Well my recent articles about Birmingham City Centre’s most moved street in the last 3 years and the Monopoly board article (the one where I listed the most valuable streets) caused quite a lot of interest locally, so I decided to see what else I could find out about the B2 postcode area, and I have been able find out the biggest streets in the Birmingham City Centre (B2) postcode area.
Don’t worry, I will get back to some hard-hitting articles about the lack of new homes being built in Birmingham City Centre, the trials and tribulations of being a Birmingham City Centre buy-to-let landlord and the future of the Birmingham City Centre property market .. yet in this article because of the previous positive comments, I wanted to give you what you, the Birmingham City Centre homeowners and Birmingham City Centre landlords asked about and wanted!
The biggest street in B2, when it comes to the number of houses on it is Pope Street, with 586 homes. In second place is Holliday Street with 554 homes and in third is Holloway Head with 496 homes.
Yet, size isn’t everything and the most valuable street of the top 20 biggest streets is Wharfside Street at £137.8m with an average value of £307,000 per property.
The street with the greatest number of movers in the last 3 years is Pope Street, with a saleability rate of 49.8%, with Carver Street having the highest saleability rate of 53.4%.
The full breakdown can be found in this chart below.
Yet, did you really think I wouldn’t get at all serious ..
The basic rudiments of the Birmingham City Centre property market remain principally healthy in many parts of Birmingham City Centre, yet the existing political environment means that the vital element of confidence has been diminished slightly in certain parts, and that is triggering a minority of potential property purchasers and house-sellers to vacillate, yet with unemployment at an all-time low, a record number of people with a job, ultra-low interest rates and decent mortgage availability (with the Banks and Building Societies tending to drop mortgage rates instead of increasing them), those Birmingham City Centre first time buyers (and especially Birmingham City Centre buy-to-let landlords) who have adjourned their next house purchase because of perceived political uncertainty should be reminded that talking to many of my fellow Birmingham City Centre agents they have more homes on their books than at any time for the last three or four years, so there is a greater choice of Birmingham City Centre properties to call your next home/BTL investment with a potential of securing a great property deal in the next month or so.
Irrespective of what happens with Brexit, Birmingham City Centre people will still need a roof over their heads and as I have mentioned on a number of occasions, I have proved beyond doubt we aren’t building enough homes both locally in Birmingham City Centre and nationally. If supply is limited and demand increases (as the population grows and we get older), prices in the medium to long term can only go in one direction. Upwards!
So, whatever happens with BoJo and Brexit – why wait, because once we get over that hurdle, there will just be another hurdle and another hurdle and by which time – we will be in 2029 and you would have missed the boat. We survived the Global Financial Crash, 3-day week in 1970s’, hyperinflation etc etc … yet the choice is yours.
James Forrester Author Birmingham Property News and Managing Director Barrows & Forrester Property Group