your investment. Without understanding both the local property market and the local socio-economic climate you will be investing blind. For example, questions such as: what demographic is the development aimed at? Is there currently existing demand? If not where is the demand coming from? What are the factors likely to affect the market in the short-term? Is there a particular public or private investment that is set to improve local market conditions?
As an investor, you should be aware of where the major regeneration areas in a city are, where infrastructural improvements will be creating new value in the years ahead, and where commercial investment is taking place.
Successful off-plan developments are dependent on a high standard of existing infrastructure: good transport links, modern amenities, shops and restaurants, and educational facilities, are all crucial to create demand among prospective tenants.
As with any property development, there will be more and less desirable units. Investing is this type of property investment is a great way to ensure that you get the pick of the bunch. Ask your agent to see floor-plans and CGI images to ascertain which units have the best views. North-south orientation is another big selling point for prospective tenants, as is proximity to lifts and public access in apartment blocks. By investing this way you get to understand the pros and cons of a building before a brick has been laid. You can then ensure the property meets your requirements by influencing interior design and specifications.
Discounts and incentives are also often available for this type of investment, such as interest on deposit during construction and discounts on bulk purchases.
Despite the many benefits of structuring your investment in this way, it’s not suitable for everyone. The majority of lenders don’t design mortgages for off-plan purchases, so securing the funds can become complicated. This form of property investment is an especially good option for cash buyers.
At RW Invest we specialise in connecting investors with the best opportunities. We only work with the leading developers and rental agents, and always undertake comprehensive due diligence on all our partners. Our consultants have expert knowledge of their local area and are ready to help you make the best decisions.