TheHouseShop.com are today’s course specialists; weighing up which major British racecourse towns are best for property prices, house price growth and for rental yields.
With buy-to-let remaining the number one choice for UK investors, landlords have been chomping at the bit to find out which areas could be considered a ‘sure thing’.
Race One: Cheapest Housing
No Steward’s enquiry is needed for the champion of race one. Doncaster comes out top for the cheapest location for house prices, with the average starting price of a 4-bed home priced at £245,256.
Race Two: Priciest Property
No photo finish is needed in our next race. Ascot is the clear winner for the priciest British racecourse town. The average 4-bed property would set back investors a whopping £935,757.
Race Three: Lowest Crime Rate
Ascot has been declared the safest racecourse town with the lowest crime rating. Epsom and Kempton Park take second and third place.
Race Four: Wifi Connection Speed
Kempton Park is the favourite for the best location for Wifi connection speed, with York and Cheltenham also performing at a fast pace.
Race Five: House Price Growth in the last 5 years
When it comes to property values, Epsom hit the jackpot in house price growth over the last 5 years. Property prices have galloped ahead of the rest of the field by a staggering 38.67%, with Kempton Park (35.44%) and Newmarket (34.99%) following the winner.
Race Six: Best for Investment
In race for buy-to-let yields, Ascot has been pipped at the post by Doncaster. Rental returns weighed in at 5.78% in Ascot, with the town narrowly missing out on the prize to Doncaster, where investors may achieve a 6.05% rental return.
The odds are in the favour of Kempton Park, which has been awarded a trophy for the Cheapest Commute.
Outsider, York, has been awarded a trophy for its Best Choice of Pubs.
Aintree is the best turned out for families. Doncaster has been tipped as the cheapest place for a pint and for those looking to place their bets, Doncaster has the most betting shops.