Beyond London: Three residential markets to watch outside the UK capital
Changes to taxation and the much-hyped uncertainty around Brexit contributed to the lacklustre performance of UK residential property throughout 2018. But our opinion is that there are key pockets of opportunity in regional markets throughout the UK. Here are three markets in which we expect to see solid growth in 2019.
Historically a lot of interest has focused on Brighton — a popular seaside hotspot with regular trains to major London stations — but neighbouring Hove has been gaining in popularity, and rightly so.
The elegant, calmer twin to Brighton, it exerts a strong appeal for the seaside-loving retirees, young professionals and second home-owner communities. House price growth in the area is being underpinned by the increasing popularity of Hove and the lifestyle it offers — a café culture that provides diversity and easy access to faster-paced central Brighton without the inconvenience of loud nightlife spilling onto your doo