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A guide on houses for sale in Blackpool

by | Nov 15, 2022

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As a landlord, whenever you are looking at houses for sale in Lancashire, you could find varying prices throughout an area like Blackpool. 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 Blackpool 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 Blackpool will be revealed. Keep reading.

Are you considering other cities with houses for sale?

If you are looking for similar places to buy a house that are just like Blackpool, examine this short list of cities below from outside of the region of North West for some inspiration.

If none of these suit your interest, we suggest you visit our page with all of the relevant data concerning houses for sale in the UK, allowing you to buy the right property.

Or, consider buying a leasehold property instead which may be cheaper. However, you will also have to learn what will happen when a leasehold expires so you know how to deal with this side of the law.

In Blackpool, what do houses for sale tend to sell for?

There are a lot of factors that impact the final sale price a house for sale sells for in the UK and in Blackpool. In Blackpool, this sale price works out to be £115,561. As an example, a factor like population growth over the last 10 years which works out to be -2% in Blackpool and impacts house prices of the houses for sale.

Housing category Total final sale price
Average sold price (detached) £207,958
Average sold price (semi-detached) £128,086
Average sold price (terraced) £92,644
Average sold price (flat) £66,129

Above, the exact type of house is also shown to vary in price in a table in Blackpool. You may think that the bigger the house is the more expensive, but actually, this table is more based on the demand for the properties in each category.

Housing category Sale price per square foot
Average sold price/sqft £1,230
Average sold price/sqft (new build) £1,843
Average sold price/sqft (old stock) £1,173

In addition, here is the price per square foot. By taking this data and doing an average, it is also possible to work out the average square foot of houses in Blackpool which is £1,267. From here you can get a sense of the price of the overall housing market and therefore, also find out the prices of the houses for sale.

Why you should consider the average rental yield when searching for houses for sale in Blackpool

You may have heard of rental yield as being important for investors who wish to make a sizable profit on their rental properties. If this sounds like you and you’re looking to invest in a house currently for sale and collect rental income in Blackpool this statistic is what you were looking for.

Data should also be compared to the broader region of the UK (North West) alongside Lancashire then looked at with other statistics like the area’s rent and the turnover of sale of the houses in question. It could be that an investor prefers to make a profit on the sale of a house rather than the rental income and optimal properties for this investment varies throughout Blackpool.

This decision is made differently depending on the investor’s tolerance for risk, investing strategy, the location they’re investing in and their overall goal for buying a house currently listed for sale.

Average Yield Average Asking rent Turnover (rental) Turnover (sale)
Blackpool £0 £557 £1 £0
Lancashire 4.25% £691.17 100.27% 17.49%
North West 0.04 807.60 £1 20.19%

As you observe table above, it could be valuable to contrast these figures with other pieces of data relevant to the process of buying like the crime rate or the appreciation of houses for sale in Blackpool.

As you can tell, the best conclusions are drawn when the buyer of a house for sale looks at all the data involved holistically and doesn’t make quick decisions based on one or two pieces of data. As an example, comparing the data with the number of property sold per month (38) will be useful.

In Blackpool, how has the number of houses changed?

Whenever you are thinking about looking for houses for sale in Blackpool, think about how the city is growing and how this may impact the overall growth of the area.

Comparing the growth at different time periods would be a great way to assess whether the growth has slowed down, remained the same or perhaps stagnated over the years.

1 year 3 years 5 years
Blackpool growth rate 2% 13% 14%

As the population of Blackpool grows, this may also push up the price of the houses for sale. More people would be looking to buy homes and permanently live in the area. This demand helps a home appreciate. However, this isn’t always true because some cities build a lot of houses too to match the supply.

Are there any important statistics about the population of Blackpool?

In Blackpool, how has the population changed?

Whenever there is a population change this can impact the demand for housing and hence the appreciation of properties too. The total population of Blackpool if 109057 and in the below heading how this population has changed will be broken down.

Like most data to do with houses, all data has to be considered holistically with multiple variables to determine if the population growth actually impacts the statistics that matter to you as a landlord in Blackpool such as rental yield or house appreciation.

How has the population size of Blackpool adjusted in the last 5 years?

In the previous five years there has been a change in the number of people of Blackpool by -1%. Analysing this figure is a great way to tell if there is new demand for housing or not as a decreasing figure reduces the number of people who want to buy houses. Read more here

To compare this figure over a greater period of time, you could look at the figure for the 1 year population too and compare them. This way you can see if the population has changed recently or if this -1% change has historically occurred before. Click here to know more on the UK population trends.

Over the last 10 years, how has the population size adjusted in Blackpool?

In the last decade, the population of Blackpool has been adjusted by -2%. This growth may be as a result of factors like new industries employing people or emigration and immigration balancing out to create this population change.

A precedent that shows population change in this way over decades is the region of Greater London. The capital city has grown by 27% in the past 20 years. Population growth has caused house prices to go up to price523,666 on average.

What is the social grade score of Blackpool?

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 Blackpool 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 Blackpool, the percentage of people who work in the two highest skilled categories of this scale (A and B) is 10%.

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

How educated are the people in Blackpool?

Interestingly, the percentage of people who have a degree in the city of Blackpool is 15%. Most of the time, the more people that have a degree, the higher the average household income and the more likely someone is to be able to afford to purchase a house. For example, the average income of the citizens in the area of Blackpool is £30,466.67.

Generally, areas with high numbers of people with a degree are also areas with more people likely to be home owners and therefore the value of houses and relative prices of the houses for sale are more likely to go up too.

Nonetheless, making predictions about the appreciation of a house also has to be considered alongside other factors like population growth and the rental yields of the area.

However, most of the time, being educated is a good indication of affluence with 82% of people graded a first in tertiary education going on to eventually own a house.

Do the people of Blackpool get to enjoy green space?

In the city of Blackpool, there are 10 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 Blackpool is when seeing if green space availability is sufficient. This green space could be parks, nature reserves, public gardens or playing fields.

How much are those living in Blackpool earning?

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 £30,466.67.

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 Blackpool this figure is 10%.

What’s crime like in Blackpool?

In Blackpool, for every 1000 people, there is currently a crime rate of 27967%. This can be compared to the national average of 79.52 for every 1000 people.

Low crime rates are desirable for your safety as a homeowner. Even if you don’t tend to leave the house too often and tend to not mind living in a slightly more dangerous area. Things like burglaries are always a possibility which could harm your ability to pay for home insurance and also may force you to install additional security in your home that can cost you further.

Having said this, you can look at the crime rate on a deeper level to find out what the threats are exactly. It could be the case that a proportion of these crimes (27967% for every 1000 people) come from things like anti-social behaviour rather than more serious crimes like violence and sexual offences.

If this is the case you may be more willing to look over a high crime rate within the areas you’re looking to buy a home.

Are the people of Blackpool deprived?

Deprivation levels refer to the ability of the population of the city to earn enough to keep their lifestyle going. Nationwide, it is thought that the number of people at this level or not being able to meet the costs of living is around 33%. In comparison, the deprivation level of Blackpool is £0.

In the city of Blackpool, the demographics are unique and must be looked at by themself to make a conclusion about the area before buying a house. This is because the growth could be greatly different to the wider area of Lancashire for example.

These demographics for Blackpool may impact the price of a house, how this house grows over time and the profitability of a house if you are buying it for an investment so knowing the area is crucial for a landlord making a purchasing decision in the city of Blackpool in North West.

Choose the right house for sale that suits your needs

Criterias that have an impact on the actual price of a house for sale have been listed here below. Consider them all to find the perfect houses for sale in Blackpool.

  • Affordability – check this article from the UK government to find out (see what house for sale you can afford)
  • Location – if the house for sale is in the city centre rather than further out, this may be why it is more expensive than the market average.
  • Transports near the house for sale – Being able to use public transports is a huge plus for a house, especially in big cities. This will have an impact on the price as well.
  • Bedrooms – the more bedrooms there are in a house for sale, the more tenants a buy to let investors will be able to host, therefore, realistically the price will also increase.
  • EPC of the house for sale – today more than ever, the energy performance of properties for sale on the market should be one of the first things you check.
  • Wi-Fi speed – We recommend you check the internet plans available for the areas where you are considering to buy a house for sale
  • Are you a motorist? – If yes, filter out your searches and compare prices of houses for sale with parking availability. Remember, a car parking space can cost as much as £400 per month
  • Conditions of the house for sale – New builds and properties that were recently built usually need little to no repairs; instead, other houses for sale may require consistent or structural maintenance. These investments that can be both expensive and laborious to complete. Before making your offer for a house for sale you should always carefully assess this criteria.

What are the asking prices for the houses for sale in the city of Blackpool?

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 Blackpool 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 £136,546.

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 Blackpool.

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

Average asking price (1 bed) £72,561
Average asking price (2 bed) £102,916
Average asking price (3 bed) £139,413
Average asking price (4 bed) £236,185
Average asking price (5 bed) no relevant data for this city

Reading the table above should therefore give you a good idea of the type of house for sale that is within your budget in Blackpool and if you may need to look at a different area in order to buy the type of house you can afford.

Also, noting the £547 should also give you an overview of what the asking price for houses for sale are in general.

Advice from experts on properties for sale in Blackpool

Choosing the perfect house for sale for you might be challenging in today’s market due to the abundance of available houses.
You may wonder who can guide you through the process of selecting a house that is for sale.
There are several experts that provide guidance and support to potential buyers and the procedure can be drawn out, particularly when dealing with houses for sale.

Here is a list of who to contact to get assistance when purchasing a house for sale:

  • Banks – The ones that can lend you the money you need for the house for sale
  • Insurance companies – Companies that give you access to various insurances specific to the house for sale you are considering to buy
  • Solicitor – The individual or business responsible for handling the legal tasks required to purchase a home that is for sale.
  • Civil engineer – Provides you with an appraisal of the house up for sale that you want to purchase.
  • Mortgage advisor – Professional advisors that will guide you and propose the best mortgage deals according to your finances
  • EPC specialist – Getting professional advice on the energy performance of the house for sale is crucial, especially nowadays.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there opportunities for property renovation in Blackpool?

Properties in the city of Blackpool may have the potential for renovation if there are a lot of planning permission approvals based on the area. There are 9 approvals every month with an approval of 83% based on a population of 109057. Compare other places in the UK to make this figure make more sense.

How many property sales occur per month in Blackpool?

The city of Blackpool sees around 38 property transactions every month, while the nationwide figure for the whole of the United Kingdom stands at roughly 1.1 million property sales.

How does the population in a city like Blackpool change annually?

When evaluating the population trajectory of Blackpool, explore the decade-spanning population shift of -2% and the five-year modification of population of -1%. By drawing comparisons, see if demographic changes in your chosen area is

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

The average cost per square foot for a house in Blackpool is presently £547.

Does opting for a house for sale in Blackpool come with a hefty price tag?

Ascertain the costliness of a property by examining a listed house for sale in relation to the prevailing average selling prices. In Blackpool, this stands at £115,561, whereas the UK’s mean is £286,500.

Buying a home in Blackpool? Find trusted estate agents below

Purchasing property in Blackpool 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
Winnietree Properties Phone number only 128 Grasmere Road, Blackpool, FY1 5NG 441253520822
Property Reporter Phone number only 14 Edward Street 44800111999
Duncan Raistrick Estate Agents nan 99 Topping Street 441253751791
Kays Estate Agents Nyree Atkinson (nyreeatkinson@kaysestates.co.uk) 227-229 CHURCH ST 441253623486
Coles Property Management Phone number only 32 Lune Grove, Blackpool, FY1 5LE 441253520929

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Donnell Bailey

Property expert

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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