75% of property investors are focusing on lower value properties

  • Fabrik Invest finds 3 in 4 buyers are seeking properties below £160k
  • Suburbs and tertiary cities are the big winners
  • Investors also looking for lower deposits

The property investment specialists at Fabrik Invest have highlighted another pandemic-driven change to the UK property market. Conscious of the wider economic backdrop, property investors are increasingly seeking out properties that offer both lower entry points and lower deposits.

“We’re seeing a growing trend towards properties priced between £80,000 and £160,000, with 75% of our investors now seeking out these homes. This is driving a shift in the locations being sought, with tertiary cities and suburbs of larger cities attracting particular interest.” 

Dale Anderson, Managing Director, Fabrik Invest

Fabrik Invest’s Dale Anderson cites Preston in Lancashire as a case in point. Apartments there at Bishopgate Gardens, priced from £120,000, have seen strong, sustained demand from both UK investors and those from overseas. Dudley in the West Midlands is another example, with investors being drawn away from higher priced Birmingham city centre properties in favour of commutable homes in Dudley, some 17km away.

Nor is it just property prices that investors are scrutinising so carefully. Many are also being drawn towards investment properties with lower deposits. While a 25% deposit is fairly standard across the buy-to-let property market, investors are increasingly searching for properties with deposits as low as 10%.

“The buy-to-let market is still very busy, but we’re definitely seeing signs of the longer-term influence of the pandemic on investor behaviour now. Lower value homes with lower deposits and those nearing completion are selling very well.”

Dale Anderson, Managing Director, Fabrik Invest

Bishopgate Gardens completes later this year, in September. The site is currently a hive of activity, with kitchens going in and plasterers and plumbers hard at work. The finished apartments will be complemented by shared social spaces and retail units on the ground floor, all designed to offer an exceptional living experience. The 24/7 concierge will deliver drinks to residents enjoying the roof gardens on the eighth and eleventh floors, while a stylish lounge area, coffee pod café and shared working space cater to residents’ various needs.

Fabrik Invest is working closely with clients to provide opportunities such as this, with the right entry point to suit buyers’ changing requirements. The company is also running a monthly educational webinar, looking at market trends, specific locations and property investment more broadly.

 

For more information, please contact Fabrik Invest on 020 8175 9891 or enquiries@fabrikinvest.com, or visit www.fabrikinvest.com