Whenever looking for a house for sale in the UK or in Langbar, it is vital you look at the market trends and house price fluctuations in the wider area of North Yorkshire too. House prices of houses for sale can change even among different streets very close to each other so, as a landlord, it would be a good idea to be familiar with the area of Langbar.
In this article, we will be looking at the city of Langbar in detail so you know how to navigate the area and have a better understanding on where to invest.
What are the people like in Langbar?
Langbar in the county of North Yorkshire 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 Langbar is located in; North East.
Below, these demographics are talked about in headings that explain how the city has grown, what the education levels are like in Langbar, 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.
In Langbar, what is the crime rate?
In Langbar, for every 1000 people, there is currently a crime rate of 52. 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 (52 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.
What is the population of Langbar?
In total, the number of people in Langbar is 31,752. 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 Langbar, depending on where exactly you are.
How has Langbar 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 Langbar has changed by 2%. 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 2% 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 Langbar?
5% 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 Langbar 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.
In the city of Langbar, is there a lot of green space?
In the city of Langbar, there are 19.2 acres of green space per 1000 residents.
The charity, ‘Fields in Trusts’ recommends a minimum of 6 acres of green space per 1000 people so it is easy to see where Langbar is when seeing if green space availability is sufficient. This green space could be parks, nature reserves, public gardens or playing fields.
How much do people in Langbar earn?
By and large, a higher household income in a population can have positive effects on the crime rate and the quality of space. This is due to the fact that higher earners tend to buy houses where there are better schools and more desirable amenities that impact the quality of life someone has.
In Langbar, the average income is £50,000. Measuring this figure against the average household income for the UK of price34,000 should tell you if the city is higher or lower earning.
When buying a house, use this statistic with other factors when making a decision too like the crime rate or the social grade score of 45% to decide on what the demographics are like in the area.
What is the education level like in Langbar?
The number of people as a percentage who have been through university and gained a degree is 47%. The ability to buy a home is greatly influenced by the number of people who have degrees. £50,000 is the amount people in Langbar 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 Langbar, 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 city of Langbar deprived?
The deprivation levels of the UK can vary quite a bit. High deprivation levels signal a particular area has people who are struggling to make ends meet and pay for basic living expenses. For Langbar, in particular, the deprivation levels are 12%.
This figure can be contrasted with the deprivation levels of the UK of 33% to see if the levels are below or above average.
What is a social grade score and how does this relate to Langbar?
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 Langbar 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 Langbar, the percentage of people who work in the two highest skilled categories of this scale (A and B) is 45%.
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|
What are the asking prices for the houses for sale in the city of Langbar?
The average asking price for the houses for sale in the city of Langbar
|Average asking price (1 bed)||no relevant data for this city|
|Average asking price (2 bed)||£279,767|
|Average asking price (3 bed)||£405,942|
|Average asking price (4 bed)||£595,901|
|Average asking price (5 bed)||£875,714|
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 (£3,520) for houses for sale with this table to get a good idea as to whether Langbar 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 Langbar is £429,808.
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 Langbar is useful when negotiating and knowing what to expect for every type of house for sale.
How are rental yields of the houses for sale different to the rest of the UK in Langbar?
What is the growth in the housing market of Langbar?
Growth in the area can be a good signal of a booming house market. However, too much growth could also have negative consequences on the capital appreciation of a house as time goes on.
Take a look at the table below for Langbar that shows the growth in recent years.
|1 year||3 years||5 years|
|Langbar growth rate||3%||17%||23%|
High growth rates can signal an appreciating housing market, nonetheless, if there are too many houses being built, this could reduce demand for housing as the supply of houses for sale starts to catch up with the demand. Leading to stagnation or a decline in house pricing so understanding the growth in Langbar is important.
The figure of rental yield is commonly looked at by investors who wish to increase their income by investing in areas where rental yields of the houses for sale are higher. Usually, the higher the rental yield, the more attractive a house for sale is for an investor.
Nonetheless, there are also instances where an investor will go with a house with lower yields in order to benefit from the appreciation of a house too which is why it’s vital to look in to all the details of Langbar.
The data below shows the rental yield, rent turnover and the percentage of the money made on the sale of a house. The data is broken down into the county city is in (North Yorkshire) as well as the broader region; North East.
|Average Yield||Average Asking rent||Turnover (rental)||Turnover (sale)|
Also, you can compare other data to the table above such as the number of houses sold per month in Langbar which is 28 and get a better understanding of the housing market.
This is great if you want to gauge if investors are actively looking for houses for sale in the area over other areas in the UK which may be an induction of how profitable Langbar is to invest in. Both in terms of rental yield and capital appreciation.
In Langbar, what do houses for sale tend to sell for?
As well as looking at the asking price for house for sale in Langbar, 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 Langbar.
Houses for sale, are sold on average in Langbar, after the influence of these factors, at £352,969 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 5% over the last 10 years.
|Housing category||Total final sale price|
|Aerage sold price (detached)||£535,117|
|Aerage sold price (semi-detached)||£325,847|
|Aerage sold price (terraced)||£294,707|
|Aerage sold price (flat)||£214,338|
This table above shows the average sale price for each variation of houses for sale in Langbar.
|Housing category||Sale price per square foot|
|Aerage sold price/sqft||£3,220|
|Aerage sold price/sqft (new build)||£3,290|
|Aerage sold price/sqft (old stock)||£3,070|
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 Langbar is £3,370.
This statistic can be used to compare the price of housing between housing categories again or even compare the price for a different city.
Invest in houses for sale in Langbar with the right professional advice
A house for sale that is right for you
Criterias that have an impact on the actual price of a house for sale have been listed here below. Consider them all to find the perfect houses for sale in Langbar.
Affordability – check this article from the UK government to find out (see what house for sale you can afford)
Location – if the house for sale is in the city centre rather than further out, this may be why it is more expensive than the market average.
Transports near the house for sale – Being able to use public transports is a huge plus for a house, especially in big cities. This will have an impact on the price as well.
Bedrooms – the more bedrooms there are in a house for sale, the more tenants a buy to let investors will be able to host, therefore, realistically the price will also increase.
EPC of the house for sale – today more than ever, the energy performance of properties for sale on the market should be one of the first things you check.
Wi-Fi speed – We recommend you check the internet plans available for the areas where you are considering to buy a house for sale
Are you a motorist? – If yes, filter out your searches and compare prices of houses for sale with parking availability. Remember, a car parking space can cost as much as £400 per month
Conditions of the house for sale – New builds and properties that were recently built usually need little to no repairs; instead, other houses for sale may require consistent or structural maintenance. These investments that can be both expensive and laborious to complete. Before making your offer for a house for sale you should always carefully assess this criteria.
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
House for sale in the same UK region
You can assess the various houses for sale offered in the area by consulting this list of cities in North East, the same UK region as Langbar:
- Acomb in North East
- Appleton-Wiske in North East
- Blakelaw in North East
- Bilton in North East
- Fylingthorpe in North East
You may also refer to our landing page specific to UK houses for sale, houses for sale in the UK