Where to Invest in Property

Each type of property investment is different but one thing that all property investments need is serious consideration on the location.

The location of your property is very important because it affects the demand as well as the price of the property. In other words, the property investment won’t give you great returns if there are no suitable tenants, or there is an oversupply of that particular housing in that area.

In an ideal world, the location you invest in should have demand – giving potential for capital growth and strong rental yields. At Sterling Woodrow we thoroughly research all locations so our property investments feature outstanding locations with a lot of potential for great returns.

Our locations vary across the UK, often focusing on the north where the rental yields are high, but we have also offered care home investments in the south-west because this is a picturesque area where lots of people like to retire to.

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At Sterling Woodrow, we don’t just focus on one area, we source investments from across the UK. We take pride in providing our clients in the UK and overseas with the highest yielding property investment opportunities with assured rental income and hands-free management, making a perfect, stress-free, high-returning investment.

Speak to one of our portfolio managers to find out more about the best locations for residential, buy-to-lets, student accommodation, hotel and care home investments. Our team will tell you where best to invest in specific types of property to get the most returns with a safe, fully managed investment.

All Locations
Property Investment Sheffield

Situated in the county of South Yorkshire, Sheffield is a city just south of Leeds. Property investment in Sheffield has experienced a huge inflow in investors over the last 10 years. In 2014 the population of Sheffield was only 593,749 giving the metropolitan city a big population of 1,569,000. For this reason, Sheffield was informally given the title of “the largest village in England”.

Knight Frank real estate agents reported that Sheffield was the fastest growing city outside London for space and rents in office and residential properties. Since the survey in 2004, the city has experienced a steady growth. Overall the city’s economy has seen a steady growth with average rental yields of 7%.

Sheffield is a great place to invest in buyt00let properties as well as commercial investments due to the growing population, great opportunity for capital appreciation and the ideal current property market. There are also opportunities for student accommodation investments, with two universities in the city.

Property Investment Newcastle

Newcastle is a university city in England, located in the north east. Newcastle’s twin city Gateshead was a major manufacturing and shipbuilding hub during the industrial revolution. Today, Newcastle upon Tyne is a centre of business, sciences and arts. For this reason, students are choosing to attend the thriving university located in this city.

The overall population in Newcastle (including the Tyne and Wear areas) consists of over 1,076,000 residents. In the heart of the city the population is around 300,000, giving their largest shopping centre, Eldon Square, over 34 million visits each year since 2012. In 2004, Newcastle ranked for the most expensive shopping street in the UK outside of London for rent. If this doesn’t show the high potential for demand and high rental yields, then I don’t know what will.

On top of this, Newcastle has experienced large redevelopments and regenerations and will continue to do so, resulting in record economic figures across the entire northern regions. Not only is Newcastle a great area for student property investments, but the high rental yields also show good potential for buy-to-let investments compared to cities in the south.

Property Investment Manchester

If you haven’t yet heard about the great property investment opportunities in Manchester then you have been living under a rock. Investors have been looking at Manchester for the most lucrative property investments. If the large population of Greater Manchester isn’t enough to convince you of the amazing opportunities, with a overall population of over 2 million, then it will be the rental yields. Many companies have relocated to Manchester, the most populated city excluding London, because it is so much cheaper. Average rental yields are at 6.8%, some even reaching up to 10%. Property resale value has also increased around the M5 at 34% in 3 years and Salford at 32%.

Manchester is a great place for buy-to-let investments because of the high residential population across Manchester and Salford. It is also the home of many new developments as well as Media City, where ITV, BBC and more are filmed.

The student accommodation investment market is also a good option due to the large student population. The Salford Quays alone has over 20,000 students. There are 4 educational institutions; University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester Business School and the Royal Northern College of Music located on the same road, making it ideal for purpose built student accommodation investments.

Property Investment London

The city of London has always been at the top of the property market for being the trendiest place to live in England. London has always been the best place to invest in property for overseas investors because of the large population, world renowned universities, comprehensive transport links and famous tourist attractions.

The population of London saw an increase of 800,000 in the last 10 years, requiring over 200,000 new homes to be built. This has affected the overall employment and economy of the city. Now there are new projects such as Crossrail and HS2, to make travelling easier for commuters. London is the 2nd place with the most powerful economy after New York.

The average house prices in London are £455,984, so it can be a challenge to find a house or a rental property at a cheap price, however due to the population of the city and the sheer demand, there can be opportunities for high rental yields and capital gains. The average rental yield is 5%, but many investors will say it isn’t just about the percentage, it is the overall package.

Property Investment Liverpool

There has been a major influx of property investors in Liverpool over the last 10 years. At first, this growth was seen in student accommodation investments due to the large student population of 60,000. The rental yields are one of the highest in the UK, especially for student accommodation offering a minimum assured net yield of 9% for 3 years straight. Research has also showed that the region’s growth is not just being fuelled by government funds, but also private companies and investors.

The longevity of a property investment in Manchester is supported by the city’s continuous population growth. Therefore, as well as student accommodation, buy-to-lets and residential property investments are a popular choice for investors of this location. Average yields for this area of the north is around 8%.