Highlane – What to look for in houses for sale?

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As a landlord, whenever you are looking at houses for sale in Derbyshire, you could find varying prices throughout an area like Highlane. 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 Highlane 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 Highlane will be revealed. Keep reading.

What’s the rental yield in general for the city of Highlane?

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

Before making an investment and move forward with buying a house for sale, another important set of data an investor should analyse is the growth trends of the area in question.

Below are the forecasted growth rates for the city of Highlane at 1 year, 3 year and 5 year intervals:

1 year 3 years 5 years
Highlane growth rate 5% 20% 25%

Examine this figure carefully as the addition of a lot of new houses to meet demand could mean that house price of the houses for sale in Highlane gradually reduces with an increase in the housing supply. This could be a good indicator to understand if your house will appreciate or not. Too many houses and too much supply could drive down the prices of homes or stagnate them. So be sure to check out what is exactly happening in Highlane.

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 Highlane. 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 Highlane.

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 (Derbyshire), a regional level (East Midlands) and finally on the level of the city talked about in this article, Highlane.

Average Yield Average Asking rent Turnover (rental) Turnover (sale)
Highlane no relevant data for this city no relevant data for this city no relevant data for this city 33.0%
Derbyshire 3.76% £772 125.53% 20.69%
East Midlands 4.02% £775 113.13% 19.44%

You may also find it useful to compare the data above to the number of properties sold per month Highlane experiences. This figure for house sales per month is 23. 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.

Asking price in Highlane for a house for sale

Table showing the asking prices for houses for sale in Highlane

Average asking price (1 bed) no relevant data for this city
Average asking price (2 bed) £148,213
Average asking price (3 bed) £187,954
Average asking price (4 bed) £306,667
Average asking price (5 bed) no relevant data for this city

After looking at this table about prices of houses for sale in Highlane, someone who is buying a home would be able to know in great detail what kind of house for sale available on the market best suits the amount of money they are looking to invest. Also, using a more general figure like the average asking price per square foot of a property which is £0 will help them to have a more wholistic understanding.

When investors make offers for houses for sale in Highlane, the average price asked by the homeowners works out to be £181,240.

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 Highlane 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.

In general, what do houses for sale sell for in Highlane?

There are a lot of factors that impact the final sale price a house for sale sells for in the UK and in Highlane. In Highlane, this sale price works out to be £148,735. As an example, a factor like population growth over the last 10 years which works out to be 8% in Highlane and impacts house prices of the houses for sale.

Housing category Total final sale price
Average sold price (detached) £230,067
Average sold price (semi-detached) £140,873
Average sold price (terraced) £126,400
Average sold price (flat) £105,747

Above, the exact type of house is also shown to vary in price in a table in Highlane. 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 £1,820
Average sold price/sqft (new build) £2,080
Average sold price/sqft (old stock) £1,760

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 Highlane which is £1,820. 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.

In Highlane, what are the demographics like?

Have the people of Highlane grown in numbers?

Whenever there is a population change this can impact the demand for housing and hence the appreciation of properties too. The total population of Highlane if 34,591 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 Highlane such as rental yield or house appreciation.

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

In the previous five years there has been a change in the number of people of Highlane by 4%. 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 4% 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 Highlane?

In the last decade, the population of Highlane has been adjusted by 8%. 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.

Are the people of Highlane 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 Highlane, in particular, the deprivation levels are 28%.

This figure can be contrasted with the deprivation levels of the UK of 33% to see if the levels are below or above average.

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

As you read on, Highlane 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 Highlane.

Is there sufficient green space in Highlane?

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 Highlane, 15.6 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 Highlane.

Is the crime rate bad in the city of Highlane?

For the city of Highlane, crime rate is at 85. So for every 1000 people in the area, 85 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.

How much do people in Highlane earn?

As earning potential goes up in a city, so does the quality of schools in the area, the general infrastructure and the social grade score (13%). All in all, the area becomes a more desirable place to live in.

This is why it is vital to pay attention to how much people are making annually in any city you plan on making a house purchase in. In Highlane, this works out to be £37,200. This can be looked at alongside the average household income which is price34,000to estimate how affluent the area is.

What is a social grade score and how does this relate to Highlane?

In the city of Highlane, the social grade score of the area is 13%. 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 Highlane.

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

What is the education level like in Highlane?

The number of people as a percentage who have been through university and gained a degree is 15%. The ability to buy a home is greatly influenced by the number of people who have degrees. £37,200 is the amount people in Highlane 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 Highlane, 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.