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Kilbirnie – What to look for in houses for sale?

by | Nov 15, 2022

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As a landlord, whenever you are looking at houses for sale in East Ayrshire, you could find varying prices throughout an area like Kilbirnie. In this article, this data will be simplified so you can find all of the data on one, convenient page.

So, from the rental yield of Kilbirnie to the success you may expect to get when submitting planning permission. Everything you need to know about house for sale in the UK and in Kilbirnie will be revealed. Keep reading.

What is the final sale price of a house in Kilbirnie?

In Kilbirnie, the average sale price of a house for sale is in fact £66,531. This is dependent on the 10 year population growth of Kilbirnie being -3%. Growing populations are more likely to inflate the prices of houses for sale in the city of Kilbirnie.

Housing category Total final sale price
Aerage sold price (detached) £199,663
Aerage sold price (semi-detached) £95,877
Aerage sold price (terraced) £69,375
Aerage sold price (flat) £39,011

The list below is able to inform you of what these prices are. Giving you an accurate estimate of whether a landlord is likely to accept your offer based on the prices of the houses for sale in Kilbirnie.

Housing category Sale price per square foot
Aerage sold price/sqft £880
Aerage sold price/sqft (new build) £750
Aerage sold price/sqft (old stock) £890

Evidently, certain types of houses for sale will have different types of demand and this will be reflected on the final price.

On average, the cost of a house for sale per square foot works out to be £880. This means if you are just looking out the houses sold in Kilbirnie in general and didn’t take into consideration the type of build. For example, a new build.

Invest in houses for sale in Kilbirnie with the right professional advice

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

In Kilbirnie, what are the demographics like?

What’s a social grade score and how does it relate to Kilbirnie?

The social grade of a city is useful when searching for a house for sale because it tells you what kind of jobs people have in the area. For example, there could be a lot of skilled manual workers or there could be a lot of pensioners and people on benefits.

The scale goes from a social grade of an A who are high managerial, administrative or professional workers to an E where people in this category are on state pensions, casual workers or unemployed on state benefits. The number of people in Kilbirnie in grades A or B which are the highest skilled roles in the country is no relevant data for this city.

Realistically, you can expect workers in this category to earn a higher salary too. For comparison, no relevant data for this city is the average household income of the area. You can see how this figure is congruent with the number of people in the top two categories of the social grade at no relevant data for this city.

In Kilbirnie, how educated are people in general?

In the city of Kilbirnie, no relevant data for this city of people have degrees. In general, as the number of people who are highly educated goes up, the more likely they are to have the ability to buy houses as their annual household income goes up too.

So you can see for yourself, the average income for the people of Kilbirnie is no relevant data for this city. This generally goes up with the education level of the area. Additionally, looking at the difference between the proportion of people with degrees and the UK average for this statistic (22.6%) should give you an idea of the affluence and education of the city.

A higher education level can therefore tell you if the house prices are likely to be high as the higher income level often results in people buying a bigger, more valuable house.

Having said this, whale education level can be a good factor to go by, there are also things like the rental yields, the population growth and social grades scores that can impact the value of a house and whether it will go up in value as time goes on.

Have the people of Kilbirnie grown in numbers?

Population growth in Kilbirnie 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 Kilbirnie, 7390 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 Kilbirnie 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 Kilbirnie, 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 Kilbirnie?

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 -3% in Kilbirnie.

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.

In general, do people commit a lot of crime in Kilbirnie?

In Kilbirnie, for every 1000 people, there is currently a crime rate of no relevant data for this city. This can be compared to the national average of 79.52 for every 1000 people.

Low crime rates are desirable for your safety as a homeowner. Even if you don’t tend to leave the house too often and tend to not mind living in a slightly more dangerous area. Things like burglaries are always a possibility which could harm your ability to pay for home insurance and also may force you to install additional security in your home that can cost you further.

Having said this, you can look at the crime rate on a deeper level to find out what the threats are exactly. It could be the case that a proportion of these crimes (no relevant data for this city for every 1000 people) come from things like anti-social behaviour rather than more serious crimes like violence and sexual offences.

If this is the case you may be more willing to look over a high crime rate within the areas you’re looking to buy a home.

Do the people of Kilbirnie get to enjoy 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 Kilbirnie, the city has 17 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 Kilbirnie.

The city of Kilbirnie, situated in East Ayrshire, is a particularly impressive part of the UK because of the specific demographics of the location.

In the below headings, the city of Kilbirnie 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 Kilbirnie. So, taking a good look at the data is essential to understand the area you are considering to buy in.

In Kilbirnie, what are the deprivation levels like?

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 Kilbirnie is no relevant data for this city.

Are the people in Kilbirnie earning a lot?

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 Kilbirnie, 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.

houses for sale in other cities and regions in the UK

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 Kilbirnie 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:

Alternatively, you can visit our webpage dedicated to houses for sale in the UK for a broader understanding, houses for sale in the UK.

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 Kilbirnie

  • 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’s the rental yield in general for the city of Kilbirnie?

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 Kilbirnie this statistic is what you were looking for.

Data should also be compared to the broader region of the UK (Scotland) alongside East Ayrshire 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 Kilbirnie.

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)
Kilbirnie no relevant data for this city no relevant data for this city no relevant data for this city £1
East Ayrshire 4.95% £546.50 no relevant data for this city 53.52%
Scotland 0.05 871.42 £1 59.40%

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 Kilbirnie.

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 (no relevant data for this city) will be useful.

Is the housing market in Kilbirnie growing?

Whenever you are thinking about looking for houses for sale in Kilbirnie, think about how the city is growing and how this may impact the overall growth of the area.

Comparing the growth at different time periods would be a great way to assess whether the growth has slowed down, remained the same or perhaps stagnated over the years.

1 year 3 years 5 years
Kilbirnie growth rate -15% 2% no relevant data for this city

As the population of Kilbirnie grows, this may also push up the price of the houses for sale. More people would be looking to buy homes and permanently live in the area. This demand helps a home appreciate. However, this isn’t always true because some cities build a lot of houses too to match the supply.

What is the asking price on average of houses for sale in Kilbirnie?

When speaking about the city of Kilbirnie, £70,966 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 Kilbirnie 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.

The average asking price for the houses for sale in the city of Kilbirnie

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

Based on this table, hopefully, you will be able to tell what type of house for sale is the most suitable for your budget. You can also consider the average asking price per square foot (£0) for houses for sale with this table to get a good idea as to whether Kilbirnie is the right area to buy a house in for you.

FAQ

If you are a landlord, should you renovate a property in the city of Kilbirnie?

Amidst the urban landscape of Kilbirnie, 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 no relevant data for this city. It is also useful to take into consideration the population size of the area (7390).

In Kilbirnie, how many property sales per month are there?

In Kilbirnie, 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.

In a city like Kilbirnie, what’s the yearly fluctuation in population?

For a comprehensive analysis of Kilbirnie’s population trends, observe the population fluctuation over a decade, indicated by -3%, and the five-year alteration represented by -1%. Perhaps also look at data from another nearby city too so you can see a comparison.

What are the asking rates for houses for sale in the surrounding area of Kilbirnie?

The average asking price of a house in Kilbirnie is currently £0 based on the average price per square foot.

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

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 Kilbirnie this number is £66,531 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

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Donnell Bailey

Property expert

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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