Property investment in Manchester & Altrincham

How we will support you with your property investment

homes4u first opened in 1990, and we are one of the longest established Estate and Letting Agents and Property Management Companies in Manchester.

Our dedicated sales team are highly experienced in all aspects of property investment, having been involved with the sale of everything from individual units to portfolios and private halls. We have worked with clients on traditional private treaty deals and also on an acquisition/off market basis.

We maintain excellent relationships with landlords, developers, investors and banks and in the past were invited by Barclays to talk at one of their investment property lunches, held at their branch in St Ann’s Square, Manchester City Centre.

The variety of investment property offered for sale ranges from new developments to student portfolios, buy- to-let opportunities to commercial property investment. If you are considering investing in property or looking to dispose of your portfolio, talk to our dedicated sales team for the best advice.

Why choose Manchester?

So you are thinking about investing in property, why choose Manchester? The population of Greater Manchester is reported as 2.7 million and it is one of the largest metropolitan boroughs in the UK. Greater Manchester has a wealth of attractions for its residents and those considering a move to the area, making it an excellent choice for people looking to invest in property.

Manchester: The Best City To Live In

Manchester has been voted ‘Best UK City to live in’ twice in The Global Liveability Survey, complied by the Economist Intelligence Unit. Award-winning museums, galleries, theatres and a calendar packed full of events throughout the year including festivals and markets are just some of the reasons why.

There is far more to Manchester than just a thriving City Centre. A short drive from the hustle and bustle of the city centre will take you to the tranquillity of the countryside. The National Trust has country parks at Dunham Massy and Tatton Park, just outside Altrincham as well as Lyme Park in Stockport where the famous Mr Darcy scene was filmed for BBC’s Pride and Prejudice. To the north of the city you will find the Pennine Way and Saddleworth Moor, both great for ramblers.

New Development in Manchester

New Development in Manchester is booming, The Deloitte Manchester Crane Survey 2016 reported that the number of new starts is up 40% on 2014. The Survey also stats that the number of residential units being built is now at its highest level since 2008. There are a planned 12,000 residential units due for completion over the next two years in the city centre alone.

Employment & the Economy

The economy in Manchester is amongst the top in the UK and the City is rated as the second most globally influential city in the UK after London. It is also the fastest growing British economy outside London with a GDP of £28billion and it is home to over 2,000 foreign enterprises.

The Office of National Statistics Business Register and Employment Survey reports that the number of employees in Manchester saw a biennial increase of 8.1% from 2011-2013 with the city centre ward standing at 5.3%. Manchester City Councils Quarterly Economic Dashboard showed a reduction of 38.9% of people claiming Job seekers allowance from November 2013 to November 2014.

Students

Manchester has three Universities, The University of Manchester, which is amongst the UK’s top ten, Manchester Metropolitan University and Salford University. There are around 14 other higher educational institutions. With Manchester’s reputation as such a multi cultural city, international students are a major part of the student population. The total student population within an hours drive of Manchester City Centre is reported as around 350,000.

Transport

Manchester Airport is the 22nd busiest in Europe and the largest outside of London. It is easily accessible from the city centre being only a 20/30 minute drive or under 20 minutes by direct train and tram links.

The Metrolink tram system consists of seven lines linking the city centre with Altrincham, Ashton-under-Lyne, Bury, East Didsbury, Eccles, Manchester Airport and Rochdale.

The train from Manchester to London takes just over two hours and work on the new HS2, High Speed Train which will directly link the city centres of: London, Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester is set to begin in 2017.