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 invest in Manchester?
So you are thinking about investing in property, why choose Manchester? Typically investors and landlords have looked to London to invest, Manchester is one of the fastest growing housing markets especially when you look at price growth and rental returns. Demand in the North West has recently surged and with it has made Manchester one of the best markets for property investments. This is expected to grow 24% between now and 2025,making in 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, compiled 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 Massey 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 2019 reported that the number of new completed units representing the highest delivery since 2006.The Survey also states that the number of residential units being built is now at its highest level since 2008. There are a planned 7,127 residential units due for completion over the next year in the city centre alone.
Employment & the Economy
The economy in Manchester is one of the fastest growing in 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 £62 billion and it is home to over 2,000 foreign enterprises.
The Official Labour Market reports that the number of employees in Manchester saw an increase of 6.7% from 2012-2019 with the city centre ward standing at 5.3%.
HS2 is planning to connect the north and south which will reduce travel time to 8 major cities, this is expected to contribute to an increased job growth of 63,000 by 2038.
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. Manchester has one of the largest student communities in Europe, The total student population within an hours drive of Manchester City Centre is reported as around 350,000. There is a high number of opportunities for housing aimed at the student market for this reason alone. Student retention in Manchester is at 51% which adds to the ever growing population and number of tenants available.
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.
People in Manchester travel in and out of the city centre and suburbs regularly. Rail and Tram journeys increase 2% and 6% respectively year on year [Manchester City Council].
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 there is expansion planned for the rail network with HS2, High Speed Train which will directly link the city centres of: London, Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester.
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