Hellesdon 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 Hellesdon.
On top of this, keep reading for detailed information on the demographics of Hellesdon 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.
What are the people like in Hellesdon?
Located in Norfolk is the city of Hellesdon, in a large part of the UK; East of England. Before you look for houses for sale in this area, it is a reasonable question to ask what the people who live there are like.
Below, the population of Hellesdon has been dissected in terms of if the population is educated, what the crime rates are like and much more. All important factors to consider before making a house purchase among the offer of the houses for sale.
The knowledge below is based on a lot of different variables relevant to the city of Hellesdon which impacts the profitability of making an investment here or how desirable buying a house to live in is if you want to live on a permanent basis.
What salary does the community in Hellesdon take home?
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 £40,400.
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 Hellesdon this figure is 15%.
Are the deprivation levels of the UK any different to Hellesdon?
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 26% for Hellesdon should give you a nice idea of the deprivation in the area.
Is there sufficient green space in Hellesdon?
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 Hellesdon, 10.9 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 Hellesdon.
In Hellesdon, how has the population changed?
Whenever there is a population change this can impact the demand for housing and hence the appreciation of properties too. The total population of Hellesdon if 24,172 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 Hellesdon such as rental yield or house appreciation.
How has the population size of Hellesdon adjusted in the last 5 years?
In the previous five years there has been a change in the number of people of Hellesdon 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 Hellesdon?
In the last decade, the population of Hellesdon has been adjusted by 7%. 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 Hellesdon, what is the social grade score?
In the city of Hellesdon 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 Hellesdon has an abundance of highly skilled workers, the top two categories are grouped together and given a percentage. This percentage is 15%.
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|
In Hellesdon, what is the crime rate?
For the city of Hellesdon, crime rate is at 76. So for every 1000 people in the area, 76 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 educated are the people in Hellesdon?
The number of people as a percentage who have been through university and gained a degree is 18%. The ability to buy a home is greatly influenced by the number of people who have degrees. £40,400 is the amount people in Hellesdon 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 Hellesdon, 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.
Why you should consider the average rental yield when searching for houses for sale in Hellesdon
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 Hellesdon 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 Hellesdon.
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)|
|Hellesdon||3.5%||£894||no relevant data for this city||19.0%|
|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 Hellesdon.
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 (21) will be useful.
What is the growth in the housing market of Hellesdon?
The growth of an area like Hellesdon can be a great indicator of a thriving city and the influx of new people can drive demand for housing and help appreciate the value of your house after you buy it.
Paying attention to the table below tells you how the number of houses has changed over time at one year, three year and five year intervals.
|1 year||3 years||5 years|
|Hellesdon growth rate||4%||16%||20%|
Despite the number of houses being built rising, this may not indicate that the housing price of the houses for sale is going up. It could be the case that there are a lot of new builds in the area which are causing the supply of the houses for sale to match demand and this could cause a decline in house price as time goes on.
Make sure you do your own research specific to the city of Hellesdon if you want to find out the exact reasons for the housing change.
In general, what do houses for sale sell for in Hellesdon?
As well as looking at the asking price for house for sale in Hellesdon, a sensible homeowner or investor will also consider the final price a house sells for. This final price may be influenced by elements like the amount people are earning in the area and what opportunities for employment there are in Hellesdon.
Houses for sale, are sold on average in Hellesdon, after the influence of these factors, at £237,576 as a result. And may be on the rise or decline depending on a combination of variables such as the crime rate, or population growth which was 7% over the last 10 years.
|Housing category||Total final sale price|
|Aerage sold price (detached)||£277,114|
|Aerage sold price (semi-detached)||£229,320|
|Aerage sold price (terraced)||£188,769|
|Aerage sold price (flat)||£127,258|
This table above shows the average sale price for each variation of houses for sale in Hellesdon.
|Housing category||Sale price per square foot|
|Aerage sold price/sqft||£2,590|
|Aerage sold price/sqft (new build)||£2,610|
|Aerage sold price/sqft (old stock)||£2,510|
This final table looks at the price per square foot of houses for sale. Looking at the final table, you can take a further average and conclude that the average price per square foot of houses in general in Hellesdon is £2,990.
This statistic can be used to compare the price of housing between housing categories again or even compare the price for a different city.
Asking price in Hellesdon for a house for sale
Average asking prices for houses for sale in Hellesdon
|Average asking price (1 bed)||no relevant data for this city|
|Average asking price (2 bed)||£228,276|
|Average asking price (3 bed)||£297,327|
|Average asking price (4 bed)||£395,307|
|Average asking price (5 bed)||no relevant data for this city|
After looking at this table about prices of houses for sale in Hellesdon, 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 £3,400 will help them to have a more wholistic understanding.
On average, in Hellesdon, the asking price for a house for sale in the area is £305,166.
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 Hellesdon. 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.
Get professional help on the houses for sale in Hellesdon
Choose the right house for sale that suits your needs
Many criteria impact the price of houses for sale in Hellesdon.
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.
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
Are you considering other cities with houses for sale?
Below are a list of towns with a similar location to Hellesdon.
Reading these analysis will help you evaluate the different houses for sale currently listed in East of England:
- Attleborough in East of England
- Billington in East of England
- Anmer in East of England
- Booton in East of England
- Bar-Hill 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.