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Harton – What to look for in houses for sale?

by | Nov 15, 2022

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Whenever looking for a house for sale in the UK or in Harton, it is vital you look at the market trends and house price fluctuations in the wider area of Tyne and Wear 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 Harton.

In this article, we will be looking at the city of Harton in detail so you know how to navigate the area and have a better understanding on where to invest.

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

As well as looking at the asking price for house for sale in Harton, a sensible homeowner or investor will also consider the final price a house sells for. This final price may be influenced by elements like the amount people are earning in the area and what opportunities for employment there are in Harton.

Houses for sale, are sold on average in Harton, after the influence of these factors, at £142,386 as a result. And may be on the rise or decline depending on a combination of variables such as the crime rate, or population growth which was 2% over the last 10 years.

Housing category Total final sale price
Aerage sold price (detached) £245,676
Aerage sold price (semi-detached) £153,598
Aerage sold price (terraced) £103,200
Aerage sold price (flat) £82,540

This table above shows the average sale price for each variation of houses for sale in Harton.

Housing category Sale price per square foot
Aerage sold price/sqft £1,550
Aerage sold price/sqft (new build) £1,780
Aerage sold price/sqft (old stock) £1,490

This final table looks at the price per square foot of houses for sale. Looking at the final table, you can take a further average and conclude that the average price per square foot of houses in general in Harton is £1,550.

This statistic can be used to compare the price of housing between housing categories again or even compare the price for a different city.

Asking price in Harton for a house for sale

When speaking about the city of Harton, £154,972 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 Harton 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.

The average asking price for the houses for sale in the city of Harton

Average asking price (1 bed) no relevant data for this city
Average asking price (2 bed) £121,328
Average asking price (3 bed) £161,840
Average asking price (4 bed) £314,312
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 Harton is £0. This should show you the general prices overall and for individual types of houses too.

How are rental yields of the houses for sale different to the rest of the UK in Harton?

In Harton, how has the number of houses changed?

Whenever you are thinking about looking for houses for sale in Harton, 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
Harton growth rate -3% 7% 19%

As the population of Harton 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.

Let’s consider that you’re not looking to buy a house for sale to live in for the long term future such as if you changed location with your family and want to settle down and you want to find somewhere to buy as an investor in Harton. If this is the case, rental yield is a crucial statistic to consider.

If looking to invest, you should also consider other data about the area. The average rental income, the turnover of the sale of the house and what the net rental yields are like for the area do also have an impact on the final price of houses for sale in Harton.

It is clear to see from the table below that there is a difference between all of these pieces of information and how they can be compared and contrasted on a county level (Tyne and Wear), a regional level (North East) and finally on the level of the city talked about in this article, Harton.

Average Yield Average Asking rent Turnover (rental) Turnover (sale)
Harton no relevant data for this city no relevant data for this city no relevant data for this city £0
Tyne and Wear 5.54% £749.28 138.20% 21.54%
North East 0.05 757.25 £1 19.25%

You may also find it useful to compare the data above to the number of properties sold per month Harton experiences. This figure for house sales per month is 26. Looking at all this information holistically is what a smart investor should do when deciding on the right area for investment before looking for houses for sale.

In Harton, what are the demographics like?

What does the population of Harton look like?

The city of Harton has a total population of 52101. Large population sizes can be good to show there is a high demand for people to buy houses in the area but a better indication is if the population of Harton is growing.

A small population city can also have high prices of houses for sale, because, if there is a growing population, and demand is still high, this could mean the house prices are pushed up.

Either way, a population must also be looked at in terms of the appreciation of the area as well as the rental yields and if the area really meets your needs.

The five year population change of Harton

Over time, in the last five years, the population of the city of Harton has changed by 2%. This figure can tell you a lot because a growing population indicates a house is likely to appreciate. Read more here

In addition, looking at the 10 year figure for population growth in the below paragraphs can give you further evidence as to what the change in population has been for a longer period of time. As a result, you’ll know if this 2% population change is something that has been there for a while or if it is a new trend. Click here to know more on the UK population trends.

What is the difference in population over the last 10 years in Harton?

In the last 10 years, there has been a shift in the population of 2%.

Comparing this to the 5 year figure of Harton can tell you if there is a long history of population growth or decline, if there are population fluctuations or if the trend is stable.

New industries opening up in the area, the addition of new jobs and also international and national migration might all be reasons for changes in population size. Resulting in people moving in or leaving an area.

A good example of a quick change in population was in Stratford, London in 2012. Here, there was an increase in government spending in the area because of the Olympics which resulted in massive population growth.

In Harton, how educated are people in general?

The number of people as a percentage who have been through university and gained a degree is 17%. The ability to buy a home is greatly influenced by the number of people who have degrees. £31,900.00 is the amount people in Harton 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 Harton, 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.

In Harton, what is the social grade score?

In the city of Harton 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 Harton has an abundance of highly skilled workers, the top two categories are grouped together and given a percentage. This percentage is 11%.

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

Are the people of Harton deprived?

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 Harton, 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.

Is the crime rate bad in the city of Harton?

For every one thousand people living in Harton, 11200% commits crimes and are prosecuted. Coming to a conclusion as to whether all the other factors of your house purchase like the house price justify this figure when contrasting it with the UK average of 79.52 is something you should do as a homeowner.

It could be that the crime rate is higher than you expected but there it is worth the population growth, appreciation of the house and worth the relative price you are purchasing the house for.

Nonetheless, the crime rate of 11200% is not a statistic that should just be ignored as you could have to pay more for things like home insurance and install additional security on your house if the rate is particularly high.

Either way, burglaries are not something you would want to encounter in a house. Whether that be a house you are living in or a house you are renting out to tenants.

How much do people in Harton earn?

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 £31,900.00.

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 Harton this figure is 11%.

In the city of Harton, is there a lot of green space?

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

Harton within Tyne and Wear is notable for the type of people that live there. The statistics below show how this is the case.

As you read on, Harton will be looked at by comparing it to the local region, as well as comparing it to the wider region too (North East). 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 Harton.

Finding the ideal house for sale for you

Many criteria impact the price of houses for sale in Harton.
Here below are the most important ones according to Lofti’s expertise:

  • Affordability – (see what house for sale can you afford?)

    A guide from the UK government

  • House Location – The borough and region of the UK you want to invest in is an important factor to consider when looking for a home for sale.

  • Transport – Commuting can be a waste of time. Minimise it by checking how long it will take from the house for sale you’re interested in, to your office before considering buying

  • Number of bedrooms – The number of bedrooms goes hand in hand with the house for sale price. If you are buying for the long period try to think if you might need an extra bedroom

  • Energy performance of the house for sale – The difference between an EPC rating of A and an EPC rating of G can impact your monthly utility bills, consider this when evaluating houses for sale.

  • Internet connection – Being able to take video calls from your home is crucial nowadays, always check the broadband of the area when browsing houses for sale

  • Car park – Ask the property seller for parking availability. If it is included in the price of the house for sale, you can justify paying more than you would at first glance

  • Conditions of the house for sale – Repair works can be expensive and take a lot of time, assess the conditions of the houses listed for sale before making an official offer.

Thinking of a different city and perhaps a different location?

You can consult our list below that goes over a list of cities not necessarily in North East, allowing you to find similar places to Harton:

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

Who can help you buy a house for sale in Harton?

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

FAQ

Is it possible to renovate a property in Harton?

Every single month in Harton, there are 2 planning applications, of which nan result in a success. Look at this in terms of the population size of 52101 to work out if you think you’d have good planning success if you were to renovate.

How many property sales occur per month in Harton?

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

What is the population change each year in a city like Harton?

To assess the shifts in Harton’s population over time, analyse how the population has altered. Look at the ten year change of population of 2%, alongside the five-year change of 2%.

What are the asking rates for houses for sale in the surrounding area of Harton?

In Harton, the mean asking price per square foot for a house is currently £0, based on the average value per square foot

Would acquiring a house for sale in Harton be regarded as a high-priced option?

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 Harton this number is £142,386 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

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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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