Whenever looking for a house for sale in the UK or in Bredhurst, it is vital you look at the market trends and house price fluctuations in the wider area of Kent 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 Bredhurst.
In this article, we will be looking at the city of Bredhurst in detail so you know how to navigate the area and have a better understanding on where to invest.
In Bredhurst, what are the rental yields?
If you’re buying a house for investment rather than for the reason to live in the house over time and use the house as a place to stay in the long term, there is a need to look at the rental yield figure to see if the house for sale you are considering to buy is a good investment or not.
This figure is usually looked at by investors as well as the rental income of the area, the sale turnover and the rent turnover.
The table below represents this data and compares Bredhurst to Kent and the broader suburb of the UK; South East.
|Average Yield||Average Asking rent||Turnover (rental)||Turnover (sale)|
Let’s assume you want to sell the house you’re looking to buy in Bredhurst for profit in the future, in this case, looking at the data for the number of houses sold per month in Bredhurst would give you an idea of whether the area is actively getting new investors. This figure is 41.
It is vital you be careful with this figure however as the data can suggest something that isn’t true in Bredhurst. To give an example, a lot of people buying new houses could also indicate there are a lot of new first time buyers in the area which would in fact drive down the rental yield.
The more people there are interested in renting, rather than buying, the more likely that area of the UK has high rental yields and hence investors like these areas to invest in to create a large amount of cash flow.
Is the housing market in Bredhurst growing?
The growth of an area like Bredhurst 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|
|Bredhurst growth rate||1%||17%||24%|
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 Bredhurst if you want to find out the exact reasons for the housing change.
What is the asking price on average of houses for sale in Bredhurst?
The average asking price for the houses for sale in the city of Bredhurst
|Average asking price (1 bed)||£168,765|
|Average asking price (2 bed)||£245,250|
|Average asking price (3 bed)||£292,602|
|Average asking price (4 bed)||£394,800|
|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 Bredhurst 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 £3,270 should also give you an overview of what the asking price for houses for sale are in general.
On average, in Bredhurst, the asking price for a house for sale in the area is £281,796.
The below table puts this figure into perspective as you can see the various average sale prices of the different type of houses for sale in Bredhurst. From a 1 bedroom house up to a 5 bedroom house.
As you can imagine, as the price goes up, the size of a room also goes up and in general, the larger a house is, the more you can expect the sale price to be as well.
In general, for the city of Bredhurst, 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 Bredhurst. In Bredhurst, this sale price works out to be £239,468. As an example, a factor like population growth over the last 10 years which works out to be 6% in Bredhurst and impacts house prices of the houses for sale.
|Housing category||Total final sale price|
|Average sold price (detached)||£463,914|
|Average sold price (semi-detached)||£294,059|
|Average sold price (terraced)||£213,980|
|Average sold price (flat)||£174,395|
Above, the exact type of house is also shown to vary in price in a table in Bredhurst. 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||£2,780|
|Average sold price/sqft (new build)||£3,600|
|Average sold price/sqft (old stock)||£2,640|
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 Bredhurst which is £3,030. 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 are the demographics like in the city of Bredhurst?
Do the people of Bredhurst get to enjoy green space?
In the city of Bredhurst, there are 12.3 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 Bredhurst is when seeing if green space availability is sufficient. This green space could be parks, nature reserves, public gardens or playing fields.
What salary does the community in Bredhurst take home?
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 Bredhurst, the average income is £43,400. 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 14% to decide on what the demographics are like in the area.
In general, do people commit a lot of crime in Bredhurst?
For every one thousand people living in Bredhurst, 191 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 191 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.
Bredhurst in the county of Kent is notable for its specific demographics and has individual characteristics.
For localised cities and the bigger areas of the UK there are wide variations in the demographics that shape an area so the same is also true for the wider region Bredhurst is located in; South East.
Below, these demographics are talked about in headings that explain how the city has grown, what the education levels are like in Bredhurst, what the social grade score of the city is like and if the green space matches the recommended levels people living in the UK should have.
Is the city of Bredhurst deprived?
Most of the time, high deprivation levels signal that people cannot afford to sustain their living expenses. In Bredhurst, currently, 27% 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.
In Bredhurst, how has the population changed?
Population growth in Bredhurst 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 Bredhurst, 51,293 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 Bredhurst 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 Bredhurst, this change has been 2%. 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 2%. Click here to know more on the UK population trends.
Over the last decade, how has the population differed in Bredhurst?
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 6% in Bredhurst.
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.
What is the city of Bredhurst’s social grade score?
In the city of Bredhurst 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 Bredhurst has an abundance of highly skilled workers, the top two categories are grouped together and given a percentage. This percentage is 14%.
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|
Is the education level of Bredhurst important when buying a house?
The number of people as a percentage who have been through university and gained a degree is 18%. The ability to buy a home is greatly influenced by the number of people who have degrees. £43,400 is the amount people in Bredhurst 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 Bredhurst, 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.
Advice from experts on properties for sale in Bredhurst
houses for sale in other cities in the UK
Examine this short list of cities belonging to South East, the same region where Bredhurst is located.
- Beauworth in South East
- Badshot-Lea in South East
- Bishopstoke in South East
- Cranmore in South East
- Icklesham 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.
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.
Choose the right house for sale that suits your needs
When browsing houses for sale in Bredhurst 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.