Whenever looking for a house for sale in the UK or in Barcombe, it is vital you look at the market trends and house price fluctuations in the wider area of East Sussex 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 Barcombe.
In this article, we will be looking at the city of Barcombe in detail so you know how to navigate the area and have a better understanding on where to invest.
Professional advice for houses for sale in Barcombe
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 are the people like in Barcombe?
Have the people of Barcombe grown in numbers?
Whenever there is a population change this can impact the demand for housing and hence the appreciation of properties too. The total population of Barcombe if 16105 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 Barcombe such as rental yield or house appreciation.
How has the population size of Barcombe adjusted in the last 5 years?
In the previous five years there has been a change in the number of people of Barcombe 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 Barcombe?
In the last decade, the population of Barcombe has been adjusted by 7%. 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 crime rate bad in the city of Barcombe?
For every one thousand people living in Barcombe, 4300% commits crimes and are prosecuted. Coming to a conclusion as to whether all the other factors of your house purchase like the house price justify this figure when contrasting it with the UK average of 79.52 is something you should do as a homeowner.
It could be that the crime rate is higher than you expected but there it is worth the population growth, appreciation of the house and worth the relative price you are purchasing the house for.
Nonetheless, the crime rate of 4300% is not a statistic that should just be ignored as you could have to pay more for things like home insurance and install additional security on your house if the rate is particularly high.
Either way, burglaries are not something you would want to encounter in a house. Whether that be a house you are living in or a house you are renting out to tenants.
How deprived is the population of Barcombe?
The deprivation levels of the UK can vary quite a bit. High deprivation levels signal a particular area has people who are struggling to make ends meet and pay for basic living expenses. For Barcombe, in particular, the deprivation levels are £0.
This figure can be contrasted with the deprivation levels of the UK of 33% to see if the levels are below or above average.
How much do people in Barcombe 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 Barcombe. Compare the area’s average household income of £49,500.00 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 33% for more conclusive data on the affluence of the area.
What is the city of Barcombe’s social grade score?
The social grade score is a good indicator of what type of jobs people generally work in the area. Whether that be working in the primary sector, secondary sector, tertiary sector or maybe the quaternary sector of jobs.
The scale is slightly different to this though on a scale of A to E. A refers to people who are in the most skilled, managerial roles whereas E include people such as casual workers.
In Barcombe, the percentage of people in the two highest categories, A and B is 33%. This figure includes people who are therefore most likely to be more skilled and have higher paid jobs.
When contrasting these figures, the average household income for the area is £49,500.00. This income will generally get bigger as the percentage of people in the A and B categories go up too (33%).
In the city of Barcombe, how much green space remains for residents?
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 Barcombe, the city has 15 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 Barcombe.
How educated are the people in Barcombe?
The number of people as a percentage who have been through university and gained a degree is 37%. The ability to buy a home is greatly influenced by the number of people who have degrees. £49,500.00 is the amount people in Barcombe 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 Barcombe, 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.
The city of Barcombe, situated in East Sussex, is a particularly impressive part of the UK because of the specific demographics of the location.
In the below headings, the city of Barcombe and its demographics will be compared to its wider location (South East). 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 Barcombe. So, taking a good look at the data is essential to understand the area you are considering to buy in.
What is the final sale price of a house in Barcombe?
In Barcombe, houses for sale are sold at an average of £453,743. In general, multiple factors impact this figure because lots of variables impact properties valuation. This can include the quality of the buildings in general, whether the population has grown, if there is demand for housing or if there is a low crime rate which would make the area more desirable.
In the table below, you can see for yourself how the average price of a house for sale looks based on the different sizes of housing in Barcombe. The exact amount of variation between the types of housing depends on the local demand for particular types of houses in the area.
|Housing category||Total final sale price|
|Aerage sold price (detached)||£595,955|
|Aerage sold price (semi-detached)||£382,682|
|Aerage sold price (terraced)||£307,415|
|Aerage sold price (flat)||£216,775|
As you can see above, for Barcombe, price varies based on the type of house that is being sold. If these prices shock you it could be due to population change in the last 10 years of 7% where lots of movement may inflate or deflate house prices.
|Housing category||Sale price per square foot|
|Aerage sold price/sqft||£3,800|
|Aerage sold price/sqft (new build)||£3,860|
|Aerage sold price/sqft (old stock)||£3,710|
Looking at the second table about Barcombe, you are able to tell which type of housing is most affordable to you as a buyer. However, for a general overview of what house price is, the average price per square foot for a house in Barcombe is £4,000.
A house for sale that is right 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 Barcombe.
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.
What are the asking prices for the houses for sale in the city of Barcombe?
Table showing the asking prices for houses for sale in Barcombe
|Average asking price (1 bed)||no relevant data for this city|
|Average asking price (2 bed)||£387,330|
|Average asking price (3 bed)||£528,783|
|Average asking price (4 bed)||£742,703|
|Average asking price (5 bed)||£1,175,000|
Reading the table above should therefore give you a good idea of the type of house for sale that is within your budget in Barcombe 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 £4,200 should also give you an overview of what the asking price for houses for sale are in general.
When speaking about the city of Barcombe, £630,980 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 Barcombe 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.
Always consider average rental yield when searching for houses for sale in Barcombe
Is the housing market in Barcombe growing?
Before committing to Barcombe 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|
|Barcombe growth rate||10%||23%||37%|
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 Barcombe is building housing to find your answer.
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 Barcombe this statistic is what you were looking for.
Data should also be compared to the broader region of the UK (South East) alongside East Sussex 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 Barcombe.
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)|
|Barcombe||£0||£1,577||no relevant data for this city||£0|
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 Barcombe.
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 (8) will be useful.
Other cities in different locations you can consider to buy property
If you are looking for a list of cities that are different to the City of Barcombe and in different UK region to South East. You might want to consider these as alternatives for your next real estate investment:
- borthwick in South East
- caterham in South East
- crafthole in South East
- fareham in South East
- ironville in South East
Or, visit our dedicated page on the houses for sale data for the whole of the UK which will allow you to pick based on where you think you want to live or invest – houses for sale in the UK.