Backford – What to look for in houses for sale?

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Whenever looking for a house for sale in the UK or in Backford, it is vital you look at the market trends and house price fluctuations in the wider area of Cheshire 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 Backford.

In this article, we will be looking at the city of Backford in detail so you know how to navigate the area and have a better understanding on where to invest.

Always consider average rental yield when searching for houses for sale in Backford

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 Backford, 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 Cheshire, to give a smaller scale area to compare the data to.

Average Yield Average Asking rent Turnover (rental) Turnover (sale)
Backford 3.6% £808 123% 21.0%
Cheshire 3.58% £943 128.55% 20.11%
North West 4.36% £808 120.36% 20.19%

Assuming that in the future you want to re-sell the house you will eventually purchased in Backford you might be interested in the number of sales per month (55) that happen in the local housing market. Comparing this figure for Backford with the above table gives you a good understanding of the profitability of the area.

What is the growth in the housing market of Backford?

Whenever you are thinking about looking for houses for sale in Backford, think about how the city is growing and how this may impact the overall growth of the area.

Comparing the growth at different time periods would be a great way to assess whether the growth has slowed down, remained the same or perhaps stagnated over the years.

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

As the population of Backford grows, this may also push up the price of the houses for sale. More people would be looking to buy homes and permanently live in the area. This demand helps a home appreciate. However, this isn’t always true because some cities build a lot of houses too to match the supply.

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

Reading the table above should therefore give you a good idea of the type of house for sale that is within your budget in Backford 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 £1,375 should also give you an overview of what the asking price for houses for sale are in general.

When investors make offers for houses for sale in Backford, the average price asked by the homeowners works out to be £274,895.

In the table below, for all the different sizes of houses in the area, the average asking prices have been displayed. This tells you what kind of house is more or less expensive and sought after despite houses with fewer bedrooms being overall less expensive anyway.

Any house that looks like it is overpriced for the number of bedrooms it has in Backford is typically not overpriced. It is just the case that that type of housing has a higher demand, therefore, people are willing to pay more.

What is the final sale price of a house in Backford?

There are a lot of factors that impact the final sale price a house for sale sells for in the UK and in Backford. In Backford, this sale price works out to be £213,080. As an example, a factor like population growth over the last 10 years which works out to be 4% in Backford and impacts house prices of the houses for sale.

Housing category Total final sale price
Average sold price (detached) £326,996
Average sold price (semi-detached) £211,952
Average sold price (terraced) £180,818
Average sold price (flat) £149,722

Above, the exact type of house is also shown to vary in price in a table in Backford. 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 £2,390
Average sold price/sqft (new build) £2,980
Average sold price/sqft (old stock) £2,300

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 Backford which is £2,520. 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 Backford have?

In the city of Backford, how much green space remains for residents?

In the city of Backford, there are 9.7 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.

Have the people of Backford grown in numbers?

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, 64,833 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.

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 22% 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.

The city of Backford, situated in Cheshire, is a particularly impressive part of the UK because of the specific demographics of the location.

In the below headings, the city of Backford and its demographics will be compared to its wider location (North West). This includes population size, growth and population education now and into the future.

These statistics are heavily influenced by socio-economic factors and as a result this also shapes the projected house price of the houses for sale in Backford. So, taking a good look at the data is essential to understand the area you are considering to buy in.

What is the city of Backford’s social grade score?

In the city of Backford, the social grade score of the area is 25%. 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 Backford.

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’s the crime rate in Backford?

For the city of Backford, crime rate is at 140. So for every 1000 people in the area, 140 commit a crime which is prosecuted. Paying close attention to this figure of crime rate is not only important for the value of a house but also to calculate the maintenance cost of owning a house and how attractive an area can be for future buyers.

So, compare it to the nationwide average of 79.52 per 1000 people and consider if you are happy with this figure based on the price you’re paying for a house you’re interested in.

On top of this, houses that are in areas where there is a high crime rate tend to have to pay higher insurance rates, costing a homeowner in the long term.

Additionally, paying for further security on a house such as CCTV or potentially gates and fences that deter thieves may be necessary for an area with a high crime rate.

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

Interestingly, the percentage of people who have a degree in the city of Backford is 32%. Most of the time, the more people that have a degree, the higher the average household income and the more likely someone is to be able to afford to purchase a house. For example, the average income of the citizens in the area of Backford is £40,100.

Generally, areas with high numbers of people with a degree are also areas with more people likely to be home owners and therefore the value of houses and relative prices of the houses for sale are more likely to go up too.

Nonetheless, making predictions about the appreciation of a house also has to be considered alongside other factors like population growth and the rental yields of the area.

However, most of the time, being educated is a good indication of affluence with 82% of people graded a first in tertiary education going on to eventually own a house.

How much are those living in Backford earning?

Typically, as people earn more money, the more they are able to afford and the better house prices in the area because demand goes up. You could also infer that the amenities such as schools, parks and public areas are generally of high quality as a result.

For these reasons, it could be argued that areas where people earn more money are generally nicer arrears to live in which also attracts more people as a result and further drives up house prices in the area.

To see if this phenomenon occurs in Backford. Compare the area’s average household income of £40,100 to the average household income in the UK at price34,000. Adding to this, compare it with the figure for the highest social grade score too at 25% for more conclusive data on the affluence of the area.