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A guide on houses for sale in Aberdeen

by | Nov 15, 2022

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As a landlord, whenever you are looking at houses for sale in Aberdeenshire, you could find varying prices throughout an area like Aberdeen. In this article, this data will be simplified so you can find all of the data on one, convenient page.

So, from the rental yield of Aberdeen to the success you may expect to get when submitting planning permission. Everything you need to know about house for sale in the UK and in Aberdeen will be revealed. Keep reading.

Get professional help on the houses for sale in Aberdeen

Nowadays, there are so many properties on the real estate market that it can be difficult to decide which one is the best house for sale for you.
So, who can help you navigate the process of choosing a house for sale?
The number of professionals that offer real estate investors advice and assistance is broad and when it comes to dealing with houses for sale, the process can be complex.

Find here a list of those that can help when buying a house for sale:

  • Moneylender – lends you the sum of money you need to buy the house for sale you are looking for
  • Insurance agent – A firm that provides several insurances and protections for the house for sale that might become your future house
  • Solicitor – A person or company that will sort out the legal work needed before buying a house for sale
  • Civil engineer – Also called surveyor, he or she will provide you with an independent valuation of the house for sale you are willing to buy
  • Mortgage advisor – Realistically, you will need a mortgage in order to afford to buy a house for sale. Mortgage advisors will guide you and propose the best mortgage deals based on your financial records
  • EPC specialist – Especially nowadays, getting professional advice on the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) of the house for sale you are considering buying is crucial

Thinking of a different city and perhaps a different location?

We have prepared a list of cities that are entirely dissimilar to the region of Scotland, perfect if you are looking for somewhere similar to Aberdeen but want to relocate to a different region entirely. You should then be able to evaluate the different houses for sale listed in the region:

Alternatively, you can visit our webpage dedicated to houses for sale in the UK for a broader understanding, houses for sale in the UK.

On average, what is the figure for the asking price of a house for sale in Aberdeen?

Before a house gets sold, the figure it sells for always starts off as an asking price. This average asking price for the houses for sale in Aberdeen determines the eventual sale price of the house so it isn’t the most important figure but is still important to take note of. This figure is currently £177,188.

Below, there is a table showing the asking price of the different sizes of houses based on the number of bedrooms of the houses in Aberdeen.

In the city of Aberdeen, what is the average asking price for the houses for sale?

Average asking price (1 bed) £70,432
Average asking price (2 bed) £115,765
Average asking price (3 bed) £202,093
Average asking price (4 bed) £353,295
Average asking price (5 bed) no relevant data for this city

The tables should give you a generic view of what the prices of the houses for sale are like. To close things off, the average asking price for the house for sale in the whole of Aberdeen is £0. This should show you the general prices overall and for individual types of houses too.

In general, for the city of Aberdeen, what are the final purchase prices for the houses for sale?

In Aberdeen, houses for sale are sold at an average of £160,179. In general, multiple factors impact this figure because lots of variables impact properties valuation. This can include the quality of the buildings in general, whether the population has grown, if there is demand for housing or if there is a low crime rate which would make the area more desirable.

In the table below, you can see for yourself how the average price of a house for sale looks based on the different sizes of housing in Aberdeen. The exact amount of variation between the types of housing depends on the local demand for particular types of houses in the area.

Housing category Total final sale price
Aerage sold price (detached) £288,919
Aerage sold price (semi-detached) £205,498
Aerage sold price (terraced) £188,288
Aerage sold price (flat) £114,132

As you can see above, for Aberdeen, price varies based on the type of house that is being sold. If these prices shock you it could be due to population change in the last 10 years of 4% where lots of movement may inflate or deflate house prices.

Housing category Sale price per square foot
Aerage sold price/sqft £1,871
Aerage sold price/sqft (new build) £1,730
Aerage sold price/sqft (old stock) £1,947

Looking at the second table about Aberdeen, you are able to tell which type of housing is most affordable to you as a buyer. However, for a general overview of what house price is, the average price per square foot for a house in Aberdeen is £1,871.

In Aberdeen, what are the rental yields?

Is the housing market in Aberdeen growing?

Before making an investment and move forward with buying a house for sale, another important set of data an investor should analyse is the growth trends of the area in question.

Below are the forecasted growth rates for the city of Aberdeen at 1 year, 3 year and 5 year intervals:

1 year 3 years 5 years
Aberdeen growth rate 1% -6% no relevant data for this city

Examine this figure carefully as the addition of a lot of new houses to meet demand could mean that house price of the houses for sale in Aberdeen gradually reduces with an increase in the housing supply. This could be a good indicator to understand if your house will appreciate or not. Too many houses and too much supply could drive down the prices of homes or stagnate them. So be sure to check out what is exactly happening in Aberdeen.

The figure of rental yield is commonly looked at by investors who wish to increase their income by investing in areas where rental yields of the houses for sale are higher. Usually, the higher the rental yield, the more attractive a house for sale is for an investor. This is why it is common for landlords to increase rent using section 13, to maximise this yield, as it is so important.

Nonetheless, there are also instances where an investor will go with a house with lower yields in order to benefit from the appreciation of a house too which is why it’s vital to look into all the details of Aberdeen.

The data below shows the rental yield, rent turnover and the percentage of the money made on the sale of a house. The data is broken down into the county city is in (Aberdeenshire) as well as the broader region; Scotland.

Average Yield Average Asking rent Turnover (rental) Turnover (sale)
Aberdeen £0 £759 £1 £1
Aberdeenshire 6.03% £792.14 125.40% 81.91%
Scotland 0.05 871.42 £1 59.40%

Also, you can compare other data to the table above such as the number of houses sold per month in Aberdeen which is no relevant data for this city and get a better understanding of the housing market.

This is great if you want to gauge if investors are actively looking for houses for sale in the area over other areas in the UK which may be an induction of how profitable Aberdeen is to invest in. Both in terms of rental yield and capital appreciation.

Choose the right house for sale that suits your needs

When browsing houses for sale in Aberdeen you should think about lots of different criteria:

  • House for sale affordability – visit the dedicated page of the UK government to understand (see what you can afford)
  • Location of the house for sale – the region and town you are considering to live in are crucial factors to consider before looking for houses for sale. In this article, we define lots of demographic factors that should help you make a decision.
  • House for sale transport links – even if working from home is becoming more and more predominant, we suggest you check the transport links the house for sale has.
  • Number of bedrooms in the house for sale – are you looking for houses for sale for the whole family or are you single? Always think about how many bedrooms you need and if that number might change in the future
  • energy performance of the house for sale – What is the EPC of the house for sale? Today more than ever, is important that you check the EPC rating of the real estate assets available for sale on the market.
  • Internet speed in the area of the house for sale – it is important to remember that internet speed is a consequence of two factors: your plan and the infrastructure available in the area. Always check these parameters before looking for houses for sale. Especially if you are renting the property as this will impact your business costs. Whether that be in an excluded tenancy agreement or a more common, assured shorthold tenancy.
  • Does the house for sale have parking – if yes, is it on-street or is the house for sale equipped with a garage?
  • Houses for sale in conservation areas – always check the National Heritage list. If a house for sale is part of this list it means that it might be impossible for you to make changes to the property’s internal and external structure.
  • Houses for sale Conditions – some properties, like new builds, need no repairs or works; other houses listed for sale may need some investment to restore them and some others may need a complete renovation. Someone looking for houses for sale should always think about how much time and money they are willing to invest to complete the needed repairs.

What are the people like in Aberdeen?

How educated are the people in Aberdeen?

In the city of Aberdeen, 25% people have a degree from a university. The higher this proportion is, in general, the more likely it is that the population is able to buy a house.

Interestingly, as people who have degrees go up, the average income of the area goes up too. You can see if there is a correlation, the average household income in the UK is price34,000 and the average income in Aberdeen is no relevant data for this city.

This should correspond with the average percentage of people in the UK who have degrees at 22.6%.

What salary does the community in Aberdeen take home?

You may be wondering what the amount people earn has to do with house price. Well, house prices generally go up as people earn more not just because they can afford more valuable properties but also because good areas generally attract more desirable infrastructure. For reference, the average household income is no relevant data for this city.

This may be better schools, doctors and areas with lower crime rates. This results in a snowball effect which polarises different areas further, increasing the demand for housing in richer areas by a greater amount. And increasing the proportion of people with high social grade scores. For Aberdeen this figure is no relevant data for this city.

How much green space is available to residents of Aberdeen?

In the city of Aberdeen, there are 20 acres of green space per 1000 residents.

The charity, ‘Fields in Trusts’ recommends a minimum of 6 acres of green space per 1000 people so it is easy to see where Aberdeen is when seeing if green space availability is sufficient. This green space could be parks, nature reserves, public gardens or playing fields.

What does the population of Aberdeen look like?

In total, the number of people in Aberdeen is 252905. This figure can be used to estimate the appreciation of the houses but it is also important you look at the population growth figure in order to make this more accurate.

Whether a large population benefits you as a landlord is dependent on what you want from a home. A large population is great if you have children who prefer the bustle of crowds in cities but there are also those who purposely want to buy somewhere rural.

You may also be able to find a balance of both where there are shops, restaurants and entertainment and also rural areas all within a short distance which may be the case ni Aberdeen, depending on where exactly you are.

How has Aberdeen changed in the past five years?

Five years provides enough time for a city to grow dramatically. It may be the case that the population grows or shrinks but the city of Aberdeen has changed by -1%. Read more here

It is also helpful to compare this data to a longer time period like 10 years like in the below subheading. If the population trend of growth or decline has been there for a longer period of time you’ll be able to tell if -1% is a recent change or not.
Click here to know more on the UK population trends.

In the last decade, what is the difference in population in Aberdeen?

4% has been the population growth change in the past 10 years.

Usually, this is more of a conservative figure compared to the five year change of a city.

Industrial changes can also be the reason for this shift but it could also be due to immigration or emigration. Bringing people in or out of the area.

The recent global pandemic has also shifted the number of people living in cities as people realise they can now work remotely. It may be that the people of a Aberdeen have seen a more desirable way of working, moving to make themselves more comfortable in their careers.

For example, the population of the South west of England has seen a massive increase in population because workers want to move there to benefit from the slightly better weather, lower house prices and also the rural area. Nonetheless, they can also benefit from travelling to the capital city of the UK, London.

In Aberdeen, what are the deprivation levels like?

Deprivation of a city is defined as the number of people who are considered to not be earning enough to sustain their lifestyle. The UK average of deprivation nationwide is 33% so comparing the figure of £0 for Aberdeen should give you a nice idea of the deprivation in the area.

Aberdeen in the county of Aberdeenshire is notable for its specific demographics and has individual characteristics.

For localised cities and the bigger areas of the UK there are wide variations in the demographics that shape an area so the same is also true for the wider region Aberdeen is located in; Scotland.

Below, these demographics are talked about in headings that explain how the city has grown, what the education levels are like in Aberdeen, what the social grade score of the city is like and if the green space matches the recommended levels people living in the UK should have.

In Aberdeen, what is the crime rate?

For the city of Aberdeen, crime rate is at 200%. So for every 1000 people in the area, 200% commit a crime which is prosecuted. Paying close attention to this figure of crime rate is not only important for the value of a house but also to calculate the maintenance cost of owning a house and how attractive an area can be for future buyers.

So, compare it to the nationwide average of 79.52 per 1000 people and consider if you are happy with this figure based on the price you’re paying for a house you’re interested in.

On top of this, houses that are in areas where there is a high crime rate tend to have to pay higher insurance rates, costing a homeowner in the long term.

Additionally, paying for further security on a house such as CCTV or potentially gates and fences that deter thieves may be necessary for an area with a high crime rate.

What is a social grade score and how does this relate to Aberdeen?

Most of the time, the social grade score of a city is what it takes to determine what the economic levels are like as this score refers to what type of jobs the people of the area generally work as. So, from highly skilled, managerial roles, to the manual labour workers of the UK, how does Aberdeen compare?

At the highest end of the scale (A) jobs that are managerial administrative or professional are all lumped into this category. On the other hand, there is the lowest grade (E) where workers who are on benefits, state pensions or work casual jobs fall into.

In Aberdeen, the percentage of people who work in the two highest skilled categories of this scale (A and B) is no relevant data for this city.

So you can compare this data, here is the estimated grouping of the social grades of the UK for the general population. Adding the two highest categories of A and B and comparing this percentage to the high social grade score which combines A and B should give you a good comparison.

Social Score Category The proportion of the UK population (%)
A Professional, managerial or administrative 4
B Intermediate managerial or professional jobs 23
C1 Supervisory, junior managerial or professional jobs 29
C2 Skilled manual workers 21
D Semi and unskilled manual workers 15
E State pensioners, casual & lowest grade workers 8

F.A.Q.

Are there opportunities for property renovation in Aberdeen?

Properties in the city of Aberdeen may have the potential for renovation if there are a lot of planning permission approvals based on the area. There are no relevant data for this city approvals every month with an approval of no relevant data for this city based on a population of 252905. Compare other places in the UK to make this figure make more sense.

What is the monthly count of property transactions in Aberdeen?

The city of Aberdeen sees around no relevant data for this city property transactions every month, while the nationwide figure for the whole of the United Kingdom stands at roughly 1.1 million property sales.

In a city like Aberdeen, what’s the yearly fluctuation in population?

To work out how the population of Aberdeen has changed over time, you can look at the population change over a decade which is 4% and the change in a five year period two which falls at -1%. Compare the two and look at the population growth or decline in recent times to really make sure you have a good understanding of the population

How much are houses for sale priced at in the extended region of Aberdeen?

The average asking price of a house in Aberdeen is currently £0 based on the average price per square foot.

Is a house for sale in Aberdeen an expensive choice?

Calculate if a property is on the pricier side by matching a listed house for sale against the mean selling prices. In Aberdeen, this value is £160,179, compared to the UK’s average of £286,500.

Buying a home in Aberdeen? Find trusted estate agents below

Purchasing property in Aberdeen can be a complex process. Having the right real estate agent to guide you makes all the difference. We understand how stressful and time-consuming finding an agent can be so we have provided all of the most relevent agents and their contact details below in our convenient table.

Name of the Agent Email Address Address Phone Number
Stonehouse Lettings Lynsay Scott (lynsay.scott@stonehouseproperty.co.uk);Jordan McPherson (jordan.mcpherson@stonehouseproperty.co.uk);Caroline Campbell (caroline.campbell@stonehouseproperty.co.uk) 27-30 Carden Place 441224466266
Drum Property Group Graeme Bone (graeme@drumpropertygroup.com) 12 Rubislaw Terrace Lane 441224621600
Savills – Aberdeen Phone number only 37 Albyn Place, Aberdeen, AB10 1YN 441224088806
Thistles Estate Agents Phone number only 179 Cairngorm Drive, ABERDEEN, AB12 5PN 441555457857
Parkhill Properties Craig Durward (info@parkhillproperties.co.uk) 81 Rosemount Place 441224611606

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Donnell Bailey

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Donnell is a property expert focusing on the property market, he looks at a combination of legislation, information from property managers, letting agents and market trends to produce information to help landlords.

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