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UK property investment trends: Birmingham sees a boom

When we talk about property investment, Birmingham is typically high on the list. Birmingham has been experiencing something of a renaissance over the last few years, especially when it comes to property growth.

Thanks to billions of pounds of investment heading Birmingham’s way, it has fast become a UK property investment hotspot. The first six months of 2017, for instance, saw house prices rise by 6.1% in the area, more than any in any other UK city according to research conducted by Hometrack.

Huge investment into regeneration hasn’t been the only factor in Birmingham’s stunning rate of growth. The upcoming connections set to be offered by the impeding HS2 rail network, connecting it to London, are seeing a large commercial buzz centring around Birmingham and the new opportunities that the new links will open.

Birmingham’s growing status as a UK property investment opportunity

Word gets out fast. With the enormous growth experienced in Birmingham, investors across the globe are becoming intrigued by the opportunities the city can offer them as a divergence from what’s typically offered across London.

A lack of available supply when combined with high property prices is encouraging them to seek out other property investment opportunities. Statistics show that Birmingham’s popularity has helped buy-to-let owners see their yields grow by 24% over the past year. Year-on-year house price growth for 2015-16 also stood at 5.3% while estimates for capital gains growth for 2015-19 stands at 17%.

The highest yields in the UK for buy-to-let landlords can currently be found in the North West. Recent research has suggested that in some areas of Liverpool, for instance, yields can be as high as a staggering 13%. Key to these figures are that areas such as these are student hotspots; Birmingham is no different in that regard, with more than 75,000 students in the area looking for affordable accommodation.

That’s just one of the reasons why house prices continue to rise and a property investment in Birmingham simply shouldn’t be ignored. Like any investment opportunity, though, an investment into property has to be carefully considered and approached to get the best results possible for your money.

Discovering the best property investment opportunities

Property is no different from any investment opportunity on the planet. Your capital is at risk with every investment and you need to do some serious research before committing to such a big project as property ownership.

With the right guidance though, investors can be introduced to property investment opportunities in Birmingham and beyond that could provide potentially high returns for their savings in a short period of time.

Some feel it’s the right move for them, but fear choosing the wrong property and amassing little value thanks to high rates of stamp duty and other factors.

FJP Investment offers a consultative approach to property, and can help investors to diversify their portfolios into bricks and mortar through fixed investment return bond opportunities that provide regular interest payments, short-term opportunities and much more besides.

You don’t have to be a landlord to reap the potential benefits that property can provide in the UK. Speak to FJP Investments’ expert team of property consultants today to find out more.

FJP Investment is a team of investment specialists sourcing a wide range of investment opportunities both in the UK and overseas. Recently launched loan note investment from The High Street Group open to UK and Overseas investors.

Elliot Preece
Elliot Preece
Elliot is the Editor at ABCMoney. He manages a team that writes and contributes to many leading publications across a number of industries.

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