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Bacup – What to look for in houses for sale?

by | Nov 15, 2022

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

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

What kind of demographics does the city of Bacup have?

Do the people of Bacup get to enjoy 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 Bacup, 17 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 Bacup.

In Bacup, how educated are people in general?

In the city of Bacup, 19% 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 Bacup is £35,000.00. 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.

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

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 Bacup 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 Bacup, the percentage of people who work in the two highest skilled categories of this scale (A and B) is 15%.

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

Is the city of Bacup deprived?

Most of the time, high deprivation levels signal that people cannot afford to sustain their living expenses. In Bacup, currently, £0 people fall into this category.

Measuring this statistic against the nationwide average of 33% should give you a pretty good idea of where the city lies in the scale of poverty in the area.

Have the people of Bacup grown in numbers?

Population growth in Bacup 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 Bacup, 15293 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 Bacup 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 Bacup, 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 Bacup?

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 5% in Bacup.

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.

What’s crime like in Bacup?

Within Bacup, the number of people committing crimes is 13300% 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 13300% figure carefully.

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

As you read on, Bacup 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 Bacup.

What salary does the community in Bacup take home?

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 Bacup. Compare the area’s average household income of £35,000.00 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 15% for more conclusive data on the affluence of the area.

Who can help you buy a house for sale in Bacup?

Nowadays, there are so many properties on the real estate market that it can be difficult to decide which one is the best house for sale for you.
So, who can help you navigate the process of choosing a house for sale?
The number of professionals that offer real estate investors advice and assistance is broad and when it comes to dealing with houses for sale, the process can be complex.

Find here a list of those that can help when buying a house for sale:

  • Moneylender – lends you the sum of money you need to buy the house for sale you are looking for
  • Insurance agent – A firm that provides several insurances and protections for the house for sale that might become your future house
  • Solicitor – A person or company that will sort out the legal work needed before buying a house for sale
  • Civil engineer – Also called surveyor, he or she will provide you with an independent valuation of the house for sale you are willing to buy
  • Mortgage advisor – Realistically, you will need a mortgage in order to afford to buy a house for sale. Mortgage advisors will guide you and propose the best mortgage deals based on your financial records
  • EPC specialist – Especially nowadays, getting professional advice on the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) of the house for sale you are considering buying is crucial

In Bacup, what do houses for sale tend to sell for?

In Bacup, the average sale price of a house for sale is in fact £128,818. This is dependent on the 10 year population growth of Bacup being 5%. Growing populations are more likely to inflate the prices of houses for sale in the city of Bacup.

Housing category Total final sale price
Aerage sold price (detached) £212,028
Aerage sold price (semi-detached) £135,632
Aerage sold price (terraced) £84,128
Aerage sold price (flat) no relevant data for this city

The list below is able to inform you of what these prices are. Giving you an accurate estimate of whether a landlord is likely to accept your offer based on the prices of the houses for sale in Bacup.

Housing category Sale price per square foot
Aerage sold price/sqft £1,370
Aerage sold price/sqft (new build) £1,730
Aerage sold price/sqft (old stock) £1,270

Evidently, certain types of houses for sale will have different types of demand and this will be reflected on the final price.

On average, the cost of a house for sale per square foot works out to be £1,370. This means if you are just looking out the houses sold in Bacup in general and didn’t take into consideration the type of build. For example, a new build.

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

In Bacup, how has the number of houses changed?

Before making an investment and move forward with buying a house for sale, another important set of data an investor should analyse is the growth trends of the area in question.

Below are the forecasted growth rates for the city of Bacup at 1 year, 3 year and 5 year intervals:

1 year 3 years 5 years
Bacup growth rate 1% 31% 26%

Examine this figure carefully as the addition of a lot of new houses to meet demand could mean that house price of the houses for sale in Bacup gradually reduces with an increase in the housing supply. This could be a good indicator to understand if your house will appreciate or not. Too many houses and too much supply could drive down the prices of homes or stagnate them. So be sure to check out what is exactly happening in Bacup.

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 Bacup. 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 Bacup.

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, Bacup.

Average Yield Average Asking rent Turnover (rental) Turnover (sale)
Bacup no relevant data for this city no relevant data for this city no relevant data for this city £0
Lancashire 4.25% £691.17 100.27% 17.49%
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 Bacup experiences. This figure for house sales per month is 15. 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.

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 Bacup

  • 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.

What are the asking prices for the houses for sale in the city of Bacup?

In the city of Bacup, 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) £116,769
Average asking price (3 bed) £167,681
Average asking price (4 bed) £329,665
Average asking price (5 bed) no relevant data for this city

After looking at this table about prices of houses for sale in Bacup, someone who is buying a home would have a detailed understanding of what kind of house for sale is available on the market that best suits the amount of money they are looking to invest. Also, using a more general figure like the average asking price per square foot of a property which is £0 will help them to have a more holistic understanding.

When speaking about the city of Bacup, £186,869 is the asking price for a house for sale.

We have compiled a table of data so you can know the asking prices of the specific size of home you’re most interested in. As you can imagine, a family looking to move out with children in Bacup would be after a larger house than someone living alone.

The data is in fact very different compared to the number of rooms you’re interested in having in your home and the asking price also tends to go up in staggering amounts as you add rooms.

House for sale in a different UK region

If you are looking for similar places to buy a house that are just like Bacup, 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there opportunities for property renovation in Bacup?

Properties in the city of Bacup may have the potential for renovation if there are a lot of planning permission approvals based on the area. There are 5 approvals every month with an approval of nan based on a population of 15293. Compare other places in the UK to make this figure make more sense.

In Bacup, how many property sales per month are there?

Bacup boasts a monthly total of 15 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 Bacup change annually?

For a comprehensive analysis of Bacup’s population trends, observe the population fluctuation over a decade, indicated by 5%, and the five-year alteration represented by 3%. Perhaps also look at data from another nearby city too so you can see a comparison.

In the larger vicinity of Bacup, what is the cost of houses available for sale?

The average cost per square foot for a house in Bacup is presently £0.

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

Ascertain the costliness of a property by examining a listed house for sale in relation to the prevailing average selling prices. In Bacup, this stands at £128,818, whereas the UK’s mean is £286,500.

Buying a home in Bacup? Find trusted estate agents below

Purchasing property in Bacup can be a complex process. Having the right real estate agent to guide you makes all the difference. We understand how stressful and time-consuming finding an agent can be so we have provided all of the most relevent agents and their contact details below in our convenient table.

Estate agent Contact number Address of agent Email
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Donnell Bailey

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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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