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Is Swansea property investment a good investment in 2023/24?
With over 8% of Wales living in the city, there are plenty of opportunities for investment properties in Swansea.
But is Swansea buy to let investment right for you?
In this guide, we’ll look at:
Let’s jump into it.
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From the affordable property to the tidal wave of unprecedented investment, Swansea has a lot to offer investors.
The city has one of the fastest-developing universities in the UK and has become a hotspot for investors looking to expand their property portfolios.
Reasons to invest in Swansea:
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Swansea property value rivals that of most major cities, at an average of £192,021.
Properties in Swansea cost over £73k less than in Cardiff and £44k less than in Newport.
Like most locations, detached properties are the most expensive while flats and maisonettes are the most affordable.
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Swansea buy to let property investors will see an average rental income of £844 PCM, providing a 5.27% yield (Houses for Sale and to Rent).
These high yields are 0.16% more than the UK average and a 0.52% increase on Wales’s average.
However, Cardiff offers slightly higher yields of 5.33%.
In 2019, there were four Swansea postcodes in the top 10 for the best rental yields in Wales.
The highest-ranking, SA1 in fourth place, provided rental yields of 5.78%.
Wales house prices grew by 4.82% in the year leading up to March 2023.
Wales house prices are set to see an 21.4% increase by 2028, according to the latest predictions from Savills.
Minimum investment of £40,000
Swansea is one of the fastest developing universities, with a student population of over 24,000.
Time it right, and student property investment Swansea could be an excellent opportunity to expand your property portfolio and receive great yields.
Recent development in Swansea include:
The former industrial port city is now a hub for companies in the service sector, including tech, communication and financial services.
In 2019 Swansea’s GVA (Gross Value Added) was £5.7 million, with a GVA per head of £22,939.
Per head, Swansea is 7.7% above the Wales average but 21.8% below the UK level.
Swansea has a 3.0% GVA increase in 2019 – higher than Wales, West Wales & Valleys, and the UK.
Neighbouring the Gower Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Swansea is a stunning city that’s rich in amenities.
From Glyn Vivian Art Gallery and the Grand Theatre to the Dylan Thomas Centre, the Welsh city is far from short of a cultural fix.
Swansea is also one of the few UK cities to have its own beach, which is a significant pull for prospective tenants.
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Yield-driven investors might be asking:
“Where should I invest in Swansea area for the best returns?”
That’s why we’ve broken down each region’s best-performing postcode by yield and its average property price.
The best areas to invest in Swansea are:
Avg yield: 7.43%
Avg property price: £142,309
Avg yield: 5.53%
Avg property price: £160,435
Avg yield: 4.06%
Avg property price: £274,015
Avg yield: 3.15%
Avg property price: £417,985
From holiday letting to student accommodation, there’s a lot of opportunity with Swansea investment property.
Although Swansea has some of the cheapest property available in South Wales, other locations are worth considering.
Cardiff has some of the highest yields in the country, while Newport property investment offers impressive capital growth.
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Dale is a property content writer at RWinvest. Keeping a close eye on the UK property market, Dale helps our readers stay informed and up to date on the latest market news and statistics.
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