Category: Manchester

Manchester Once Again Ranked UK’s Number One City to Live In

Aerial view over Manchester city centre. Manchester has been rated as the UK's best city to live in on the 2019 Global Liveability Survey.

For another year, Manchester is the highest-ranking UK city on the Economist Intelligence Unit’s annual Global Liveability Survey, once more outperforming London. It underlines the continued demand to live and work in Manchester city centre. Summary: Manchester was 38th on the 2019 Global Liveability Survey, the highest-ranking city in the UK The worldwide research rates… Read more »

Investment in Manchester Commercial Property Continues to Rise

St Peters Square in Manchester, which has undegone significant commercial redevelopment in recent years. Manchester's commercial sector is booming - is this good news for residential property investors?

New record for office-take up in the city, while more commercial developments are proposed and others near completion. Here’s why this confidence is also good news for investors in Manchester’s residential property sector… Summary: Take-up of office space in Manchester in the first six months of 2019 reached its highest level for five years Plans… Read more »

117% Rise in People Moving into Manchester City Centre Apartments

Aerial shot overlooking Manchester city centre

The city is “hugely appealing to younger generations” thanks to sustained economic and employment growth. Property investment in Manchester is focused on build-to-rent apartments in the city centre, driving yields and capital growth.   Summary: Manchester property continues to experience rising demand, particularly in the city centre residential market In July 2019 there was a… Read more »

New PM Backs Huge Rail Investment for Manchester & Northern England

Boris Johnson has declared he will invest in a new high-speed rail line between Manchester and Leeds, with investment set to "turbo-charge the economy" of local communities. How will this growth impact Manchester's property market?

Boris Johnson has declared he will invest in a new high-speed rail line between Manchester and Leeds, with investment set to “turbo-charge the economy” of local communities. How will this growth impact Manchester’s property market? Summary: New UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has pledged to fund a new high-speed rail line connecting Manchester with Leeds… Read more »

Manchester’s Property Market “In a League of Its Own”

Manchester's Property Market "In a League of Its Own"

Job numbers in the city are rising faster than other major regional cities in the UK, further increasing the demand for real estate in an already significantly undersupplied property market. Summary: Sustained economic growth in Manchester continues to impact the city’s commercial and residential property markets positively Manchester will have 10,000 more office workers in… Read more »

Here’s Why Gulf Investors Are Buying UK Property

Here's Why Gulf Investors Are Buying UK Property As the real estate market in the Middle East stabilises, Gulf investors are diversifying their property investment portfolios and flowing their money into the UK real estate market. GCC nations including Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain have all invested in several UK real estate assets in the past few years due to their strong yield... Read more »

UK Property Remains Attractive Despite Brexit Concerns, New Research Finds

UK Property Remains Attractive Despite Brexit Concerns, New Research Finds

Despite wider economic uncertainty caused by Brexit, a new survey suggests that investors are not shying away from the UK’s property market and won’t be changing their investment motives. Summary: New research suggests that the majority of British property investors have not let Brexit impact their investment decisions Market Financial Solutions say that “Brexit-fatigue” has… Read more »

UK property market “resilient” as Brexit deadline nears

UK property market "resilient" as Brexit deadline nears Property price growth, particularly in the north west of England, remains strong, highlighting the continued strength of the UK's real estate sector even during times of wider economic changes.   Summary: A shortage of supply continues to drive price growth in the UK property market, even as the country’s Brexit deadline nears Average property prices... Read more »