Whenever looking for a house for sale in the UK or in Menstrie, it is vital you look at the market trends and house price fluctuations in the wider area of Clackmannanshire 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 Menstrie.
In this article, we will be looking at the city of Menstrie in detail so you know how to navigate the area and have a better understanding on where to invest.
Are there any important statistics about the population of Menstrie?
In Menstrie, what is the social grade score?
In the city of Menstrie and throughout the UK, the social grade score is assessed by observing what type of jobs people have and then grouping this into a grading system.
In general, the people at the top of the scale (the A category) have the highest paid, most skilled jobs and this is just 4% of the general UK population. On the lower end of the scale, people who are on benefits, state pensions and also manual workers all are grouped into this category that represents the most unskilled.
When trying to determine if the area of Menstrie has an abundance of highly skilled workers, the top two categories are grouped together and given a percentage. This percentage is no relevant data for this city.
Below, you can see how this compares to the National average as the average for the top two categories nationwide is 27% (Adding together the A and B categories)
|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|
Are the deprivation levels of the UK any different to Menstrie?
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 Menstrie 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.
What’s the crime rate in Menstrie?
The crime rate of Menstrie must be looked at sceptically. The reason for this is that the crime rate can vary within a city greatly and the type of crime committed can also vary too.
For example, the area has a crime rate of no relevant data for this city, but another city may have a higher crime rate but not be deemed as dangerous due to lower level crime or minor offences being committed.
Either way, high crime rates are never a good sign so consider the rate against the UK average of 79.52 for every 1000 people as a benchmark.
Lower rates could mean things like home insurance is cheaper and you have to install fewer security measures throughout your house. Saving you money in the long run. So the statistic of crime rate (no relevant data for this city) is both useful and is recommended to be compared to the average.
For the city of Menstrie, what is the education level?
In the city of Menstrie, 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 Menstrie 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.
How much are those living in Menstrie earning?
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 Menstrie, 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.
Menstrie within Clackmannanshire is notable for the type of people that live there. The statistics below show how this is the case.
As you read on, Menstrie 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 Menstrie.
How much green space is available to residents of Menstrie?
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 Menstrie, 4.0 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 Menstrie.
What is the population of Menstrie?
In total, the number of people in Menstrie is 2,863. This figure can be used to estimate the appreciation of the houses but it is also important you look at the population growth figure in order to make this more accurate.
Whether a large population benefits you as a landlord is dependent on what you want from a home. A large population is great if you have children who prefer the bustle of crowds in cities but there are also those who purposely want to buy somewhere rural.
You may also be able to find a balance of both where there are shops, restaurants and entertainment and also rural areas all within a short distance which may be the case ni Menstrie, depending on where exactly you are.
How has Menstrie changed in the past five years?
Five years provides enough time for a city to grow dramatically. It may be the case that the population grows or shrinks but the city of Menstrie has changed by 0%. Read more here
It is also helpful to compare this data to a longer time period like 10 years like in the below subheading. If the population trend of growth or decline has been there for a longer period of time you’ll be able to tell if 0% is a recent change or not.
Click here to know more on the UK population trends.
In the last decade, what is the difference in population in Menstrie?
0% has been the population growth change in the past 10 years.
Usually, this is more of a conservative figure compared to the five year change of a city.
Industrial changes can also be the reason for this shift but it could also be due to immigration or emigration. Bringing people in or out of the area.
The recent global pandemic has also shifted the number of people living in cities as people realise they can now work remotely. It may be that the people of a Menstrie have seen a more desirable way of working, moving to make themselves more comfortable in their careers.
For example, the population of the South west of England has seen a massive increase in population because workers want to move there to benefit from the slightly better weather, lower house prices and also the rural area. Nonetheless, they can also benefit from travelling to the capital city of the UK, London.
What’s the rental yield in general for the city of Menstrie?
The figure of rental yield is commonly looked at by investors who wish to increase their income by investing in areas where rental yields of the houses for sale are higher. Usually, the higher the rental yield, the more attractive a house for sale is for an investor.
Nonetheless, there are also instances where an investor will go with a house with lower yields in order to benefit from the appreciation of a house too which is why it’s vital to look in to all the details of Menstrie.
The data below shows the rental yield, rent turnover and the percentage of the money made on the sale of a house. The data is broken down into the county city is in (Clackmannanshire) as well as the broader region; Scotland.
|Average Yield||Average Asking rent||Turnover (rental)||Turnover (sale)|
|Menstrie||no relevant data for this city||no relevant data for this city||no relevant data for this city||42.0%|
|Clackmannanshire||5.10%||£748||no relevant data for this city||64.83%|
Also, you can compare other data to the table above such as the number of houses sold per month in Menstrie which is 3 and get a better understanding of the housing market.
This is great if you want to gauge if investors are actively looking for houses for sale in the area over other areas in the UK which may be an induction of how profitable Menstrie is to invest in. Both in terms of rental yield and capital appreciation.
What is the growth in the housing market of Menstrie?
The growth of an area like Menstrie 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|
|Menstrie growth rate||no relevant data for this city||-12%||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 Menstrie if you want to find out the exact reasons for the housing change.
In Menstrie, what is the asking price in general for a house for sale?
Table showing the asking prices for houses for sale in Menstrie
|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|
Reading the table above should therefore give you a good idea of the type of house for sale that is within your budget in Menstrie 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 Menstrie, the average price asked by the homeowners works out to be no relevant data for this city.
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 Menstrie 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.
In general, for the city of Menstrie, what are the final purchase prices for the houses for sale?
For the city of Menstrie, the average price a house sells for is £168,674. This value usually depends on the exact location of the house within Menstrie as well as other factors like the population growth in Menstrie which is 0% over a ten-year period.
|Housing category||Total final sale price|
|Aerage sold price (detached)||£248,868|
|Aerage sold price (semi-detached)||no relevant data for this city|
|Aerage sold price (terraced)||£109,243|
|Aerage sold price (flat)||£89,973|
The above table puts this figure into perspective as you can see the various average sale prices of a house for the specific type of house you’re most interested in. This comparison is important because the type of house you’re considering to buy may be more or less in demand based on variations in supply and demand in the city of Menstrie.
|Housing category||Sale price per square foot|
|Aerage sold price/sqft||£1,660|
|Aerage sold price/sqft (new build)||£1,430|
|Aerage sold price/sqft (old stock)||£1,640|
Generalising the bottom table, the average value per square foot of a house for sale is £1,660. This value averages all of the types of houses for sale in Menstrie. So, if you’re not sure what type of house you want specifically, you can still get an idea of the real estate market of Menstrie.
Advice from experts on properties for sale in Menstrie
Are you considering other cities with houses for sale?
You can assess the various houses for sale offered in the area by consulting this list of cities in Scotland, the same UK region as Menstrie:
- Borthwick in Scotland
- St-Quivox in Scotland
- Aberdour in Scotland
- Banff in Scotland
- Coatbridge in Scotland
You may also refer to our landing page specific to UK houses for sale, houses for sale in the UK
Finding the ideal house for sale for you
Criterias that have an impact on the actual price of a house for sale have been listed here below. Consider them all to find the perfect houses for sale in Menstrie.
Affordability – check this article from the UK government to find out (see what house for sale you can afford)
Location – if the house for sale is in the city centre rather than further out, this may be why it is more expensive than the market average.
Transports near the house for sale – Being able to use public transports is a huge plus for a house, especially in big cities. This will have an impact on the price as well.
Bedrooms – the more bedrooms there are in a house for sale, the more tenants a buy to let investors will be able to host, therefore, realistically the price will also increase.
EPC of the house for sale – today more than ever, the energy performance of properties for sale on the market should be one of the first things you check.
Wi-Fi speed – We recommend you check the internet plans available for the areas where you are considering to buy a house for sale
Are you a motorist? – If yes, filter out your searches and compare prices of houses for sale with parking availability. Remember, a car parking space can cost as much as £400 per month
Conditions of the house for sale – New builds and properties that were recently built usually need little to no repairs; instead, other houses for sale may require consistent or structural maintenance. These investments that can be both expensive and laborious to complete. Before making your offer for a house for sale you should always carefully assess this criteria.
Choosing the perfect house for sale for you might be challenging in today’s market due to the abundance of available houses.
You may wonder who can guide you through the process of selecting a house that is for sale.
There are several experts that provide guidance and support to potential buyers and the procedure can be drawn out, particularly when dealing with houses for sale.
Here is a list of who to contact to get assistance when purchasing a house for sale:
- Banks – The ones that can lend you the money you need for the house for sale
- Insurance companies – Companies that give you access to various insurances specific to the house for sale you are considering to buy
- Solicitor – The individual or business responsible for handling the legal tasks required to purchase a home that is for sale.
- Civil engineer – Provides you with an appraisal of the house up for sale that you want to purchase.
- Mortgage advisor – Professional advisors that will guide you and propose the best mortgage deals according to your finances
- EPC specialist – Getting professional advice on the energy performance of the house for sale is crucial, especially nowadays.