Investor ProfilePension, Retirement, University, Downshifter and Cash&Equity
Population aged 15+:276,801
 ActualNational Average
Percentage Class ABC1:51%44%
Per 1000 population131710
Yield Range:4.0% - 8.8%
Price Ranges  Low £Hi       £Low £pwHi £pwLowHi
Valuations above the national average by:0%
 ActualNational Average
Capital growth last 12 months:23%18%
Capital growth last 5 years:80%80%
Large employers in the area:Many
Demand For Letting:Good
Average void period:2 week

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Capital Growth

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Out of 10:734
Summary:The safest place in Wales to put your money.


Cardiff is home to the largest university in Wales and came 7th out 106 universities for research.  The university is considered as a major engine for economic development for Wales.  The Cardiff University Innovation Network has helped at least 250 companies to the skills and resources the university offers.  The University’s transfer activities, from the success of start-up companies and the licensing of new products, have contributed over £20 million to the economy yearly.  Cardiff University is a major player and has close links with business.  I predict that property prices will play catch up with the rest of the South East as Cardiff is making itself in to one of the key cities for research and business.

There are also two key developments occurring in Cardiff at the moment:

St Davids Centre Phase II - This project will be a key opportunity to improve the environment of the Cardiff City Shopping Centre and the quality of the overall city centre generally. It will also heighten  Cardiff's image and place it in the retail shopping league of shopping centres.  St Davids Centre Phase 2 is a regeneration plan approved by the council for Cardiff's City Centre in 2005. 'Phase 2' will increase the retail space by 750,000sq ft and add to the original St Davids Centre.  It will be crammed with stores, leisure centres, restaurants and bars. The centre will also include public open spaces and squares and a public covered mall.

Callaghan Square – An office development grouped around a beautiful landscaped square next to the city centre. It offers high spec offices and unrivalled services.  It totals 52,500 sq m (565,110 sq ft) in floor space area  and could end up poaching many businesses in surrounding areas.

Both these developments will certainly attract people towards the city hence increase demand for good rental properties.

Mainline railway station:40 minutes to Bristol Parkway

2 hours to London Paddington


Road Access:

Main access M4, A470 & A48(M)

45 miles west of Bristol

6 miles from M4

Local NewspaperSouth Wales Echo 02902022 3333
Estate Agents:NameAddressTelWeb
 Mansells Estate Agents3 Heol y Deri

Rhiwbina Village


CF14 6HA

029 2052 1600 
Peter Mulcahy64 Albany Road



029 2049 6452 
Peter Alan86 Albany Road


CF24 3RF

029 2046 2246 
Chris John & Partners95 Pontcanna Street



029 2039 7152 
John Williams18c High Street




029 2055 2666 
Michael Jones & Co70 Whitchurch Road


CF14 3LX

029 2034 2331 
Letting Agents:NameAddressTelWeb
 Thomas George32, Churchill Way
Cardiff South Glamorgan
CF10 2DZ
029 2039
Chris John & Partners95, Pontcanna St
Cardiff South Glamorgan
CF11 9HS
029 2039
Allen & HarrisTBC029 2022
R H Seel & CoTBC029 2037