Low inflation and interest rates mean that it’s hard to find decent return on cash investments such as bank and building society accounts.
Volatility in the stock and currency markets has pushed investors to look for alternative means of investment.
The UK has seen some quite dramatic rises in property prices over recent years and prices are continuing to rise regardless of the Brexit vote.
A chronic shortage of housing in the UK is continuing to exert upward pressure on residential property prices, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
The most impressive rises in property prices are projected to occur in the Northern Powerhouse which is between Liverpool and Hull.