As a landlord, whenever you are looking at houses for sale in Midlothian, you could find varying prices throughout an area like Whitecraig. 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 Whitecraig 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 Whitecraig will be revealed. Keep reading.
In general, for the city of Whitecraig, what are the final purchase prices for the houses for sale?
There are a lot of factors that impact the final sale price a house for sale sells for in the UK and in Whitecraig. In Whitecraig, this sale price works out to be £196,414. As an example, a factor like population growth over the last 10 years which works out to be 13% in Whitecraig and impacts house prices of the houses for sale.
|Housing category||Total final sale price|
|Average sold price (detached)||£325,768|
|Average sold price (semi-detached)||£202,621|
|Average sold price (terraced)||£164,864|
|Average sold price (flat)||£132,449|
Above, the exact type of house is also shown to vary in price in a table in Whitecraig. 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||£2,200|
|Average sold price/sqft (new build)||£1,870|
|Average sold price/sqft (old stock)||£2,170|
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 Whitecraig which is £2,200. 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.
What kind of demographics does the city of Whitecraig have?
In Whitecraig, how educated are people in general?
Interestingly, the percentage of people who have a degree in the city of Whitecraig is no relevant data for this city. Most of the time, the more people that have a degree, the higher the average household income and the more likely someone is to be able to afford to purchase a house. For example, the average income of the citizens in the area of Whitecraig is no relevant data for this city.
Generally, areas with high numbers of people with a degree are also areas with more people likely to be home owners and therefore the value of houses and relative prices of the houses for sale are more likely to go up too.
Nonetheless, making predictions about the appreciation of a house also has to be considered alongside other factors like population growth and the rental yields of the area.
However, most of the time, being educated is a good indication of affluence with 82% of people graded a first in tertiary education going on to eventually own a house.
In the city of Whitecraig, the demographics are unique and must be looked at by themself to make a conclusion about the area before buying a house. This is because the growth could be greatly different to the wider area of Midlothian for example.
These demographics for Whitecraig may impact the price of a house, how this house grows over time and the profitability of a house if you are buying it for an investment so knowing the area is crucial for a landlord making a purchasing decision in the city of Whitecraig in Scotland.
What is a social grade score and how does this relate to Whitecraig?
Most of the time, the social grade score of a city is what it takes to determine what the economic levels are like as this score refers to what type of jobs the people of the area generally work as. So, from highly skilled, managerial roles, to the manual labour workers of the UK, how does Whitecraig compare?
At the highest end of the scale (A) jobs that are managerial administrative or professional are all lumped into this category. On the other hand, there is the lowest grade (E) where workers who are on benefits, state pensions or work casual jobs fall into.
In Whitecraig, the percentage of people who work in the two highest skilled categories of this scale (A and B) is no relevant data for this city.
So you can compare this data, here is the estimated grouping of the social grades of the UK for the general population. Adding the two highest categories of A and B and comparing this percentage to the high social grade score which combines A and B should give you a good comparison.
|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|
How much do people in Whitecraig earn?
Typically, as people earn more money, the more they are able to afford and the better house prices in the area because demand goes up. You could also infer that the amenities such as schools, parks and public areas are generally of high quality as a result.
For these reasons, it could be argued that areas where people earn more money are generally nicer arrears to live in which also attracts more people as a result and further drives up house prices in the area.
To see if this phenomenon occurs in Whitecraig. Compare the area’s average household income of no relevant data for this city to the average household income in the UK at price34,000. Adding to this, compare it with the figure for the highest social grade score too at no relevant data for this city for more conclusive data on the affluence of the area.
What’s the crime rate in Whitecraig?
In Whitecraig, 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.
In the city of Whitecraig, is there a lot of green space?
In the city of Whitecraig, there are 33.7 acres of green space per 1000 residents.
The charity, ‘Fields in Trusts’ recommends a minimum of 6 acres of green space per 1000 people so it is easy to see where Whitecraig is when seeing if green space availability is sufficient. This green space could be parks, nature reserves, public gardens or playing fields.
Are the deprivation levels of the UK any different to Whitecraig?
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 Whitecraig 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 Whitecraig, how has the population changed?
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 Whitecraig is 29,469.
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 Whitecraig.
In Whitecraig, how has the population changed over the last five years?
In the last five years, over time, the change in population size was 7%. 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 Whitecraig 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 (7%) 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.
Whitecraig population difference over 10 years?
The population has adjusted in the area of Whitecraig by 13% 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 Whitecraig.
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.
What’s the rental yield in general for the city of Whitecraig?
What is the growth in the housing market of Whitecraig?
Before committing to Whitecraig to make a housing investment, an investor should always ask the question, what is the growth like in the area?
So take a look below at the growth patterns of the previous years displaying the percentage of new houses being built. This will help you understand how the number of houses for sale will evolve in the future.
|1 year||3 years||5 years|
|Whitecraig growth rate||10%||2%||no relevant data for this city|
Whether housing growth actually changes the price of a house depends on if the city in question is outstripping demand with the supply of new housing. You’d have to do some more research on what rate Whitecraig is building housing to find your answer.
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 Whitecraig.
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 (Midlothian) as well as the broader region; Scotland.
|Average Yield||Average Asking rent||Turnover (rental)||Turnover (sale)|
|Whitecraig||no relevant data for this city||no relevant data for this city||no relevant data for this city||70.0%|
Also, you can compare other data to the table above such as the number of houses sold per month in Whitecraig which is 39 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 Whitecraig is to invest in. Both in terms of rental yield and capital appreciation.
What is the asking price on average of houses for sale in Whitecraig?
When speaking about the city of Whitecraig, £209,910 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 would be after a larger house than someone living alone in Whitecraig.
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.
In the city of Whitecraig, 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)||£162,451|
|Average asking price (3 bed)||£207,600|
|Average asking price (4 bed)||£337,813|
|Average asking price (5 bed)||no relevant data for this city|
After looking at this table about prices of houses for sale in Whitecraig, someone who is buying a home would be able to know in great detail what kind of house for sale available on the market best suits the amount of money they are looking to invest. Also, using a more general figure like the average asking price per square foot of a property which is £0 will help them to have a more wholistic understanding.
Professional advice for houses for sale in Whitecraig
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.
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 Whitecraig:
- Achnacroish in Scotland
- Cowdenbeath in Scotland
- Altonhill in Scotland
- Culroy in Scotland
- Braco 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
Find here below a list of criteria that we suggest you consider before looking for houses for sale in Whitecraig
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.