As a landlord, whenever you are looking at houses for sale in Surrey, you could find varying prices throughout an area like Blindley Heath. 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 Blindley Heath 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 Blindley Heath will be revealed. Keep reading.
Choose the right house for sale that suits your needs
When browsing houses for sale in Blindley Heath you should think about lots of different criteria:
House for sale affordability – visit the dedicated page of the UK government to understand (see what you can afford)
Location of the house for sale – the region and town you are considering to live in are crucial factors to consider before looking for houses for sale. In this article, we define lots of demographic factors that should help you make a decision.
House for sale transport links – even if working from home is becoming more and more predominant, we suggest you check the transport links the house for sale has.
Number of bedrooms in the house for sale – are you looking for houses for sale for the whole family or are you single? Always think about how many bedrooms you need and if that number might change in the future
energy performance of the house for sale – What is the EPC of the house for sale? Today more than ever, is important that you check the EPC rating of the real estate assets available for sale on the market.
Internet speed in the area of the house for sale – is important to remember that internet speed is a consequence of two factors: your plan and the infrastructure available in the area. Always check these parameters before looking for houses for sale
Does the house for sale have parking – if yes, is it on-street or is the house for sale equipped with a garage?
Houses for sale in conservation areas – always check the National Heritage list. If a house for sale is part of this list it means that it might be impossible for you to make changes to the property’s internal and external structure.
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.
Advice from experts on properties for sale in Blindley Heath
Nowadays, there are so many properties on the real estate market that it can be difficult to decide which one is the best house for sale for you.
So, who can help you navigate the process of choosing a house for sale?
The number of professionals that offer real estate investors advice and assistance is broad and when it comes to dealing with houses for sale, the process can be complex.
Find here a list of those that can help when buying a house for sale:
- Moneylender – lends you the sum of money you need to buy the house for sale you are looking for
- Insurance agent – A firm that provides several insurances and protections for the house for sale that might become your future house
- Solicitor – A person or company that will sort out the legal work needed before buying a house for sale
- Civil engineer – Also called surveyor, he or she will provide you with an independent valuation of the house for sale you are willing to buy
- Mortgage advisor – Realistically, you will need a mortgage in order to afford to buy a house for sale. Mortgage advisors will guide you and propose the best mortgage deals based on your financial records
- EPC specialist – Especially nowadays, getting professional advice on the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) of the house for sale you are considering buying is crucial
Are there any important statistics about the population of Blindley Heath?
What’s crime like in Blindley Heath?
For every one thousand people living in Blindley Heath, 93 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 93 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 much do people in Blindley Heath 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 Blindley Heath, the average income is £53,500. 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 31% to decide on what the demographics are like in the area.
What is the social grade score of Blindley Heath?
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 Blindley Heath in grades A or B which are the highest skilled roles in the country is 31%. Realistically, you can expect workers in this category to earn a higher salary too.
For comparison, £53,500 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 31%.
Is there sufficient green space in Blindley Heath?
In the city of Blindley Heath, there are 25.9 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 Blindley Heath is when seeing if green space availability is sufficient. This green space could be parks, nature reserves, public gardens or playing fields.
In the city of Blindley Heath, 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 Surrey for example.
These demographics for Blindley Heath 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 Blindley Heath in South East.
Are the deprivation levels of the UK any different to Blindley Heath?
Most of the time, high deprivation levels signal that people cannot afford to sustain their living expenses. In Blindley Heath, currently, 18% 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.
What is the education level like in Blindley Heath?
The number of people as a percentage who have been through university and gained a degree is 32%. The ability to buy a home is greatly influenced by the number of people who have degrees. £53,500 is the amount people in Blindley Heath 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 Blindley Heath, 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.
In the city of Blindley Heath, has the population grown or shrunk?
Population growth in Blindley Heath 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 Blindley Heath, 8,579 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 Blindley Heath 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 Blindley Heath, this change has been 3%. 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 3%. Click here to know more on the UK population trends.
Over the last decade, how has the population differed in Blindley Heath?
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 7% in Blindley Heath.
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, what do houses for sale sell for in Blindley Heath?
In Blindley Heath, the average sale price of a house for sale is in fact £472,867. This is dependent on the 10 year population growth of Blindley Heath being 7%. Growing populations are more likely to inflate the prices of houses for sale in the city of Blindley Heath.
|Housing category||Total final sale price|
|Aerage sold price (detached)||£658,744|
|Aerage sold price (semi-detached)||£428,585|
|Aerage sold price (terraced)||£353,610|
|Aerage sold price (flat)||£222,689|
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 Blindley Heath.
|Housing category||Sale price per square foot|
|Aerage sold price/sqft||£4,100|
|Aerage sold price/sqft (new build)||£3,830|
|Aerage sold price/sqft (old stock)||£4,090|
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 £4,100. This means if you are just looking out the houses sold in Blindley Heath in general and didn’t take into consideration the type of build. For example, a new build.
How are rental yields of the houses for sale different to the rest of the UK in Blindley Heath?
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 Blindley Heath. 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 Blindley Heath.
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 (Surrey), a regional level (South East) and finally on the level of the city talked about in this article, Blindley Heath.
|Average Yield||Average Asking rent||Turnover (rental)||Turnover (sale)|
|Blindley Heath||no relevant data for this city||no relevant data for this city||no relevant data for this city||9.0%|
You may also find it useful to compare the data above to the number of properties sold per month Blindley Heath experiences. This figure for house sales per month is 4. 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.
Is the housing market in Blindley Heath growing?
The growth of an area like Blindley Heath 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|
|Blindley Heath growth rate||16%||18%||28%|
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 Blindley Heath if you want to find out the exact reasons for the housing change.
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 Blindley Heath is located.
- Four-Throws in South East
- Ancton in South East
- Bowlhead-Green in South East
- Blindley-Heath in South East
- Fareham 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.
In Blindley Heath, what is the asking price in general for a house for sale?
When speaking about the city of Blindley Heath, £640,637 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 Blindley Heath 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.
Average price of houses for sale in Blindley Heath
|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)||£592,497|
|Average asking price (4 bed)||£831,071|
|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 Blindley Heath 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.