Why do we invest in Liverpool?
This is a question we regularly get asked and the answers are quite simple.
The population of Liverpool is just under half a million and it is the largest city in the Merseyside region.
Liverpool is world famously known as the City of Pop, the birthplace of The Beatles, having a few cracking football teams and much more.
Nowadays, Liverpool is more regularly associated with fantastic property investment opportunities. It is easy to understand why when you consider the following points about property in Liverpool:
Best reasons to invest in Liverpool
The rental yields in Liverpool are some of the best in the UK.
Postcodes such as L1 & L7 offer an average of 8% yield. All properties in our portfolio currently have a minimum of 10%.
The average rental yield in Liverpool is 5.05% which is far higher than cities like London which has an average rental yield of 3.05%.
These are fantastic numbers and when investing, decisions are data-driven and this is what makes Liverpool such a smart choice when considering where to invest in property.
2. LOWER PROPERTY PRICES
Property prices are comparatively lower in Liverpool than other parts of the U.K. This means that Liverpool becomes attractive to investors from all over the world who are looking to grow their property portfolios, as well as first time buyers.
The average property in the U.K currently costs £233,000. In Liverpool, the average property costs £176,500. This is comparatively lower and makes sense when considering having a go at property investment for the very first time. Liverpool therefore offers far more value for money than most other parts of the country.
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There is no point in buying a property if there is zero demand.
Liverpool has 4 universities and 12 Hospitals / Medical Centres. Liverpool is home to the University of Liverpool which currently teaches just under 25,000 students every year. Liverpool is also home to Liverpool Hope University, John Moores University and Edge Hill University.
This means that there is no shortage of people looking for rooms and houses to rent or buy within Liverpool and this is key when choosing where to invest in property.
4. CAPITAL GROWTH
While many parts of the UK are suffering from a gloomy outlook for 2020, Liverpool defies this with an annual growth rate of 4.1%. Rents are also set to increase by 3.5 % over the next 12 months.
Liverpool continues to outperform most other regions within the U.K year after year, again, ensuring greater value for money when considering where to invest in property.
5. INCREASED INVESTMENT
The city of Liverpool has been totally transformed over the past ten years by significant public and private investment.
According to Liverpool council plans, there are currently £14bn worth of investments currently underweight or due to get started over the coming months and years in the city of Liverpool. This amount of money being spent is astonishing and can only mean further success and great returns for those looking to invest in property in Liverpool.
This shows that Liverpool is open for business and will continue to attract further investment.