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A guide on houses for sale in Craigentinny

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 Craigentinny, Midlothian.

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

houses for sale in other cities and regions in the UK

If you are looking for similar places to buy a house that are just like Craigentinny, examine this short list of cities below from outside of the region of Scotland 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.

Invest in a house for sale that meets your demands

Many criteria impact the price of houses for sale in Craigentinny.
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 Craigentinny, what do houses for sale tend to sell for?

There are a lot of factors that impact the final sale price a house for sale sells for in the UK and in Craigentinny. In Craigentinny, this sale price works out to be £211,221. As an example, a factor like population growth over the last 10 years which works out to be 12% in Craigentinny and impacts house prices of the houses for sale.

Housing category Total final sale price
Average sold price (detached) £409,951
Average sold price (semi-detached) £301,632
Average sold price (terraced) £271,171
Average sold price (flat) £195,972

Above, the exact type of house is also shown to vary in price in a table in Craigentinny. 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 £3,380
Average sold price/sqft (new build) £3,200
Average sold price/sqft (old stock) £3,330

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 Craigentinny which is £3,470. 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 is the asking price on average of houses for sale in Craigentinny?

When speaking about the city of Craigentinny, £245,039 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 in Craigentinny would be after a larger house than someone living alone.

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.

Table showing the asking prices for houses for sale in Craigentinny

Average asking price (1 bed) £172,894
Average asking price (2 bed) £259,382
Average asking price (3 bed) £362,519
Average asking price (4 bed) no relevant data for this city
Average asking price (5 bed) no relevant data for this city

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 Craigentinny is £3,560. This should show you the general prices overall and for individual types of houses too.

What are the people like in Craigentinny?

How much do people in Craigentinny 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 no relevant data for this city.

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 Craigentinny this figure is no relevant data for this city.

In Craigentinny, what is the social grade score?

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 Craigentinny 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 Craigentinny, the percentage of people who work in the two highest skilled categories of this scale (A and B) is no relevant data for this city.

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

In the city of Craigentinny, 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 Midlothian for example.

These demographics for Craigentinny 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 Craigentinny in Scotland.

What’s crime like in Craigentinny?

Within Craigentinny, the number of people committing crimes is no relevant data for this city per 1000 people. This figure directly relates to the safety of residents in the area which is one of the biggest factors in whether an area is considered desirable or not.

As a result, someone looking to buy a house here hoping for it to appreciate in value or buying a house here to produce rental income should check out the crime rate and compare it carefully to the UK average of 79.52 for every 1000 people to see how safe people living there will be.

If the area’s crime rate is too high, this may result in you having to pay for the renovation of burglaries or pay a premium on home insurance as insurance companies will charge you more for living in a dangerous area. So analyse this no relevant data for this city figure carefully.

What is the population of Craigentinny?

The city of Craigentinny has a total population of 34265. Large population sizes can be good to show there is a high demand for people to buy houses in the area but a better indication is if the population of Craigentinny is growing.

A small population city can also have high prices of houses for sale, because, if there is a growing population, and demand is still high, this could mean the house prices are pushed up.

Either way, a population must also be looked at in terms of the appreciation of the area as well as the rental yields and if the area really meets your needs.

The five year population change of Craigentinny

Over time, in the last five years, the population of the city of Craigentinny has changed by 6%. This figure can tell you a lot because a growing population indicates a house is likely to appreciate. Read more here

In addition, looking at the 10 year figure for population growth in the below paragraphs can give you further evidence as to what the change in population has been for a longer period of time. As a result, you’ll know if this 6% population change is something that has been there for a while or if it is a new trend. Click here to know more on the UK population trends.

What is the difference in population over the last 10 years in Craigentinny?

In the last 10 years, there has been a shift in the population of 12%.

Comparing this to the 5 year figure of Craigentinny can tell you if there is a long history of population growth or decline, if there are population fluctuations or if the trend is stable.

New industries opening up in the area, the addition of new jobs and also international and national migration might all be reasons for changes in population size. Resulting in people moving in or leaving an area.

A good example of a quick change in population was in Stratford, London in 2012. Here, there was an increase in government spending in the area because of the Olympics which resulted in massive population growth.

In the city of Craigentinny, how much green space remains for residents?

There are cities in the UK such as Edinburgh and Bristol that have a higher percentages of green space with Edinburgh being the most at 49%. The city of Craigentinny currently has 8 for every 1000 residents.

Green space helps the quality of people’s mental health as well as fight against diseases like obesity. As studies have shown that the proximity of people to green spaces in the UK has a positive impact on the physical health of people in the UK and Craigentinny in this case.

In Craigentinny, what are the deprivation levels like?

Deprivation of a city is defined as the number of people who are considered to not be earning enough to sustain their lifestyle. The UK average of deprivation nationwide is 33% so comparing the figure of no relevant data for this city for Craigentinny should give you a nice idea of the deprivation in the area.

How educated are the people in Craigentinny?

Interestingly, the percentage of people who have a degree in the city of Craigentinny is no relevant data for this city. Most of the time, the more people that have a degree, the higher the average household income and the more likely someone is to be able to afford to purchase a house. For example, the average income of the citizens in the area of Craigentinny is no relevant data for this city.

Generally, areas with high numbers of people with a degree are also areas with more people likely to be home owners and therefore the value of houses and relative prices of the houses for sale are more likely to go up too.

Nonetheless, making predictions about the appreciation of a house also has to be considered alongside other factors like population growth and the rental yields of the area.

However, most of the time, being educated is a good indication of affluence with 82% of people graded a first in tertiary education going on to eventually own a house.

Why you should consider the average rental yield when searching for houses for sale in Craigentinny

Is the housing market in Craigentinny growing?

Before committing to Craigentinny 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
Craigentinny growth rate 9% 15% no relevant data for this city

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 Craigentinny is building housing to find your answer.

Let’s consider that you’re not looking to buy a house for sale to live in for the long term future such as if you changed location with your family and want to settle down and you want to find somewhere to buy as an investor in Craigentinny. If this is the case, rental yield is a crucial statistic to consider.

If looking to invest, you should also consider other data about the area. The average rental income, the turnover of the sale of the house and what the net rental yields are like for the area do also have an impact on the final price of houses for sale in Craigentinny.

It is clear to see from the table below that there is a difference between all of these pieces of information and how they can be compared and contrasted on a county level (Midlothian), a regional level (Scotland) and finally on the level of the city talked about in this article, Craigentinny.

Average Yield Average Asking rent Turnover (rental) Turnover (sale)
Craigentinny £0 £1,033 £1 £1
Midlothian 4.89% £1,193.80 140.00% 46.89%
Scotland 0.05 871.42 £1 59.40%

You may also find it useful to compare the data above to the number of properties sold per month Craigentinny experiences. This figure for house sales per month is no relevant data for this city. Looking at all this information holistically is what a smart investor should do when deciding on the right area for investment before looking for houses for sale.

Who can help you buy a house for sale in Craigentinny?

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it possible to renovate a property in Craigentinny?

Amidst the urban landscape of Craigentinny, 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 no relevant data for this city and on the other hand, there is a planning success rate of nan. It is also useful to take into consideration the population size of the area (34265).

What’s the number of property sales each month in Craigentinny?

In Craigentinny, the monthly property transaction count reaches no relevant data for this city, a small percentage of the total house sales in the United Kingdom which equates to approximately 1.1 million.

What’s the year-over-year population change in Craigentinny or similar cities?

When evaluating the population trajectory of Craigentinny, explore the decade-spanning population shift of 12% and the five-year modification of population of 6%. By drawing comparisons, see if demographic changes in your chosen area is

What is the asking price for houses for sale in the wider region of Craigentinny?

The average asking price of a house in Craigentinny is currently £3,560 based on the average price per square foot.

Is investing in a house for sale in Craigentinny a financially demanding choice?

Calculate if a property is on the pricier side by matching a listed house for sale against the mean selling prices. In Craigentinny, this value is £211,221, compared to the UK’s average of £286,500.

Buying a home in Craigentinny? Find trusted estate agents below

Purchasing property in Craigentinny can be a complex process. Having the right real estate agent to guide you makes all the difference. We understand how stressful and time-consuming finding an agent can be so we have provided all of the most relevent agents and their contact details below in our convenient table.

Estate agent Contact number Address of agent Email
Mackay Sinclair WS 441312687081 11-15 Easter Road, Edinburgh, EH7 5PJ Phone number only
McEwan Fraser Legal 441312688955 130 East Claremont Street, Edinburgh, EH7 4LB Phone number only
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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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