Lindley – What to look for in houses for sale?

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

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

What are the demographics like in the city of Lindley?

How deprived is the population of Lindley?

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 Lindley is 22% 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.

How educated are the people in Lindley?

In Lindley, the proportion of people who have a degree is 29%. 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 Lindley is £40,600.

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.

Is there sufficient green space in Lindley?

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 Lindley, 8.1 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 Lindley.

In the city of Lindley, 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 West Yorkshire for example.

These demographics for Lindley 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 Lindley in North West.

Are the people in Lindley earning a lot?

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 £40,600.

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 Lindley this figure is 24%.

In general, do people commit a lot of crime in Lindley?

The crime rate of Lindley must be looked at sceptically. The reason for this is that the crime rate can vary within a city greatly and the type of crime committed can also vary too.

For example, the area has a crime rate of 103, but another city may have a higher crime rate but not be deemed as dangerous due to lower level crime or minor offences being committed.

Either way, high crime rates are never a good sign so consider the rate against the UK average of 79.52 for every 1000 people as a benchmark.

Lower rates could mean things like home insurance is cheaper and you have to install fewer security measures throughout your house. Saving you money in the long run. So the statistic of crime rate (103) is both useful and is recommended to be compared to the average.

What is the social grade score of Lindley?

In the city of Lindley, the social grade score of the area is 24%. But what does this exactly mean? The figure refers to the proportion of people in the two highest categories of skilled jobs.

The categories are grouped from A to E shown in the table below. Overall, a high social grade score means there are more affluent people working in managerial and professional roles in the area.

This table shows the average breakdown of the UK in terms of where most people in the UK are working so you can compare it to the social grade score of Lindley.

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

What is the population of Lindley?

Whenever there is a population change this can impact the demand for housing and hence the appreciation of properties too. The total population of Lindley if 29,493 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 Lindley such as rental yield or house appreciation.

How has the population size of Lindley adjusted in the last 5 years?

In the previous five years there has been a change in the number of people of Lindley by 2%. 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 2% 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 Lindley?

In the last decade, the population of Lindley has been adjusted by 5%. 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.

What is the final sale price of a house in Lindley?

In Lindley, houses for sale are sold at an average of £174,392. In general, multiple factors impact this figure because lots of variables impact properties valuation. This can include the quality of the buildings in general, whether the population has grown, if there is demand for housing or if there is a low crime rate which would make the area more desirable.

In the table below, you can see for yourself how the average price of a house for sale looks based on the different sizes of housing in Lindley. The exact amount of variation between the types of housing depends on the local demand for particular types of houses in the area.

Housing category Total final sale price
Aerage sold price (detached) £292,144
Aerage sold price (semi-detached) £176,081
Aerage sold price (terraced) £130,416
Aerage sold price (flat) £103,652

As you can see above, for Lindley, price varies based on the type of house that is being sold. If these prices shock you it could be due to population change in the last 10 years of 5% where lots of movement may inflate or deflate house prices.

Housing category Sale price per square foot
Aerage sold price/sqft £1,950
Aerage sold price/sqft (new build) £2,340
Aerage sold price/sqft (old stock) £1,810

Looking at the second table about Lindley, you are able to tell which type of housing is most affordable to you as a buyer. However, for a general overview of what house price is, the average price per square foot for a house in Lindley is £1,950.

Asking price in Lindley for a house for sale

When speaking about the city of Lindley, £195,746 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 would be after a larger house than someone living alone in Lindley.

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.

In the city of Lindley, what is the average asking price for the houses for sale?

Average asking price (1 bed) £95,162
Average asking price (2 bed) £145,097
Average asking price (3 bed) £229,389
Average asking price (4 bed) £335,589
Average asking price (5 bed) no relevant data for this city

Based on this table, hopefully, you will be able to tell what type of house for sale is the most suitable for your budget. You can also consider the average asking price per square foot (£0) for houses for sale with this table to get a good idea as to whether Lindley is the right area to buy a house in for you.

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

Is the housing market in Lindley growing?

Before committing to Lindley 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
Lindley growth rate no relevant data for this city 11% 15%

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 Lindley is building housing to find your answer.

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 Lindley to West Yorkshire and the broader suburb of the UK; North West.

Average Yield Average Asking rent Turnover (rental) Turnover (sale)
Lindley 4.0% £660 140% 30.0%
West Yorkshire 4.55% £778 125.25% 21.88%
North West 4.36% £808 120.36% 20.19%

Let’s assume you want to sell the house you’re looking to buy in Lindley for profit in the future, in this case, looking at the data for the number of houses sold per month in Lindley would give you an idea of whether the area is actively getting new investors. This figure is 33.

It is vital you be careful with this figure however as the data can suggest something that isn’t true in Lindley. 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.