If you’re looking to invest some money overseas, then the property market in Manchester, England—the major city that is home to Manchester United and Manchester City football clubs—is a great choice.
Manchester is a property investment hotspot. The city has an ever-growing population, with more and more people coming into the area to take jobs in its fast-paced business market or to study at its world-class universities. In fact, there are so many tenants trying to get a foothold in the city that rental prices are being pushed up as people enter bidding wars to secure new lodgings! If you have the money to invest, it’s guaranteed that there will be tenants ready and waiting to move into your properties—and that you will see a healthy return on your investment.
Manchester has a great reputation for top-quality higher education. The University of Manchester is part of the prestigious Russell Group of universities, which are considered to be the UK’s best research establishments. Currently ranked the fifth best UK university in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2014, the University of Manchester has an ambitious target to become one of the Top 25 Research Universities in the World by 2020.
In total, the three main universities in the area—the University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University and Salford University—are home to an enormous 95,000 students, meaning that there is a huge demand for accommodation for 18 to 30-year-olds. The city is also very popular with international students—particularly those from the Far East, many of whom travel to the city to attend the well-renowned Manchester Business School. It’s easy to see the attraction: with the winning combination of culture, leisure activities, good education opportunities, stunning accommodation and great transport links, it’s a great city in which to branch out and experience the world.
These are just some of the reasons why developers continue to invest in Manchester, building a wide variety of properties across all the different parts of the city to suit all ages, tastes and budgets.
When it comes to things to do, Manchester has them in abundance: there is always a festival, a market or a music event happening in town at any given point in the year: think the Manchester International Festival, the Manchester Jazz Festival and the Manchester Christmas Markets, to name but a few. These events mean that people flock into the city from far and wide—and once they have a taste for it, many visitors decide never to leave! This helps demand for Manchester property to continue to rise.
The city has a thriving economy, including the recently developed business district at Spinningfields, which has been called the Canary Wharf of the North (after the important London financial district). Major international companies like AstraZeneca, BBC, Deloitte, Google, Kellogg’s, Barclays and Siemens all have offices in and around Manchester, with more and more corporations bringing their regional hubs to the city. House prices are continuing to rise in the area, with percentage increases being equalled only by London, showing the economic power of what is arguably the UK’s second city—it really is a place to invest for the long term.
Manchester benefits from fantastic transport links, which will take you north, south, east and west of the city with ease. The vast Metrolink network is the biggest tram network in the UK and extends out as far as Manchester Airport, offering convenience for the business and leisure traveller alike. What is more, the extensive local bus system extends as far as the neighbouring counties of Lancashire, Yorkshire and Derbyshire. This means that wherever you invest, you and/or your tenants will be able to get into the city centre and out to different areas of the country without any trouble.
Julie Twist Properties is offering investment opportunities from a selection of NEW DEVELOPMENTS meaning that you could buy one or more pristine apartments for your portfolio before they have even been lived in or we have an arrange of RESALE PROPERTIES that may suit your requirements.
Julie Twist Properties opened twenty two years ago in the heart of the city and has pursued its mission to offer an honest, good quality service to people looking to buy and rent property in the city ever since. The company prides itself on its personal touch, tailoring its services to suit individual clients. Over the years, the company has expanded, In 2002, a partnership with Jones Homes led to the creation of JJT Residential at Salford Quays – again, the first estate agency in the area – which has since become another branch of Julie Twist Properties. In 2014, the Ancoats/New Islington branch followed, taking the company’s offices up to 3. By building on each success, Julie Twist Properties has developed into a well-known and well-respected organisation.
So why should you trust Julie? Well, she was the first agent to open her doors in the centre of Manchester at a time when city-centre living was a new concept in the UK, so she has seen it all. She has also been a well-respected judge on the panel at the UK Lettings Agency of the Year Awards for many years now, acting as an advisor to the industry, after having been a winner herself of Estate Agency of the Year back in 2005—the first female agent and the first agent in the North of England ever to win, and in 2015 won silver in Best Northern Estate Agent award. Julie and her team are property experts, who know the ins and outs of Manchester and its property market like no one else; they have watched it grow from its infancy to become the prosperous industry it is today. Julie Twist Properties has stood the test of time.
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