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Blackley – What to look for in houses for sale?

by | Nov 15, 2022

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Blackley 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 Blackley.

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

In Blackley, what are the demographics like?

Are the people in Blackley earning a lot?

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 Blackley. Compare the area’s average household income of £31,200.00 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 9% for more conclusive data on the affluence of the area.

Is the crime rate bad in the city of Blackley?

For every one thousand people living in Blackley, no relevant data for this city 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 no relevant data for this city 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.

Blackley in the county of Greater Manchester 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 Blackley 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 Blackley, 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.

Are the deprivation levels of the UK any different to Blackley?

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 Blackley, in particular, the deprivation levels are £0.

This figure can be contrasted with the deprivation levels of the UK of 33% to see if the levels are below or above average.

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

In Blackley, the proportion of people who have a degree is 17%. 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 Blackley is £31,200.00.

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.

What is the social grade score of Blackley?

In the city of Blackley 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 Blackley has an abundance of highly skilled workers, the top two categories are grouped together and given a percentage. This percentage is 9%.

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

In the city of Blackley, has the population grown or shrunk?

The city of Blackley has a total population of 39434. Large population sizes can be good to show there is a high demand for people to buy houses in the area but a better indication is if the population of Blackley is growing.

A small population city can also have high prices of houses for sale, because, if there is a growing population, and demand is still high, this could mean the house prices are pushed up.

Either way, a population must also be looked at in terms of the appreciation of the area as well as the rental yields and if the area really meets your needs.

The five year population change of Blackley

Over time, in the last five years, the population of the city of Blackley has changed by 5%. This figure can tell you a lot because a growing population indicates a house is likely to appreciate. Read more here

In addition, looking at the 10 year figure for population growth in the below paragraphs can give you further evidence as to what the change in population has been for a longer period of time. As a result, you’ll know if this 5% population change is something that has been there for a while or if it is a new trend. Click here to know more on the UK population trends.

What is the difference in population over the last 10 years in Blackley?

In the last 10 years, there has been a shift in the population of 13%.

Comparing this to the 5 year figure of Blackley can tell you if there is a long history of population growth or decline, if there are population fluctuations or if the trend is stable.

New industries opening up in the area, the addition of new jobs and also international and national migration might all be reasons for changes in population size. Resulting in people moving in or leaving an area.

A good example of a quick change in population was in Stratford, London in 2012. Here, there was an increase in government spending in the area because of the Olympics which resulted in massive population growth.

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

Whether you view green space in Blackley as important to you as a homeowner is up to your personal preferences. Having said this, there is a clear benefit on the overall health of people who live near green space as the government has stated keeping green space in proximity to people is one of the biggest factors for combating obesity.

In Blackley, the number of acres of green space for every 1000 people currently is 12 which can be measured against the UK average of 1.7.

On average, what is the figure for the asking price of a house for sale in Blackley?

When speaking about the city of Blackley, £189,074 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 Blackley 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.

Average prices for the houses for sale in Blackley

Average asking price (1 bed) no relevant data for this city
Average asking price (2 bed) £139,546
Average asking price (3 bed) £210,875
Average asking price (4 bed) £296,364
Average asking price (5 bed) no relevant data for this city

The tables should give you a generic view of what the prices of the houses for sale are like. To close things off, the average asking price for the house for sale in the whole of Blackley is £0. This should show you the general prices overall and for individual types of houses too.

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

There are a lot of factors that impact the final sale price a house for sale sells for in the UK and in Blackley. In Blackley, this sale price works out to be £138,259. As an example, a factor like population growth over the last 10 years which works out to be 13% in Blackley and impacts house prices of the houses for sale.

Housing category Total final sale price
Average sold price (detached) £210,112
Average sold price (semi-detached) £141,843
Average sold price (terraced) £108,626
Average sold price (flat) £82,405

Above, the exact type of house is also shown to vary in price in a table in Blackley. 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 £1,650
Average sold price/sqft (new build) £2,150
Average sold price/sqft (old stock) £1,470

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 Blackley which is £1,650. 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.

Choose the right house for sale that suits your needs

What parameters impact the final price of a house for sale in Blackley?
Here below is our list with the most important ones:

  • House for sale affordability – check out the (see house affordability guide)

    on the UK gov website to know more

  • House Location – the actual location of a house for sale drastically changes the final price of a property

  • Transports you can reach by foot – Commuting is part of our lives, especially in big cities, check it out before buying a house for sale.

  • Number of bedrooms – Usually, the bigger the house for sale the more bedrooms it will have. For example, if you are a single person (or a couple) one bedroom will do.

  • Energy Performance Certificate of the house for sale – Bad EPCs can result in thousands of pounds more in bills you will have to pay on an annual basis. Consider this when purchasing a new property.

  • Internet connection – Having a quick internet connection is fundamental nowadays. Check the area of the house for sale to understand what the average internet speed is and see if it fits your needs

  • Do you drive to the office? – If yes, ask about parking. Is it included in the house price?

  • Special areas – Start by taking a look at the National Heritage list by the UK government. If a house listed for sale appears in the list, the future landlord won’t be able to invest in changes to the real estate asset.

  • Houses for sale Conditions – When looking for houses for sale you should always consider the amount of time and money you will have to invest to complete the needed repairs, if any at all.

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 Blackley, 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.

Why you should consider the average rental yield when searching for houses for sale in Blackley

In Blackley, how has the number of houses changed?

Before committing to Blackley 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
Blackley growth rate 9% 37% 49%

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 Blackley is building housing to find your answer.

Most of the time, high deprivation levels signal that people cannot afford to sustain their living expenses. In Blackley, 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 and how much you can charge for rent in your ast (assured tenancy shorthold).

Advice from experts on properties for sale in Blackley

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

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Are there opportunities for property renovation in Blackley?

Properties in the city of Blackley 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 39434. Compare other places in the UK to make this figure make more sense.

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

In the city of Blackley, there are 24 and in the total for the UK, there are around 1.1 million property sales.

What’s the year-over-year population change in Blackley or similar cities?

To assess the shifts in Blackley’s population over time, analyse how the population has altered. Look at the ten year change of population of 13%, alongside the five-year change of 5%.

What are the asking rates for houses for sale in the surrounding area of Blackley?

The average asking price of a house in Blackley is currently £0 based on the average price per square foot.

Would acquiring a house for sale in Blackley be regarded as a high-priced option?

To work out if you are looking at an expensive property, find a house for sale and compare it to the average prices sell for. In Blackley this number is £138,259 and in the average for the UK is £286,500. Also, make sure you don’t miss a crucial step by following our tutorial when buying a house

Find an estate agent in the city of Blackley

In order to buy a house in Blackley 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 Contact number Address of agent Email
Rent Matters 441619373302 211 Victoria Avenue, Manchester, M9 0RA Phone number only
Armstrong Percival Estate Agents 441615063146 26 Northwold drive, Charlestown, Manchester, M9 7HY Phone number only
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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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