When you decide to buy or rent a property, your first thought will likely be a house or a flat. But have you ever considered the idea of living in a houseboat? This is becoming an increasingly popular way to live, and it could be a great option for you.
In the UK where there is a distinct shortage of homes for the population Government schemes have encouraged some much needed activity in the new-build sector in recent years. While for some a newly built home is exactly what they want, investors might not be 100% certain that it’s the best option for them.
Bridlington is a seaside town on Yorkshire’s East Coast, often considered Scarborough’s poor cousin. Until now it wasn’t considered a sound place to buy property in. The leisure facilities were run down, the seaside resort was more popular with older generations and had very little to attract younger families.
Far for being famed solely as the land that produced Alan Partridge and Delia Smith, Norwich has a lot going for it. Just a half hour commute from London, the capital of East Anglia Norwich is a stunning little city. It’s also been voted as one of Britain’s top 100 best so it’s well worth a little further investigation.
Why buy a home on one of those old estates?
They were all the rage, those new developments. They were purpose-built for families who aspired to a comfortable living environment.
Merthyr Tydfil is the name given to both the town, which is an extensive urban area, as well as the county, although both are often just referred to as Merthyr. The area was known for its production of iron particularly throughout the period of the Industrial Revolution. Looking back historically towards the 1891 census, 68.4% of the population were records as speaking the Welsh language.
There is little doubt that Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland, has a mixed reputation. Synonymous with the Troubles and famous for its terraced housing and politics, Belfast has struggled to attract buy to let investors from outside the city itself.
Aberdeen regularly tops best places to live charts thanks to its flourishing oil industry. It has a high number of millionaire homeowners, great employment, a low crime rate, and is located amidst the stunning and majestic Scottish countryside.
Bath is a perpetually lovely city in the South West. Full of achingly beautiful Georgian architecture, home to naturally occurring thermal spa waters, and well connected to Bristol, and London by train. Bath really does have something for everyone.
Founded by the Romans over 2,000 years ago, Chester is a wee jewel in the crown of the North West. Within spitting distance of Liverpool, Manchester, and the North Wales coast,
Dundee is home to Lorraine Kelly and Dundee cake. Naturally, these facts are responsible for the popularity of the city and its rising status (wink wink).
Newcastle is a great city. Up there in the North East, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne is not to be confused with its Staffordshire cousin, Newcastle-Under-Lyme; for most people, a quick visit to both is enough to reassure you of the vast differences.
Birmingham regularly fights for the title of Britain’s second city against fierce rival, Manchester. In its favour, Birmingham is centrally located, and has fast and frequent transport links to both the North and the South.
York is one of the most beautiful cities in the country. It has a relatively well-off population, and it’s the capital of Yorkshire, the UK’s largest county.
While UK house price growth continues to slow, other figures suggest that slowdown will continue. The latest figures from the Bank of England (BOE) show the number of mortgages that lenders have approved, fell for a third straight month in April as demand for property wanes.