North vs South property duel

This week we donned our protective clothing for another property-related duel. Just like we duelled it out over Landlord v Investor back in Episode 4, this time we went head-to-head over North v South: Where’s best to invest?

With Rob B repping the North and Rob D in the corner of the South, we battled it out over five rounds.

Who emerged victorious? You’ll have to listen to find out!

Our news story this week was about expats rushing to buy back in the UK, as reported by The Telegraph and backed up by Rob B. Apparently, expectations of rising house prices means expats are keen to have some assets back in Pounds Sterling. Or even to buy somewhere for themselves before prices go up (and rent it out in the meantime).

If nothing else, it shows how far perceptions and expectations have shifted this year – from doom and gloom to “buy now or you’ll miss the boat”. The reality? As always, probably somewhere in the middle.

This week’s resource came courtesy of Property 118, and their new property research tool. Rather than going to 20-odd different sites in the course of doing your due diligence, the tool brings everything together in the same place. All you have to do is enter the postcode.

Check it out and let us know what you think!

We took a lot of our data for the duel from this excellent Moneystepper analysis, and their follow-up infographic. Thank you Graham!

And finally, we asked you to check out the new social media profiles for The Property Hub!

So go follow/tweet/like/whatever. Just search for ‘The Property Hub’ on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus!

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So, who won our battle?

If you had to choose, would you pick the North or the South for the next 5-10 years?

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