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Forest Row – What to look for in houses for sale?

by | Nov 15, 2022

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Forest Row can be a tough place to find accurate information like any city in the UK. Read on to learn about which data to stay on top of when looking at house for sale in Forest Row.

On top of this, keep reading for detailed information on the demographics of Forest Row in East Sussex. This is crucial in finding houses for sale in the UK, that are worth investing in for the long term too.

On average, what is the figure for the asking price of a house for sale in Forest Row?

Average prices for the houses for sale in Forest Row

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) no relevant data for this city
Average asking price (4 bed) no relevant data for this city
Average asking price (5 bed) no relevant data for this city

Based on this table, hopefully, you will be able to tell what type of house for sale is the most suitable for your budget. You can also consider the average asking price per square foot (£0) for houses for sale with this table to get a good idea as to whether Forest Row is the right area to buy a house in for you.

Before a house gets sold, the figure it sells for always starts off as an asking price. This average asking price for the houses for sale in Forest Row determines the eventual sale price of the house so it isn’t the most important figure but is still important to take note of. This figure is currently £635,000.

Below, there is a table showing the asking price of the different sizes of houses based on the number of bedrooms of the houses in Forest Row.

What are the demographics like in the city of Forest Row?

In the city of Forest Row, is there a lot of green space?

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 Forest Row, the city has 133 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 Forest Row.

What is a social grade score and how does this relate to Forest Row?

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 Forest Row, the percentage of people in the two highest categories, A and B is 38%. 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 £50,400.00. This income will generally get bigger as the percentage of people in the A and B categories go up too (38%).

Forest Row in the county of East Sussex 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 Forest Row 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 Forest Row, 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.

How much are those living in Forest Row earning?

As earning potential goes up in a city, so does the quality of schools in the area, the general infrastructure and the social grade score (38%). All in all, the area becomes a more desirable place to live in.

This is why it is vital to pay attention to how much people are making annually in any city you plan on making a house purchase in. In Forest Row, this works out to be £50,400.00. This can be looked at alongside the average household income which is price34,000to estimate how affluent the area is.

How educated are the people in Forest Row?

Interestingly, the percentage of people who have a degree in the city of Forest Row is 37%. 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 Forest Row is £50,400.00.

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.

What’s crime like in Forest Row?

Within Forest Row, the number of people committing crimes is 6900% per 1000 people. This figure directly relates to the safety of residents in the area which is one of the biggest factors in whether an area is considered desirable or not.

As a result, someone looking to buy a house here hoping for it to appreciate in value or buying a house here to produce rental income should check out the crime rate and compare it carefully to the UK average of 79.52 for every 1000 people to see how safe people living there will be.

If the area’s crime rate is too high, this may result in you having to pay for the renovation of burglaries or pay a premium on home insurance as insurance companies will charge you more for living in a dangerous area. So analyse this 6900% figure carefully.

In Forest Row, what are the deprivation levels like?

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 Forest Row, 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.

What is the population of Forest Row?

In total, the number of people in Forest Row is 4558. This figure can be used to estimate the appreciation of the houses but it is also important you look at the population growth figure in order to make this more accurate.

Whether a large population benefits you as a landlord is dependent on what you want from a home. A large population is great if you have children who prefer the bustle of crowds in cities but there are also those who purposely want to buy somewhere rural.

You may also be able to find a balance of both where there are shops, restaurants and entertainment and also rural areas all within a short distance which may be the case ni Forest Row, depending on where exactly you are.

How has Forest Row changed in the past five years?

Five years provides enough time for a city to grow dramatically. It may be the case that the population grows or shrinks but the city of Forest Row has changed by 4%. Read more here

It is also helpful to compare this data to a longer time period like 10 years like in the below subheading. If the population trend of growth or decline has been there for a longer period of time you’ll be able to tell if 4% is a recent change or not.
Click here to know more on the UK population trends.

In the last decade, what is the difference in population in Forest Row?

10% has been the population growth change in the past 10 years.

Usually, this is more of a conservative figure compared to the five year change of a city.

Industrial changes can also be the reason for this shift but it could also be due to immigration or emigration. Bringing people in or out of the area.

The recent global pandemic has also shifted the number of people living in cities as people realise they can now work remotely. It may be that the people of a Forest Row have seen a more desirable way of working, moving to make themselves more comfortable in their careers.

For example, the population of the South west of England has seen a massive increase in population because workers want to move there to benefit from the slightly better weather, lower house prices and also the rural area. Nonetheless, they can also benefit from travelling to the capital city of the UK, London.

In general, for the city of Forest Row, what are the final purchase prices for the houses for sale?

As well as looking at the asking price for house for sale in Forest Row, a sensible homeowner or investor will also consider the final price a house sells for. This final price may be influenced by elements like the amount people are earning in the area and what opportunities for employment there are in Forest Row.

Houses for sale, are sold on average in Forest Row, after the influence of these factors, at £502,155 as a result. And may be on the rise or decline depending on a combination of variables such as the crime rate, or population growth which was 10% over the last 10 years.

Housing category Total final sale price
Aerage sold price (detached) £697,206
Aerage sold price (semi-detached) £415,222
Aerage sold price (terraced) £371,889
Aerage sold price (flat) £224,589

This table above shows the average sale price for each variation of houses for sale in Forest Row.

Housing category Sale price per square foot
Aerage sold price/sqft £3,980
Aerage sold price/sqft (new build) £0
Aerage sold price/sqft (old stock) £3,960

This final table looks at the price per square foot of houses for sale. Looking at the final table, you can take a further average and conclude that the average price per square foot of houses in general in Forest Row is £3,980.

This statistic can be used to compare the price of housing between housing categories again or even compare the price for a different city.

Who can help you buy a house for sale in Forest Row?

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

Other cities in different locations you can consider to buy property

We have prepared a list of cities that are entirely dissimilar to the region of South East, perfect if you are looking for somewhere similar to Forest Row but want to relocate to a different region entirely. You should then be able to evaluate the different houses for sale listed in the region:

Alternatively, you can visit our webpage dedicated to houses for sale in the UK for a broader understanding, houses for sale in the UK.

What’s the rental yield in general for the city of Forest Row?

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. This is why it is common for landlords to increase rent using section 13, to maximise this yield, as it is so important.

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 into all the details of Forest Row.

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 (East Sussex) as well as the broader region; South East.

Average Yield Average Asking rent Turnover (rental) Turnover (sale)
Forest Row no relevant data for this city no relevant data for this city no relevant data for this city £0
East Sussex 3.51% £1,257.56 139.11% 13.90%
South East 0.04 1,300.68 £1 16.69%

Also, you can compare other data to the table above such as the number of houses sold per month in Forest Row which is 3 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 Forest Row is to invest in. Both in terms of rental yield and capital appreciation.

Are there more or fewer houses being built in Forest Row?

Before committing to Forest Row 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
Forest Row growth rate -11% 8% 4%

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 Forest Row is building housing to find your answer.

A house for sale appropriate to your needs

When browsing houses for sale in Forest Row 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 – it 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. Especially if you are renting the property as this will impact your business costs. Whether that be in an excluded tenancy agreement or a more common, assured shorthold tenancy.

  • 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.

FAQ

Do properties in Forest Row offer renovation potential?

Forest Row is likely to be a great place for revamping property if there is a lot of greenlit planning permission. The are 4 each month, attaining a success rate of nan and a total population of 4558. You can find out if this is above or below similar areas in the UK by comparing it to a nearby place

What is the monthly count of property transactions in Forest Row?

3 property transactions are reported in Forest Row each month, alongside a broader picture of approximately 1.1 million property sales across the UK.

In a city like Forest Row, what’s the yearly fluctuation in population?

When evaluating the population trajectory of Forest Row, explore the decade-spanning population shift of 10% and the five-year modification of population of 4%. By drawing comparisons, see if demographic changes in your chosen area is

How much are houses for sale priced at in the extended region of Forest Row?

Currently, the mean asking price of a house in Forest Row is £0, calculated using the average value per square foot

Does opting for a house for sale in Forest Row come with a hefty price tag?

Ascertain the costliness of a property by examining a listed house for sale in relation to the prevailing average selling prices. In Forest Row, this stands at £502,155, whereas the UK’s mean is £286,500.

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Donnell Bailey

Property expert

Donnell is a property expert focusing on the property market, he looks at a combination of legislation, information from property managers, letting agents and market trends to produce information to help landlords.

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