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 Gretna, Dumfries and Galloway.
From the average asking price of houses for sale in Gretna to the growth of the population in the area, all will be talked about regarding the city of Gretna. So you will get better clued up on the area, and make finding a house for sale in the UK easier.
What are the people like in Gretna?
For the city of Gretna, what is the education level?
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. £400 is the amount people in Gretna 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 Gretna, 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.
What is a social grade score and how does this relate to Gretna?
In the city of Gretna, 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 Gretna.
|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|
What does the population of Gretna look like?
Population growth in Gretna is important to know if there is housing demand and the total population may also be looked at as large populations commonly have a lot of buyer demand.
In Gretna, 4,042 people live in the city as their main place of residence.
It is important to note that it is not the case that everyone likes a large population to live in. People who tend to prefer a more relaxed life are more likely to buy or rent somewhere to live that has a small population and perhaps also wouldn’t mind if the population isn’t growing.
Other people also like to have a mix of both. Where they can visit rural areas and also benefit from the amenities of a busy city.
In Gretna in the previous five years, have population numbers transformed?
Five years may seem like a long time but it is rare for a city to grow that much unless there is dramatic population growth. In Gretna, this change has been -1%. Read more here
Someone who wishes to find out how this change has occurred over a longer period of time may also wish to read the headings below and see if the change has continued throughout the past decade too. Or if the change is only true for the more recent figure for five years of -1%. Click here to know more on the UK population trends.
Over the last decade, how has the population differed in Gretna?
Populations change all the time but if there is a clear change in population in the last ten years this is even more reliable data about the population of the area as opposed to five. This adjustment in population works out to be -2% in Gretna.
What this statistic is like in comparison to the population change in five years should provide you with a comprehensive understanding of what direction the population is heading in.
In recent years because of the pandemic, it is common to see dramatic differences in the population change in the last five years when comparing it to ten as people realise they can work from home but still keep the current jobs they have.
This means they can move to cities they wouldn’t have considered otherwise and be location-independent of their source of income. Perhaps making a longer commute into the office every week for example.
How much do people in Gretna earn?
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 Gretna, the average income is £400. 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.
In the city of Gretna, is there a lot of green space?
In the UK, there are a range of cities which have a lot of green space. In some cases, green space can get as high as 49% of outdoor land like in the city of Edinburgh. When specifically talking about Gretna, the city has 5.3 per 1000 residents.
This can be compared to an average of 1.7 acres of green space per 1000 residents which is the UK’s national average. It is up to you to decide how much you’ll let the amount of green space impact your buying decision in Gretna.
Are the people of Gretna deprived?
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 Gretna should give you a nice idea of the deprivation in the area.
The city of Gretna, situated in Dumfries and Galloway, is a particularly impressive part of the UK because of the specific demographics of the location.
In the below headings, the city of Gretna and its demographics will be compared to its wider location (Scotland). This includes population size, growth and population education now and into the future.
These statistics are heavily influenced by socio-economic factors and as a result this also shapes the projected house price of the houses for sale in Gretna. So, taking a good look at the data is essential to understand the area you are considering to buy in.
Is the crime rate bad in the city of Gretna?
Within Gretna, the number of people committing crimes is 3 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 3 figure carefully.
In Gretna, what do houses for sale tend to sell for?
As well as looking at the asking price for house for sale in Gretna, a sensible homeowner or investor will also consider the final price a house sells for. This final price may be influenced by elements like the amount people are earning in the area and what opportunities for employment there are in Gretna.
Houses for sale, are sold on average in Gretna, after the influence of these factors, at £132,542 as a result. And may be on the rise or decline depending on a combination of variables such as the crime rate, or population growth which was -2% over the last 10 years.
|Housing category||Total final sale price|
|Aerage sold price (detached)||£186,778|
|Aerage sold price (semi-detached)||£130,625|
|Aerage sold price (terraced)||£92,566|
|Aerage sold price (flat)||no relevant data for this city|
This table above shows the average sale price for each variation of houses for sale in Gretna.
|Housing category||Sale price per square foot|
|Aerage sold price/sqft||£1,250|
|Aerage sold price/sqft (new build)||£1,180|
|Aerage sold price/sqft (old stock)||£1,280|
This final table looks at the price per square foot of houses for sale. Looking at the final table, you can take a further average and conclude that the average price per square foot of houses in general in Gretna is £1,250.
This statistic can be used to compare the price of housing between housing categories again or even compare the price for a different city.
Why you should consider the average rental yield when searching for houses for sale in Gretna
Are there more or fewer houses being built in Gretna?
The growth of an area like Gretna can be a great indicator of a thriving city and the influx of new people can drive demand for housing and help appreciate the value of your house after you buy it.
Paying attention to the table below tells you how the number of houses has changed over time at one year, three year and five year intervals.
|1 year||3 years||5 years|
|Gretna growth rate||no relevant data for this city||-4%||no relevant data for this city|
Despite the number of houses being built rising, this may not indicate that the housing price of the houses for sale is going up. It could be the case that there are a lot of new builds in the area which are causing the supply of the houses for sale to match demand and this could cause a decline in house price as time goes on.
Make sure you do your own research specific to the city of Gretna if you want to find out the exact reasons for the housing change.
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 Gretna. 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 Gretna.
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 (Dumfries and Galloway), a regional level (Scotland) and finally on the level of the city talked about in this article, Gretna.
|Average Yield||Average Asking rent||Turnover (rental)||Turnover (sale)|
|Gretna||no relevant data for this city||no relevant data for this city||no relevant data for this city||107.0%|
|Dumfries and Galloway||no relevant data for this city||no relevant data for this city||no relevant data for this city||44.07%|
You may also find it useful to compare the data above to the number of properties sold per month Gretna experiences. This figure for house sales per month is 5. 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.
What is the asking price on average of houses for sale in Gretna?
In the city of Gretna, 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)||no relevant data for this city|
|Average asking price (3 bed)||no relevant data for this city|
|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 in terms of the house asking price, the average asking price for the house for sale in the whole of Gretna is £0. This should show you the general prices overall and for individual types of houses too.
When investors make offers for houses for sale in Gretna, the average price asked by the homeowners works out to be £171,000.
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 Gretna 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.
Who can help you buy a house for sale in Gretna?
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
Finding the ideal house for sale for you
Find here below a list of criteria that we suggest you consider before looking for houses for sale in Gretna
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.
House for sale in the same UK region
See here below a list of cities in the same UK region of Gretna which is Scotland. You might want to consider these as alternatives for your next real estate investment:
- Loanhead in Scotland
- Falkirk in Scotland
- Balgonar in Scotland
- Kirkintilloch in Scotland
- Annat 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.