As a landlord, whenever you are looking at houses for sale in Essex, you could find varying prices throughout an area like Rayleigh. 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 Rayleigh 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 Rayleigh will be revealed. Keep reading.
Are you considering other cities with houses for sale?
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 Rayleigh:
- bulverhythe in East of England
- bothal in East of England
- thames-ditton in East of England
- clayton in East of England
- black-cross in East of England
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
Get professional help on the houses for sale in Rayleigh
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
Are there any important statistics about the population of Rayleigh?
Have the people of Rayleigh grown in numbers?
Whenever there is a population change this can impact the demand for housing and hence the appreciation of properties too. The total population of Rayleigh if 32035 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 Rayleigh such as rental yield or house appreciation.
How has the population size of Rayleigh adjusted in the last 5 years?
In the previous five years there has been a change in the number of people of Rayleigh by 3%. 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 3% 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 Rayleigh?
In the last decade, the population of Rayleigh 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.
How much are those living in Rayleigh earning?
Typically, as people earn more money, the more they are able to afford and the better house prices in the area because demand goes up. You could also infer that the amenities such as schools, parks and public areas are generally of high quality as a result.
For these reasons, it could be argued that areas where people earn more money are generally nicer arrears to live in which also attracts more people as a result and further drives up house prices in the area.
To see if this phenomenon occurs in Rayleigh. Compare the area’s average household income of £47,800.00 to the average household income in the UK at price34,000. Adding to this, compare it with the figure for the highest social grade score too at 26% for more conclusive data on the affluence of the area.
In Rayleigh, how educated are people in general?
Interestingly, the percentage of people who have a degree in the city of Rayleigh is 21%. Most of the time, the more people that have a degree, the higher the average household income and the more likely someone is to be able to afford to purchase a house. For example, the average income of the citizens in the area of Rayleigh is £47,800.00.
Generally, areas with high numbers of people with a degree are also areas with more people likely to be home owners and therefore the value of houses and relative prices of the houses for sale are more likely to go up too.
Nonetheless, making predictions about the appreciation of a house also has to be considered alongside other factors like population growth and the rental yields of the area.
However, most of the time, being educated is a good indication of affluence with 82% of people graded a first in tertiary education going on to eventually own a house.
Is the crime rate bad in the city of Rayleigh?
In Rayleigh, for every 1000 people, there is currently a crime rate of 6300%. This can be compared to the national average of 79.52 for every 1000 people.
Low crime rates are desirable for your safety as a homeowner. Even if you don’t tend to leave the house too often and tend to not mind living in a slightly more dangerous area. Things like burglaries are always a possibility which could harm your ability to pay for home insurance and also may force you to install additional security in your home that can cost you further.
Having said this, you can look at the crime rate on a deeper level to find out what the threats are exactly. It could be the case that a proportion of these crimes (6300% for every 1000 people) come from things like anti-social behaviour rather than more serious crimes like violence and sexual offences.
If this is the case you may be more willing to look over a high crime rate within the areas you’re looking to buy a home.
Is the city of Rayleigh deprived?
Deprivation levels refer to the ability of the population of the city to earn enough to keep their lifestyle going. Nationwide, it is thought that the number of people at this level or not being able to meet the costs of living is around 33%. In comparison, the deprivation level of Rayleigh is £0.
In the city of Rayleigh, 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 Essex for example.
These demographics for Rayleigh 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 Rayleigh in East of England.
In Rayleigh, what is the social grade score?
In the city of Rayleigh 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 Rayleigh has an abundance of highly skilled workers, the top two categories are grouped together and given a percentage. This percentage is 26%.
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 the city of Rayleigh, 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 Rayleigh, 12 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 Rayleigh.
Invest in a house for sale that meets your demands
What parameters impact the final price of a house for sale in Rayleigh?
Here below is our list with the most important ones:
House for sale affordability – check out the (see house affordability guide)
on the UK gov website to know more
House Location – the actual location of a house for sale drastically changes the final price of a property
Transports you can reach by foot – Commuting is part of our lives, especially in big cities, check it out before buying a house for sale.
Number of bedrooms – Usually, the bigger the house for sale the more bedrooms it will have. For example, if you are a single person (or a couple) one bedroom will do.
Energy Performance Certificate of the house for sale – Bad EPCs can result in thousands of pounds more in bills you will have to pay on an annual basis. Consider this when purchasing a new property.
Internet connection – Having a quick internet connection is fundamental nowadays. Check the area of the house for sale to understand what the average internet speed is and see if it fits your needs
Do you drive to the office? – If yes, ask about parking. Is it included in the house price?
Special areas – Start by taking a look at the National Heritage list by the UK government. If a house listed for sale appears in the list, the future landlord won’t be able to invest in changes to the real estate asset.
Houses for sale Conditions – When looking for houses for sale you should always consider the amount of time and money you will have to invest to complete the needed repairs, if any at all.
In Rayleigh, what are the rental yields?
What is the growth in the housing market of Rayleigh?
Before committing to Rayleigh to make a housing investment, an investor should always ask the question, what is the growth like in the area?
So take a look below at the growth patterns of the previous years displaying the percentage of new houses being built. This will help you understand how the number of houses for sale will evolve in the future.
|1 year||3 years||5 years|
|Rayleigh growth rate||3%||14%||20%|
Whether housing growth actually changes the price of a house depends on if the city in question is outstripping demand with the supply of new housing. You’d have to do some more research on what rate Rayleigh is building housing to find your answer.
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 Rayleigh this statistic is what you were looking for.
Data should also be compared to the broader region of the UK (East of England) alongside Essex 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 Rayleigh.
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)|
|Rayleigh||£0||£1,306||no relevant data for this city||£0|
|East of England||0.03||1,148.32||£1||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 Rayleigh.
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 (20) will be useful.
On average, what is the figure for the asking price of a house for sale in Rayleigh?
When speaking about the city of Rayleigh, £436,707 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 Rayleigh 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.
Average prices for the houses for sale in Rayleigh
|Average asking price (1 bed)||no relevant data for this city|
|Average asking price (2 bed)||£355,760|
|Average asking price (3 bed)||£423,608|
|Average asking price (4 bed)||£577,092|
|Average asking price (5 bed)||£737,500|
The tables should give you a generic view of what the prices of the houses for sale are like. To close things off, the average asking price for the house for sale in the whole of Rayleigh is £4,150. This should show you the general prices overall and for individual types of houses too.
In general, what do houses for sale sell for in Rayleigh?
In Rayleigh, houses for sale are sold at an average of £373,510. 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 Rayleigh. 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)||£486,049|
|Aerage sold price (semi-detached)||£350,280|
|Aerage sold price (terraced)||£306,494|
|Aerage sold price (flat)||£205,760|
As you can see above, for Rayleigh, 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||£3,880|
|Aerage sold price/sqft (new build)||£3,770|
|Aerage sold price/sqft (old stock)||£3,800|
Looking at the second table about Rayleigh, 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 Rayleigh is £4,020.