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A guide on houses for sale in Henlow

by | Nov 15, 2022

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Henlow might be an interesting area to invest in when looking for a house for sale in the UK as it is a unique area in the county of Bedfordshire.
Before looking for a house for sale in the city of Henlow we strongly suggest landlords and real estate investors to research in detail and consider all involved factors. Indeed, house prices can change quite a bit depending on the square foot of the property, the number of rooms, the economic climate, the location of the house and more.

In this data heavy article the reader will be able to find out more on the topic and see the specific data to consider when evaluating different houses for sale in Henlow.

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

In Henlow, houses for sale are sold at an average of £374,385. 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 Henlow. 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) £497,523
Aerage sold price (semi-detached) £340,988
Aerage sold price (terraced) £265,516
Aerage sold price (flat) £147,341

As you can see above, for Henlow, 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 16% where lots of movement may inflate or deflate house prices.

Housing category Sale price per square foot
Aerage sold price/sqft £3,660
Aerage sold price/sqft (new build) £3,860
Aerage sold price/sqft (old stock) £3,470

Looking at the second table about Henlow, 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 Henlow is £3,660.

Why you should consider the average rental yield when searching for houses for sale in Henlow

Most of the time, high deprivation levels signal that people cannot afford to sustain their living expenses. In Henlow, 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 and how much you can charge for rent in your ast (assured tenancy shorthold).

What is the growth in the housing market of Henlow?

Whenever you are thinking about looking for houses for sale in Henlow, 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
Henlow growth rate -3% 13% 15%

As the population of Henlow 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.

What are the asking prices for the houses for sale in the city of Henlow?

Average prices for the houses for sale in Henlow

Average asking price (1 bed) no relevant data for this city
Average asking price (2 bed) no relevant data for this city
Average asking price (3 bed) no relevant data for this city
Average asking price (4 bed) £595,000
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 Henlow 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 Henlow 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 £485,930.

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 Henlow.

A house for sale that is right for you

When browsing houses for sale in Henlow 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 – it 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. Especially if you are renting the property as this will impact your business costs. Whether that be in an excluded tenancy agreement or a more common, assured shorthold tenancy.

  • 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.

What are the demographics like in the city of Henlow?

Is the crime rate bad in the city of Henlow?

For the city of Henlow, crime rate is at 47. So for every 1000 people in the area, 47 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.

In the city of Henlow, 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 Henlow, 32 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 Henlow.

What is the population of Henlow?

Population growth in Henlow 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 Henlow, 6091 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 Henlow 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 Henlow, this change has been 8%. 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 8%. Click here to know more on the UK population trends.

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

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 16% in Henlow.

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 educated are the people in Henlow?

The number of people as a percentage who have been through university and gained a degree is 31%. The ability to buy a home is greatly influenced by the number of people who have degrees. £50,100.00 is the amount people in Henlow 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 Henlow, 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.

In the city of Henlow, the demographics are unique and must be looked at by themself to make a conclusion about the area before buying a house. This is because the growth could be greatly different to the wider area of Bedfordshire for example.

These demographics for Henlow may impact the price of a house, how this house grows over time and the profitability of a house if you are buying it for an investment so knowing the area is crucial for a landlord making a purchasing decision in the city of Henlow in East of England.

What is the social grade score of Henlow?

In the city of Henlow 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 Henlow has an abundance of highly skilled workers, the top two categories are grouped together and given a percentage. This percentage is 0.3.

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

Are the people in Henlow earning a lot?

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 (0.3). 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 Henlow, this works out to be £50,100.00. This can be looked at alongside the average household income which is price34,000to estimate how affluent the area is.

How deprived is the population of Henlow?

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

Are you considering other cities with houses for sale?

We have prepared a list of cities that are entirely dissimilar to the region of East of England, perfect if you are looking for somewhere similar to Henlow but want to relocate to a different region entirely. You should then be able to evaluate the different houses for sale listed in the region:

Alternatively, you can visit our webpage dedicated to houses for sale in the UK for a broader understanding, houses for sale in the UK.

Advice from experts on properties for sale in Henlow

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

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Do properties in Henlow have the potential for renovation?

Amidst the urban landscape of Henlow, an intriguing figure for determining if a property can be renovated is the success of planning permission. The monthly total of planning applications in the area is 4 and on the other hand, there is a planning success rate of nan. It is also useful to take into consideration the population size of the area (6091).

How many property sales occur per month in Henlow?

The city of Henlow sees around 5 property transactions every month, while the nationwide figure for the whole of the United Kingdom stands at roughly 1.1 million property sales.

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

When evaluating the population trajectory of Henlow, explore the decade-spanning population shift of 16% and the five-year modification of population of 8%. By drawing comparisons, see if demographic changes in your chosen area is

In the larger vicinity of Henlow, what is the cost of houses available for sale?

Currently, the mean asking price of a house in Henlow is £0, calculated using the average value per square foot

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

Determine whether a property is expensive by comparing a list of houses for sale to the prevailing average selling prices. In Henlow, this figure stands at £374,385, while the UK average is £286,500.

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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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