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Merseyside – 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 Merseyside, Merseyside.

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

Advice from experts on properties for sale in Merseyside

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

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

There are a lot of factors that impact the final sale price a house for sale sells for in the UK and in Merseyside. In Merseyside, this sale price works out to be £166,058. As an example, a factor like population growth over the last 10 years which works out to be 4% in Merseyside and impacts house prices of the houses for sale.

Housing category Total final sale price
Average sold price (detached) £242,547
Average sold price (semi-detached) £159,260
Average sold price (terraced) £120,317
Average sold price (flat) £87,852

Above, the exact type of house is also shown to vary in price in a table in Merseyside. 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 £1,840
Average sold price/sqft (new build) £2,030
Average sold price/sqft (old stock) £1,725

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 Merseyside which is £1,840. 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.

What are the people like in Merseyside?

What is the education level like in Merseyside?

In Merseyside, 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 Merseyside is £38,600.00.

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.

In Merseyside, what is the crime rate?

For the city of Merseyside, crime rate is at 12750%. So for every 1000 people in the area, 12750% 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.

Have the people of Merseyside grown in numbers?

In total, the number of people in Merseyside is 61466. 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 Merseyside, depending on where exactly you are.

How has Merseyside 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 Merseyside has changed by 3%. 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 3% 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 Merseyside?

4% 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 Merseyside 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.

What is the social grade score of Merseyside?

In the city of Merseyside 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 Merseyside has an abundance of highly skilled workers, the top two categories are grouped together and given a percentage. This percentage is 16%.

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 Merseyside, 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 Merseyside 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 Merseyside in North West.

Are the people in Merseyside 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 £38,600.00.

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 Merseyside this figure is 16%.

Is there sufficient green space in Merseyside?

Whether you view green space in Merseyside 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 Merseyside, 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.

Are the people of Merseyside deprived?

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 Merseyside is £0 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.

Other cities in different locations you can consider to buy property

If you are looking for similar places to buy a house that are just like Merseyside, 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.

Finding the ideal house for sale for you

Many criteria impact the price of houses for sale in Merseyside.
Here below are the most important ones according to Lofti’s expertise:

  • Affordability – (see what house for sale can you afford?)

    A guide from the UK government

  • House Location – The borough and region of the UK you want to invest in is an important factor to consider when looking for a home for sale.

  • Transport – Commuting can be a waste of time. Minimise it by checking how long it will take from the house for sale you’re interested in, to your office before considering buying

  • Number of bedrooms – The number of bedrooms goes hand in hand with the house for sale price. If you are buying for the long period try to think if you might need an extra bedroom

  • Energy performance of the house for sale – The difference between an EPC rating of A and an EPC rating of G can impact your monthly utility bills, consider this when evaluating houses for sale.

  • Internet connection – Being able to take video calls from your home is crucial nowadays, always check the broadband of the area when browsing houses for sale

  • Car park – Ask the property seller for parking availability. If it is included in the price of the house for sale, you can justify paying more than you would at first glance

  • Conditions of the house for sale – Repair works can be expensive and take a lot of time, assess the conditions of the houses listed for sale before making an official offer.

In Merseyside, what are the rental yields?

Are there new houses being built in Merseyside to make it grow?

Whenever you are thinking about looking for houses for sale in Merseyside, think about how the city is growing and how this may impact the overall growth of the area.

Comparing the growth at different time periods would be a great way to assess whether the growth has slowed down, remained the same or perhaps stagnated over the years.

1 year 3 years 5 years
Merseyside growth rate -1% 9% 19%

As the population of Merseyside grows, this may also push up the price of the houses for sale. More people would be looking to buy homes and permanently live in the area. This demand helps a home appreciate. However, this isn’t always true because some cities build a lot of houses too to match the supply.

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 Merseyside this statistic is what you were looking for.

Data should also be compared to the broader region of the UK (North West) alongside Merseyside 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 Merseyside.

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)
Merseyside £0 £802 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%

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 Merseyside.

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 (21) will be useful.

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

When investors make offers for houses for sale in Merseyside, the average price asked by the homeowners works out to be £212,706.

In the table below, for all the different sizes of houses in the area, the average asking prices have been displayed. This tells you what kind of house is more or less expensive and sought after despite houses with fewer bedrooms being overall less expensive anyway.

Any house that looks like it is overpriced for the number of bedrooms it has in Merseyside is typically not overpriced. It is just the case that that type of housing has a higher demand, therefore, people are willing to pay more.

The average asking price for the houses for sale in the city of Merseyside

Average asking price (1 bed) no relevant data for this city
Average asking price (2 bed) £153,124
Average asking price (3 bed) £203,953
Average asking price (4 bed) £340,818
Average asking price (5 bed) no relevant data for this city

After looking at this table about prices of houses for sale in Merseyside, someone who is buying a home would have a detailed understanding of what kind of house for sale is available on the market that best suits the amount of money they are looking to invest. Also, using a more general figure like the average asking price per square foot of a property which is £0 will help them to have a more holistic understanding.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Are there opportunities for property renovation in Merseyside?

Every single month in Merseyside, there are 3 planning applications, of which nan result in a success. Look at this in terms of the population size of 61466 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 Merseyside?

21 property transactions are reported in Merseyside each month, alongside a broader picture of approximately 1.1 million property sales across the UK.

What’s the annual population shift in a city such as Merseyside?

To assess the shifts in Merseyside’s population over time, analyse how the population has altered. Look at the ten year change of population of 4%, alongside the five-year change of 3%.

How much are houses for sale priced at in the extended region of Merseyside?

In Merseyside, the mean asking price per square foot for a house is currently £0, based on the average value per square foot

Is a house for sale in Merseyside 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 Merseyside, this stands at £166,058, whereas the UK’s mean is £286,500.

Find an estate agent in the city of Merseyside

In order to buy a house in Merseyside 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

Name of the Agent Email Address Address Phone Number
White Heather Estates Phone number only 26 Whitby Road, Ellesmere Port, CH65 8AE 441513826761
ABC Property Shop Phone number only 36 Station Road, Ellesmere Port, CH65 4BQ 441512219779
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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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