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  • Property-a-holics

    Investing in Birmingham - now the most "investable" city in the U.K!

    Birmingham will overtake London this year as the UK's most attractive city for property investment this year as Asian and American funds buy up more of Britain's buildings.

    A shortage of available assets and high price tags on office buildings, residential blocks and retail outlets in cities such as London will drive investors to look at Birmingham, respondents in the report said.

    The West Midlands city, which is undergoing massive city centre regeneration and will house the new HS2 headquarters, jumped 14 places in the index while the UK capital slipped from 5th to 10th.

    Source/full story
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    I wonder why Birmingham?, its Leeds that gets the title of "the capital of the north" and is said that Manchester is the biggest competitor to London.

    I did not see any _reason_ in the article? The vicinity to London perhaps?

    Edit: ahh this is apparently why
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    The reason was given as:

    The West Midlands city, which is undergoing massive city centre regeneration and will house the new HS2 headquarters.

    But other aspects of Birmingham, like tourism, are also booming. Thanks for that link. Smile

    Brum is also gaining a reputation as a "tech hub".
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    I'm not surprise Birmingham is on the up, I visited the German market in November and it was heaving and the shops were just as busy. It's so well situated and with Jaguar/Landrover just down the road, with another 1300 jobs just announced things are definitely on the up in the Midlands. On a positive note for me, I advertised our one bed flat in Nuneaton, just down the M6 from Birmingham on Open Rent and after a few days we'd had so many enquiries we had to stop the advert. As a town we are in a great location for M6/M1/M69/A5, Coventry is 15 minutes drive, we are approx 30 minutes by train to Birmingham and approx 75 minutes to London Euston. The town was listed as number 3 on the list of place that have gone down in value, so there must be bargains to be had. If anyone is interested in investing in Nuneaton, I'd be more than happy to help - I don't work for an agent - just think there is money to be made.Smile
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    Telegraph AGAIN! back in may 2014 suggests - the cities with best rental yields are:

    Southampton
    Manchester
    Nottingham
    Blackpool
    Kingston upon Hull

    Birmingham does not make it in the top 10.

    @Vanessa ahh Bradford underwent massive city center regeneration. Until late last year we had a big hole in city center for ... years! lol. The builders that speculated and built massive blocks of flats went Kaput! ... I hope it goes better for Birmingham.

    Birmingham apparently the 2nd biggest city; that alone could make it a hot spot.

    Tourism? i like the accent but not sure about that one.

    Edit: retract that - it has Cadbury World!
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    I couldn't get the link on here, but anyone thinking about investing in Birmingham go to youtube and type in spitting image Birmingham Olympic bid.
    It puts the case for investing in Birmingham, Shame it wasn't successful in getting the Olympics
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    I was in Birmingham recently and I couldn't believe how much the city had changed for the better.

    It definitely felt like things were on the up there.......
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    Nothing to see here in Birmingham. Move along please folks!

    (In fact big business may be moving in but rental yields aren't great compared to a lot of more northerly areas; If you shop around it's possible to achieve about 7% gross yield on a single let, but that's about the limit unless you manage to buy significantly BMV.)
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    Music to my ears, we have been focussed on the outskirts of Brum for some time. B62-69 has been very good to us for the past 15yrs in both Resi and Commercial.
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