Whenever looking for a house for sale in the UK or in Ardwick, it is vital you look at the market trends and house price fluctuations in the wider area of Greater Manchester 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 Ardwick.
In this article, we will be looking at the city of Ardwick in detail so you know how to navigate the area and have a better understanding on where to invest.
In general, what do houses for sale sell for in Ardwick?
In Ardwick, houses for sale are sold at an average of £172,213. 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 Ardwick. 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)||£216,780|
|Aerage sold price (semi-detached)||£184,992|
|Aerage sold price (terraced)||£149,673|
|Aerage sold price (flat)||£105,592|
As you can see above, for Ardwick, 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 13% where lots of movement may inflate or deflate house prices.
|Housing category||Sale price per square foot|
|Aerage sold price/sqft||£1,985|
|Aerage sold price/sqft (new build)||£2,280|
|Aerage sold price/sqft (old stock)||£1,715|
Looking at the second table about Ardwick, 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 Ardwick is £1,985.
What is the asking price on average of houses for sale in Ardwick?
In the city of Ardwick, what is the average asking price for the houses for sale?
|Average asking price (1 bed)||no relevant data for this city|
|Average asking price (2 bed)||£167,353|
|Average asking price (3 bed)||£260,000|
|Average asking price (4 bed)||no relevant data for this city|
|Average asking price (5 bed)||no relevant data for this city|
The above table is perfect for understanding the distribution of properties in the area as well as looking at this data alongside the average asking price per square foot of £0. Telling you what type of house is most in demand relative to the price of the area.
This could be due to more people looking at particular types of houses for sale over others or even due to the fact that Ardwick has a lack of supply of housing in certain categories.
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 Ardwick is £218,592.
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 Ardwick is useful when negotiating and knowing what to expect for every type of house for sale.
What are the people like in Ardwick?
What’s the crime rate in Ardwick?
The crime rate of Ardwick 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 1, 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 (1) is both useful and is recommended to be compared to the average.
What is the city of Ardwick’s social grade score?
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 Ardwick 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 Ardwick, the percentage of people who work in the two highest skilled categories of this scale (A and B) is 10%.
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|
How much are those living in Ardwick earning?
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 Ardwick, the average income is £30,450. 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 10% to decide on what the demographics are like in the area.
In Ardwick, how educated are people in general?
In the city of Ardwick, 24% 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 Ardwick is £30,450. 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.
Is the city of Ardwick 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 Ardwick, in particular, the deprivation levels are 39%.
This figure can be contrasted with the deprivation levels of the UK of 33% to see if the levels are below or above average.
In the city of Ardwick, 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 Ardwick, 5.0 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 Ardwick.
In the city of Ardwick, has the population grown or shrunk?
In the UK in general and specifically in the region in question, large population sizes can be good indications that there are a lot of people in the area looking for houses for sale which can drive up demand and therefore impact the cost. You should also check to see if the population is growing in the area too to show an increasing demand, this is even better. Currently, the total population of Ardwick is 38,444.
Sometimes, smaller populations can have higher buyer demand than large populations on the other hand. This is because the price of houses and hence the demand for houses is based on a variety of variables.
The most important variable is the location of the houses for sale in the city of Ardwick.
In Ardwick, how has the population changed over the last five years?
In the last five years, over time, the change in population size was 5%. Looking at this figure can inform you of the buyer demand for the houses for sale in the area. Read more here
This may mean that the city has now started to slow down in terms of population growth or it may mean the city is also building a lot of houses which would indicate the supply of houses for sale will be matching the demand.
Making predictions about the future growth of Ardwick is hence important in making a decision if capital appreciation of your real estate investment is something you’re after as a landlord.
Comparing this figure for the 5 year growth (5%) as well as the ten year growth in the subheading below should allow you to make some accurate forecasts on the growth rate. Click here to know more on the UK population trends.
Ardwick population difference over 10 years?
The population has adjusted in the area of Ardwick by 13% in the most recent decade. This change is even more useful when compared alongside the figure for the five year growth of the area too.
This will tell you if the population is changing at the moment or if change is more recent. Through this a landlord can accurately look at the fluctuations in population size of the area over time and therefore better understand the trend of the houses for sale in Ardwick.
To make an example, the town of Salford which is a part of Manchester has seen a 10% increase in population. house price has therefore followed.
In the city of Ardwick, 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 Greater Manchester for example.
These demographics for Ardwick 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 Ardwick in North West.
Always consider average rental yield when searching for houses for sale in Ardwick
Assuming you are not looking for a house for sale in a certain area because of private reasons such as being close to a family member or you have been relocated to a new office, these are some of the factors to consider in order to understand if an investment is worth your money.
Investors typically look at data such as the average rental yield, the average asking price of rent per month, rent turnover and sale turnover. These KPIs give property investors a solid idea of how the market is performing in that area.
For the city of Ardwick, the below table demonstrates this well. To make things simple, it compares these numbers to the wider region of the UK; North West. As well as Greater Manchester, to give a smaller scale area to compare the data to.
|Average Yield||Average Asking rent||Turnover (rental)||Turnover (sale)|
|Ardwick||no relevant data for this city||no relevant data for this city||no relevant data for this city||15.5%|
Assuming that in the future you want to re-sell the house you will eventually purchased in Ardwick you might be interested in the number of sales per month (10) that happen in the local housing market. Comparing this figure for Ardwick with the above table gives you a good understanding of the profitability of the area.
Is the housing market in Ardwick growing?
Before committing to Ardwick 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|
|Ardwick growth rate||-5%||7%||29%|
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 Ardwick is building housing to find your answer.
Invest in houses for sale in Ardwick with the right professional advice
Are you considering other cities with houses for sale?
See here below a list of cities in the same UK region of Ardwick which is North West. You might want to consider these as alternatives for your next real estate investment:
- Bradford in North West
- Blackden-Heath in North West
- Bowmanstead in North West
- Chapel-House in North West
- Hensingham in North West
Or, visit our dedicated page on the houses for sale data for the whole of the UK – houses for sale in the UK.
Choose the right house for sale that suits your needs
Find here below a list of criteria that we suggest you consider before looking for houses for sale in Ardwick
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.
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