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£136.5 billion worth of housing equity to be unlocked in the next 5 years

New research from MGM advantage has found an increase in the number of the UK’s retired population downsizing their homes. 1.99 million retired people have already downsized their homes and a further 12% are looking to downsize over the next 5 years. These figures suggest that £136.5 billion of housing equity will be unlocked from property downsizing within…

Salford is Britain’s new property hotspot

Ever since MediaCityUK opened in Salford back in 2007, property values in the city have kept on rising. There is no doubt that MediaCity is one of the greatest assets Salford now has and, more widely, benefits the entire North West region, so perhaps the increase in the property values should not come as much of a surprise. Originally…

Could Northern cities benefit from high speed rail?

George Osborne told the BBC this week that he believes that improved transport links between major cities could allow the north to become a major rival to London. He announced on Monday his ambition to build a high speed rail line, HS3, to connect major northern locations such as Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield and Liverpool – all…