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FRIDAY Five: UK Cities to Consider for Property Investment

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In the current economic climate, it might prove difficult to choose a method of investing that is comfortable for you while also providing an excellent return. Investing in property however, is mostly a safe bet, as long as you have thoroughly researched and are fully prepared. Property is always desirable, and despite a few glaring exceptions, house prices consistently rise as the years pass.

In our monthly Property Price Update, we highlight the ups and downs of the property market, and we suggest reviewing these updates before narrowing down your desired location to ensure you’re looking in the right places.

Top UK Cities for Investment

In the meantime, here is a list of the top five UK cities worth considering for the location of your next property investment, according to property lending firm, LendInvest.

Their list was formed on the basis of these important criteria: capital value growth, transaction volumes, rental yield, and rental price growth

  1. Colchester – With a rental yield of 3.71%, this southeastern city takes the top spot. Also boasting 9.98% capital gains, 3.41% rental price growth, and 2.79% transaction volume growth, Colchester is likely to be a safe bet.
  2. Northampton – This East Midlands city has demonstrated that it’s a contender for top spot with a staggering 4.12% rental yield and 10.2% capital gains. But with a rental price growth rate of 2.38% and transaction volume growth sitting at 1.53%, it’s clear that there is still some room for improvement.
  3. Leicester – Another East Midland city makes the top 5 list, with metrics a bit more consistent across the board. A rental yield of 3.9% and capitals gains of 7.74% will draw you in, and a rental price growth of 4.35% and transaction volume growth of 2.63% will make you stay.
  4. Luton – This town in the southeast of England enjoys a 3.97% rental yield and 8.6% capital gains. Rental price growth of 3.72% and transaction volume growth of 1.65% are certainly nothing to sneeze at either.
  5. Birmingham – England’s second most populous city features a rental yield of 4.6% and capital gains of 6.7%. The rental price growth and transaction volume growth of this Midlands city, 3.91% and 3.3%, respectively, make it clear to see why it was included on this list.

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