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Ford – What to look for in houses for sale?

by | Nov 15, 2022

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Sometimes, working out the prices of the houses for sale can be tricky business. This is why we created this article all about the price of houses for sale in Ford, Merseyside.

From the average asking price of houses for sale in Ford, to the growth of the population in the area, all will be talked about regarding the city of Ford. So you will get better clued up on the area, and make finding a house for sale in the UK easier.

Finding the ideal house for sale for you

Find here below a list of criteria that we suggest you consider before looking for houses for sale in Ford

  • 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.

Thinking of a different city and perhaps a different location?

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 Ford 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:

Alternatively, you can visit our webpage dedicated to houses for sale in the UK for a broader understanding, houses for sale in the UK.

What are the people like in Ford?

How much are those living in Ford earning?

While not always the case, the amount people earn can be associated with better schools in the area and perhaps a nicer environment to live in.

£32,000.00 is the average household income of the area. And the higher this figure is the more likely it is that there is a higher percentage of people with a social grade score in the A or B categories which is 9% for Ford.

For the city of Ford, what is the education level?

In the city of Ford, 14% people have a degree from a university. The higher this proportion is, in general, the more likely it is that the population is able to buy a house.

Interestingly, as people who have degrees go up, the average income of the area goes up too. You can see if there is a correlation, the average household income in the UK is price34,000 and the average income in Ford is £32,000.00.

This should correspond with the average percentage of people in the UK who have degrees at 22.6%.

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

In the city of Ford 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 Ford 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 Ford, 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 Ford, 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 Ford.

In the city of Ford, the demographics are unique and must be looked at by themself to make a conclusion about the area before buying a house. This is because the growth could be greatly different to the wider area of Merseyside for example.

These demographics for Ford may impact the price of a house, how this house grows over time and the profitability of a house if you are buying it for an investment so knowing the area is crucial for a landlord making a purchasing decision in the city of Ford in North West.

Have the people of Ford grown in numbers?

In total, the number of people in Ford is 25278. 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 Ford, depending on where exactly you are.

How has Ford 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 Ford 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 Ford?

1% 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 Ford 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.

How deprived is the population of Ford?

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 Ford is £0.

What’s crime like in Ford?

For the city of Ford, crime rate is at 14200%. So for every 1000 people in the area, 14200% commit a crime which is prosecuted. Paying close attention to this figure of crime rate is not only important for the value of a house but also to calculate the maintenance cost of owning a house and how attractive an area can be for future buyers.

So, compare it to the nationwide average of 79.52 per 1000 people and consider if you are happy with this figure based on the price you’re paying for a house you’re interested in.

On top of this, houses that are in areas where there is a high crime rate tend to have to pay higher insurance rates, costing a homeowner in the long term.

Additionally, paying for further security on a house such as CCTV or potentially gates and fences that deter thieves may be necessary for an area with a high crime rate.

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

On average, in Ford, the asking price for a house for sale in the area is £139,986.

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 Ford. 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.

In the city of Ford, 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) £105,895
Average asking price (3 bed) £151,523
Average asking price (4 bed) no relevant data for this city
Average asking price (5 bed) no relevant data for this city

Reading the table above should therefore give you a good idea of the type of house for sale that is within your budget in Ford 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 £0 should also give you an overview of what the asking price for houses for sale are in general.

Advice from experts on properties for sale in Ford

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

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

In Ford, how has the number of houses changed?

Before committing to Ford 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
Ford growth rate 10% 24% 39%

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 Ford is building housing to find your answer.

Assuming you are not looking for a house for sale in a certain area because of private reasons such as being close to a family member or you have been relocated to a new office, these are some of the factors to consider in order to understand if an investment is worth your money.

Investors typically look at data such as the average rental yield, the average asking price of rent per month, rent turnover and sale turnover. These KPIs give property investors a solid idea of how the market is performing in that area.

For the city of Ford, the below table demonstrates this well. To make things simple, it compares these numbers to the wider region of the UK; North West. As well as Merseyside, to give a smaller scale area to compare the data to.

Average Yield Average Asking rent Turnover (rental) Turnover (sale)
Ford £0 £641 no relevant data for this city £0
Merseyside 4.76% £735.14 120.31% 21.51%
North West 0.04 807.60 £1 20.19%

Assuming that in the future you want to re-sell the house you will eventually purchased in Ford you might be interested in the number of sales per month (12) that happen in the local housing market. Comparing this figure for Ford with the above table gives you a good understanding of the profitability of the area.

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

In Ford, the average sale price of a house for sale is in fact £123,786. This is dependent on the 10 year population growth of Ford being 1%. Growing populations are more likely to inflate the prices of houses for sale in the city of Ford.

Housing category Total final sale price
Aerage sold price (detached) £195,145
Aerage sold price (semi-detached) £147,099
Aerage sold price (terraced) £91,567
Aerage sold price (flat) £69,758

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 Ford.

Housing category Sale price per square foot
Aerage sold price/sqft £1,350
Aerage sold price/sqft (new build) £1,940
Aerage sold price/sqft (old stock) £1,250

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 £1,350. This means if you are just looking out the houses sold in Ford in general and didn’t take into consideration the type of build. For example, a new build.

F.A.Q.

Are there opportunities for property renovation in Ford?

Amidst the urban landscape of Ford, an intriguing figure for determining if a property can be renovated is the success of planning permission. The monthly total of planning applications in the area is 4 and on the other hand, there is a planning success rate of 82%. It is also useful to take into consideration the population size of the area (25278).

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

Ford boasts a monthly total of 12 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 Ford change annually?

To assess the shifts in Ford’s population over time, analyse how the population has altered. Look at the ten year change of population of 1%, alongside the five-year change of 1%.

prices for houses on sale in the broader vicinity of Ford?

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

Is a house for sale in Ford an expensive choice?

Ascertain the costliness of a property by examining a listed house for sale in relation to the prevailing average selling prices. In Ford, this stands at £123,786, whereas the UK’s mean is £286,500.

Find an estate agent in the city of Ford

In order to buy a house in Ford 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

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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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