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By - Tuesday 23 August 2011

Locations in the north of England are attracting attention from property investors keen to establish a portfolio relatively quickly, it has been claimed. Founding partner of Platinum Portfolio Builder Nick Carlile explained that some investors are being priced out of the central London market and are therefore looking elsewhere for real estate assets.

"The north, versus the south, offers much greater opportunity to buy more than one property, building a portfolio over a faster period of time," he stated. Mr Carlile also pointed out that returns can be greater in the north than the south due to higher yields. He added that achieving good rental yields is "crucial" in the short term, while investors need to take a mid to long-term perspective when it comes to capital growth.

Head of residential research at Knight Frank Liam Bailey recently commented that university towns are often a "sensible" place for property investment because the economy in such areas is likely to perform better than those settlements that do not have a higher education establishment.

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