How much will you pay for a house for sale in Accrington?

by | Nov 15, 2022

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Sometimes, working out the prices of the houses for sale can be tricky business. This is why we created this article all about the price of houses for sale in Accrington, Lancashire.

From the average asking price of houses for sale in Accrington to the growth of the population in the area, all will be talked about regarding the city of Accrington. So you will get better clued up on the area, and make finding a house for sale in the UK easier.

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

Are there new houses being built in Accrington to make it grow?

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 Accrington that shows the growth in recent years.

1 year 3 years 5 years
Accrington growth rate 3% 19% 21%

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 Accrington is important.

Let’s consider that you’re not looking to buy a house for sale to live in for the long term future such as if you changed location with your family and want to settle down and you want to find somewhere to buy as an investor in Accrington. If this is the case, rental yield is a crucial statistic to consider.

If looking to invest, you should also consider other data about the area. The average rental income, the turnover of the sale of the house and what the net rental yields are like for the area do also have an impact on the final price of houses for sale in Accrington.

It is clear to see from the table below that there is a difference between all of these pieces of information and how they can be compared and contrasted on a county level (Lancashire), a regional level (North West) and finally on the level of the city talked about in this article, Accrington.

Average Yield Average Asking rent Turnover (rental) Turnover (sale)
Accrington 5.1% £552 105% 20.0%
Lancashire 4.25% £691 100.27% 17.49%
North West 4.36% £808 120.36% 20.19%

You may also find it useful to compare the data above to the number of properties sold per month Accrington experiences. This figure for house sales per month is 48. Looking at all this information holistically is what a smart investor should do when deciding on the right area for investment before looking for houses for sale.

Asking price in Accrington for a house for sale

On average, in Accrington, the asking price for a house for sale in the area is £131,041.

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 Accrington. 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.

The average asking price for the houses for sale in the city of Accrington

Average asking price (1 bed) no relevant data for this city
Average asking price (2 bed) £97,976
Average asking price (3 bed) £155,554
Average asking price (4 bed) £257,653
Average asking price (5 bed) no relevant data for this city

Reading the table above should therefore give you a good idea of the type of house for sale that is within your budget in Accrington and if you may need to look at a different area in order to buy the type of house you can afford.

Also, noting the £0 should also give you an overview of what the asking price for houses for sale are in general.

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

There are a lot of factors that impact the final sale price a house for sale sells for in the UK and in Accrington. In Accrington, this sale price works out to be £111,469. As an example, a factor like population growth over the last 10 years which works out to be 0% in Accrington and impacts house prices of the houses for sale.

Housing category Total final sale price
Average sold price (detached) £202,398
Average sold price (semi-detached) £141,060
Average sold price (terraced) £78,723
Average sold price (flat) £74,758

Above, the exact type of house is also shown to vary in price in a table in Accrington. 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 £1,160
Average sold price/sqft (new build) £1,750
Average sold price/sqft (old stock) £1,110

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 Accrington which is £1,160. 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 kind of demographics does the city of Accrington have?

How deprived is the population of Accrington?

The number of people who are deprived can have an impact on the perception of your house in the general marketplace. Additionally, if you are looking for a house to live in for the long term, you can start to picture what your neighbours and the people in your area live like financially.

If the proportion of deprivation of Accrington is 32% and in general for the UK this figure is somewhere around 33%, you can see if this figure is something you are happy with as you search for a house to buy.

For the city of Accrington, what is the education level?

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. £34,400 is the amount people in Accrington 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 Accrington, 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 Accrington, 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 Lancashire for example.

These demographics for Accrington 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 Accrington in North West.

How much are those living in Accrington earning?

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 £34,400.

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 Accrington this figure is 13%.

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

Whenever there is a population change this can impact the demand for housing and hence the appreciation of properties too. The total population of Accrington if 61,415 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 Accrington such as rental yield or house appreciation.

How has the population size of Accrington adjusted in the last 5 years?

In the previous five years there has been a change in the number of people of Accrington by 1%. 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 1% 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 Accrington?

In the last decade, the population of Accrington has been adjusted by 0%. 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 the city of Accrington, is there a lot of green space?

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 Accrington, 11.3 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 Accrington.

What’s the crime rate in Accrington?

The crime rate of Accrington must be looked at sceptically. The reason for this is that the crime rate can vary within a city greatly and the type of crime committed can also vary too.

For example, the area has a crime rate of 166, but another city may have a higher crime rate but not be deemed as dangerous due to lower level crime or minor offences being committed.

Either way, high crime rates are never a good sign so consider the rate against the UK average of 79.52 for every 1000 people as a benchmark.

Lower rates could mean things like home insurance is cheaper and you have to install fewer security measures throughout your house. Saving you money in the long run. So the statistic of crime rate (166) is both useful and is recommended to be compared to the average.

What’s a social grade score and how does it relate to Accrington?

In the city of Accrington, the social grade score of the area is 13%. But what does this exactly mean? The figure refers to the proportion of people in the two highest categories of skilled jobs.

The categories are grouped from A to E shown in the table below. Overall, a high social grade score means there are more affluent people working in managerial and professional roles in the area.

This table shows the average breakdown of the UK in terms of where most people in the UK are working so you can compare it to the social grade score of Accrington.

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