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A guide on houses for sale in Ham

by | Nov 15, 2022

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Ham 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 London.
Before looking for a house for sale in the city of Ham 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 Ham.

Are you considering other cities with houses for sale?

You can consult our list below that goes over a list of cities not necessarily in Greater London, allowing you to find similar places to Ham:

You may also refer to our webpage specific to UK houses for sale to get an overview of the large number of cities in the area, houses for sale in the UK

In Ham, 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 Ham. In Ham, this sale price works out to be £547,642. As an example, a factor like population growth over the last 10 years which works out to be 15% in Ham and impacts house prices of the houses for sale.

Housing category Total final sale price
Average sold price (detached) £1,325,609
Average sold price (semi-detached) £698,276
Average sold price (terraced) £534,977
Average sold price (flat) £397,052

Above, the exact type of house is also shown to vary in price in a table in Ham. 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 £5,753
Average sold price/sqft (new build) £6,837
Average sold price/sqft (old stock) £5,597

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 Ham which is £5,960. 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.

What are the people like in Ham?

Located in London is the city of Ham, in a large part of the UK; Greater London. Before you look for houses for sale in this area, it is a reasonable question to ask what the people who live there are like.

Below, the population of Ham has been dissected in terms of if the population is educated, what the crime rates are like and much more. All important factors to consider before making a house purchase among the offer of the houses for sale.

The knowledge below is based on a lot of different variables relevant to the city of Ham which impacts the profitability of making an investment here or how desirable buying a house to live in is if you want to live on a permanent basis.

In the city of Ham, is there a lot of 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 Ham, 3 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 Ham.

In Ham, what is the social grade score?

In the city of Ham and throughout the UK, the social grade score is assessed by observing what type of jobs people have and then grouping this into a grading system.

In general, the people at the top of the scale (the A category) have the highest paid, most skilled jobs and this is just 4% of the general UK population. On the lower end of the scale, people who are on benefits, state pensions and also manual workers all are grouped into this category that represents the most unskilled.

When trying to determine if the area of Ham has an abundance of highly skilled workers, the top two categories are grouped together and given a percentage. This percentage is 26%.

Below, you can see how this compares to the National average as the average for the top two categories nationwide is 27% (Adding together the A and B categories)

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

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

The crime rate of Ham must be looked at sceptically. The reason for this is that the crime rate can vary within a city greatly and the type of crime committed can also vary too.

For example, the area has a crime rate of 11400%, but another city may have a higher crime rate but not be deemed as dangerous due to lower level crime or minor offences being committed.

Either way, high crime rates are never a good sign so consider the rate against the UK average of 79.52 for every 1000 people as a benchmark.

Lower rates could mean things like home insurance is cheaper and you have to install fewer security measures throughout your house. Saving you money in the long run. So the statistic of crime rate (11400%) is both useful and is recommended to be compared to the average.

How much do people in Ham 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 Ham. Compare the area’s average household income of £50,800.00 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 26% for more conclusive data on the affluence of the area.

Are the people of Ham deprived?

The number of people who are deprived can have an impact on the perception of your house in the general marketplace. Additionally, if you are looking for a house to live in for the long term, you can start to picture what your neighbours and the people in your area live like financially.

If the proportion of deprivation of Ham is £0 and in general for the UK this figure is somewhere around 33%, you can see if this figure is something you are happy with as you search for a house to buy.

Have the people of Ham grown in numbers?

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 Ham is 145158.

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 Ham.

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

In the last five years, over time, the change in population size was 5%. 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 Ham 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 (5%) 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.

Ham population difference over 10 years?

The population has adjusted in the area of Ham by 15% 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 Ham.

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 educated are the people in Ham?

In the city of Ham, 37% 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 Ham is £50,800.00.

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

A house for sale appropriate to your needs

What parameters impact the final price of a house for sale in Ham?
Here below is our list with the most important ones:

  • House for sale affordability – check out the (see house affordability guide)

    on the UK gov website to know more

  • House Location – the actual location of a house for sale drastically changes the final price of a property
  • Transports you can reach by foot – Commuting is part of our lives, especially in big cities, check it out before buying a house for sale.
  • Number of bedrooms – Usually, the bigger the house for sale the more bedrooms it will have. For example, if you are a single person (or a couple) one bedroom will do.
  • Energy Performance Certificate of the house for sale – Bad EPCs can result in thousands of pounds more in bills you will have to pay on an annual basis. Consider this when purchasing a new property.
  • Internet connection – Having a quick internet connection is fundamental nowadays. Check the area of the house for sale to understand what the average internet speed is and see if it fits your needs
  • Do you drive to the office? – If yes, ask about parking. Is it included in the house price?
  • Special areas – Start by taking a look at the National Heritage list by the UK government. If a house listed for sale appears in the list, the future landlord won’t be able to invest in changes to the real estate asset.
  • Houses for sale Conditions – When looking for houses for sale you should always consider the amount of time and money you will have to invest to complete the needed repairs, if any at all.

Advice from experts on properties for sale in Ham

In today’s market with an abundance of homes available for sale, choosing the best house for sale can be challenging.
With several houses for sale to choose from, who will guide you through the process of choosing?
We have listed here below several experts and companies able to advise and support potential buyers.

The process of finding and investing in a house for sale can be lengthy and time-consuming, this is why we suggest you consult with the following professionals:

  • Banks – Lend you the cash
  • Insurance companies – Insure your new real estate investment
  • Conveyancer – handles all the legal labour that is needed to proceed in buying a house for sale.
  • Surveyor – Carries out an independent and complete property valuation of the house for sale
  • Mortgage advisor – If you are thinking to get a mortgage to get the finances needed to afford to buy a house for sale, a mortgage advisor is the person you should be looking for
  • EPC person – Always get a quote on the Energy Performance Certificate of the houses for sale listed in a certain city

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

Is the housing market in Ham growing?

The growth of an area like Ham 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
Ham growth rate 6% 7% 18%

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 Ham if you want to find out the exact reasons for the housing change.

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 Ham.

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 (London) as well as the broader region; Greater London.

Average Yield Average Asking rent Turnover (rental) Turnover (sale)
Ham £0 £2,072 £1 £0
London 3.96% £2,001.05 129.93% 12.05%
Greater London 0.04 1,898.58 £1 13.30%

Also, you can compare other data to the table above such as the number of houses sold per month in Ham which is 10 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 Ham is to invest in. Both in terms of rental yield and capital appreciation.

Asking price in Ham for a house for sale

When speaking about the city of Ham, £582,147 is the asking price for a house for sale.

We have compiled a table of data so you can know the asking prices of the specific size of home you’re most interested in. As you can imagine, a family looking to move out with children in Ham would be after a larger house than someone living alone.

The data is in fact very different compared to the number of rooms you’re interested in having in your home and the asking price also tends to go up in staggering amounts as you add rooms.

Average prices for the houses for sale in Ham

Average asking price (1 bed) £355,044
Average asking price (2 bed) £477,866
Average asking price (3 bed) £656,373
Average asking price (4 bed) £1,108,393
Average asking price (5 bed) £2,739,231

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 Ham is £3,397. This should show you the general prices overall and for individual types of houses too.

F.A.Q.

Do properties in Ham have the potential for renovation?

Properties in the city of Ham may have the potential for renovation if there are a lot of planning permission approvals based on the area. There are 15 approvals every month with an approval of nan based on a population of 145158. Compare other places in the UK to make this figure make more sense.

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

In the city of Ham, there are 10 and in the total for the UK, there are around 1.1 million property sales.

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

To work out how the population of Ham has changed over time, you can look at the population change over a decade which is 15% and the change in a five year period two which falls at 5%. 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

In the larger vicinity of Ham, what is the cost of houses available for sale?

The average asking price of a house in Ham is currently £3,397 based on the average price per square foot.

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

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 Ham this number is £547,642 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 Ham? Find trusted estate agents below

Purchasing property in Ham 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
Redrowestates nan 377 Barking Road nan
Michael Steven info@redrowestates.co.uk (info@redrowestates.co.uk) 766 Barking Road nan
McKenzie Homes nan 393 Green Street, London, E13 9AU 442081281568
Elliott Davis Properties Phone number only 500 Green Street, London, E13 9DB 442034783358
So Sales Phone number only 776-778 Barking Road, London, E13 9PJ 442080338858

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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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