Whenever looking for a house for sale in the UK or in Duddingston, it is vital you look at the market trends and house price fluctuations in the wider area of Midlothian 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 Duddingston.
In this article, we will be looking at the city of Duddingston in detail so you know how to navigate the area and have a better understanding on where to invest.
In Duddingston, 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 Duddingston. In Duddingston, this sale price works out to be £243,302. As an example, a factor like population growth over the last 10 years which works out to be 12% in Duddingston and impacts house prices of the houses for sale.
|Housing category||Total final sale price|
|Average sold price (detached)||£416,288|
|Average sold price (semi-detached)||£306,197|
|Average sold price (terraced)||£235,813|
|Average sold price (flat)||£196,063|
Above, the exact type of house is also shown to vary in price in a table in Duddingston. 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||£3,040|
|Average sold price/sqft (new build)||£2,920|
|Average sold price/sqft (old stock)||£2,950|
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 Duddingston which is £3,040. 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.
Asking price in Duddingston for a house for sale
When speaking about the city of Duddingston, £291,608 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 Duddingston.
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 Duddingston, 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)||£230,812|
|Average asking price (3 bed)||£325,130|
|Average asking price (4 bed)||no relevant data for this city|
|Average asking price (5 bed)||no relevant data for this city|
After looking at this table about prices of houses for sale in Duddingston, someone who is buying a home would be able to know in great detail what kind of house for sale available on the market 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 wholistic understanding.
How are rental yields of the houses for sale different to the rest of the UK in Duddingston?
What is the growth in the housing market of Duddingston?
Before committing to Duddingston 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|
|Duddingston growth rate||10%||13%||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 Duddingston 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 Duddingston. 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 Duddingston.
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, Duddingston.
|Average Yield||Average Asking rent||Turnover (rental)||Turnover (sale)|
|Duddingston||no relevant data for this city||no relevant data for this city||no relevant data for this city||58.0%|
You may also find it useful to compare the data above to the number of properties sold per month Duddingston experiences. This figure for house sales per month is 38. 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.
In Duddingston, what are the demographics like?
What is the population of Duddingston?
In the UK in general and specifically in the region in question, large population sizes can be good indications that there are a lot of people in the area looking for houses for sale which can drive up demand and therefore impact the cost. You should also check to see if the population is growing in the area too to show an increasing demand, this is even better. Currently, the total population of Duddingston is 20,661.
Sometimes, smaller populations can have higher buyer demand than large populations on the other hand. This is because the price of houses and hence the demand for houses is based on a variety of variables.
The most important variable is the location of the houses for sale in the city of Duddingston.
In Duddingston, how has the population changed over the last five years?
In the last five years, over time, the change in population size was 6%. Looking at this figure can inform you of the buyer demand for the houses for sale in the area. Read more here
This may mean that the city has now started to slow down in terms of population growth or it may mean the city is also building a lot of houses which would indicate the supply of houses for sale will be matching the demand.
Making predictions about the future growth of Duddingston is hence important in making a decision if capital appreciation of your real estate investment is something you’re after as a landlord.
Comparing this figure for the 5 year growth (6%) as well as the ten year growth in the subheading below should allow you to make some accurate forecasts on the growth rate. Click here to know more on the UK population trends.
Duddingston population difference over 10 years?
The population has adjusted in the area of Duddingston by 12% in the most recent decade. This change is even more useful when compared alongside the figure for the five year growth of the area too.
This will tell you if the population is changing at the moment or if change is more recent. Through this a landlord can accurately look at the fluctuations in population size of the area over time and therefore better understand the trend of the houses for sale in Duddingston.
To make an example, the town of Salford which is a part of Manchester has seen a 10% increase in population. house price has therefore followed.
For the city of Duddingston, what is the education level?
In the city of Duddingston, no relevant data for this city 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 Duddingston is no relevant data for this city.
This should correspond with the average percentage of people in the UK who have degrees at 22.6%.
How deprived is the population of Duddingston?
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 Duddingston is no relevant data for this city.
How much do people in Duddingston earn?
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.
no relevant data for this city 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 no relevant data for this city for Duddingston.
In the city of Duddingston, 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 Duddingston 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 Duddingston in Scotland.
What is the city of Duddingston’s 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 Duddingston 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 Duddingston, 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 Duddingston, how much green space remains for residents?
Whether you view green space in Duddingston 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 Duddingston, the number of acres of green space for every 1000 people currently is 24.3 which can be measured against the UK average of 1.7.
In general, do people commit a lot of crime in Duddingston?
Within Duddingston, 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.
Get professional help on the houses for sale in Duddingston
House for sale in the same UK region
We have prepared a list of cities in Scotland, the same UK region of Duddingston that can help you evaluate the different houses for sale listed in the region:
- Aldclune in Scotland
- Abune-The-Hill in Scotland
- Calgary in Scotland
- Perth in Scotland
- Blantyre in Scotland
Alternatively, you can visit our webpage dedicated to houses for sale in the UK, houses for sale in the UK.
Who should you talk to while going through the process of making an offer on a house for sale?
Several experts specialise in giving advice to property investors or to first time potential buyers.
Since the process of finding the right house for sale can take months, you have all the time to consult with the experts you might need.
Find here a list of those you should contact to get professional guidance and assistance when purchasing a house for sale:
- Lender – This practitioner can lend you money to finalise a house purchase
- Insurer – Insuring companies will provide you with the insurance policy you need to protect the house for sale you want to buy
- Legal representative – This professional is usually there to handle all the legal tasks associated with purchasing a home for sale.
- Surveyor – Carries out and independent valuation on the house for sale based on its conditions. It is very useful to understand the correct price before making an offer
- Mortgage specialist – Mortgage advisors works on commissions. They will get a cut from the bank and will guide you with offering the best deals given your financial situation
- Energy assessor – We strongly suggest you to invest in a professional assessment of the Energy Performance of the house for sale you want to purchase
Choose the right house for sale that suits your needs
Find here below a list of criteria that we suggest you consider before looking for houses for sale in Duddingston
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.