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Belstead – What to look for in houses for sale?

by | Nov 15, 2022

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

Advice from experts on properties for sale in Belstead

Who should you talk to while going through the process of making an offer on a house for sale?
Several experts specialise in giving advice to property investors or to first time potential buyers.

Since the process of finding the right house for sale can take months, you have all the time to consult with the experts you might need.

Find here a list of those you should contact to get professional guidance and assistance when purchasing a house for sale:

  • Lender – This practitioner can lend you money to finalise a house purchase
  • Insurer – Insuring companies will provide you with the insurance policy you need to protect the house for sale you want to buy
  • Legal representative – This professional is usually there to handle all the legal tasks associated with purchasing a home for sale.
  • Surveyor – Carries out and independent valuation on the house for sale based on its conditions. It is very useful to understand the correct price before making an offer
  • Mortgage specialist – Mortgage advisors works on commissions. They will get a cut from the bank and will guide you with offering the best deals given your financial situation
  • Energy assessor – We strongly suggest you to invest in a professional assessment of the Energy Performance of the house for sale you want to purchase

In Belstead, what is the asking price in general for a house for sale?

Average prices for the houses for sale in Belstead

Average asking price (1 bed) no relevant data for this city
Average asking price (2 bed) £211,761
Average asking price (3 bed) £314,155
Average asking price (4 bed) £455,651
Average asking price (5 bed) no relevant data for this city

The above table is perfect for understanding the distribution of properties in the area as well as looking at this data alongside the average asking price per square foot of £0. Telling you what type of house is most in demand relative to the price of the area.

This could be due to more people looking at particular types of houses for sale over others or even due to the fact that Belstead has a lack of supply of housing in certain categories.

When speaking about the city of Belstead, £309,175 is the asking price for a house for sale.

We have compiled a table of data so you can know the asking prices of the specific size of home you’re most interested in. As you can imagine, a family looking to move out with children in Belstead would be after a larger house than someone living alone.

The data is in fact very different compared to the number of rooms you’re interested in having in your home and the asking price also tends to go up in staggering amounts as you add rooms.

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

Is the housing market in Belstead growing?

Whenever you are thinking about looking for houses for sale in Belstead, 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
Belstead growth rate 0% 15% 24%

As the population of Belstead 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.

Assuming you are not looking for a house for sale in a certain area because of private reasons such as being close to a family member or you have been relocated to a new office, these are some of the factors to consider in order to understand if an investment is worth your money.

Investors typically look at data such as the average rental yield, the average asking price of rent per month, rent turnover and sale turnover. These KPIs give property investors a solid idea of how the market is performing in that area.

For the city of Belstead, the below table demonstrates this well. To make things simple, it compares these numbers to the wider region of the UK; East of England. As well as Suffolk, to give a smaller scale area to compare the data to.

Average Yield Average Asking rent Turnover (rental) Turnover (sale)
Belstead £0 £804 no relevant data for this city £0
Suffolk 3.69% £991.67 125.38% 14.64%
East of England 0.03 1,148.32 £1 16.58%

Assuming that in the future you want to re-sell the house you will eventually purchased in Belstead you might be interested in the number of sales per month (21) that happen in the local housing market. Comparing this figure for Belstead with the above table gives you a good understanding of the profitability of the area.

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

In Belstead, houses for sale are sold at an average of £241,020. 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 Belstead. 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) £328,800
Aerage sold price (semi-detached) £228,366
Aerage sold price (terraced) £187,830
Aerage sold price (flat) £127,203

As you can see above, for Belstead, 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 £2,600
Aerage sold price/sqft (new build) £2,570
Aerage sold price/sqft (old stock) £2,545

Looking at the second table about Belstead, 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 Belstead is £2,600.

Other cities in different locations you can consider to buy property

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 Belstead:

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 Belstead, what are the demographics like?

What is the education level like in Belstead?

In Belstead, the proportion of people who have a degree is 17%. 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 Belstead is £41,950.00.

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.

In the city of Belstead, how much green space remains for residents?

In the city of Belstead, there are 18 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 Belstead is when seeing if green space availability is sufficient. This green space could be parks, nature reserves, public gardens or playing fields.

In Belstead, what is the social grade score?

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 Belstead in grades A or B which are the highest skilled roles in the country is 19%.

Realistically, you can expect workers in this category to earn a higher salary too. For comparison, £41,950.00 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 19%.

How much do people in Belstead earn?

While not always the case, the amount people earn can be associated with better schools in the area and perhaps a nicer environment to live in.

£41,950.00 is the average household income of the area. And the higher this figure is the more likely it is that there is a higher percentage of people with a social grade score in the A or B categories which is 19% for Belstead.

In Belstead, how has the population changed?

Population growth in Belstead 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 Belstead, 41813 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 Belstead 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 Belstead, this change has been 2%. 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 2%. Click here to know more on the UK population trends.

Over the last decade, how has the population differed in Belstead?

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 5% in Belstead.

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.

What’s crime like in Belstead?

For every one thousand people living in Belstead, 9000% 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 9000% 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.

In Belstead, what are the deprivation levels like?

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

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

As you read on, Belstead 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 Belstead.

Finding the ideal house for sale for you

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 Belstead.

  • 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.

FAQ

If you are a landlord, should you renovate a property in the city of Belstead?

Properties in the city of Belstead may have the potential for renovation if there are a lot of planning permission approvals based on the area. There are 5 approvals every month with an approval of 93% based on a population of 41813. Compare other places in the UK to make this figure make more sense.

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

21 property transactions are reported in Belstead each month, alongside a broader picture of approximately 1.1 million property sales across the UK.

In a city like Belstead, what’s the yearly fluctuation in population?

To work out how the population of Belstead has changed over time, you can look at the population change over a decade which is 5% and the change in a five year period two which falls at 2%. Compare the two and look at the population growth or decline in recent times to really make sure you have a good understanding of the population

prices for houses on sale in the broader vicinity of Belstead?

The current average price per square foot for a house in Belstead stands at £0, considering the mean cost for each square foot of houses for sale there.

Does opting for a house for sale in Belstead come with a hefty price tag?

To work out if you are looking at an expensive property, find a house for sale and compare it to the average prices sell for. In Belstead this number is £241,020 and in the average for the UK is £286,500. Also, make sure you don’t miss a crucial step by following our tutorial when buying a house

Find an estate agent where you’re looking to buy in Belstead

When buying, having the right expertise when navigating Belstead and the property market can be a great advantage. So, don’t make things harder for yourself and tackle a home purchase on your own. Browse our list of reputable estate agents below to help you on your house hunt!

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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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