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It is an internationally recognised city renowned for its history, music and sporting culture, and is currently enjoying an economic renaissance.
This historic city holds a special place in so many people’s hearts across the globe. Given UNESCO World Heritage Site status in 2004, you will not be short of things to do in Liverpool.
Liverpool has more museums and galleries than any UK city outside London, as well as two beautiful cathedrals and two famous theatres. In 2008, Liverpool enjoyed the title of European Capital of Culture, and for good reason.
£196,751Average Property Price
11.4%1 Yr Property Price Increase
Liverpool is a huge contributor to the Northern Powerhouse, with a GVA of over £32 billion. With a population of approximately 2.3 million, it ranks highly as the fifth-largest metropolitan area in the UK. The investment opportunities are endless for Liverpool. With an abundance of regeneration projects in the pipeline, Liverpool’s economic prowess continues to grow year on year. This is attracting enormous investment from global companies choosing to relocate office space there.
In 2019, Liverpool ranked as the best UK city for buy-to-let yields with five of the top 10 best postcodes for rental yields situated in the city. These high-ranking yields come as no surprise, as Liverpool has the perfect formula for profitable investment property. It is an extremely affordable city, both for its residents and to invest in property. Also, rental demand is increasingly high due to its large student population and growing workforce. As a result, Liverpool presents a robust and attractive property market for investors to invest in.
One of the UK's most
Liverpool boasts some of the most affordable property prices in the UK with the average property price standing at £196,751. For comparison, Liverpool property prices are almost £100,000 cheaper than the UK average. However, prices in Liverpool are rapidly increasing as the economy continues to prosper and the demand for property increases. In the last 12 months alone, property prices rose by an eyewatering 11.4%, smashing the national average.
This presents a great choice for investors. In particular, first-time investors. If you have a smaller budget and are looking for a city that can still generate significant rental yields and strong capital growth, you can rest assured that Liverpool will deliver impressive returns.
Liverpool has experienced considerable regeneration in the last few decades, with ample more in the pipeline.
The current expansion plans amount to over £14 billion of investment. Most significantly, the regeneration of Liverpool Waters – a £5.5 billion investment and revolutionising this historic city’s skyline. Construction, which began in 2018, aims to transform the derelict buildings along with the city’s popular waterfront sector. The project aims to create a multi-use vicinity with a mix of commercial, residential, and leisure amenities. It will be one of the most remarkable new building projects in the UK, combining exceptional architecture and design with unique creativity.
Liverpool Waters will see the creation of five distinct neighbourhoods, adding to the existing 9,000 spectacular waterfront apartments overlooking the River Mersey. Since the £5.5 billion project has begun, it has already been attracting lots of attention as it gathers momentum and starts taking shape. This could be the perfect time to tap into Liverpool’s buy to let market whilst prices remain low.
The award-winning £5.5 billion regeneration of Liverpool Waters is one of the most noteworthy regeneration projects in the UK to date. Two million square metres of Liverpool’s waterside will be transformed into five, new distinct neighbourhoods. The area will become a space to live, work and play and it will be a radical vision for the city.
The Anfield Project will transform the community that sits in the surrounding areas of Anfield Stadium, Liverpool’s world-famous football club. The scheme will create 1,000 new homes and expand the stadium to a capacity of 54,000. One of Liverpool’s most famous and beloved neighbourhoods will be revitalised, breathing life into the private and public sectors.
The Knowledge Quarter£1bn
Liverpool's Knowledge Quarter is home to some of the most powerful names in science, technology, health, and education. Over £1 billion has been spent in enhancing the area to become a hub of business, as well as a study centre for 54,000 students. Regeneration is ongoing, with the latest plans transforming the surrounding area of Paddington Village. This project will be a magnet for successful businesses and entrepreneurs.
There is a reason why Liverpool consistently ranks as one of the best buy-to-let cities in the UK. Affordable prices, growing demand, and huge regeneration projects. Liverpool is a recipe for investment success. Request our guide to find out why.
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