Capital growth is perhaps the hardest to estimate but if the region is being regenerated along with other economic factors such as new or existing industries investing or expanding in the area then these are good indicators of a general economic upturn. When choosing your investment property, you should look at several factors, including local amenities, schools, shops and the ratio of owner occupier to rental properties in any street. The greater the ratio of owner occupier usually indicates where people want to live. Similarly the more expensive the property, the easier it is to rent.