As a landlord, whenever you are looking at houses for sale in West Sussex, you could find varying prices throughout an area like Ancton. 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 Ancton 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 Ancton will be revealed. Keep reading.
In Ancton, what are the demographics like?
What’s the crime rate in Ancton?
For the city of Ancton, crime rate is at 86. So for every 1000 people in the area, 86 commit a crime which is prosecuted. Paying close attention to this figure of crime rate is not only important for the value of a house but also to calculate the maintenance cost of owning a house and how attractive an area can be for future buyers.
So, compare it to the nationwide average of 79.52 per 1000 people and consider if you are happy with this figure based on the price you’re paying for a house you’re interested in.
On top of this, houses that are in areas where there is a high crime rate tend to have to pay higher insurance rates, costing a homeowner in the long term.
Additionally, paying for further security on a house such as CCTV or potentially gates and fences that deter thieves may be necessary for an area with a high crime rate.
Ancton within West Sussex is notable for the type of people that live there. The statistics below show how this is the case.
As you read on, Ancton will be looked at by comparing it to the local region, as well as comparing it to the wider region too (South East). 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 Ancton.
What is a social grade score and how does this relate to Ancton?
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 Ancton in grades A or B which are the highest skilled roles in the country is 20%. Realistically, you can expect workers in this category to earn a higher salary too.
For comparison, £39,300 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 20%.
How much do people in Ancton 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 Ancton, the average income is £39,300. 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 20% to decide on what the demographics are like in the area.
Are the people of Ancton deprived?
Most of the time, high deprivation levels signal that people cannot afford to sustain their living expenses. In Ancton, currently, 24% people fall into this category.
Measuring this statistic against the nationwide average of 33% should give you a pretty good idea of where the city lies in the scale of poverty in the area.
How much green space is available to residents of Ancton?
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 Ancton, 6.8 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 Ancton.
What is the population of Ancton?
Whenever there is a population change this can impact the demand for housing and hence the appreciation of properties too. The total population of Ancton if 28,866 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 Ancton such as rental yield or house appreciation.
How has the population size of Ancton adjusted in the last 5 years?
In the previous five years there has been a change in the number of people of Ancton 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 Ancton?
In the last decade, the population of Ancton has been adjusted by 8%. 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.
Is the education level of Ancton important when buying a house?
In Ancton, the proportion of people who have a degree is 22%. Generally speaking, as the number of people with degrees increases, the more people are able to afford houses to buy as a degree is a good indicator of a higher income. To put this into perspective, the average income of Ancton is £39,300.
This figure for average household income usually goes up alongside the percentage of people who have degrees.
However, this is not a hard and fast rule, there are many factors influencing the buying power of a population and hence the appreciation of housing and the number of houses for sale in the area. This can include the rental yields of the area and other demographic statistics like crime rate.
Nonetheless, it cannot be argued that those with degrees tend to live in more affluent areas as 82% of people who achieve a first in degree level education are owners of the place they live.
Choose the right house for sale that suits your needs
What parameters impact the final price of a house for sale in Ancton?
Here below is our list with the most important ones:
House for sale affordability – check out the (see house affordability guide)
on the UK gov website to know more
House Location – the actual location of a house for sale drastically changes the final price of a property
Transports you can reach by foot – Commuting is part of our lives, especially in big cities, check it out before buying a house for sale.
Number of bedrooms – Usually, the bigger the house for sale the more bedrooms it will have. For example, if you are a single person (or a couple) one bedroom will do.
Energy Performance Certificate of the house for sale – Bad EPCs can result in thousands of pounds more in bills you will have to pay on an annual basis. Consider this when purchasing a new property.
Internet connection – Having a quick internet connection is fundamental nowadays. Check the area of the house for sale to understand what the average internet speed is and see if it fits your needs
Do you drive to the office? – If yes, ask about parking. Is it included in the house price?
Special areas – Start by taking a look at the National Heritage list by the UK government. If a house listed for sale appears in the list, the future landlord won’t be able to invest in changes to the real estate asset.
Houses for sale Conditions – When looking for houses for sale you should always consider the amount of time and money you will have to invest to complete the needed repairs, if any at all.
What is the final sale price of a house in Ancton?
There are a lot of factors that impact the final sale price a house for sale sells for in the UK and in Ancton. In Ancton, this sale price works out to be £309,266. As an example, a factor like population growth over the last 10 years which works out to be 8% in Ancton and impacts house prices of the houses for sale.
|Housing category||Total final sale price|
|Average sold price (detached)||£425,327|
|Average sold price (semi-detached)||£279,468|
|Average sold price (terraced)||£243,709|
|Average sold price (flat)||£152,716|
Above, the exact type of house is also shown to vary in price in a table in Ancton. 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||£3,330|
|Average sold price/sqft (new build)||£3,280|
|Average sold price/sqft (old stock)||£3,220|
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 Ancton which is £3,530. 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.
Other cities you can consider looking for with houses for sale
Examine this short list of cities belonging to South East, the same region where Ancton is located.
- Camberley in South East
- Bar-End in South East
- Chalgrove in South East
- Aston-Tirrold in South East
- Caversham in South East
If none of these is of your interest, we suggest you visit our landing page with all data related to the houses for sale in the UK.
Asking price in Ancton for a house for sale
As you go ahead and make offers on a house for sale, it is sometimes best to know what other people are offering for the same type of house for sale so you know what to offer yourself to get a good deal. So you should know, the average asking price of Ancton is £408,058.
Even though the asking price is not what the eventual price the house is sold at, making a note of the averages for the city of Ancton is useful when negotiating and knowing what to expect for every type of house for sale.
Table showing the asking prices for houses for sale in Ancton
|Average asking price (1 bed)||£157,071|
|Average asking price (2 bed)||£297,452|
|Average asking price (3 bed)||£399,309|
|Average asking price (4 bed)||£580,726|
|Average asking price (5 bed)||£823,928|
The above table is perfect for understanding the distribution of properties in the area as well as looking at this data alongside the average asking price per square foot of £3,720. Telling you what type of house is most in demand relative to the price of the area.
This could be due to more people looking at particular types of houses for sale over others or even due to the fact that Ancton has a lack of supply of housing in certain categories.
Invest in houses for sale in Ancton with the right professional advice
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
What’s the rental yield in general for the city of Ancton?
What is the growth in the housing market of Ancton?
Whenever you are thinking about looking for houses for sale in Ancton, 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|
|Ancton growth rate||8%||23%||23%|
As the population of Ancton 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.
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 Ancton. 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 Ancton.
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 (West Sussex), a regional level (South East) and finally on the level of the city talked about in this article, Ancton.
|Average Yield||Average Asking rent||Turnover (rental)||Turnover (sale)|
|Ancton||3.9%||£1,321||no relevant data for this city||24.0%|
You may also find it useful to compare the data above to the number of properties sold per month Ancton experiences. This figure for house sales per month is 35. 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.