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Amersham – What to look for in houses for sale?

by | Nov 15, 2022

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Sometimes, working out the prices of the houses for sale can be tricky business. This is why we created this article all about the price of houses for sale in Amersham, Buckinghamshire.

From the average asking price of houses for sale in Amersham, to the growth of the population in the area, all will be talked about regarding the city of Amersham. So you will get better clued up on the area, and make finding a house for sale in the UK easier.

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 East of England, allowing you to find similar places to Amersham:

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

In Amersham, what are the demographics like?

Have the people of Amersham 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 Amersham if 24733 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 Amersham such as rental yield or house appreciation.

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

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

In the last decade, the population of Amersham has been adjusted by 9%. 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.

Do the people of Amersham get to enjoy green space?

In the city of Amersham, there are 9 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 Amersham is when seeing if green space availability is sufficient. This green space could be parks, nature reserves, public gardens or playing fields.

Are the deprivation levels of the UK any different to Amersham?

Most of the time, high deprivation levels signal that people cannot afford to sustain their living expenses. In Amersham, 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.

The city of Amersham, situated in Buckinghamshire, is a particularly impressive part of the UK because of the specific demographics of the location.

In the below headings, the city of Amersham and its demographics will be compared to its wider location (East of England). This includes population size, growth and population education now and into the future.

These statistics are heavily influenced by socio-economic factors and as a result this also shapes the projected house price of the houses for sale in Amersham. So, taking a good look at the data is essential to understand the area you are considering to buy in.

Are the people in Amersham earning a lot?

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 £62,000.00.

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 Amersham this figure is 0.45.

What is the social grade score of Amersham?

In the city of Amersham 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 Amersham has an abundance of highly skilled workers, the top two categories are grouped together and given a percentage. This percentage is 0.45.

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 Amersham, what is the education level?

The number of people as a percentage who have been through university and gained a degree is 46%. The ability to buy a home is greatly influenced by the number of people who have degrees. £62,000.00 is the amount people in Amersham 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 Amersham, 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.

What’s the crime rate in Amersham?

For every one thousand people living in Amersham, 60.5 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 60.5 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.

On average, what is the figure for the asking price of a house for sale in Amersham?

Average price of houses for sale in Amersham

Average asking price (1 bed) no relevant data for this city
Average asking price (2 bed) £433,925
Average asking price (3 bed) £729,896
Average asking price (4 bed) £1,014,605
Average asking price (5 bed) no relevant data for this city

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 (£0) for houses for sale with this table to get a good idea as to whether Amersham is the right area to buy a house in for you.

When investors make offers for houses for sale in Amersham, the average price asked by the homeowners works out to be £753,688.

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 Amersham 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.

Always consider average rental yield when searching for houses for sale in Amersham

Are there more or fewer houses being built in Amersham?

Whenever you are thinking about looking for houses for sale in Amersham, 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
Amersham growth rate 8% 25% 24%

As the population of Amersham 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.

You may have heard of rental yield as being important for investors who wish to make a sizable profit on their rental properties. If this sounds like you and you’re looking to invest in a house currently for sale and collect rental income in Amersham this statistic is what you were looking for.

Data should also be compared to the broader region of the UK (East of England) alongside Buckinghamshire then looked at with other statistics like the area’s rent and the turnover of sale of the houses in question. It could be that an investor prefers to make a profit on the sale of a house rather than the rental income and optimal properties for this investment varies throughout Amersham.

This decision is made differently depending on the investor’s tolerance for risk, investing strategy, the location they’re investing in and their overall goal for buying a house currently listed for sale.

Average Yield Average Asking rent Turnover (rental) Turnover (sale)
Amersham £0 £1,666 no relevant data for this city £0
Buckinghamshire 3.56% £1,345.40 122.24% 16.67%
East of England 0.03 1,148.32 £1 16.58%

As you observe table above, it could be valuable to contrast these figures with other pieces of data relevant to the process of buying like the crime rate or the appreciation of houses for sale in Amersham.

As you can tell, the best conclusions are drawn when the buyer of a house for sale looks at all the data involved holistically and doesn’t make quick decisions based on one or two pieces of data. As an example, comparing the data with the number of property sold per month (7) will be useful.

Advice from experts on properties for sale in Amersham

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

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

In Amersham, houses for sale are sold at an average of £628,969. In general, multiple factors impact this figure because lots of variables impact properties valuation. This can include the quality of the buildings in general, whether the population has grown, if there is demand for housing or if there is a low crime rate which would make the area more desirable.

In the table below, you can see for yourself how the average price of a house for sale looks based on the different sizes of housing in Amersham. The exact amount of variation between the types of housing depends on the local demand for particular types of houses in the area.

Housing category Total final sale price
Aerage sold price (detached) £902,222
Aerage sold price (semi-detached) £596,543
Aerage sold price (terraced) £487,873
Aerage sold price (flat) £330,976

As you can see above, for Amersham, price varies based on the type of house that is being sold. If these prices shock you it could be due to population change in the last 10 years of 9% where lots of movement may inflate or deflate house prices.

Housing category Sale price per square foot
Aerage sold price/sqft £5,515
Aerage sold price/sqft (new build) £4,550
Aerage sold price/sqft (old stock) £5,435

Looking at the second table about Amersham, you are able to tell which type of housing is most affordable to you as a buyer. However, for a general overview of what house price is, the average price per square foot for a house in Amersham is £5,515.

Choose the right house for sale that suits 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 Amersham.

  • 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.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Do properties in Amersham offer renovation potential?

If planning permissions are abundant in the vicinity of Amersham, it may look promising for landlords looking to renovate. With 13 getting approved on a monthly basis, and a success rate of nan, these prospects flourish against a population of 24733. A comparative analysis against other locations across the UK will lend you a good perspective of this data.

In Amersham, how many property sales per month are there?

Amersham boasts a monthly total of 7 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 is the population change each year in a city like Amersham?

For a comprehensive analysis of Amersham’s population trends, observe the population fluctuation over a decade, indicated by 9%, and the five-year alteration represented by 4%. Perhaps also look at data from another nearby city too so you can see a comparison.

How much are houses for sale priced at in the extended region of Amersham?

The average cost per square foot for a house in Amersham is presently £0.

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

Calculate if a property is on the pricier side by matching a listed house for sale against the mean selling prices. In Amersham, this value is £628,969, compared to the UK’s average of £286,500.

Find an estate agent in the city of Amersham

In order to buy a house in Amersham you might need the service of an estate agent. To simplify the pain of looking for the nearest agent we have built a list of estate agents in your area, taking you straight to their website

Estate agent Contact number Address of agent Email
Bonnam 441494857593 17 Chesham Road, Amersham, HP6 5HN Phone number only
John Nash & Co 441494725005 31 Hill Avenue Phone number only
JNP Estate Agents Ltd 441494890800 77 Sycamore Road Marie Barrett (mariebarrett@hydegate.com)
Hadlands 441494434345 17 Chesham Road Simon Hadland (simon@hadlands.com)
Gibbs Gillespie – Amersham 441494912828 Chalfont Court, 5 Hill Avenue, Amersham, HP6 5BD 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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