Liverpool tops list of UK buy-to-let hotspots

Liverpool tops list of UK buy-to-let hotspots

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Property investors looking to gain healthy returns from the UK buy-to-let market should look beyond London to some of the country’s most popular university cities, research has indicated. Comparison website TotallyMoney released a report highlighting the attractive yields available in some of the UK’s regional locations, with Liverpool offering the biggest returns of all. One of the key drivers of this trend is the strong demand coming from the student market. A dependable market Highlighting the opportunities available to investors who are willing to look beyond London and south-east England, the report showed that university cities such as Liverpool, Middlesbrough and Newcastle offer potential rental yields up to seven times higher than those available in the capital. This is the result of consistent, reliable demand from students, combined with relatively low house prices. Looking at specific locations, the study put Liverpool’s L7 postcode at the top of the list for typical rental yields, while the city’s L6 postcode was ranked second and L1 area was seventh. Middlesbrough and Newcastle-upon-Tyne also featured in the top ten. All of these destinations share the characteristic of being close to higher education institutions and offering lifestyle benefits for students. TotallyMoney’s head of brand and content, Joe Gardiner, said: “With students flocking to university cities year after year and looking for a place to live, it’s no surprise the student market is a dependable one for landlords. “Since so many students are looking for accommodation, landlords may use this as an opportunity to drum up competition between them.” Attractive opportunities Liverpool in particular is currently offering a number of enticing opportunities for investors, such as Aura Student Liverpool, a complex of apartments situated in the Knowledge Quarter. This is the closest new-build student development to the University of Liverpool. Features including fully furnished studio accommodation, […]

Experience Invest Aura Liverpool

Experience Invest Launches High Yielding Property Investment Aura, Liverpool

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Experience Invest has launched its latest high yielding opportunity in Liverpool’s flourishing Knowledge Quarter. Aura Student is a great opportunity to invest in Liverpool’s thriving Knowledge Quarter and receive a regular passive income of 8.5% NET per annum, assured for 5 years. Aura will become one of the most desirable places for students to live in Liverpool’s city centre. The very high specification of the building, as well as the interior design of the rooms and communal areas, will be second to none. Watch video and see inside Aura Liverpool Student Accommodation.   Student property in Liverpool’s Knowledge Quarter Aura is a 2 min walk from the Royal University Hospital, a 3 min walk from Liverpool Hope University and a 4 min walk from the University of Liverpool. The Knowledge Quarter is the city’s hub of education. It is an area which is undergoing a bold, £1 billion transformation aimed at improving education facilities, transportation and the local economy. With 57,000 students, Liverpool has one of the largest student populations in the UK. A 20.2% increase in applications to study at the University of Liverpool for the 2016 academic year and a 22% over-subscribed rate shows the demand from students who wish to study in Liverpool is very strong. It is also thought that the city’s knowledge economy will expand by 15% by 2020 (Liverpool Mayoral Student Accommodation Review, September 2015). The current shortfall of 21,900 manged bed spaces within the Liverpool postal district’s higher education market makes now a great time to invest in Liverpool student property. Invest in Experience Invest Aura Fully managed by urbanbubble, Aura is a hands-off investment opportunity which will generate a regular rental income. For more information about Experience Invest Aura contact us on +44 (0)207 834 1113 or email for more information […]

Liverpool Named Best City for Student Property Investment

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Welcome back to the Experience Invest Blog, where we bring you all the latest UK residential and commercial property market news. We recently conducted a poll of 2,000 British adults, which shows that people in Liverpool are more likely to invest in student housing than anywhere else in Britain. Investing in student housing Our study suggested that over a quarter (26%) of investors in Liverpool are thinking of investing in the city’s student housing market. At present 50,000 students live in Liverpool and this is likely to rise further after this year’s UCAS intake, which recently closed for the autumn. The north-western city has a range of new and ultra-modern investments, such as Libertas, Artesian and Queensland Place, which have proved particularly popular with students. As such, Experience Invest found that Liverpool-based investors are 10% more likely than the average British investor to buy into student property. Property trends The rise of new developments in Liverpool can be attributed to changing circumstances; demand for good housing that’s suited to fast-paced student lifestyles has driven the market. Meanwhile, Experience Invest’s statistics indicate that almost a quarter (24%) of Liverpool-based respondents believe that investments in student housing yield a higher rate of return that other property classes. This perception is borne out by reality, just look at Experience Invest’s purpose-built student accommodation in Liverpool. It has a minimum assured return on investment of 10% NET per year for up to five years (depending on the specific property). This rise in developments can be largely attributed to the fact that students are starting to abandon traditional halls accommodation, as they believe it’s outdated. Just 23% of students expect university halls accommodation to supply Wi-Fi and other modern amenities. However, newer developments in the city provide students with increasingly luxurious accommodations in prime central […]

Experience Invest: One Wolstenholme Square

Experience Invest Launch One Wolstenholme Square

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Welcome back to the Experience Invest blog, where we discuss the latest trends in the residential market, student property and care home investments. This week, we’re pleased to announce the launch of One Wolstenholme Square, a brand new residential development in the heart of Liverpool. This exciting investment opportunity from Experience Invest offers investors a fantastic 8% NET growth per annum, assured for three years. One Wolstensholme Square comprises a mix of luxury studio and one bedroom apartments. It is a rare opportunity for anyone looking to invest in one of Liverpool’s most sought-after postcodes. The scheme is being developed by the Elliot Group, along-side award-winning architects Falconer Chester Hall architects and the Golding Estates management company. The apartments, which are being sold at 20% below market value, are ideal for investors looking to capitalise on the Liverpool’s flourishing rental market, first-time buyers and young professionals alike. Prices start at £77,950 for a studio flat and £99,950 for a one bedroom apartment. Residents moving into One Wolstenholme Square can expect to benefit from living within walking distance of the Liverpool One shopping centre, the city’s iconic waterfront area, and more. The development is part of a wider £40m scheme set to transform this historic area of the city. As well the residential element, the plans include shops, restaurants and cafes. The legendary Liverpool nightclub Cream is also believed to be relocating to the site. Wolstenholme Square – home to Jorge Pardo’s iconic Penelope sculpture, is fast being labelled as one of the city’s most up-and-coming areas. The square was originally laid out in the eighteenth century to provide homes for the city’s merchant classes. Over time it evolved to become a commercial and industrial neighbourhood. The new development plans will see the area evolve into a 21st century quarter. “Apartments […]