- 1 We help you find the right agent
- 2 Other cities in different locations you can consider to buy property
- 3 Professional advice for houses for sale in Blackrod
- 4 Asking price in Blackrod for a house for sale
- 5 What are the demographics like in the city of Blackrod?
- 6 Choose the right house for sale that suits your needs
- 7 In general, what do houses for sale sell for in Blackrod?
- 8 Why you should consider the average rental yield when searching for houses for sale in Blackrod
- 9 FAQ
Blackrod 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 Blackrod.
On top of this, keep reading for detailed information on the demographics of Blackrod in Greater Manchester. This is crucial in finding houses for sale in the UK, that are worth investing in for the long term too.
Other cities in different locations you can consider to buy property
We have prepared a list of cities that are entirely dissimilar to the region of North West, perfect if you are looking for somewhere similar to Blackrod but want to relocate to a different region entirely. You should then be able to evaluate the different houses for sale listed in the region:
- blurton in North West
- denny in North West
- sunbury in North West
- cippenham in North West
- portencross in North West
Alternatively, you can visit our webpage dedicated to houses for sale in the UK for a broader understanding, houses for sale in the UK.
Professional advice for houses for sale in Blackrod
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
Asking price in Blackrod for a house for sale
Average prices for the houses for sale in Blackrod
|Average asking price (1 bed)||no relevant data for this city|
|Average asking price (2 bed)||£160,913|
|Average asking price (3 bed)||£228,609|
|Average asking price (4 bed)||£406,834|
|Average asking price (5 bed)||£593,177|
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 Blackrod is £2,680. This should show you the general prices overall and for individual types of houses too.
On average, in Blackrod, the asking price for a house for sale in the area is £232,456.
The below table puts this figure into perspective as you can see the various average sale prices of the different type of houses for sale in Blackrod. From a 1 bedroom house up to a 5 bedroom house.
As you can imagine, as the price goes up, the size of a room also goes up and in general, the larger a house is, the more you can expect the sale price to be as well.
What are the demographics like in the city of Blackrod?
In the city of Blackrod, how much green space remains for residents?
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 Blackrod, 30 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 Blackrod.
What is the population of Blackrod?
In the UK in general and specifically in the region in question, large population sizes can be good indications that there are a lot of people in the area looking for houses for sale which can drive up demand and therefore impact the cost. You should also check to see if the population is growing in the area too to show an increasing demand, this is even better. Currently, the total population of Blackrod is 29345.
Sometimes, smaller populations can have higher buyer demand than large populations on the other hand. This is because the price of houses and hence the demand for houses is based on a variety of variables.
The most important variable is the location of the houses for sale in the city of Blackrod.
In Blackrod, how has the population changed over the last five years?
In the last five years, over time, the change in population size was 2%. Looking at this figure can inform you of the buyer demand for the houses for sale in the area. Read more here
This may mean that the city has now started to slow down in terms of population growth or it may mean the city is also building a lot of houses which would indicate the supply of houses for sale will be matching the demand.
Making predictions about the future growth of Blackrod is hence important in making a decision if capital appreciation of your real estate investment is something you’re after as a landlord.
Comparing this figure for the 5 year growth (2%) as well as the ten year growth in the subheading below should allow you to make some accurate forecasts on the growth rate. Click here to know more on the UK population trends.
Blackrod population difference over 10 years?
The population has adjusted in the area of Blackrod by 5% in the most recent decade. This change is even more useful when compared alongside the figure for the five year growth of the area too.
This will tell you if the population is changing at the moment or if change is more recent. Through this a landlord can accurately look at the fluctuations in population size of the area over time and therefore better understand the trend of the houses for sale in Blackrod.
To make an example, the town of Salford which is a part of Manchester has seen a 10% increase in population. house price has therefore followed.
Blackrod 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 Blackrod 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 Blackrod, 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.
In Blackrod, what is the crime rate?
In Blackrod, for every 1000 people, there is currently a crime rate of 500%. This can be compared to the national average of 79.52 for every 1000 people.
Low crime rates are desirable for your safety as a homeowner. Even if you don’t tend to leave the house too often and tend to not mind living in a slightly more dangerous area. Things like burglaries are always a possibility which could harm your ability to pay for home insurance and also may force you to install additional security in your home that can cost you further.
Having said this, you can look at the crime rate on a deeper level to find out what the threats are exactly. It could be the case that a proportion of these crimes (500% for every 1000 people) come from things like anti-social behaviour rather than more serious crimes like violence and sexual offences.
If this is the case you may be more willing to look over a high crime rate within the areas you’re looking to buy a home.
What’s a social grade score and how does it relate to Blackrod?
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 Blackrod 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 Blackrod, the percentage of people who work in the two highest skilled categories of this scale (A and B) is 26%.
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|
For the city of Blackrod, what is the education level?
In the city of Blackrod, 30% 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 Blackrod is £41,700.00. 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.
Are the people of Blackrod deprived?
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 Blackrod, 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.
How much are those living in Blackrod 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 Blackrod. Compare the area’s average household income of £41,700.00 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 26% for more conclusive data on the affluence of the area.
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 Blackrod
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.
In general, what do houses for sale sell for in Blackrod?
As well as looking at the asking price for house for sale in Blackrod, a sensible homeowner or investor will also consider the final price a house sells for. This final price may be influenced by elements like the amount people are earning in the area and what opportunities for employment there are in Blackrod.
Houses for sale, are sold on average in Blackrod, after the influence of these factors, at £187,928 as a result. And may be on the rise or decline depending on a combination of variables such as the crime rate, or population growth which was 5% over the last 10 years.
|Housing category||Total final sale price|
|Aerage sold price (detached)||£302,235|
|Aerage sold price (semi-detached)||£173,211|
|Aerage sold price (terraced)||£128,199|
|Aerage sold price (flat)||£101,905|
This table above shows the average sale price for each variation of houses for sale in Blackrod.
|Housing category||Sale price per square foot|
|Aerage sold price/sqft||£2,050|
|Aerage sold price/sqft (new build)||£2,420|
|Aerage sold price/sqft (old stock)||£1,880|
This final table looks at the price per square foot of houses for sale. Looking at the final table, you can take a further average and conclude that the average price per square foot of houses in general in Blackrod is £2,360.
This statistic can be used to compare the price of housing between housing categories again or even compare the price for a different city.
Why you should consider the average rental yield when searching for houses for sale in Blackrod
In Blackrod, how has the number of houses changed?
The growth of an area like Blackrod can be a great indicator of a thriving city and the influx of new people can drive demand for housing and help appreciate the value of your house after you buy it.
Paying attention to the table below tells you how the number of houses has changed over time at one year, three year and five year intervals.
|1 year||3 years||5 years|
|Blackrod growth rate||-3%||14%||31%|
Despite the number of houses being built rising, this may not indicate that the housing price of the houses for sale is going up. It could be the case that there are a lot of new builds in the area which are causing the supply of the houses for sale to match demand and this could cause a decline in house price as time goes on.
Make sure you do your own research specific to the city of Blackrod if you want to find out the exact reasons for the housing change.
The figure of rental yield is commonly looked at by investors who wish to increase their income by investing in areas where rental yields of the houses for sale are higher. Usually, the higher the rental yield, the more attractive a house for sale is for an investor. This is why it is common for landlords to increase rent using section 13, to maximise this yield, as it is so important.
Nonetheless, there are also instances where an investor will go with a house with lower yields in order to benefit from the appreciation of a house too which is why it’s vital to look into all the details of Blackrod.
The data below shows the rental yield, rent turnover and the percentage of the money made on the sale of a house. The data is broken down into the county city is in (Greater Manchester) as well as the broader region; North West.
|Average Yield||Average Asking rent||Turnover (rental)||Turnover (sale)|
Also, you can compare other data to the table above such as the number of houses sold per month in Blackrod which is 23 and get a better understanding of the housing market.
This is great if you want to gauge if investors are actively looking for houses for sale in the area over other areas in the UK which may be an induction of how profitable Blackrod is to invest in. Both in terms of rental yield and capital appreciation.
Are there opportunities for property renovation in Blackrod?
Every single month in Blackrod, there are 14 planning applications, of which 90% result in a success. Look at this in terms of the population size of 29345 to work out if you think you’d have good planning success if you were to renovate.
What’s the number of property sales each month in Blackrod?
In the city of Blackrod, there are 23 and in the total for the UK, there are around 1.1 million property sales.
What is the population change each year in a city like Blackrod?
To assess the shifts in Blackrod’s population over time, analyse how the population has altered. Look at the ten year change of population of 5%, alongside the five-year change of 2%.
What are the asking rates for houses for sale in the surrounding area of Blackrod?
The current average price per square foot for a house in Blackrod stands at £2,680, considering the mean cost for each square foot of houses for sale there.
Would acquiring a house for sale in Blackrod be regarded as a high-priced option?
Determine whether a property is expensive by comparing a list of houses for sale to the prevailing average selling prices. In Blackrod, this figure stands at £187,928, while the UK average is £286,500.