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All you need to know – houses for sale in Ipswich

by | Nov 15, 2022

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Ipswich can be a tough place to find accurate information like any city in the UK. Read on to learn about which data to stay on top of when looking at house for sale in Ipswich.

On top of this, keep reading for detailed information on the demographics of Ipswich in Suffolk. This is crucial in finding houses for sale in the UK, that are worth investing in for the long term too.

What is the final sale price of a house in Ipswich?

As well as looking at the asking price for house for sale in Ipswich, 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 Ipswich.

Houses for sale, are sold on average in Ipswich, after the influence of these factors, at £251,875 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 4% over the last 10 years.

Housing category Total final sale price
Aerage sold price (detached) £370,466
Aerage sold price (semi-detached) £246,971
Aerage sold price (terraced) £204,714
Aerage sold price (flat) £149,310

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

Housing category Sale price per square foot
Aerage sold price/sqft £2,713
Aerage sold price/sqft (new build) £2,960
Aerage sold price/sqft (old stock) £2,607

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 Ipswich is £2,747.

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

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

Most of the time, high deprivation levels signal that people cannot afford to sustain their living expenses. In Ipswich, currently, £0 people fall into this category.

Measuring this statistic against the nationwide average of 33% should give you a pretty good idea of where the city lies in the scale of poverty in the area and how much you can charge for rent in your ast (assured tenancy shorthold).

Is the housing market in Ipswich growing?

Before committing to Ipswich to make a housing investment, an investor should always ask the question, what is the growth like in the area?

So take a look below at the growth patterns of the previous years displaying the percentage of new houses being built. This will help you understand how the number of houses for sale will evolve in the future.

1 year 3 years 5 years
Ipswich growth rate -3% 5% 17%

Whether housing growth actually changes the price of a house depends on if the city in question is outstripping demand with the supply of new housing. You’d have to do some more research on what rate Ipswich is building housing to find your answer.

Thinking of a different city and perhaps a different location?

We have prepared a list of cities that are entirely dissimilar to the region of East of England, perfect if you are looking for somewhere similar to Ipswich but want to relocate to a different region entirely. You should then be able to evaluate the different houses for sale listed in the region:

Alternatively, you can visit our webpage dedicated to houses for sale in the UK for a broader understanding, houses for sale in the UK.

Are there any important statistics about the population of Ipswich?

In Ipswich, what is the crime rate?

For the city of Ipswich, crime rate is at 96. So for every 1000 people in the area, 96 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 Ipswich, how educated are people in general?

In Ipswich, the proportion of people who have a degree is 25%. Generally speaking, as the number of people with degrees increases, the more people are able to afford houses to buy as a degree is a good indicator of a higher income. To put this into perspective, the average income of Ipswich is £44,833.33.

This figure for average household income usually goes up alongside the percentage of people who have degrees.

However, this is not a hard and fast rule, there are many factors influencing the buying power of a population and hence the appreciation of housing and the number of houses for sale in the area. This can include the rental yields of the area and other demographic statistics like crime rate.

Nonetheless, it cannot be argued that those with degrees tend to live in more affluent areas as 82% of people who achieve a first in degree level education are owners of the place they live.

What salary does the community in Ipswich take home?

While not always the case, the amount people earn can be associated with better schools in the area and perhaps a nicer environment to live in.

£44,833.33 is the average household income of the area. And the higher this figure is the more likely it is that there is a higher percentage of people with a social grade score in the A or B categories which is 0.2133333333 for Ipswich.

Ipswich within Suffolk is notable for the type of people that live there. The statistics below show how this is the case.

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

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

In the city of Ipswich, the social grade score of the area is 0.2133333333. But what does this exactly mean? The figure refers to the proportion of people in the two highest categories of skilled jobs.

The categories are grouped from A to E shown in the table below. Overall, a high social grade score means there are more affluent people working in managerial and professional roles in the area.

This table shows the average breakdown of the UK in terms of where most people in the UK are working so you can compare it to the social grade score of Ipswich.

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 the city of Ipswich, has the population grown or shrunk?

Whenever there is a population change this can impact the demand for housing and hence the appreciation of properties too. The total population of Ipswich if 87640 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 Ipswich such as rental yield or house appreciation.

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

In the previous five years there has been a change in the number of people of Ipswich 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 Ipswich?

In the last decade, the population of Ipswich has been adjusted by 4%. 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.

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

In the city of Ipswich, there are 20 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 Ipswich is when seeing if green space availability is sufficient. This green space could be parks, nature reserves, public gardens or playing fields.

In Ipswich, what are the deprivation levels like?

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 Ipswich is £0.

A house for sale appropriate to 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 Ipswich.

  • 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.

Advice from experts on properties for sale in Ipswich

Nowadays, there are so many properties on the real estate market that it can be difficult to decide which one is the best house for sale for you.
So, who can help you navigate the process of choosing a house for sale?
The number of professionals that offer real estate investors advice and assistance is broad and when it comes to dealing with houses for sale, the process can be complex.

Find here a list of those that can help when buying a house for sale:

  • Moneylender – lends you the sum of money you need to buy the house for sale you are looking for
  • Insurance agent – A firm that provides several insurances and protections for the house for sale that might become your future house
  • Solicitor – A person or company that will sort out the legal work needed before buying a house for sale
  • Civil engineer – Also called surveyor, he or she will provide you with an independent valuation of the house for sale you are willing to buy
  • Mortgage advisor – Realistically, you will need a mortgage in order to afford to buy a house for sale. Mortgage advisors will guide you and propose the best mortgage deals based on your financial records
  • EPC specialist – Especially nowadays, getting professional advice on the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) of the house for sale you are considering buying is crucial

Asking price in Ipswich for a house for sale

As you go ahead and make offers on a house for sale, it is sometimes best to know what other people are offering for the same type of house for sale so you know what to offer yourself to get a good deal. So you should know, the average asking price of Ipswich is £290,847.

Even though the asking price is not what the eventual price the house is sold at, making a note of the averages for the city of Ipswich is useful when negotiating and knowing what to expect for every type of house for sale.

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

Average asking price (1 bed) £124,512
Average asking price (2 bed) £214,574
Average asking price (3 bed) £287,570
Average asking price (4 bed) £430,340
Average asking price (5 bed) £666,250

Reading the table above should therefore give you a good idea of the type of house for sale that is within your budget in Ipswich 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 £890 should also give you an overview of what the asking price for houses for sale are in general.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

If you are a landlord, should you renovate a property in the city of Ipswich?

If planning permissions are abundant in the vicinity of Ipswich, it may look promising for landlords looking to renovate. With 10 getting approved on a monthly basis, and a success rate of 90%, these prospects flourish against a population of 87640. A comparative analysis against other locations across the UK will lend you a good perspective of this data.

How many property sales occur per month in Ipswich?

Ipswich boasts a monthly total of 26 property transactions, while the entire UK witnesses approximately 1.1 million property sales. You can visit our pages that give information on houses for sale based on Rightmove data from the same region using the link

What’s the annual population shift in a city such as Ipswich?

For a comprehensive analysis of Ipswich’s population trends, observe the population fluctuation over a decade, indicated by 4%, and the five-year alteration represented by -1%. Perhaps also look at data from another nearby city too so you can see a comparison.

What is the asking price for houses for sale in the wider region of Ipswich?

The average cost per square foot for a house in Ipswich is presently £890.

Is investing in a house for sale in Ipswich a financially demanding 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 Ipswich this number is £251,875 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 Ipswich? Find trusted estate agents below

Purchasing property in Ipswich 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 Contact number Address of agent Email
Home From Home 441473559579 1 Pownall Road, Ipswich, IP3 0DN Phone number only
Home From Home Lettings 441473858690 1 Pownall Road Phone number only
Foxhallestateagents nan 625 Foxhall Road nan
Marks & Mann 441394470590 HAMPSTEAD HOUSE FELIXSTOWE RD Shane Marks (shanemarks@marksandmann.co.uk)
Marks & Mann Agents 441473679655 99-101 Penshurst Road, Ipswich, IP3 8QB 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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