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A guide on houses for sale in Horsforth

by | Nov 15, 2022

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Horsforth 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 Horsforth.

On top of this, keep reading for detailed information on the demographics of Horsforth in West Yorkshire. This is crucial in finding houses for sale in the UK, that are worth investing in for the long term too.

In Horsforth, what do houses for sale tend to sell for?

There are a lot of factors that impact the final sale price a house for sale sells for in the UK and in Horsforth. In Horsforth, this sale price works out to be £284,349. As an example, a factor like population growth over the last 10 years which works out to be 7% in Horsforth and impacts house prices of the houses for sale.

Housing category Total final sale price
Average sold price (detached) £427,285
Average sold price (semi-detached) £286,709
Average sold price (terraced) £224,860
Average sold price (flat) £158,258

Above, the exact type of house is also shown to vary in price in a table in Horsforth. You may think that the bigger the house is the more expensive, but actually, this table is more based on the demand for the properties in each category.

Housing category Sale price per square foot
Average sold price/sqft £3,010
Average sold price/sqft (new build) £2,990
Average sold price/sqft (old stock) £2,920

In addition, here is the price per square foot. By taking this data and doing an average, it is also possible to work out the average square foot of houses in Horsforth which is £3,010. From here you can get a sense of the price of the overall housing market and therefore, also find out the prices of the houses for sale.

What are the people like in Horsforth?

What is a social grade score and how does this relate to Horsforth?

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 Horsforth 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 Horsforth, the percentage of people who work in the two highest skilled categories of this scale (A and B) is 38%.

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

In the city of Horsforth, has the population grown or shrunk?

In total, the number of people in Horsforth is 19156. This figure can be used to estimate the appreciation of the houses but it is also important you look at the population growth figure in order to make this more accurate.

Whether a large population benefits you as a landlord is dependent on what you want from a home. A large population is great if you have children who prefer the bustle of crowds in cities but there are also those who purposely want to buy somewhere rural.

You may also be able to find a balance of both where there are shops, restaurants and entertainment and also rural areas all within a short distance which may be the case ni Horsforth, depending on where exactly you are.

How has Horsforth changed in the past five years?

Five years provides enough time for a city to grow dramatically. It may be the case that the population grows or shrinks but the city of Horsforth has changed by 3%. Read more here

It is also helpful to compare this data to a longer time period like 10 years like in the below subheading. If the population trend of growth or decline has been there for a longer period of time you’ll be able to tell if 3% is a recent change or not.
Click here to know more on the UK population trends.

In the last decade, what is the difference in population in Horsforth?

7% has been the population growth change in the past 10 years.

Usually, this is more of a conservative figure compared to the five year change of a city.

Industrial changes can also be the reason for this shift but it could also be due to immigration or emigration. Bringing people in or out of the area.

The recent global pandemic has also shifted the number of people living in cities as people realise they can now work remotely. It may be that the people of a Horsforth have seen a more desirable way of working, moving to make themselves more comfortable in their careers.

For example, the population of the South west of England has seen a massive increase in population because workers want to move there to benefit from the slightly better weather, lower house prices and also the rural area. Nonetheless, they can also benefit from travelling to the capital city of the UK, London.

Is the city of Horsforth deprived?

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

What’s the crime rate in Horsforth?

For every one thousand people living in Horsforth, 8500% 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 8500% 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.

What salary does the community in Horsforth 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 £49,200.00.

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 Horsforth this figure is 38%.

In Horsforth, how educated are people in general?

In the city of Horsforth, 36% of people have degrees. In general, as the number of people who are highly educated goes up, the more likely they are to have the ability to buy houses as their annual household income goes up too.

So you can see for yourself, the average income for the people of Horsforth is £49,200.00. This generally goes up with the education level of the area. Additionally, looking at the difference between the proportion of people with degrees and the UK average for this statistic (22.6%) should give you an idea of the affluence and education of the city.

A higher education level can therefore tell you if the house prices are likely to be high as the higher income level often results in people buying a bigger, more valuable house.

Having said this, whale education level can be a good factor to go by, there are also things like the rental yields, the population growth and social grades scores that can impact the value of a house and whether it will go up in value as time goes on.

Do the people of Horsforth get to enjoy green space?

There are cities in the UK such as Edinburgh and Bristol that have a higher percentages of green space with Edinburgh being the most at 49%. The city of Horsforth currently has 11 for every 1000 residents.

Green space helps the quality of people’s mental health as well as fight against diseases like obesity. As studies have shown that the proximity of people to green spaces in the UK has a positive impact on the physical health of people in the UK and Horsforth in this case.

Located in West Yorkshire is the city of Horsforth, in a large part of the UK; North East. 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 Horsforth 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 Horsforth 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.

How are rental yields of the houses for sale different to the rest of the UK in Horsforth?

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 Horsforth this statistic is what you were looking for.

Data should also be compared to the broader region of the UK (North East) alongside West Yorkshire 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 Horsforth.

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)
Horsforth £0 £897 £1 £0
West Yorkshire 4.55% £778.32 125.25% 21.88%
North East 0.05 757.25 £1 19.25%

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 Horsforth.

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 (18) will be useful.

Are there new houses being built in Horsforth 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 Horsforth at 1 year, 3 year and 5 year intervals:

1 year 3 years 5 years
Horsforth growth rate 2% 9% 14%

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 Horsforth 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 Horsforth.

Other cities in different locations you can consider to buy property

If you are looking for a list of cities that are different to the City of Horsforth and in different UK region to North East. You might want to consider these as alternatives for your next real estate investment:

Or, visit our dedicated page on the houses for sale data for the whole of the UK which will allow you to pick based on where you think you want to live or invest – houses for sale in the UK.

Who can help you buy a house for sale in Horsforth?

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

What is the asking price on average of houses for sale in Horsforth?

Average prices for the houses for sale in Horsforth

Average asking price (1 bed) no relevant data for this city
Average asking price (2 bed) £246,077
Average asking price (3 bed) £335,156
Average asking price (4 bed) £527,056
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 Horsforth is the right area to buy a house in for you.

As you go ahead and make offers on a house for sale, it is sometimes best to know what other people are offering for the same type of house for sale so you know what to offer yourself to get a good deal. So you should know, the average asking price of Horsforth is £334,242.

Even though the asking price is not what the eventual price the house is sold at, making a note of the averages for the city of Horsforth is useful when negotiating and knowing what to expect for every type of house for sale.

A house for sale that is right for you

Find here below a list of criteria that we suggest you consider before looking for houses for sale in Horsforth

  • affordability – the UK gov website comes in helpful when you want to understand (see what house for sale you can afford)

  • Geographic Location – the county and region across the UK you are considering to invest in are crucial factors to consider when browsing houses for sale.

  • Transport network of the house for sale – Hopefully, the pandemic stays in the past. Therefore, working from home may become less predominant than a couple of years ago. Check the commuting time of the house for sale you are considering buying.

  • Bedrooms in the house for sale – are you looking for houses for sale for yourself, for a couple or for the whole family? This condition will narrow down the number of houses for sale relevant to buy.

  • EPC of the house for sale – today more than ever, the energy performance of the properties for sale on the market should be one of the first things you check.

  • Broadband speed – having a good internet connection is crucial nowadays. Always check the available subscriptions available for the areas of the house for sale you want to purchase

  • Are you a car owner? – if yes, you will have to check for parking availability of the house for sale. Does it come with a garage included in the price?

  • Conservation areas – when browsing for houses for sale, we suggest you take a look at the National Heritage list. When a house for sale is included it means that it is not possible for the future homeowner to make changes to the property, both inside and outside.

  • 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

If planning permissions are abundant in the vicinity of Horsforth, it may look promising for landlords looking to renovate. With 16 getting approved on a monthly basis, and a success rate of nan, these prospects flourish against a population of 19156. A comparative analysis against other locations across the UK will lend you a good perspective of this data.

What is the monthly count of property transactions in Horsforth?

Horsforth boasts a monthly total of 18 property transactions, while the entire UK witnesses approximately 1.1 million property sales. You can visit our pages that give information on houses for sale based on Rightmove data from the same region using the link

What is the population change each year in a city like Horsforth?

To assess the shifts in Horsforth’s population over time, analyse how the population has altered. Look at the ten year change of population of 7%, alongside the five-year change of 3%.

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

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

Is a house for sale in Horsforth an expensive choice?

Ascertain the costliness of a property by examining a listed house for sale in relation to the prevailing average selling prices. In Horsforth, this stands at £284,349, whereas the UK’s mean is £286,500.

Buying a Home? Find Top-Rated Estate Agents in Horsforth

If you’re purchasing property in Horsforth? The right estate agent can make all the difference in guiding you through the home buying process. We understand how stressful and time-consuming finding an agent can be so we’ve compiled a list of the highest-rated real estate agencies in the area below. Our goal is to simplify your search and take you straight to reputable agents equipped to help buy your ideal home.

Estate agent Email Contact number Address of agent
Hardisty and Co Phone number only 441943613923 74 Otley Road, Guiseley, LS20 8BH
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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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