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A guide on houses for sale in Bidston

by | Nov 15, 2022

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

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

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

In Bidston, the average sale price of a house for sale is in fact £179,518. This is dependent on the 10 year population growth of Bidston being 2%. Growing populations are more likely to inflate the prices of houses for sale in the city of Bidston.

Housing category Total final sale price
Aerage sold price (detached) £302,051
Aerage sold price (semi-detached) £179,615
Aerage sold price (terraced) £134,795
Aerage sold price (flat) £110,165

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 Bidston.

Housing category Sale price per square foot
Aerage sold price/sqft £1,820
Aerage sold price/sqft (new build) £2,400
Aerage sold price/sqft (old stock) £1,740

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 £2,040. This means if you are just looking out the houses sold in Bidston in general and didn’t take into consideration the type of build. For example, a new build.

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

If you’re buying a house for investment rather than for the reason to live in the house over time and use the house as a place to stay in the long term, there is a need to look at the rental yield figure to see if the house for sale you are considering to buy is a good investment or not.

This figure is usually looked at by investors as well as the rental income of the area, the sale turnover and the rent turnover.

The table below represents this data and compares Bidston to Merseyside and the broader suburb of the UK; North West.

Average Yield Average Asking rent Turnover (rental) Turnover (sale)
Bidston 3.5% £693 no relevant data for this city 18.0%
Merseyside 4.76% £735 120.31% 21.51%
North West 4.36% £808 120.36% 20.19%

Let’s assume you want to sell the house you’re looking to buy in Bidston for profit in the future, in this case, looking at the data for the number of houses sold per month in Bidston would give you an idea of whether the area is actively getting new investors. This figure is 31.

It is vital you be careful with this figure however as the data can suggest something that isn’t true in Bidston. To give an example, a lot of people buying new houses could also indicate there are a lot of new first time buyers in the area which would in fact drive down the rental yield.

The more people there are interested in renting, rather than buying, the more likely that area of the UK has high rental yields and hence investors like these areas to invest in to create a large amount of cash flow.

Are there more or fewer houses being built in Bidston?

Whenever you are thinking about looking for houses for sale in Bidston, 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
Bidston growth rate -3% 17% 27%

As the population of Bidston 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.

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

Average prices for the houses for sale in Bidston

Average asking price (1 bed) £92,039
Average asking price (2 bed) £145,060
Average asking price (3 bed) £228,351
Average asking price (4 bed) £356,136
Average asking price (5 bed) £590,000

Reading the table above should therefore give you a good idea of the type of house for sale that is within your budget in Bidston 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 £2,260 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 Bidston, the average price asked by the homeowners works out to be £234,480.

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 Bidston 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.

Thinking of a different city and perhaps a different location?

If you are looking for a list of cities that are different to the City of Bidston and in different UK region to North West. You might want to consider these as alternatives for your next real estate investment:

Or, visit our dedicated page on the houses for sale data for the whole of the UK which will allow you to pick based on where you think you want to live or invest – houses for sale in the UK.

A house for sale appropriate to your needs

Criterias that have an impact on the actual price of a house for sale have been listed here below. Consider them all to find the perfect houses for sale in Bidston.

  • Affordability – check this article from the UK government to find out (see what house for sale you can afford)

  • Location – if the house for sale is in the city centre rather than further out, this may be why it is more expensive than the market average.

  • Transports near the house for sale – Being able to use public transports is a huge plus for a house, especially in big cities. This will have an impact on the price as well.

  • Bedrooms – the more bedrooms there are in a house for sale, the more tenants a buy to let investors will be able to host, therefore, realistically the price will also increase.

  • EPC of the house for sale – today more than ever, the energy performance of properties for sale on the market should be one of the first things you check.

  • Wi-Fi speed – We recommend you check the internet plans available for the areas where you are considering to buy a house for sale

  • Are you a motorist? – If yes, filter out your searches and compare prices of houses for sale with parking availability. Remember, a car parking space can cost as much as £400 per month

  • Conditions of the house for sale – New builds and properties that were recently built usually need little to no repairs; instead, other houses for sale may require consistent or structural maintenance. These investments that can be both expensive and laborious to complete. Before making your offer for a house for sale you should always carefully assess this criteria.

Get professional help on the houses for sale in Bidston

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

In Bidston, what are the demographics like?

What is the population of Bidston?

In total, the number of people in Bidston is 38,582. This figure can be used to estimate the appreciation of the houses but it is also important you look at the population growth figure in order to make this more accurate.

Whether a large population benefits you as a landlord is dependent on what you want from a home. A large population is great if you have children who prefer the bustle of crowds in cities but there are also those who purposely want to buy somewhere rural.

You may also be able to find a balance of both where there are shops, restaurants and entertainment and also rural areas all within a short distance which may be the case ni Bidston, depending on where exactly you are.

How has Bidston changed in the past five years?

Five years provides enough time for a city to grow dramatically. It may be the case that the population grows or shrinks but the city of Bidston has changed by 1%. Read more here

It is also helpful to compare this data to a longer time period like 10 years like in the below subheading. If the population trend of growth or decline has been there for a longer period of time you’ll be able to tell if 1% is a recent change or not.
Click here to know more on the UK population trends.

In the last decade, what is the difference in population in Bidston?

2% has been the population growth change in the past 10 years.

Usually, this is more of a conservative figure compared to the five year change of a city.

Industrial changes can also be the reason for this shift but it could also be due to immigration or emigration. Bringing people in or out of the area.

The recent global pandemic has also shifted the number of people living in cities as people realise they can now work remotely. It may be that the people of a Bidston have seen a more desirable way of working, moving to make themselves more comfortable in their careers.

For example, the population of the South west of England has seen a massive increase in population because workers want to move there to benefit from the slightly better weather, lower house prices and also the rural area. Nonetheless, they can also benefit from travelling to the capital city of the UK, London.

In Bidston, how educated are people in general?

The number of people as a percentage who have been through university and gained a degree is 24%. The ability to buy a home is greatly influenced by the number of people who have degrees. £38,200 is the amount people in Bidston 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 Bidston, 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.

How much do people in Bidston earn?

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 Bidston, the average income is £38,200. 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 19% to decide on what the demographics are like in the area.

Do the people of Bidston get to enjoy green space?

In the city of Bidston, there are 16.5 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 Bidston is when seeing if green space availability is sufficient. This green space could be parks, nature reserves, public gardens or playing fields.

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

The social grade score is a good indicator of what type of jobs people generally work in the area. Whether that be working in the primary sector, secondary sector, tertiary sector or maybe the quaternary sector of jobs.

The scale is slightly different to this though on a scale of A to E. A refers to people who are in the most skilled, managerial roles whereas E include people such as casual workers.

In Bidston, the percentage of people in the two highest categories, A and B is 19%. This figure includes people who are therefore most likely to be more skilled and have higher paid jobs.

When contrasting these figures, the average household income for the area is £38,200. This income will generally get bigger as the percentage of people in the A and B categories go up too (19%).

What’s the crime rate in Bidston?

For every one thousand people living in Bidston, 85 commits crimes and are prosecuted. Coming to a conclusion as to whether all the other factors of your house purchase like the house price justify this figure when contrasting it with the UK average of 79.52 is something you should do as a homeowner.

It could be that the crime rate is higher than you expected but there it is worth the population growth, appreciation of the house and worth the relative price you are purchasing the house for.

Nonetheless, the crime rate of 85 is not a statistic that should just be ignored as you could have to pay more for things like home insurance and install additional security on your house if the rate is particularly high.

Either way, burglaries are not something you would want to encounter in a house. Whether that be a house you are living in or a house you are renting out to tenants.

In Bidston, what are the deprivation levels like?

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 Bidston is 29% 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.

Bidston in the county of Merseyside is notable for its specific demographics and has individual characteristics.

For localised cities and the bigger areas of the UK there are wide variations in the demographics that shape an area so the same is also true for the wider region Bidston is located in; North West.

Below, these demographics are talked about in headings that explain how the city has grown, what the education levels are like in Bidston, what the social grade score of the city is like and if the green space matches the recommended levels people living in the UK should have.

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Donnell Bailey

Property expert

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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