Whenever looking for a house for sale in the UK or in Didsbury, it is vital you look at the market trends and house price fluctuations in the wider area of Greater Manchester 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 Didsbury.
In this article, we will be looking at the city of Didsbury in detail so you know how to navigate the area and have a better understanding on where to invest.
How are rental yields of the houses for sale different to the rest of the UK in Didsbury?
Is the housing market in Didsbury growing?
Growth in the area can be a good signal of a booming house market. However, too much growth could also have negative consequences on the capital appreciation of a house as time goes on.
Take a look at the table below for Didsbury that shows the growth in recent years.
|1 year||3 years||5 years|
|Didsbury growth rate||-4%||7%||17%|
High growth rates can signal an appreciating housing market, nonetheless, if there are too many houses being built, this could reduce demand for housing as the supply of houses for sale starts to catch up with the demand. Leading to stagnation or a decline in house pricing so understanding the growth in Didsbury is important.
You may have heard of rental yield as being important for investors who wish to make a sizable profit on their rental properties. If this sounds like you and you’re looking to invest in a house currently for sale and collect rental income in Didsbury this statistic is what you were looking for.
Data should also be compared to the broader region of the UK (North West) alongside Greater Manchester then looked at with other statistics like the area’s rent and the turnover of sale of the houses in question. It could be that an investor prefers to make a profit on the sale of a house rather than the rental income and optimal properties for this investment varies throughout Didsbury.
This decision is made differently depending on the investor’s tolerance for risk, investing strategy, the location they’re investing in and their overall goal for buying a house currently listed for sale.
|Average Yield||Average Asking rent||Turnover (rental)||Turnover (sale)|
As you observe table above, it could be valuable to contrast these figures with other pieces of data relevant to the process of buying like the crime rate or the appreciation of houses for sale in Didsbury.
As you can tell, the best conclusions are drawn when the buyer of a house for sale looks at all the data involved holistically and doesn’t make quick decisions based on one or two pieces of data. As an example, comparing the data with the number of property sold per month (34) will be useful.
Asking price in Didsbury for a house for sale
As you go ahead and make offers on a house for sale, it is sometimes best to know what other people are offering for the same type of house for sale so you know what to offer yourself to get a good deal. So you should know, the average asking price of Didsbury is £341,096.
Even though the asking price is not what the eventual price the house is sold at, making a note of the averages for the city of Didsbury is useful when negotiating and knowing what to expect for every type of house for sale.
The average asking price for the houses for sale in the city of Didsbury
|Average asking price (1 bed)||£172,800|
|Average asking price (2 bed)||£274,467|
|Average asking price (3 bed)||£396,784|
|Average asking price (4 bed)||£585,536|
|Average asking price (5 bed)||£793,500|
Reading the table above should therefore give you a good idea of the type of house for sale that is within your budget in Didsbury 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 £3,870 should also give you an overview of what the asking price for houses for sale are in general.
In general, what do houses for sale sell for in Didsbury?
In Didsbury, the average sale price of a house for sale is in fact £303,168. This is dependent on the 10 year population growth of Didsbury being 13%. Growing populations are more likely to inflate the prices of houses for sale in the city of Didsbury.
|Housing category||Total final sale price|
|Aerage sold price (detached)||£729,243|
|Aerage sold price (semi-detached)||£353,156|
|Aerage sold price (terraced)||£330,631|
|Aerage sold price (flat)||£210,957|
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 Didsbury.
|Housing category||Sale price per square foot|
|Aerage sold price/sqft||£3,370|
|Aerage sold price/sqft (new build)||£3,950|
|Aerage sold price/sqft (old stock)||£3,210|
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 £3,620. This means if you are just looking out the houses sold in Didsbury in general and didn’t take into consideration the type of build. For example, a new build.
Are there any important statistics about the population of Didsbury?
In Didsbury, what is the social grade score?
In the city of Didsbury 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 Didsbury has an abundance of highly skilled workers, the top two categories are grouped together and given a percentage. This percentage is 44%.
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 Didsbury, how has the population changed?
Whenever there is a population change this can impact the demand for housing and hence the appreciation of properties too. The total population of Didsbury if 49,133 and in the below heading how this population has changed will be broken down.
Like most data to do with houses, all data has to be considered holistically with multiple variables to determine if the population growth actually impacts the statistics that matter to you as a landlord in Didsbury such as rental yield or house appreciation.
How has the population size of Didsbury adjusted in the last 5 years?
In the previous five years there has been a change in the number of people of Didsbury by 5%. Analysing this figure is a great way to tell if there is new demand for housing or not as a decreasing figure reduces the number of people who want to buy houses. Read more here
To compare this figure over a greater period of time, you could look at the figure for the 1 year population too and compare them. This way you can see if the population has changed recently or if this 5% change has historically occurred before. Click here to know more on the UK population trends.
Over the last 10 years, how has the population size adjusted in Didsbury?
In the last decade, the population of Didsbury has been adjusted by 13%. This growth may be as a result of factors like new industries employing people or emigration and immigration balancing out to create this population change.
A precedent that shows population change in this way over decades is the region of Greater London. The capital city has grown by 27% in the past 20 years. Population growth has caused house prices to go up to price523,666 on average.
Located in Greater Manchester is the city of Didsbury, in a large part of the UK; North West. Before you look for houses for sale in this area, it is a reasonable question to ask what the people who live there are like.
Below, the population of Didsbury has been dissected in terms of if the population is educated, what the crime rates are like and much more. All important factors to consider before making a house purchase among the offer of the houses for sale.
The knowledge below is based on a lot of different variables relevant to the city of Didsbury which impacts the profitability of making an investment here or how desirable buying a house to live in is if you want to live on a permanent basis.
How much do people in Didsbury earn?
You may be wondering what the amount people earn has to do with house price. Well, house prices generally go up as people earn more not just because they can afford more valuable properties but also because good areas generally attract more desirable infrastructure. For reference, the average household income is £47,200.
This may be better schools, doctors and areas with lower crime rates. This results in a snowball effect which polarises different areas further, increasing the demand for housing in richer areas by a greater amount. And increasing the proportion of people with high social grade scores. For Didsbury this figure is 44%.
Is the education level of Didsbury important when buying a house?
In Didsbury, the proportion of people who have a degree is 51%. 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 Didsbury is £47,200.
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.
Do the people of Didsbury get to enjoy green space?
In the city of Didsbury, there are 14.1 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 Didsbury is when seeing if green space availability is sufficient. This green space could be parks, nature reserves, public gardens or playing fields.
How deprived is the population of Didsbury?
Deprivation levels refer to the ability of the population of the city to earn enough to keep their lifestyle going. Nationwide, it is thought that the number of people at this level or not being able to meet the costs of living is around 33%. In comparison, the deprivation level of Didsbury is 19%.
What’s the crime rate in Didsbury?
In Didsbury, for every 1000 people, there is currently a crime rate of no relevant data for this city. 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 (no relevant data for this city 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.
Professional advice for houses for sale in Didsbury
Considering all the above data and information provided, you may want know who can help you buy a house for sale.
Lots of professionals offer property investors and first-time buyers advice and assistance in dealing with the process of acquiring a house for sale.
Below, you can find a list of professionals that come in handy when looking for houses for sale:
- Lender – Is someone capable of lending you the money you need to complete the purchase of the house for sale
- Insurer – Insurance companies provide building insurances and other financial products you need to protect your real estate assets
- Conveyancer – This professional will take care of the legal work needed when looking for a house for sale
- Surveyor – Use this professional to assess the condition of the house for sale you are willing to buy, get an independent valuation and feel more comfortable when negotiating the final price
- Mortgage broker or adviser – Different buyers can access different mortgages to buy a house for sale. Let the mortgage broker suggest to you which one is the best given your financial situation
- Energy professional – Nowadays is more important than ever, to get professional advice on the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) of the house for sale you are considering as your next investment
Other cities you can consider looking for with houses for sale
You can assess the various houses for sale offered in the area by consulting this list of cities in North West, the same UK region as Didsbury:
- Fishwick in North West
- Crumpsall in North West
- Bagillt in North West
- Abbeystead in North West
- Allerton in North West
You may also refer to our landing page specific to UK houses for sale, houses for sale in the UK
A house for sale that is right for you
When browsing houses for sale in Didsbury you should think about lots of different criteria:
House for sale affordability – visit the dedicated page of the UK government to understand (see what you can afford)
Location of the house for sale – the region and town you are considering to live in are crucial factors to consider before looking for houses for sale. In this article, we define lots of demographic factors that should help you make a decision.
House for sale transport links – even if working from home is becoming more and more predominant, we suggest you check the transport links the house for sale has.
Number of bedrooms in the house for sale – are you looking for houses for sale for the whole family or are you single? Always think about how many bedrooms you need and if that number might change in the future
energy performance of the house for sale – What is the EPC of the house for sale? Today more than ever, is important that you check the EPC rating of the real estate assets available for sale on the market.
Internet speed in the area of the house for sale – is important to remember that internet speed is a consequence of two factors: your plan and the infrastructure available in the area. Always check these parameters before looking for houses for sale
Does the house for sale have parking – if yes, is it on-street or is the house for sale equipped with a garage?
Houses for sale in conservation areas – always check the National Heritage list. If a house for sale is part of this list it means that it might be impossible for you to make changes to the property’s internal and external structure.
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.