Why buy in Birmingham?

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With lower property costs than London, a great reputation for business innovation, and excellent transport and communication links, Birmingham has become one of the UK’s hottest property markets.

A major international commercial centre with world class conferencing, sporting, cultural and retail environments, Birmingham is now in the top 10 list of European cities for property investment and has recently appeared in the Rough Guide as one of the top 10 World cities for 2015.

If you want to join the ever-growing legion of property buyers in the city, then Barrows & Forrester is here to help. We have made it our mission to offer top quality advice to people looking to buy in the city and our in-depth knowledge of the property market in Manchester helps us to pinpoint the best opportunities for our clients.

Our personal, tailored approach to buying property in the city is what sets us apart from the competition so if you’re looking for open and honest advice about buying property in Manchester, contact us now.

Over the last few years Birmingham has reinvented itself as one of the most vibrant cities in Europe. The regeneration of the Bull Ring, the new library (the biggest in Europe), the major redevelopment of New Street station, Eastside and Paradise Circus, the Resorts World Birmingham development by the airport, and the recently revealed Smithfield regeneration scheme are all putting Birmingham in front of mind for buy-to-let investors who are starting to see the vast potential in the city. This transformation has been well reported right across the UK media, changing perceptions of the city and raising the profile of Birmingham amongst the property investment community.

With lower property costs than London, a great reputation for business start-ups and innovation, and excellent transport and communication links, it’s little wonder that serious buy-to-let property investors are now viewing Birmingham as one of the UK’s hottest property markets for investments.

Birmingham is perfectly placed for development. One of the main reasons Birmingham is expanding so quickly is the fact that so many London companies are creating back offices here or sometimes relocating their whole outfit. It's also true that Birmingham has been planning this boom since 2010, when the city council produced the first Big City Plan, a 20-year project set to transform Birmingham into a genuinely world-class city centre and extend its footprint by 25%.

Perfectly located with superb business connections at a local, national and international level, infrastructure plans for the future are even more impressive, with more and more international flights becoming available, the Midland Metro being expanded and, hugely importantly, work to start on the HS2 high-speed rail link in 2017. Not only will the HS2 headquarters be located in Birmingham, but you will also be able to commute from London to Birmingham in less than 50 minutes, which is phenomenal.