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A guide on houses for sale in Backford

by | Nov 15, 2022

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Backford 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 Backford.

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

Thinking of a different city and perhaps a different location?

If you are looking for similar places to buy a house that are just like Backford, examine this short list of cities below from outside of the region of North West for some inspiration.

If none of these suit your interest, we suggest you visit our page with all of the relevant data concerning houses for sale in the UK, allowing you to buy the right property.

Or, consider buying a leasehold property instead which may be cheaper. However, you will also have to learn what will happen when a leasehold expires so you know how to deal with this side of the law.

In general, what do houses for sale sell for in Backford?

In Backford, houses for sale are sold at an average of £213,080. 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 Backford. 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) £326,996
Aerage sold price (semi-detached) £211,952
Aerage sold price (terraced) £180,818
Aerage sold price (flat) £149,722

As you can see above, for Backford, 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 4% where lots of movement may inflate or deflate house prices.

Housing category Sale price per square foot
Aerage sold price/sqft £2,390
Aerage sold price/sqft (new build) £2,980
Aerage sold price/sqft (old stock) £2,300

Looking at the second table about Backford, 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 Backford is £2,520.

In Backford, what is the asking price in general for a house for sale?

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 Backford is £274,895.

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 Backford is useful when negotiating and knowing what to expect for every type of house for sale.

Average price of houses for sale in Backford

Average asking price (1 bed) £135,861
Average asking price (2 bed) £207,056
Average asking price (3 bed) £277,948
Average asking price (4 bed) £444,869
Average asking price (5 bed) £603,846

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 £1,375. 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 Backford has a lack of supply of housing in certain categories.

Professional advice for houses for sale in Backford

Who should you talk to while going through the process of making an offer on a house for sale?
Several experts specialise in giving advice to property investors or to first time potential buyers.

Since the process of finding the right house for sale can take months, you have all the time to consult with the experts you might need.

Find here a list of those you should contact to get professional guidance and assistance when purchasing a house for sale:

  • Lender – This practitioner can lend you money to finalise a house purchase
  • Insurer – Insuring companies will provide you with the insurance policy you need to protect the house for sale you want to buy
  • Legal representative – This professional is usually there to handle all the legal tasks associated with purchasing a home for sale.
  • Surveyor – Carries out and independent valuation on the house for sale based on its conditions. It is very useful to understand the correct price before making an offer
  • Mortgage specialist – Mortgage advisors works on commissions. They will get a cut from the bank and will guide you with offering the best deals given your financial situation
  • Energy assessor – We strongly suggest you to invest in a professional assessment of the Energy Performance of the house for sale you want to purchase

What’s the rental yield in general for the city of Backford?

Are there more or fewer houses being built in Backford?

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 Backford that shows the growth in recent years.

1 year 3 years 5 years
Backford growth rate -2% 13% 15%

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 Backford 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 Backford. 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 Backford.

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 (Cheshire), a regional level (North West) and finally on the level of the city talked about in this article, Backford.

Average Yield Average Asking rent Turnover (rental) Turnover (sale)
Backford £0 £808 £1 £0
Cheshire 3.58% £943.41 128.55% 20.11%
North West 0.04 807.60 £1 20.19%

You may also find it useful to compare the data above to the number of properties sold per month Backford experiences. This figure for house sales per month is 22. 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.

In Backford, what are the demographics like?

Do the people of Backford get to enjoy green space?

In the city of Backford, there are 10 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 Backford is when seeing if green space availability is sufficient. This green space could be parks, nature reserves, public gardens or playing fields.

How deprived is the population of Backford?

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 Backford is £0 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.

Is the education level of Backford important when buying a house?

In Backford, the proportion of people who have a degree is 32%. Generally speaking, as the number of people with degrees increases, the more people are able to afford houses to buy as a degree is a good indicator of a higher income. To put this into perspective, the average income of Backford is £40,100.00.

This figure for average household income usually goes up alongside the percentage of people who have degrees.

However, this is not a hard and fast rule, there are many factors influencing the buying power of a population and hence the appreciation of housing and the number of houses for sale in the area. This can include the rental yields of the area and other demographic statistics like crime rate.

Nonetheless, it cannot be argued that those with degrees tend to live in more affluent areas as 82% of people who achieve a first in degree level education are owners of the place they live.

In Backford, how has the population changed?

Population growth in Backford is important to know if there is housing demand and the total population may also be looked at as large populations commonly have a lot of buyer demand.

In Backford, 64833 people live in the city as their main place of residence.

It is important to note that it is not the case that everyone likes a large population to live in. People who tend to prefer a more relaxed life are more likely to buy or rent somewhere to live that has a small population and perhaps also wouldn’t mind if the population isn’t growing.

Other people also like to have a mix of both. Where they can visit rural areas and also benefit from the amenities of a busy city.

In Backford in the previous five years, have population numbers transformed?

Five years may seem like a long time but it is rare for a city to grow that much unless there is dramatic population growth. In Backford, this change has been 3%. Read more here

Someone who wishes to find out how this change has occurred over a longer period of time may also wish to read the headings below and see if the change has continued throughout the past decade too. Or if the change is only true for the more recent figure for five years of 3%. Click here to know more on the UK population trends.

Over the last decade, how has the population differed in Backford?

Populations change all the time but if there is a clear change in population in the last ten years this is even more reliable data about the population of the area as opposed to five. This adjustment in population works out to be 4% in Backford.

What this statistic is like in comparison to the population change in five years should provide you with a comprehensive understanding of what direction the population is heading in.

In recent years because of the pandemic, it is common to see dramatic differences in the population change in the last five years when comparing it to ten as people realise they can work from home but still keep the current jobs they have.

This means they can move to cities they wouldn’t have considered otherwise and be location-independent of their source of income. Perhaps making a longer commute into the office every week for example.

In Backford, what is the social grade score?

In the city of Backford 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 Backford has an abundance of highly skilled workers, the top two categories are grouped together and given a percentage. This percentage is 0.245.

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

Backford within Cheshire is notable for the type of people that live there. The statistics below show how this is the case.

As you read on, Backford will be looked at by comparing it to the local region, as well as comparing it to the wider region too (North West). From what the population of the city is to how it’s growing as well as factors like the overall crime rate.

This data is impacted by the history of the area and what kind of industry there is around. All of which also impact house prices which is crucial for you to understand as you look at houses for sale in Backford.

Is the crime rate bad in the city of Backford?

Within Backford, the number of people committing crimes is 140 per 1000 people. This figure directly relates to the safety of residents in the area which is one of the biggest factors in whether an area is considered desirable or not.

As a result, someone looking to buy a house here hoping for it to appreciate in value or buying a house here to produce rental income should check out the crime rate and compare it carefully to the UK average of 79.52 for every 1000 people to see how safe people living there will be.

If the area’s crime rate is too high, this may result in you having to pay for the renovation of burglaries or pay a premium on home insurance as insurance companies will charge you more for living in a dangerous area. So analyse this 140 figure carefully.

What salary does the community in Backford take home?

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 Backford, the average income is £40,100.00. 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 0.245 to decide on what the demographics are like in the area.

Choose the right house for sale that suits your needs

Many criteria impact the price of houses for sale in Backford.
Here below are the most important ones according to Lofti’s expertise:

  • Affordability – (see what house for sale can you afford?)

    A guide from the UK government

  • House Location – The borough and region of the UK you want to invest in is an important factor to consider when looking for a home for sale.

  • Transport – Commuting can be a waste of time. Minimise it by checking how long it will take from the house for sale you’re interested in, to your office before considering buying

  • Number of bedrooms – The number of bedrooms goes hand in hand with the house for sale price. If you are buying for the long period try to think if you might need an extra bedroom

  • Energy performance of the house for sale – The difference between an EPC rating of A and an EPC rating of G can impact your monthly utility bills, consider this when evaluating houses for sale.

  • Internet connection – Being able to take video calls from your home is crucial nowadays, always check the broadband of the area when browsing houses for sale

  • Car park – Ask the property seller for parking availability. If it is included in the price of the house for sale, you can justify paying more than you would at first glance

  • Conditions of the house for sale – Repair works can be expensive and take a lot of time, assess the conditions of the houses listed for sale before making an official offer.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Are there opportunities for property renovation in Backford?

Amidst the urban landscape of Backford, an intriguing figure for determining if a property can be renovated is the success of planning permission. The monthly total of planning applications in the area is 7 and on the other hand, there is a planning success rate of nan. It is also useful to take into consideration the population size of the area (64833).

How many property sales occur per month in Backford?

Backford boasts a monthly total of 22 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

How does the population in a city like Backford change annually?

To work out how the population of Backford has changed over time, you can look at the population change over a decade which is 4% and the change in a five year period two which falls at 3%. Compare the two and look at the population growth or decline in recent times to really make sure you have a good understanding of the population

How much are houses for sale priced at in the extended region of Backford?

In Backford, the mean asking price per square foot for a house is currently £1,375, based on the average value per square foot

Does opting for a house for sale in Backford come with a hefty price tag?

Calculate if a property is on the pricier side by matching a listed house for sale against the mean selling prices. In Backford, this value is £213,080, compared to the UK’s average of £286,500.

Find an estate agent in the city of Backford

In order to buy a house in Backford you might need the service of an estate agent. To simplify the pain of looking for the nearest agent we have built a list of estate agents in your area, taking you straight to their website

Estate agent name Phone number Address of agent Email Address
National Residential 441978255862 1 Hunters Walk, Chester, CH1 4EB Phone number only
Matthew’s of Chester 441244346226 15 Lower Bridge Street Phone number only
Humphreys of Chester 441244350450 17-19 Lower Bridge Street Katie Cameron (katie.cameron@humphreysofchester.co.uk);Jim Cameron (jim.cameron@humphreysofchester.co.uk)
Residential Estates nan 23 Watergate Street James Guest (jason.guest@residential-estates.co.uk);Vicki Mckeown (vicki.mckeown@residential-estates.co.uk);Steve Povall (steve.povall@residential-estates.co.uk)
Swetenhams – Chester 441244988209 28 Lower Bridge Street, Chester, CH1 1RS Phone number only

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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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