Whenever looking for a house for sale in the UK or in Bodelwyddan, it is vital you look at the market trends and house price fluctuations in the wider area of Denbighshire too. House prices of houses for sale can change even among different streets very close to each other so, as a landlord, it would be a good idea to be familiar with the area of Bodelwyddan.
In this article, we will be looking at the city of Bodelwyddan in detail so you know how to navigate the area and have a better understanding on where to invest.
What kind of demographics does the city of Bodelwyddan have?
What’s crime like in Bodelwyddan?
In Bodelwyddan, for every 1000 people, there is currently a crime rate of 18400%. 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 (18400% 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.
In Bodelwyddan, what is the social grade score?
The social grade of a city is useful when searching for a house for sale because it tells you what kind of jobs people have in the area. For example, there could be a lot of skilled manual workers or there could be a lot of pensioners and people on benefits.
The scale goes from a social grade of an A who are high managerial, administrative or professional workers to an E where people in this category are on state pensions, casual workers or unemployed on state benefits. The number of people in Bodelwyddan in grades A or B which are the highest skilled roles in the country is 13%.
Realistically, you can expect workers in this category to earn a higher salary too. For comparison, £32,200.00 is the average household income of the area. You can see how this figure is congruent with the number of people in the top two categories of the social grade at 13%.
How much do people in Bodelwyddan earn?
Typically, as people earn more money, the more they are able to afford and the better house prices in the area because demand goes up. You could also infer that the amenities such as schools, parks and public areas are generally of high quality as a result.
For these reasons, it could be argued that areas where people earn more money are generally nicer arrears to live in which also attracts more people as a result and further drives up house prices in the area.
To see if this phenomenon occurs in Bodelwyddan. Compare the area’s average household income of £32,200.00 to the average household income in the UK at price34,000. Adding to this, compare it with the figure for the highest social grade score too at 13% for more conclusive data on the affluence of the area.
What is the education level like in Bodelwyddan?
The number of people as a percentage who have been through university and gained a degree is 18%. The ability to buy a home is greatly influenced by the number of people who have degrees. £32,200.00 is the amount people in Bodelwyddan are earning.
As you can tell, this figure along with the number of people who have degrees roughly correlate. For reference, the percentage of people who have degrees in the UK is 22.6% and the average household income is.
As a general rule, the bigger the difference between this 22.6% figure and the percentage of people with a degree in Bodelwyddan, the bigger the difference in the ability to earn and hence buy a house. A higher number of degrees will increase the potential for people to earn and hence the buying power of the population. This will also push up the price of houses in the area.
Nonetheless, making accurate estimates for the appreciation of homes must be done with other pieces of data in mind such as the rental yields or perhaps the crime rate of the area to name some examples.
Bodelwyddan within Denbighshire is notable for the type of people that live there. The statistics below show how this is the case.
As you read on, Bodelwyddan will be looked at by comparing it to the local region, as well as comparing it to the wider region too (Wales). From what the population of the city is to how it’s growing as well as factors like the overall crime rate.
This data is impacted by the history of the area and what kind of industry there is around. All of which also impact house prices which is crucial for you to understand as you look at houses for sale in Bodelwyddan.
Do the people of Bodelwyddan get to enjoy green space?
Providing the right amount of green space for people in the UK is a difficult subject because there are clear benefits for human health but at the same time, it is hard to make sure all areas of the UK can get enough greenery. This is a result of land being already in use in cities where most people live.
In Bodelwyddan, 10 is the amount of acres of outdoor space there is for every 1000 people. Charities such as ‘Fields in Trust’ recommend there to be at least 6 acres. This should allow you to conclude whether this green space is sufficient for you if you are interested in buying in Bodelwyddan.
Is the city of Bodelwyddan deprived?
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 Bodelwyddan should give you a nice idea of the deprivation in the area.
In Bodelwyddan, how has the population changed?
In total, the number of people in Bodelwyddan is 40464. 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 Bodelwyddan, depending on where exactly you are.
How has Bodelwyddan 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 Bodelwyddan has changed by 2%. 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 2% 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 Bodelwyddan?
3% 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 Bodelwyddan 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.
A house for sale appropriate to your needs
Find here below a list of criteria that we suggest you consider before looking for houses for sale in Bodelwyddan
- affordability – the UK gov website comes in helpful when you want to understand (see what house for sale you can afford)
- Geographic Location – the county and region across the UK you are considering to invest in are crucial factors to consider when browsing houses for sale.
- Transport network of the house for sale – Hopefully, the pandemic stays in the past. Therefore, working from home may become less predominant than a couple of years ago. Check the commuting time of the house for sale you are considering buying.
- Bedrooms in the house for sale – are you looking for houses for sale for yourself, for a couple or for the whole family? This condition will narrow down the number of houses for sale relevant to buy.
- EPC of the house for sale – today more than ever, the energy performance of the properties for sale on the market should be one of the first things you check.
- Broadband speed – having a good internet connection is crucial nowadays. Always check the available subscriptions available for the areas of the house for sale you want to purchase
- Are you a car owner? – if yes, you will have to check for parking availability of the house for sale. Does it come with a garage included in the price?
- Conservation areas – when browsing for houses for sale, we suggest you take a look at the National Heritage list. When a house for sale is included it means that it is not possible for the future homeowner to make changes to the property, both inside and outside.
- 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.
Get professional help on the houses for sale in Bodelwyddan
Considering all the above data and information provided, you may want know who can help you buy a house for sale.
Lots of professionals offer property investors and first-time buyers advice and assistance in dealing with the process of acquiring a house for sale.
Below, you can find a list of professionals that come in handy when looking for houses for sale:
- Lender – Is someone capable of lending you the money you need to complete the purchase of the house for sale
- Insurer – Insurance companies provide building insurances and other financial products you need to protect your real estate assets
- Conveyancer – This professional will take care of the legal work needed when looking for a house for sale
- Surveyor – Use this professional to assess the condition of the house for sale you are willing to buy, get an independent valuation and feel more comfortable when negotiating the final price
- Mortgage broker or adviser – Different buyers can access different mortgages to buy a house for sale. Let the mortgage broker suggest to you which one is the best given your financial situation
- Energy professional – Nowadays is more important than ever, to get professional advice on the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) of the house for sale you are considering as your next investment
What is the asking price on average of houses for sale in Bodelwyddan?
When investors make offers for houses for sale in Bodelwyddan, the average price asked by the homeowners works out to be £182,698.
In the table below, for all the different sizes of houses in the area, the average asking prices have been displayed. This tells you what kind of house is more or less expensive and sought after despite houses with fewer bedrooms being overall less expensive anyway.
Any house that looks like it is overpriced for the number of bedrooms it has in Bodelwyddan is typically not overpriced. It is just the case that that type of housing has a higher demand, therefore, people are willing to pay more.
The average asking price for the houses for sale in the city of Bodelwyddan
|Average asking price (1 bed)||no relevant data for this city|
|Average asking price (2 bed)||£151,729|
|Average asking price (3 bed)||£187,803|
|Average asking price (4 bed)||£300,852|
|Average asking price (5 bed)||no relevant data for this city|
Based on this table, hopefully, you will be able to tell what type of house for sale is the most suitable for your budget. You can also consider the average asking price per square foot (£0) for houses for sale with this table to get a good idea as to whether Bodelwyddan is the right area to buy a house in for you.
Are you considering other cities with houses for sale?
If you are looking for similar places to buy a house that are just like Bodelwyddan, examine this short list of cities below from outside of the region of Wales 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 general, for the city of Bodelwyddan, what are the final purchase prices for the houses for sale?
For the city of Bodelwyddan, the average price a house sells for is £151,133. This value usually depends on the exact location of the house within Bodelwyddan as well as other factors like the population growth which is 3% over a ten-year period.
|Housing category||Total final sale price|
|Aerage sold price (detached)||£166,548|
|Aerage sold price (semi-detached)||£132,605|
|Aerage sold price (terraced)||£112,256|
|Aerage sold price (flat)||£82,194|
The above table puts this figure into perspective as you can see the various average sale prices of a house for the specific type of house you’re most interested in. This comparison is important because the type of house you’re considering to buy may be more or less in demand based on variations in supply and demand in the city of Bodelwyddan.
|Housing category||Sale price per square foot|
|Aerage sold price/sqft||£1,730|
|Aerage sold price/sqft (new build)||£1,990|
|Aerage sold price/sqft (old stock)||£1,610|
Generalising the bottom table, the average value per square foot of a house for sale is £1,730. This value averages all of the types of houses for sale in Bodelwyddan. So, if you’re not sure what type of house you want specifically, you can still get an idea of the real estate market of Bodelwyddan.
Bear in mind that if you are a landlord looking to buy a property to rent, you will also run into other expenses like letting agent fees and the cost of listing your property for sale on Rightmove in your city.
How are rental yields of the houses for sale different to the rest of the UK in Bodelwyddan?
Are there new houses being built in Bodelwyddan to make it grow?
The growth of an area like Bodelwyddan can be a great indicator of a thriving city and the influx of new people can drive demand for housing and help appreciate the value of your house after you buy it.
Paying attention to the table below tells you how the number of houses has changed over time at one year, three year and five year intervals.
|1 year||3 years||5 years|
|Bodelwyddan growth rate||6%||25%||35%|
Despite the number of houses being built rising, this may not indicate that the housing price of the houses for sale is going up. It could be the case that there are a lot of new builds in the area which are causing the supply of the houses for sale to match demand and this could cause a decline in house price as time goes on.
Make sure you do your own research specific to the city of Bodelwyddan if you want to find out the exact reasons for the housing change.
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 Bodelwyddan this statistic is what you were looking for.
Data should also be compared to the broader region of the UK (Wales) alongside Denbighshire 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 Bodelwyddan.
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)|
|Bodelwyddan||no relevant data for this city||no relevant data for this city||no relevant data for this city||£0|
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 Bodelwyddan.
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 (32) will be useful.