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All you need to know – houses for sale in Bradford

by | Nov 15, 2022

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Bradford might be an interesting area to invest in when looking for a house for sale in the UK as it is a unique area in the county of West Yorkshire.
Before looking for a house for sale in the city of Bradford we strongly suggest landlords and real estate investors to research in detail and consider all involved factors. Indeed, house prices can change quite a bit depending on the square foot of the property, the number of rooms, the economic climate, the location of the house and more.

In this data heavy article the reader will be able to find out more on the topic and see the specific data to consider when evaluating different houses for sale in Bradford.

Thinking of a different city and perhaps a different location?

If you are looking for similar places to buy a house that are just like Bradford, 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 Bradford, 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 Bradford. In Bradford, this sale price works out to be £127,283. As an example, a factor like population growth over the last 10 years which works out to be 5% in Bradford and impacts house prices of the houses for sale.

Housing category Total final sale price
Average sold price (detached) £230,296
Average sold price (semi-detached) £137,912
Average sold price (terraced) £106,028
Average sold price (flat) £78,856

Above, the exact type of house is also shown to vary in price in a table in Bradford. 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 £1,464
Average sold price/sqft (new build) £1,417
Average sold price/sqft (old stock) £1,358

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 Bradford which is £1,477. 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.

A house for sale that is right for you

Find here below a list of criteria that we suggest you consider before looking for houses for sale in Bradford

  • 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.

In Bradford, what is the asking price in general for a house for sale?

When investors make offers for houses for sale in Bradford, the average price asked by the homeowners works out to be £162,401.

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 Bradford 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.

Table showing the asking prices for houses for sale in Bradford

Average asking price (1 bed) £42,977
Average asking price (2 bed) £120,171
Average asking price (3 bed) £177,800
Average asking price (4 bed) £274,004
Average asking price (5 bed) £486,632

Reading the table above should therefore give you a good idea of the type of house for sale that is within your budget in Bradford 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 £123 should also give you an overview of what the asking price for houses for sale are in general.

Invest in houses for sale in Bradford with the right professional advice

Who should you talk to while going through the process of making an offer on a house for sale?
Several experts specialise in giving advice to property investors or to first time potential buyers.

Since the process of finding the right house for sale can take months, you have all the time to consult with the experts you might need.

Find here a list of those you should contact to get professional guidance and assistance when purchasing a house for sale:

  • Lender – This practitioner can lend you money to finalise a house purchase
  • Insurer – Insuring companies will provide you with the insurance policy you need to protect the house for sale you want to buy
  • Legal representative – This professional is usually there to handle all the legal tasks associated with purchasing a home for sale.
  • Surveyor – Carries out and independent valuation on the house for sale based on its conditions. It is very useful to understand the correct price before making an offer
  • Mortgage specialist – Mortgage advisors works on commissions. They will get a cut from the bank and will guide you with offering the best deals given your financial situation
  • Energy assessor – We strongly suggest you to invest in a professional assessment of the Energy Performance of the house for sale you want to purchase

What are the people like in Bradford?

In the city of Bradford, has the population grown or shrunk?

In the UK in general and specifically in the region in question, large population sizes can be good indications that there are a lot of people in the area looking for houses for sale which can drive up demand and therefore impact the cost. You should also check to see if the population is growing in the area too to show an increasing demand, this is even better. Currently, the total population of Bradford is 419423.

Sometimes, smaller populations can have higher buyer demand than large populations on the other hand. This is because the price of houses and hence the demand for houses is based on a variety of variables.

The most important variable is the location of the houses for sale in the city of Bradford.

In Bradford, how has the population changed over the last five years?

In the last five years, over time, the change in population size was 2%. Looking at this figure can inform you of the buyer demand for the houses for sale in the area. Read more here

This may mean that the city has now started to slow down in terms of population growth or it may mean the city is also building a lot of houses which would indicate the supply of houses for sale will be matching the demand.

Making predictions about the future growth of Bradford is hence important in making a decision if capital appreciation of your real estate investment is something you’re after as a landlord.

Comparing this figure for the 5 year growth (2%) as well as the ten year growth in the subheading below should allow you to make some accurate forecasts on the growth rate. Click here to know more on the UK population trends.

Bradford population difference over 10 years?

The population has adjusted in the area of Bradford by 5% in the most recent decade. This change is even more useful when compared alongside the figure for the five year growth of the area too.

This will tell you if the population is changing at the moment or if change is more recent. Through this a landlord can accurately look at the fluctuations in population size of the area over time and therefore better understand the trend of the houses for sale in Bradford.

To make an example, the town of Salford which is a part of Manchester has seen a 10% increase in population. house price has therefore followed.

How much do people in Bradford earn?

By and large, a higher household income in a population can have positive effects on the crime rate and the quality of space. This is due to the fact that higher earners tend to buy houses where there are better schools and more desirable amenities that impact the quality of life someone has.

In Bradford, the average income is £35,725.00. Measuring this figure against the average household income for the UK of price34,000 should tell you if the city is higher or lower earning.

When buying a house, use this statistic with other factors when making a decision too like the crime rate or the social grade score of 14% to decide on what the demographics are like in the area.

Is the education level of Bradford important when buying a house?

In the city of Bradford, 19% of people have degrees. In general, as the number of people who are highly educated goes up, the more likely they are to have the ability to buy houses as their annual household income goes up too.

So you can see for yourself, the average income for the people of Bradford is £35,725.00. This generally goes up with the education level of the area. Additionally, looking at the difference between the proportion of people with degrees and the UK average for this statistic (22.6%) should give you an idea of the affluence and education of the city.

A higher education level can therefore tell you if the house prices are likely to be high as the higher income level often results in people buying a bigger, more valuable house.

Having said this, whale education level can be a good factor to go by, there are also things like the rental yields, the population growth and social grades scores that can impact the value of a house and whether it will go up in value as time goes on.

What is the city of Bradford’s social grade score?

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 Bradford 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 Bradford, the percentage of people who work in the two highest skilled categories of this scale (A and B) is 14%.

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

Bradford in the county of West Yorkshire 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 Bradford is located in; North West.

Below, these demographics are talked about in headings that explain how the city has grown, what the education levels are like in Bradford, 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.

How much green space is available to residents of Bradford?

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 Bradford, 11 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 Bradford.

In general, do people commit a lot of crime in Bradford?

For the city of Bradford, crime rate is at 22100%. So for every 1000 people in the area, 22100% 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.

In Bradford, what are the deprivation levels like?

The deprivation levels of the UK can vary quite a bit. High deprivation levels signal a particular area has people who are struggling to make ends meet and pay for basic living expenses. For Bradford, in particular, the deprivation levels are £0.

This figure can be contrasted with the deprivation levels of the UK of 33% to see if the levels are below or above average.

In Bradford, what are the rental yields?

Are there new houses being built in Bradford to make it grow?

Whenever you are thinking about looking for houses for sale in Bradford, 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
Bradford growth rate 3% 13% 18%

As the population of Bradford 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.

Assuming you are not looking for a house for sale in a certain area because of private reasons such as being close to a family member or you have been relocated to a new office, these are some of the factors to consider in order to understand if an investment is worth your money.

Investors typically look at data such as the average rental yield, the average asking price of rent per month, rent turnover and sale turnover. These KPIs give property investors a solid idea of how the market is performing in that area.

For the city of Bradford, the below table demonstrates this well. To make things simple, it compares these numbers to the wider region of the UK; North West. As well as West Yorkshire, to give a smaller scale area to compare the data to.

Average Yield Average Asking rent Turnover (rental) Turnover (sale)
Bradford £0 £632 £1 £0
West Yorkshire 4.55% £778.32 125.25% 21.88%
North West 0.04 807.60 £1 20.19%

Assuming that in the future you want to re-sell the house you will eventually purchased in Bradford you might be interested in the number of sales per month (4) that happen in the local housing market. Comparing this figure for Bradford with the above table gives you a good understanding of the profitability of the area.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do properties in Bradford offer renovation potential?

If planning permissions are abundant in the vicinity of Bradford, it may look promising for landlords looking to renovate. With 3 getting approved on a monthly basis, and a success rate of nan, these prospects flourish against a population of 419423. A comparative analysis against other locations across the UK will lend you a good perspective of this data.

On a monthly basis, how many property transactions take place in Bradford?

4 property transactions are reported in Bradford each month, alongside a broader picture of approximately 1.1 million property sales across the UK.

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

When evaluating the population trajectory of Bradford, explore the decade-spanning population shift of 5% and the five-year modification of population of 2%. 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 Bradford?

The average cost per square foot for a house in Bradford is presently £123.

Is a house for sale in Bradford an expensive choice?

To work out if you are looking at an expensive property, find a house for sale and compare it to the average prices sell for. In Bradford this number is £127,283 and in the average for the UK is £286,500. Also, make sure you don’t miss a crucial step by following our tutorial when buying a house

Buying a home in Bradford? Find trusted estate agents below

Purchasing property in Bradford 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.

Estate agent name Phone number Address of agent Email Address
Biscayne Properties 441274270373 28 North Parade Ange Shaw (angeshaw@biscayneproperties.co.uk);Kevsheik Patel (kevsheikpatel@biscayneproperties.co.uk);Justin Patel (justinpatel@biscayneproperties.co.uk)
Sharma Williamson 441274759955 SUITE 1, 1ST FLOOR PICCADILLY CORNER Sudershan Sharma (sudershan@sharmawilliamson.co.uk)
Locate Properties UK Ltd 441274978022 29-31 North Parade, Bradford, BD1 3JL nan
Squarefoot Apartments 441274800167 34 Sunbridge Road, Bradford, BD1 2AA Phone number only
Smart Moves Group 441274649119 5 New Augustus Street, Bradford, BD1 5LL Phone number only

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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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