Whenever looking for a house for sale in the UK or in East Calder, it is vital you look at the market trends and house price fluctuations in the wider area of West Lothian 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 East Calder.
In this article, we will be looking at the city of East Calder in detail so you know how to navigate the area and have a better understanding on where to invest.
What kind of demographics does the city of East Calder have?
East Calder within West Lothian is notable for the type of people that live there. The statistics below show how this is the case.
As you read on, East Calder will be looked at by comparing it to the local region, as well as comparing it to the wider region too (Scotland). From what the population of the city is to how it’s growing as well as factors like the overall crime rate.
This data is impacted by the history of the area and what kind of industry there is around. All of which also impact house prices which is crucial for you to understand as you look at houses for sale in East Calder.
Is there sufficient green space in East Calder?
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, 65.2 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.
How educated are the people 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.
In East Calder, how has the population changed?
Whenever there is a population change this can impact the demand for housing and hence the appreciation of properties too. The total population of East Calder if 9,730 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 East Calder such as rental yield or house appreciation.
How has the population size of East Calder adjusted in the last 5 years?
In the previous five years there has been a change in the number of people of East Calder by 3%. 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 3% 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 East Calder?
In the last decade, the population of East Calder has been adjusted by 6%. 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 social grade score of 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|
In East Calder, what is the crime rate?
For every one thousand people living in East Calder, no relevant data for this city commits crimes and are prosecuted. Coming to a conclusion as to whether all the other factors of your house purchase like the house price justify this figure when contrasting it with the UK average of 79.52 is something you should do as a homeowner.
It could be that the crime rate is higher than you expected but there it is worth the population growth, appreciation of the house and worth the relative price you are purchasing the house for.
Nonetheless, the crime rate of no relevant data for this city is not a statistic that should just be ignored as you could have to pay more for things like home insurance and install additional security on your house if the rate is particularly high.
Either way, burglaries are not something you would want to encounter in a house. Whether that be a house you are living in or a house you are renting out to tenants.
How much are those living in East Calder earning?
By and large, a higher household income in a population can have positive effects on the crime rate and the quality of space. This is due to the fact that higher earners tend to buy houses where there are better schools and more desirable amenities that impact the quality of life someone has.
In East Calder, the average income is no relevant data for this city. Measuring this figure against the average household income for the UK of price34,000 should tell you if the city is higher or lower earning.
When buying a house, use this statistic with other factors when making a decision too like the crime rate or the social grade score of no relevant data for this city to decide on what the demographics are like in the area.
Are the people of East Calder 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 East Calder is no relevant data for this city 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.
In East Calder, what do houses for sale tend to sell for?
In East Calder, houses for sale are sold at an average of £200,834. 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 East Calder. 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)||£299,796|
|Aerage sold price (semi-detached)||£176,933|
|Aerage sold price (terraced)||£134,706|
|Aerage sold price (flat)||£107,391|
As you can see above, for East Calder, 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 6% where lots of movement may inflate or deflate house prices.
|Housing category||Sale price per square foot|
|Aerage sold price/sqft||£2,060|
|Aerage sold price/sqft (new build)||£1,840|
|Aerage sold price/sqft (old stock)||£2,040|
Looking at the second table about East Calder, 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 East Calder is £2,060.
What is the asking price on average of houses for sale in East Calder?
Average price of houses for sale in 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.
On average, in East Calder, the asking price for a house for sale in the area is £348,223.
The below table puts this figure into perspective as you can see the various average sale prices of the different type of houses for sale in East Calder. From a 1 bedroom house up to a 5 bedroom house.
As you can imagine, as the price goes up, the size of a room also goes up and in general, the larger a house is, the more you can expect the sale price to be as well.
Why you should consider the average rental yield when searching for houses for sale in East Calder
Are there more or fewer houses being built in East Calder?
Growth in the area can be a good signal of a booming house market. However, too much growth could also have negative consequences on the capital appreciation of a house as time goes on.
Take a look at the table below for East Calder that shows the growth in recent years.
|1 year||3 years||5 years|
|East Calder growth rate||6%||-17%||no relevant data for this city|
High growth rates can signal an appreciating housing market, nonetheless, if there are too many houses being built, this could reduce demand for housing as the supply of houses for sale starts to catch up with the demand. Leading to stagnation or a decline in house pricing so understanding the growth in East Calder is important.
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 East Calder this statistic is what you were looking for.
Data should also be compared to the broader region of the UK (Scotland) alongside West Lothian 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 East Calder.
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)|
|East Calder||no relevant data for this city||no relevant data for this city||no relevant data for this city||19.0%|
|West Lothian||5.10%||£920||no relevant data for this city||55.00%|
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 East Calder.
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 (11) will be useful.
Advice from experts on properties for sale in East Calder
In today’s market with an abundance of homes available for sale, choosing the best house for sale can be challenging.
With several houses for sale to choose from, who will guide you through the process of choosing?
We have listed here below several experts and companies able to advise and support potential buyers.
The process of finding and investing in a house for sale can be lengthy and time-consuming, this is why we suggest you consult with the following professionals:
- Banks – Lend you the cash
- Insurance companies – Insure your new real estate investment
- Conveyancer – handles all the legal labour that is needed to proceed in buying a house for sale.
- Surveyor – Carries out an independent and complete property valuation of the house for sale
- Mortgage advisor – If you are thinking to get a mortgage to get the finances needed to afford to buy a house for sale, a mortgage advisor is the person you should be looking for
- EPC person – Always get a quote on the Energy Performance Certificate of the houses for sale listed in a certain city
A house for sale that is right for you
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.
Are you considering other cities with houses for sale?
See here below a list of cities in the same UK region of East Calder which is Scotland. You might want to consider these as alternatives for your next real estate investment:
- Altonhill in Scotland
- Coatbridge in Scotland
- Bellshill in Scotland
- Craigmillar in Scotland
- Comrie in Scotland
Or, visit our dedicated page on the houses for sale data for the whole of the UK – houses for sale in the UK.