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Best Locations to buy your home in 2016

Not all of us have the luxury of being able to choose where we would like to live. Some of us have to stick with living wherever the work is. If you do have a choice as to where you would like to live, or you simply want to know where the best locations to buy your home in 2016 are, then read on!


If you have ever had the pleasure of visiting Cornwall, then you will know just how popular it is. This part of the world is incredibly beautiful, and it’s a really good spot for you to buy a home. Granted, you will have to pay more than £250,000 for a three bedroom house (Correct at the time of writing), but Cornwall, specifically Truro in Cornwall, is a great place for you to buy your next home. With stunning views, incredible beaches, and steeped in history, Cornwall is the ideal place for anyone who would love to live in the south of the UK.


You could be forgiven for thinking that I’ve mentioned the wrong place here, but stick with me on this. East Manchester has seen a lot of change in the last few years, and house prices have risen by about 150%, particularly those that are located close to the Ethihad stadium, which is home to Manchester City football club, and also hosts a lot of musical gigs there too. Prices in Manchester do vary, but at the time of writing, you should expect to pay about £85,000 for a three bed house in the east of the city.


Somerset is a beautiful place, and it’s one part of the world where I spent a lot of time as a child. Homes in some of the most popular parts of Somerset, such as Bruton, will cost a lot more than you think, but it’s a incredibly beautiful area, and one that you can truly feel at home in. With many private schools, plenty of transport links, and that stunning countryside you love, at every turn, Somerset could be the ideal spot for you and your family.

Richmond, North Yorkshire

A lot of people have heard of Richmond in Surrey, but Richmond in North Yorkshire definitely has its charm. Surrounded by the magnificent Yorkshire Dales, this part of the world has seen a boost in its economy thanks to the growth and expansion of the local army base. With house prices up by almost 5% on the year before, if you want to buy a house that’s likely to increase in value, Richmond may well be worth considering.


Norfolk, in particular, Norwich in Norfolk has seen house prices rise by about 15% in the past few years. This is thought to be due to a dual carriageway being built around the city, and the steady stream of businesses opening up and flourishing in the area. Although Norwich may not be your first choice when it comes to deciding where you would like to live (Or invest), it has a lot of potential, and house prices may just continue to rise if the area continues to boom.

Newcastle Upon Tyne

Having lived in Newcastle for 10 years, I can safely say it’s a really nice place to live. If you want to make an investment however, then you may wish to set your sites on Jesmond in Newcastle. This area is ideal for attracting students who need some place to stay while studying at University. With great transport links, restaurants, shops, bars, and night clubs, any typical student is likely to want to rent a place here. If you wish to have tenants in your home for most of the year, and you want a guarantee that the rent will be paid, then rent out to students whose student finance will cover the rental fees. You may also be interested to know that Jesmond is a rather pretty place to own or rent out a home, so don’t let the local student population put you off from buying a little peace of heaven.

As you can see, the UK is full of some great destinations that could result in you living in the location of your dreams. Ok so you may have to put up with paying a high price for the property that you buy, but if you want to live in one of the best towns or cities the UK has to offer, it’s just something you’ll have to do. There are many more ideal locations, but those that you see above, are what I consider to be the best, so start searching, and you may soon find your perfect home in the best location.


Best Locations to buy your home in 2017

At the time of writing, we are half way through 2016, which means 2017 doesn’t seem so far away at all. As the year moves on, and the New Year starts to become even closer, we begin to think about our plans for the year ahead. Many people look to switch jobs, lose weight, or take up a new hobby. There are others though, who think about moving home in and around London.

If you are already thinking of moving home in and around London, then you may have already started looking. The good news is we can predict where some of the best locations to buy your home may be. So, if 2017 is going to be the year you move, you may want to consider these areas:


The current mayor of London Sadiq Khan hails from this neck of the woods, and it’s thought to be the perfect place for those who wish to climb the property ladder. With great transport links, Tooting really has a lot of potential, and is perfect for those who may not be able to afford to live in Central London, but who are happy to live a short distance away. With a terraced house selling for around £800,00 at the time of writing, prices are still reasonably low for London.


With over 5,000 new homes that have been recently built in this area, Woolwich is starting to thrive. There may be some estates in this neck of the woods that need updating, but it looks like they are going to be dealt with sometime soon. With a terraced house in this area typically selling for approximately £340,500, prices here are a lot lower than in other parts of London. But with the Crossrail development occurring close by, chances are it will affect house prices, which means if you can get in now and buy a property, you could find yourself paying a lot less than anyone who comes to live in Woolwich in 5 years’ time.

Queens Park

With plenty of Edwardian and Victorian style homes around the area, Queens Park is ideal for those of you who want to live somewhere grand. You should be aware that a terraced house in this area costs approximately £1,200,000 at the time of writing, but if you have the cash, this is a good place to splash it. With excellent transport links, a good range of independent shops, and some divine cafés, Queens Park has everything you’ll ever need.


If you know anything about London, you will know that Islington is an expensive place to live. Aside from the fact that homes in this part of London can cost a lot of money (£1,420,000 for a terraced house at the time of writing), Islington is a beautiful place to be. With parks, theatres, restaurants and shops all close by, there really isn’t very much you cannot do here. With excellent transport links, Islington is great if you would like to get to Central London, so it looks as though those living in this part of the world really do have everything on their door step. If you have the chance to buy a property in this area, it’s recommended that you do.

East Ham

East Ham is definitely a place you should consider investing in. With the demand for home increasing by more than 25% in the last part of 2015, this is a good place to be. With a nature reserve, places to walk your dog, and take your children, East Ham is a good spot for a growing family. With a multi-cultural community, this neck of the woods is vibrant, and it has good transport links to Central London. Prices here are quite low compared to other parts of London, with a Edwardian or Victorian style terraced house selling for approximately £330,000 at the time of writing.

There are some wonderful places to live in London, and there really is something for everyone in and around this bustling city. At the time of writing, house prices could be increasing in some parts of London, so it may be worth your while buying a property now. Alternatively, you may want to think about investing in a property or two, which could also prove to be fruitful in years to come. Woolwich may be the best place for investment at the time of writing, as you could potentially buy 2 homes in Woolwich for the cost of 1 home elsewhere. It all depends what you want to do, and where you want to invest. If you are simply looking for somewhere to call your home, then why not take a closer look at some of the above destinations, and see what takes your fancy?