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 Chalton, Bedfordshire.
From the average asking price of houses for sale in Chalton to the growth of the population in the area, all will be talked about regarding the city of Chalton. So you will get better clued up on the area, and make finding a house for sale in the UK easier.
What is the asking price on average of houses for sale in Chalton?
In the city of Chalton, what is the average asking price for the houses for sale?
|Average asking price (1 bed)||£145,208|
|Average asking price (2 bed)||£266,428|
|Average asking price (3 bed)||£339,046|
|Average asking price (4 bed)||£454,348|
|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 Chalton is the right area to buy a house in for you.
Before a house gets sold, the figure it sells for always starts off as an asking price. This average asking price for the houses for sale in Chalton determines the eventual sale price of the house so it isn’t the most important figure but is still important to take note of. This figure is currently £337,167.
Below, there is a table showing the asking price of the different sizes of houses based on the number of bedrooms of the houses in Chalton.
In general, what do houses for sale sell for in Chalton?
In Chalton, houses for sale are sold at an average of £257,026. 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 Chalton. 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)||£340,322|
|Aerage sold price (semi-detached)||£264,805|
|Aerage sold price (terraced)||£232,987|
|Aerage sold price (flat)||£146,296|
As you can see above, for Chalton, 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 7% where lots of movement may inflate or deflate house prices.
|Housing category||Sale price per square foot|
|Aerage sold price/sqft||£3,110|
|Aerage sold price/sqft (new build)||£4,100|
|Aerage sold price/sqft (old stock)||£3,010|
Looking at the second table about Chalton, 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 Chalton is £3,110.
In Chalton, what are the rental yields?
Are there new houses being built in Chalton 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 Chalton at 1 year, 3 year and 5 year intervals:
|1 year||3 years||5 years|
|Chalton growth rate||9%||21%||21%|
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 Chalton 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 Chalton.
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 Chalton this statistic is what you were looking for.
Data should also be compared to the broader region of the UK (East of England) alongside Bedfordshire 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 Chalton.
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)|
|Chalton||4.2%||£1,166||no relevant data for this city||18.0%|
|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 Chalton.
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 (26) will be useful.
What are the people like in Chalton?
In Chalton, how educated are people in general?
The number of people as a percentage who have been through university and gained a degree is 20%. The ability to buy a home is greatly influenced by the number of people who have degrees. £40,100 is the amount people in Chalton 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 Chalton, 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.
Is the crime rate bad in the city of Chalton?
For every one thousand people living in Chalton, 91 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 91 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 the city of Chalton, 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 Chalton, 2.2 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 Chalton.
Are the people of Chalton deprived?
Deprivation of a city is defined as the number of people who are considered to not be earning enough to sustain their lifestyle. The UK average of deprivation nationwide is 33% so comparing the figure of 32% for Chalton should give you a nice idea of the deprivation in the area.
Chalton in the county of Bedfordshire 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 Chalton is located in; East of England.
Below, these demographics are talked about in headings that explain how the city has grown, what the education levels are like in Chalton, 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 is a social grade score and how does this relate to Chalton?
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 Chalton 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 Chalton, the percentage of people who work in the two highest skilled categories of this scale (A and B) is 13%.
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|
Have the people of Chalton grown in numbers?
Population growth in Chalton 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 Chalton, 51,536 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 Chalton 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 Chalton, this change has been 0%. 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 0%. Click here to know more on the UK population trends.
Over the last decade, how has the population differed in Chalton?
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 7% in Chalton.
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.
How much are those living in Chalton earning?
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.
£40,100 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 13% for Chalton.
Advice from experts on properties for sale in Chalton
Other cities you can consider looking for with houses for sale
Below are a list of towns with a similar location to Chalton.
Reading these analysis will help you evaluate the different houses for sale currently listed in East of England:
- Barton-Bendish in East of England
- Albury in East of England
- Eaton in East of England
- Alpington in East of England
- Abington-Pigotts in East of England
If you are interested in some other city or even region of the UK, please visit the following page houses for sale in the UK it contains all the data related to the houses for sale.
Considering all the above data and information provided, you may want know who can help you buy a house for sale.
Lots of professionals offer property investors and first-time buyers advice and assistance in dealing with the process of acquiring a house for sale.
Below, you can find a list of professionals that come in handy when looking for houses for sale:
- Lender – Is someone capable of lending you the money you need to complete the purchase of the house for sale
- Insurer – Insurance companies provide building insurances and other financial products you need to protect your real estate assets
- Conveyancer – This professional will take care of the legal work needed when looking for a house for sale
- Surveyor – Use this professional to assess the condition of the house for sale you are willing to buy, get an independent valuation and feel more comfortable when negotiating the final price
- Mortgage broker or adviser – Different buyers can access different mortgages to buy a house for sale. Let the mortgage broker suggest to you which one is the best given your financial situation
- Energy professional – Nowadays is more important than ever, to get professional advice on the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) of the house for sale you are considering as your next investment
Finding the ideal house for sale for you
Many criteria impact the price of houses for sale in Chalton.
Here below are the most important ones according to Lofti’s expertise:
Affordability – (see what house for sale can you afford?)
A guide from the UK government
House Location – The borough and region of the UK you want to invest in is an important factor to consider when looking for a home for sale.
Transport – Commuting can be a waste of time. Minimise it by checking how long it will take from the house for sale you’re interested in, to your office before considering buying
Number of bedrooms – The number of bedrooms goes hand in hand with the house for sale price. If you are buying for the long period try to think if you might need an extra bedroom
Energy performance of the house for sale – The difference between an EPC rating of A and an EPC rating of G can impact your monthly utility bills, consider this when evaluating houses for sale.
Internet connection – Being able to take video calls from your home is crucial nowadays, always check the broadband of the area when browsing houses for sale
Car park – Ask the property seller for parking availability. If it is included in the price of the house for sale, you can justify paying more than you would at first glance
Conditions of the house for sale – Repair works can be expensive and take a lot of time, assess the conditions of the houses listed for sale before making an official offer.