The prices of houses in the UK are becoming out of reach of a lot of working people I feel. A decent house will cost over 250k nowadays in any decent town south of Bham. That is cheap compared to some towns in the south. However, properties in the north are still affordable to a lot of people. If you wanted a buy to let, would you buy up north? I am talking of less than 100k for a semi detached house or terraced house. Or is it the fact that these houses are less likely to go up much in price that would put you off buying them.I know someone from the pub many years ago who used to buy cheap northern/mids properties with a 5% deposit and he used to rent them all out. You cant get a 95% mortgage though as an expat or even if you were UK resident for a B2L though I dont think nowadays. But I just wondered the cost to secure a home if much much cheaper but weighing it up against the capital growth achievable to be able to move later on. WHy are houses so cheap just a few hundred miles north of London with a population of 60million anyway?