Looking to invest in Birmingham? Great choice.
Investing here is a little bit like making a great meal. You need all the right ingredients to cook up something tasty. And when we say something tasty, we mean an investment property in an area with high capital growth and a great yield.
Reliable transport links, good shops for your tenants, strong employment opportunities, and high demand are all good ingredients for future growth and property success.
If you can identify opportunity areas ahead of other investors, then you’re setting yourself up in the best possible way. If you’re really serious about investing here, you’ll want instant access and insider tips from our free guide, which you can download here .
Now, let’s dive in…
Birmingham city centre - B1
First up we’ve got the city centre. Birmingham city centre catapulted right to the top of our property hotspot list. And for good reason too. Over the last year, house prices here have boomed. Of course, the transport links in Birmingham are already pretty good, but add a HS2 station into the mix and you have the recipe for an investment hotspot to firmly keep your eye on. From Grand Central to the Jewellery Quarter and beyond, Birmingham city centre offers investor opportunities galore. According to Zoopla, the city offers an impressive average yield of 6.56%.
Jewellery Quarter - B18
There’s no doubt that the Jewellery Quarter remains one of the top investment locations in Birmingham city-centre. It offers a quaint ‘village feel’ but it’s well connected to the central city, which makes it a popular choice with young professionals. Properties near the Jewellery Quarter Station have seen some of the biggest price rises - so it should really be on your radar of places to invest in property this year.
Edgbaston - B15
Recognised for its sporting heritage, Edgbaston also happens to be one of Birmingham’s most affluent postcodes and it’s a clear investment hotspot. For investors that want a buy-to-let property in an area with established capital growth, Edgbaston is the place to keep your eye on. The growth here is driven by high tenant demand - particularly with young families who are looking for a safe place to live. Just ten minutes from the city-centre, Edgbaston has a buzzy vibe and also hosts Birmingham’s first-ever Michelin-starred restaurant.
Selly Oak - B29
Selly Oak is just four miles from Birmingham City Centre. In recent years the place has transformed from a predominantly family area to a bustling cosmopolitan student area, bringing in high rental yields and a growing economy. With the newly built shopping centres and eclectic vibe, it’s a place people want to live. It is now one of the most vibrant and exciting places to live in Birmingham so investing here is a safe bet - especially with the rental yields which currently stand at 7.10%.
Digbeth - B5
B5 is a charm. It belongs to Digbeth - a neighbourhood picked out by The Sunday Times as the ‘coolest in Britain’. Located just a few minutes’ walk from the city centre, Digbeth really is the place to be. Despite its popularity, house prices here are still fairly low compared to the rest of the U.K so it makes for a solid investment. It offers so many independent and artisan restaurants, bars, pop-up stalls, and creative spaces. It attracts tenants from all walks of life but they tend to be young professionals looking for a trendy place to live. You’ll find old warehouses that have been restored to create new trendy living spaces, plus there are plans for a HS2 station nearby which will benefit in future. Unsurprisingly, Digbeth is a hotspot for investors.