Three reasons to invest in Liverpool

13th November 2020

By Anna Bibby

Liverpool has become one of the most popular markets for property investors in recent years, and it’s easy to see why; the city has seen a huge amount of regeneration in recent years and as a result, property in the city region has become extremely sought-after. Here are just a few reasons why you should invest in property in this fantastic city:

The property market

Liverpool’s population increased by 6.3% in the nine years prior to 2019 and of course, a growing population means that there is also a growing demand for property. According to data from Zoopla, property prices in the city region have increased by more than 40% in the last ten years and rents have increased 3.8% in the last year alone. It’s also worth noting that house prices in Liverpool are still well below the national average, which means that there is excellent potential for growth. The city region has also seen a something of a ‘mini-boom’ in its property market this year, particularly in the investment sector. As reported in the Liverpool Echo, the city saw an influx of buy to let investors who were being drawn in by the low entry prices and high yields in certain areas of the fringe of the city centre. In turn, this has put an upward pressure on house prices throughout the city.

It’s home to a young and highly skilled population

Liverpool is home to three highly regarded universities and has expertise in a variety of sectors, making it an incredibly popular destination for students and skilled young professionals. The city is currently home to around 55,000 students across its three universities and large portion choose to stay in the city after graduation. In 2019, The Sunday Times declared Liverpool as the best city for students to move to after graduation. It was found that the city offered the most opportunities and highest salaries for graduates and an overall better quality of life. The city also has acknowledged strengths in various industries including the creative and digital sector, low carbon technologies and logistics. On top of this, the city is also a key player in the Northern Powerhouse, which makes it an incredibly attractive destination for businesses looking to expand their services.

The city is getting a new lease of life

Back in 2008, Liverpool held the sought-after title of City of Culture and from that moment on, the city started to transform before our very eyes - we saw the introduction of Liverpool One Shopping Centre, the Echo Arena and Convention Centre (now M&S Bank Arena), and many other exciting new additions to the city. There is no sign of regeneration in the city slowing down either, with a number of projects lined up to boost the city’s potential even further. One of the biggest projects in the works at the moment is the Pall Mall project which is a masterplan to expand the city’s commercial district. By 2025, the scheme will introduce 400,000 sq ft of new office space, retail and leisure spaces, a new 280-bedroom hotel and landscaped green space for the public to make use of. Ten Streets is another project that is due to be completed in 2025. Located on the city’s famous Atlantic Corridor, the Ten Streets project will bring a wealth of office space, performance space and units for ancillary uses. The project aims to bring more creative businesses into the area and nurture Liverpool’s creative and digital sector.

Liverpool is evidently a city that has a lot going for it, and it has bags of potential for buy to let investors. We have recently launched Park View, which is our latest investment opportunity in Liverpool. Click here to find out more.

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Three reasons to invest in Liverpool

13 November 2020

Liverpool has become one of the most popular markets for property investors in recent years, and it’s easy to see why; the city has seen a huge amount of regeneration in recent years and as a result, property in the city region has become extremely sought-after. Here are just a few reasons why you should invest in property in this fantastic city:

The property market

Liverpool’s population increased by 6.3% in the nine years prior to 2019 and of course, a growing population means that there is also a growing demand for property. According to data from Zoopla, property prices in the city region have increased by more than 40% in the last ten years and rents have increased 3.8% in the last year alone. It’s also worth noting that house prices in Liverpool are still well below the national average, which means that there is excellent potential for growth. The city region has also seen a something of a ‘mini-boom’ in its property market this year, particularly in the investment sector. As reported in the Liverpool Echo, the city saw an influx of buy to let investors who were being drawn in by the low entry prices and high yields in certain areas of the fringe of the city centre. In turn, this has put an upward pressure on house prices throughout the city.

It’s home to a young and highly skilled population

Liverpool is home to three highly regarded universities and has expertise in a variety of sectors, making it an incredibly popular destination for students and skilled young professionals. The city is currently home to around 55,000 students across its three universities and large portion choose to stay in the city after graduation. In 2019, The Sunday Times declared Liverpool as the best city for students to move to after graduation. It was found that the city offered the most opportunities and highest salaries for graduates and an overall better quality of life. The city also has acknowledged strengths in various industries including the creative and digital sector, low carbon technologies and logistics. On top of this, the city is also a key player in the Northern Powerhouse, which makes it an incredibly attractive destination for businesses looking to expand their services.

The city is getting a new lease of life

Back in 2008, Liverpool held the sought-after title of City of Culture and from that moment on, the city started to transform before our very eyes - we saw the introduction of Liverpool One Shopping Centre, the Echo Arena and Convention Centre (now M&S Bank Arena), and many other exciting new additions to the city. There is no sign of regeneration in the city slowing down either, with a number of projects lined up to boost the city’s potential even further. One of the biggest projects in the works at the moment is the Pall Mall project which is a masterplan to expand the city’s commercial district. By 2025, the scheme will introduce 400,000 sq ft of new office space, retail and leisure spaces, a new 280-bedroom hotel and landscaped green space for the public to make use of. Ten Streets is another project that is due to be completed in 2025. Located on the city’s famous Atlantic Corridor, the Ten Streets project will bring a wealth of office space, performance space and units for ancillary uses. The project aims to bring more creative businesses into the area and nurture Liverpool’s creative and digital sector.

Liverpool is evidently a city that has a lot going for it, and it has bags of potential for buy to let investors. We have recently launched Park View, which is our latest investment opportunity in Liverpool. Click here to find out more.

Anna Bibby

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