East Calder might be an interesting area to invest in when looking for a house for sale in the UK as it is a unique area in the county of West Lothian.
Before looking for a house for sale in the city of East Calder we strongly suggest landlords and real estate investors to research in detail and consider all involved factors. Indeed, house prices can change quite a bit depending on the square foot of the property, the number of rooms, the economic climate, the location of the house and more.
In this data heavy article the reader will be able to find out more on the topic and see the specific data to consider when evaluating different houses for sale in East Calder.
In East Calder, what is the asking price in general for a house for sale?
The average asking price for the houses for sale in the city of East Calder
|Average asking price (1 bed)||no relevant data for this city|
|Average asking price (2 bed)||no relevant data for this city|
|Average asking price (3 bed)||£264,499|
|Average asking price (4 bed)||£393,048|
|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 East Calder 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.
When investors make offers for houses for sale in East Calder, the average price asked by the homeowners works out to be £348,223.
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 East Calder 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.
House for sale in a different UK region
We have prepared a list of cities that are entirely dissimilar to the region of Scotland, perfect if you are looking for somewhere similar to East Calder 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:
- bonnyton in Scotland
- beddau in Scotland
- beaumont-leys in Scotland
- barcombe in Scotland
- bulverhythe in Scotland
Alternatively, you can visit our webpage dedicated to houses for sale in the UK for a broader understanding, houses for sale in the UK.
Always consider average rental yield when searching for houses for sale in East Calder
In East Calder, how has the number of houses changed?
Before making an investment and move forward with buying a house for sale, another important set of data an investor should analyse is the growth trends of the area in question.
Below are the forecasted growth rates for the city of East Calder at 1 year, 3 year and 5 year intervals:
|1 year||3 years||5 years|
|East Calder growth rate||6%||-17%||no relevant data for this city|
Examine this figure carefully as the addition of a lot of new houses to meet demand could mean that house price of the houses for sale in East Calder gradually reduces with an increase in the housing supply. This could be a good indicator to understand if your house will appreciate or not. Too many houses and too much supply could drive down the prices of homes or stagnate them. So be sure to check out what is exactly happening in East Calder.
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 East Calder, the below table demonstrates this well. To make things simple, it compares these numbers to the wider region of the UK; Scotland. As well as West Lothian, to give a smaller scale area to compare the data to.
|Average Yield||Average Asking rent||Turnover (rental)||Turnover (sale)|
|East Calder||no relevant data for this city||no relevant data for this city||no relevant data for this city||£0|
|West Lothian||5.10%||£920.00||no relevant data for this city||55.00%|
Assuming that in the future you want to re-sell the house you will eventually purchased in East Calder you might be interested in the number of sales per month (no relevant data for this city) that happen in the local housing market. Comparing this figure for East Calder with the above table gives you a good understanding of the profitability of the area.
Invest in a house for sale that meets your demands
Find here below a list of criteria that we suggest you consider before looking for houses for sale in East Calder
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.
What kind of demographics does the city of East Calder have?
How deprived is the population of East Calder?
Most of the time, high deprivation levels signal that people cannot afford to sustain their living expenses. In East Calder, currently, no relevant data for this city people fall into this category.
Measuring this statistic against the nationwide average of 33% should give you a pretty good idea of where the city lies in the scale of poverty in the area.
Is the crime rate bad in the city of East Calder?
For the city of East Calder, crime rate is at no relevant data for this city. So for every 1000 people in the area, no relevant data for this city 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 is the education level like in East Calder?
The number of people as a percentage who have been through university and gained a degree is no relevant data for this city. The ability to buy a home is greatly influenced by the number of people who have degrees. no relevant data for this city is the amount people in East Calder are earning.
As you can tell, this figure along with the number of people who have degrees roughly correlate. For reference, the percentage of people who have degrees in the UK is 22.6% and the average household income is.
As a general rule, the bigger the difference between this 22.6% figure and the percentage of people with a degree in East Calder, the bigger the difference in the ability to earn and hence buy a house. A higher number of degrees will increase the potential for people to earn and hence the buying power of the population. This will also push up the price of houses in the area.
Nonetheless, making accurate estimates for the appreciation of homes must be done with other pieces of data in mind such as the rental yields or perhaps the crime rate of the area to name some examples.
Do the people of East Calder get to enjoy green space?
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 East Calder, 65 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 East Calder.
Are the people in East Calder earning a lot?
As earning potential goes up in a city, so does the quality of schools in the area, the general infrastructure and the social grade score (no relevant data for this city). All in all, the area becomes a more desirable place to live in.
This is why it is vital to pay attention to how much people are making annually in any city you plan on making a house purchase in. In East Calder, this works out to be no relevant data for this city. This can be looked at alongside the average household income which is price34,000to estimate how affluent the area is.
What is a social grade score and how does this relate to East Calder?
In the city of East Calder, the social grade score of the area is no relevant data for this city. 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 East Calder.
|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|
East Calder in the county of West Lothian is notable for its specific demographics and has individual characteristics.
For localised cities and the bigger areas of the UK there are wide variations in the demographics that shape an area so the same is also true for the wider region East Calder is located in; Scotland.
Below, these demographics are talked about in headings that explain how the city has grown, what the education levels are like in East Calder, what the social grade score of the city is like and if the green space matches the recommended levels people living in the UK should have.
In the city of East Calder, has the population grown or shrunk?
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 East Calder is 9730.
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 East Calder.
In East Calder, how has the population changed over the last five years?
In the last five years, over time, the change in population size was 3%. 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 East Calder 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 (3%) 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.
East Calder population difference over 10 years?
The population has adjusted in the area of East Calder by 6% 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 East Calder.
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.
Get professional help on the houses for sale in East Calder
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
In general, what do houses for sale sell for in East Calder?
There are a lot of factors that impact the final sale price a house for sale sells for in the UK and in East Calder. In East Calder, this sale price works out to be £200,834. As an example, a factor like population growth over the last 10 years which works out to be 6% in East Calder and impacts house prices of the houses for sale.
|Housing category||Total final sale price|
|Average sold price (detached)||£299,796|
|Average sold price (semi-detached)||£176,933|
|Average sold price (terraced)||£134,706|
|Average sold price (flat)||£107,391|
Above, the exact type of house is also shown to vary in price in a table in East Calder. 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||£2,060|
|Average sold price/sqft (new build)||£1,840|
|Average sold price/sqft (old stock)||£2,040|
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 East Calder which is £2,060. 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.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Do properties in East Calder offer renovation potential?
If planning permissions are abundant in the vicinity of East Calder, it may look promising for landlords looking to renovate. With no relevant data for this city getting approved on a monthly basis, and a success rate of nan, these prospects flourish against a population of 9730. A comparative analysis against other locations across the UK will lend you a good perspective of this data.
In East Calder, how many property sales per month are there?
In the city of East Calder, there are no relevant data for this city and in the total for the UK, there are around 1.1 million property sales.
What’s the year-over-year population change in East Calder or similar cities?
To assess the shifts in East Calder’s population over time, analyse how the population has altered. Look at the ten year change of population of 6%, alongside the five-year change of 3%.
prices for houses on sale in the broader vicinity of East Calder?
The current average price per square foot for a house in East Calder stands at £0, considering the mean cost for each square foot of houses for sale there.
Would acquiring a house for sale in East Calder be regarded as a high-priced option?
To work out if you are looking at an expensive property, find a house for sale and compare it to the average prices sell for. In East Calder this number is £200,834 and in the average for the UK is £286,500. Also, make sure you don’t miss a crucial step by following our tutorial when buying a house