No matter where you live, buying a property can be fraught with difficulty. The UK is no exception. Although the government has worked hard to ensure buying conditions are favourable for investors, there are still "traps" novice buyers fall into. Read our list of things to watch for - and what first-time buyers always say they wish they'd known before they got started.
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Most people know Liverpool as the birthplace of the Beatles, but this northern city has so much more to it. Discover why Liverpool property is becoming a centre for investment and rental. With London prices ever-high, investors are looking to Liverpool for alternative investment opportunities.
London's packed full of fantastic attractions, but while everyone tends to gravitate to the London Eye and Trafalgar Square, few people know about the city's hidden gardens, strange museums and tucked-away historical sites that are dotted around this fabulous city. Join us for a tour of some of our favourites.
Manchester isn’t the biggest of cities, however that doesn’t mean it can’t offer as much as its larger neighbours across the UK. From an influential history, an energetic football culture to a vibrant music scene, not forgetting to mention the stunning outdoor scenery that surrounds its suburbs. It's little wonder so many investors and lifestyle buyers are choosing to buy in Manchester.
High London prices are prompting buyers seeking luxury property to head out of the city centre, where they'll get more luxury property for their pound. In Chigwell, a number of new boutique developments are catering for buyers who want top quality properties within commuting distance of the city centre. Chigwell's the home of WAGs and Alan Sugar - could it be your next property destination?
With yields around double London's Manchester's now one of the best spots in the UK for buyers seeking buy-to-let property. The northern powerhouse city has benefitted hugely from investment and infrastructure development, which has breathed new life into the central and surrounding areas. We explore the most lucrative buy-to-let areas around Manchester.
The days of northern cities being a poor alternative to London are behind us. Property prices in Manchester and Liverpool rose faster than London last year, and rental yields are higher. We examine the factors turning these Northern Powerhouse cities into prime locations for living, working and of course, property investment.
When you think of Battersea, the Battersea Power Station development naturally comes to mind. However, there´s more to this area than the multi-billion pound redevelopment of this London icon. Surrounding areas are also benefitting from development in the area, with prices in regenerated suburbs such as Nine Elms climbing significantly. Read on to discover why more and more buyers are investing in Battersea property.
We explore Camden and its ever-strong appeal to residents and investors. Although higher stamp duties have stalled sales in the multi-million pound property sector, lower priced property is on the move - especially with the advent of some new developments changing the borough's face and fortunes.
Finding property in the UK can be a minefield. From finding an agent to uncovering potential problems, our blog explains the how-tos for finding the ideal London or UK property.