As a landlord, whenever you are looking at houses for sale in Leicestershire, you could find varying prices throughout an area like Blaston. In this article, this data will be simplified so you can find all of the data on one, convenient page.
So, from the rental yield of Blaston to the success you may expect to get when submitting planning permission. Everything you need to know about house for sale in the UK and in Blaston will be revealed. Keep reading.
How are rental yields of the houses for sale different to the rest of the UK in Blaston?
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.
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 in to all the details of Blaston.
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 (Leicestershire) as well as the broader region; East Midlands.
|Average Yield||Average Asking rent||Turnover (rental)||Turnover (sale)|
Also, you can compare other data to the table above such as the number of houses sold per month in Blaston which is 29 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 Blaston is to invest in. Both in terms of rental yield and capital appreciation.
In Blaston, how has the number of houses changed?
Before committing to Blaston 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|
|Blaston growth rate||-6%||-1%||13%|
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 Blaston is building housing to find your answer.
What are the asking prices for the houses for sale in the city of Blaston?
Average price of houses for sale in Blaston
|Average asking price (1 bed)||no relevant data for this city|
|Average asking price (2 bed)||£268,694|
|Average asking price (3 bed)||£352,035|
|Average asking price (4 bed)||£514,059|
|Average asking price (5 bed)||£707,234|
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 (£3,670) for houses for sale with this table to get a good idea as to whether Blaston is the right area to buy a house in for you.
On average, in Blaston, the asking price for a house for sale in the area is £386,702.
The below table puts this figure into perspective as you can see the various average sale prices of the different type of houses for sale in Blaston. From a 1 bedroom house up to a 5 bedroom house.
As you can imagine, as the price goes up, the size of a room also goes up and in general, the larger a house is, the more you can expect the sale price to be as well.
In general, what do houses for sale sell for in Blaston?
As well as looking at the asking price for house for sale in Blaston, 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 Blaston.
Houses for sale, are sold on average in Blaston, after the influence of these factors, at £319,607 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 10% over the last 10 years.
|Housing category||Total final sale price|
|Aerage sold price (detached)||£413,859|
|Aerage sold price (semi-detached)||£262,891|
|Aerage sold price (terraced)||£219,935|
|Aerage sold price (flat)||£181,792|
This table above shows the average sale price for each variation of houses for sale in Blaston.
|Housing category||Sale price per square foot|
|Aerage sold price/sqft||£2,920|
|Aerage sold price/sqft (new build)||£3,050|
|Aerage sold price/sqft (old stock)||£2,770|
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 Blaston is £3,290.
This statistic can be used to compare the price of housing between housing categories again or even compare the price for a different city.
What kind of demographics does the city of Blaston have?
What is a social grade score and how does this relate to Blaston?
In the city of Blaston 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 Blaston has an abundance of highly skilled workers, the top two categories are grouped together and given a percentage. This percentage is 32%.
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|
For the city of Blaston, what is the education level?
In Blaston, the proportion of people who have a degree is 32%. 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 Blaston is £47,600.
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.
How much do people in Blaston 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 Blaston. Compare the area’s average household income of £47,600 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 32% for more conclusive data on the affluence of the area.
What is the population of Blaston?
Population growth in Blaston is important to know if there is housing demand and the total population may also be looked at as large populations commonly have a lot of buyer demand.
In Blaston, 34,458 people live in the city as their main place of residence.
It is important to note that it is not the case that everyone likes a large population to live in. People who tend to prefer a more relaxed life are more likely to buy or rent somewhere to live that has a small population and perhaps also wouldn’t mind if the population isn’t growing.
Other people also like to have a mix of both. Where they can visit rural areas and also benefit from the amenities of a busy city.
In Blaston in the previous five years, have population numbers transformed?
Five years may seem like a long time but it is rare for a city to grow that much unless there is dramatic population growth. In Blaston, this change has been 6%. Read more here
Someone who wishes to find out how this change has occurred over a longer period of time may also wish to read the headings below and see if the change has continued throughout the past decade too. Or if the change is only true for the more recent figure for five years of 6%. Click here to know more on the UK population trends.
Over the last decade, how has the population differed in Blaston?
Populations change all the time but if there is a clear change in population in the last ten years this is even more reliable data about the population of the area as opposed to five. This adjustment in population works out to be 10% in Blaston.
What this statistic is like in comparison to the population change in five years should provide you with a comprehensive understanding of what direction the population is heading in.
In recent years because of the pandemic, it is common to see dramatic differences in the population change in the last five years when comparing it to ten as people realise they can work from home but still keep the current jobs they have.
This means they can move to cities they wouldn’t have considered otherwise and be location-independent of their source of income. Perhaps making a longer commute into the office every week for example.
In general, do people commit a lot of crime in Blaston?
For every one thousand people living in Blaston, 60 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 60 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.
Is there sufficient green space in Blaston?
There are cities in the UK such as Edinburgh and Bristol that have a higher percentages of green space with Edinburgh being the most at 49%. The city of Blaston currently has 18.9 for every 1000 residents.
Green space helps the quality of people’s mental health as well as fight against diseases like obesity. As studies have shown that the proximity of people to green spaces in the UK has a positive impact on the physical health of people in the UK and Blaston in this case.
How deprived is the population of Blaston?
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 Blaston is 17%.
Blaston within Leicestershire is notable for the type of people that live there. The statistics below show how this is the case.
As you read on, Blaston will be looked at by comparing it to the local region, as well as comparing it to the wider region too (East Midlands). 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 Blaston.
Advice from experts on properties for sale in Blaston
A house for sale appropriate to your needs
Many criteria impact the price of houses for sale in Blaston.
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.
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
Are you considering other cities with houses for sale?
We have prepared a list of cities in East Midlands, the same UK region of Blaston that can help you evaluate the different houses for sale listed in the region:
- Greasbrough in East Midlands
- Long-Eaton in East Midlands
- Apperknowle in East Midlands
- Barlborough in East Midlands
- Birley-Carr in East Midlands
Alternatively, you can visit our webpage dedicated to houses for sale in the UK, houses for sale in the UK.