Ashwicken 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 Ashwicken.
On top of this, keep reading for detailed information on the demographics of Ashwicken in Norfolk. This is crucial in finding out if the area is worth for looking at houses for sale in the UK for an investment over the long term too.
Always consider average rental yield when searching for houses for sale in Ashwicken
Are there more or fewer houses being built in Ashwicken?
Growth in the area can be a good signal of a booming house market. However, too much growth could also have negative consequences on the capital appreciation of a house as time goes on.
Take a look at the table below for Ashwicken that shows the growth in recent years.
|1 year||3 years||5 years|
|Ashwicken growth rate||1%||19%||26%|
High growth rates can signal an appreciating housing market, nonetheless, if there are too many houses being built, this could reduce demand for housing as the supply of houses for sale starts to catch up with the demand. Leading to stagnation or a decline in house pricing so understanding the growth in Ashwicken is important.
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 Ashwicken this statistic is what you were looking for.
Data should also be compared to the broader region of the UK (East of England) alongside Norfolk 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 Ashwicken.
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)|
|Ashwicken||no relevant data for this city||no relevant data for this city||no relevant data for this city||6.0%|
|East of England||3.49%||£1,148||126.76%||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 Ashwicken.
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.
What are the people like in Ashwicken?
Ashwicken within Norfolk is notable for the type of people that live there. The statistics below show how this is the case.
As you read on, Ashwicken 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 Ashwicken.
In Ashwicken, what is the crime rate?
The crime rate of Ashwicken must be looked at sceptically. The reason for this is that the crime rate can vary within a city greatly and the type of crime committed can also vary too.
For example, the area has a crime rate of 45, but another city may have a higher crime rate but not be deemed as dangerous due to lower level crime or minor offences being committed.
Either way, high crime rates are never a good sign so consider the rate against the UK average of 79.52 for every 1000 people as a benchmark.
Lower rates could mean things like home insurance is cheaper and you have to install fewer security measures throughout your house. Saving you money in the long run. So the statistic of crime rate (45) is both useful and is recommended to be compared to the average.
What is the social grade score of Ashwicken?
Most of the time, the social grade score of a city is what it takes to determine what the economic levels are like as this score refers to what type of jobs the people of the area generally work as. So, from highly skilled, managerial roles, to the manual labour workers of the UK, how does Ashwicken compare?
At the highest end of the scale (A) jobs that are managerial administrative or professional are all lumped into this category. On the other hand, there is the lowest grade (E) where workers who are on benefits, state pensions or work casual jobs fall into.
In Ashwicken, the percentage of people who work in the two highest skilled categories of this scale (A and B) is 21%.
So you can compare this data, here is the estimated grouping of the social grades of the UK for the general population. Adding the two highest categories of A and B and comparing this percentage to the high social grade score which combines A and B should give you a good comparison.
|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 population of Ashwicken?
Whenever there is a population change this can impact the demand for housing and hence the appreciation of properties too. The total population of Ashwicken if 15,316 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 Ashwicken such as rental yield or house appreciation.
How has the population size of Ashwicken adjusted in the last 5 years?
In the previous five years there has been a change in the number of people of Ashwicken by 2%. 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 2% 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 Ashwicken?
In the last decade, the population of Ashwicken has been adjusted by 5%. 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 Ashwicken, how educated are people in general?
In Ashwicken, the proportion of people who have a degree is 22%. 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 Ashwicken is £41,500.
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 deprived is the population of Ashwicken?
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 Ashwicken, in particular, the deprivation levels are 25%.
This figure can be contrasted with the deprivation levels of the UK of 33% to see if the levels are below or above average.
In the city of Ashwicken, how much green space remains for residents?
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 Ashwicken, 36.5 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 Ashwicken.
How much do people in Ashwicken 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 (21%). 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 Ashwicken, this works out to be £41,500. This can be looked at alongside the average household income which is price34,000to estimate how affluent the area is.
In Ashwicken, what do houses for sale tend to sell for?
In Ashwicken, houses for sale are sold at an average of £277,716. 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 Ashwicken. 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)||£311,868|
|Aerage sold price (semi-detached)||£208,552|
|Aerage sold price (terraced)||£201,100|
|Aerage sold price (flat)||no relevant data for this city|
As you can see above, for Ashwicken, 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 5% where lots of movement may inflate or deflate house prices.
|Housing category||Sale price per square foot|
|Aerage sold price/sqft||£2,450|
|Aerage sold price/sqft (new build)||£2,180|
|Aerage sold price/sqft (old stock)||£2,350|
Looking at the second table about Ashwicken, 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 Ashwicken is £2,730.
On average, what is the figure for the asking price of a house for sale in Ashwicken?
Average asking prices for houses for sale in Ashwicken
|Average asking price (1 bed)||no relevant data for this city|
|Average asking price (2 bed)||£228,175|
|Average asking price (3 bed)||£337,782|
|Average asking price (4 bed)||£520,833|
|Average asking price (5 bed)||£654,612|
Reading the table above should therefore give you a good idea of the type of house for sale that is within your budget in Ashwicken 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 £3,010 should also give you an overview of what the asking price for houses for sale are in general.
On average, in Ashwicken, the asking price for a house for sale in the area is £405,526.
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 Ashwicken. 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.
Advice from experts on properties for sale in Ashwicken
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
Thinking about other cities with houses for sale?
See here below a list of cities in the same UK region of Ashwicken which is East of England. You might want to consider these as alternatives for your next real estate investment:
- Wycombe-Marsh in East of England
- Alpington in East of England
- Beeston in East of England
- Bale in East of England
- Billingford in East of England
Or, visit our dedicated page on the houses for sale data for the whole of the UK – houses for sale in the UK.
A house for sale appropriate to your needs
When browsing houses for sale in Ashwicken you should think about lots of different criteria:
House for sale affordability – visit the dedicated page of the UK government to understand (see what you can afford)
Location of the house for sale – the region and town you are considering to live in are crucial factors to consider before looking for houses for sale. In this article, we define lots of demographic factors that should help you make a decision.
House for sale transport links – even if working from home is becoming more and more predominant, we suggest you check the transport links the house for sale has.
Number of bedrooms in the house for sale – are you looking for houses for sale for the whole family or are you single? Always think about how many bedrooms you need and if that number might change in the future
energy performance of the house for sale – What is the EPC of the house for sale? Today more than ever, is important that you check the EPC rating of the real estate assets available for sale on the market.
Internet speed in the area of the house for sale – is important to remember that internet speed is a consequence of two factors: your plan and the infrastructure available in the area. Always check these parameters before looking for houses for sale
Does the house for sale have parking – if yes, is it on-street or is the house for sale equipped with a garage?
Houses for sale in conservation areas – always check the National Heritage list. If a house for sale is part of this list it means that it might be impossible for you to make changes to the property’s internal and external structure.
Houses for sale Conditions – some properties, like new builds, need no repairs or works; other houses listed for sale may need some investment to restore them and some others may need a complete renovation. Someone looking for houses for sale should always think about how much time and money they are willing to invest to complete the needed repairs.