A guide on houses for sale in Bretby

by | Nov 15, 2022

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Bretby 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 Derbyshire.
Before looking for a house for sale in the city of Bretby 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 Bretby.

In general, for the city of Bretby, what are the final purchase prices for the houses for sale?

In Bretby, the average sale price of a house for sale is in fact £209,253. This is dependent on the 10 year population growth of Bretby being 9%. Growing populations are more likely to inflate the prices of houses for sale in the city of Bretby.

Housing category Total final sale price
Aerage sold price (detached) £292,877
Aerage sold price (semi-detached) £168,427
Aerage sold price (terraced) £128,086
Aerage sold price (flat) £80,472

The list below is able to inform you of what these prices are. Giving you an accurate estimate of whether a landlord is likely to accept your offer based on the prices of the houses for sale in Bretby.

Housing category Sale price per square foot
Aerage sold price/sqft £2,020
Aerage sold price/sqft (new build) £2,230
Aerage sold price/sqft (old stock) £1,850

Evidently, certain types of houses for sale will have different types of demand and this will be reflected on the final price.

On average, the cost of a house for sale per square foot works out to be £2,020. This means if you are just looking out the houses sold in Bretby in general and didn’t take into consideration the type of build. For example, a new build.

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

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

Before committing to Bretby 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
Bretby growth rate -4% 12% 14%

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 Bretby is building housing to find your answer.

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 Bretby.

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 (Derbyshire) as well as the broader region; East Midlands.

Average Yield Average Asking rent Turnover (rental) Turnover (sale)
Bretby 3.4% £724 no relevant data for this city 22.0%
Derbyshire 3.76% £772 125.53% 20.69%
East Midlands 4.02% £775 113.13% 19.44%

Also, you can compare other data to the table above such as the number of houses sold per month in Bretby which is 22 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 Bretby is to invest in. Both in terms of rental yield and capital appreciation.

What kind of demographics does the city of Bretby have?

What’s a social grade score and how does it relate to Bretby?

The social grade of a city is useful when searching for a house for sale because it tells you what kind of jobs people have in the area. For example, there could be a lot of skilled manual workers or there could be a lot of pensioners and people on benefits.

The scale goes from a social grade of an A who are high managerial, administrative or professional workers to an E where people in this category are on state pensions, casual workers or unemployed on state benefits.

The number of people in Bretby in grades A or B which are the highest skilled roles in the country is 18%. Realistically, you can expect workers in this category to earn a higher salary too.

For comparison, £40,900 is the average household income of the area. You can see how this figure is congruent with the number of people in the top two categories of the social grade at 18%.

What salary does the community in Bretby take home?

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 Bretby, the average income is £40,900. 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 18% to decide on what the demographics are like in the area.

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

In the city of Bretby, there are 11.0 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 Bretby is when seeing if green space availability is sufficient. This green space could be parks, nature reserves, public gardens or playing fields.

In Bretby, 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 Bretby is 27%.

Have the people of Bretby 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 Bretby is 24,095.

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 Bretby.

In Bretby, 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 Bretby 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.

Bretby population difference over 10 years?

The population has adjusted in the area of Bretby by 9% 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 Bretby.

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.

In Bretby, how educated are people in general?

In the city of Bretby, 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 Bretby is £40,900. 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’s crime like in Bretby?

In Bretby, for every 1000 people, there is currently a crime rate of 77. This can be compared to the national average of 79.52 for every 1000 people.

Low crime rates are desirable for your safety as a homeowner. Even if you don’t tend to leave the house too often and tend to not mind living in a slightly more dangerous area. Things like burglaries are always a possibility which could harm your ability to pay for home insurance and also may force you to install additional security in your home that can cost you further.

Having said this, you can look at the crime rate on a deeper level to find out what the threats are exactly. It could be the case that a proportion of these crimes (77 for every 1000 people) come from things like anti-social behaviour rather than more serious crimes like violence and sexual offences.

If this is the case you may be more willing to look over a high crime rate within the areas you’re looking to buy a home.

Bretby in the county of Derbyshire 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 Bretby is located in; East Midlands.

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

What are the asking prices for the houses for sale in the city of Bretby?

Table showing the asking prices for houses for sale in Bretby

Average asking price (1 bed) no relevant data for this city
Average asking price (2 bed) £168,181
Average asking price (3 bed) £233,302
Average asking price (4 bed) £361,643
Average asking price (5 bed) no relevant data for this city

Reading the table above should therefore give you a good idea of the type of house for sale that is within your budget in Bretby 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 £0 should also give you an overview of what the asking price for houses for sale are in general.

When investors make offers for houses for sale in Bretby, the average price asked by the homeowners works out to be £254,772.

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 Bretby 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.