Ashbury – What to look for in houses for sale?

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Whenever looking for a house for sale in the UK or in Ashbury, it is vital you look at the market trends and house price fluctuations in the wider area of Oxfordshire 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 Ashbury.

In this article, we will be looking at the city of Ashbury in detail so you know how to navigate the area and have a better understanding on where to invest.

What are the asking prices for the houses for sale in the city of Ashbury?

When investors make offers for houses for sale in Ashbury, the average price asked by the homeowners works out to be £413,016.

In the table below, for all the different sizes of houses in the area, the average asking prices have been displayed. This tells you what kind of house is more or less expensive and sought after despite houses with fewer bedrooms being overall less expensive anyway.

Any house that looks like it is overpriced for the number of bedrooms it has in Ashbury is typically not overpriced. It is just the case that that type of housing has a higher demand, therefore, people are willing to pay more.

Average price of houses for sale in Ashbury

Average asking price (1 bed) no relevant data for this city
Average asking price (2 bed) £269,375
Average asking price (3 bed) £361,023
Average asking price (4 bed) £518,514
Average asking price (5 bed) no relevant data for this city

After looking at this table about prices of houses for sale in Ashbury, someone who is buying a home would be able to know in great detail what kind of house for sale available on the market best suits the amount of money they are looking to invest. Also, using a more general figure like the average asking price per square foot of a property which is £0 will help them to have a more wholistic understanding.

In Ashbury, what do houses for sale tend to sell for?

In Ashbury, the average sale price of a house for sale is in fact £326,589. This is dependent on the 10 year population growth of Ashbury being 10%. Growing populations are more likely to inflate the prices of houses for sale in the city of Ashbury.

Housing category Total final sale price
Aerage sold price (detached) £435,275
Aerage sold price (semi-detached) £279,178
Aerage sold price (terraced) £238,762
Aerage sold price (flat) £134,263

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 Ashbury.

Housing category Sale price per square foot
Aerage sold price/sqft £3,050
Aerage sold price/sqft (new build) £3,070
Aerage sold price/sqft (old stock) £2,970

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 £3,050. This means if you are just looking out the houses sold in Ashbury in general and didn’t take into consideration the type of build. For example, a new build.

What are the people like in Ashbury?

In Ashbury, what are the deprivation levels like?

The number of people who are deprived can have an impact on the perception of your house in the general marketplace. Additionally, if you are looking for a house to live in for the long term, you can start to picture what your neighbours and the people in your area live like financially.

If the proportion of deprivation of Ashbury is 22% and in general for the UK this figure is somewhere around 33%, you can see if this figure is something you are happy with as you search for a house to buy.

How much are those living in Ashbury earning?

While not always the case, the amount people earn can be associated with better schools in the area and perhaps a nicer environment to live in.

£49,100 is the average household income of the area. And the higher this figure is the more likely it is that there is a higher percentage of people with a social grade score in the A or B categories which is 35% for Ashbury.

In Ashbury, what is the social grade score?

Most of the time, the social grade score of a city is what it takes to determine what the economic levels are like as this score refers to what type of jobs the people of the area generally work as. So, from highly skilled, managerial roles, to the manual labour workers of the UK, how does Ashbury compare?

At the highest end of the scale (A) jobs that are managerial administrative or professional are all lumped into this category. On the other hand, there is the lowest grade (E) where workers who are on benefits, state pensions or work casual jobs fall into.

In Ashbury, the percentage of people who work in the two highest skilled categories of this scale (A and B) is 35%.

So you can compare this data, here is the estimated grouping of the social grades of the UK for the general population. Adding the two highest categories of A and B and comparing this percentage to the high social grade score which combines A and B should give you a good comparison.

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

For the city of Ashbury, what is the education level?

The number of people as a percentage who have been through university and gained a degree is 23%. The ability to buy a home is greatly influenced by the number of people who have degrees. £49,100 is the amount people in Ashbury 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 Ashbury, 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 Ashbury, 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 Oxfordshire for example.

These demographics for Ashbury 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 Ashbury in South West.

How much green space is available to residents of Ashbury?

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 Ashbury, 45.3 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 Ashbury.

What does the population of Ashbury look like?

Whenever there is a population change this can impact the demand for housing and hence the appreciation of properties too. The total population of Ashbury if 21,204 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 Ashbury such as rental yield or house appreciation.

How has the population size of Ashbury adjusted in the last 5 years?

In the previous five years there has been a change in the number of people of Ashbury by 5%. 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 5% 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 Ashbury?

In the last decade, the population of Ashbury has been adjusted by 10%. 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.

What’s crime like in Ashbury?

In Ashbury, for every 1000 people, there is currently a crime rate of 54. This can be compared to the national average of 79.52 for every 1000 people.

Low crime rates are desirable for your safety as a homeowner. Even if you don’t tend to leave the house too often and tend to not mind living in a slightly more dangerous area. Things like burglaries are always a possibility which could harm your ability to pay for home insurance and also may force you to install additional security in your home that can cost you further.

Having said this, you can look at the crime rate on a deeper level to find out what the threats are exactly. It could be the case that a proportion of these crimes (54 for every 1000 people) come from things like anti-social behaviour rather than more serious crimes like violence and sexual offences.

If this is the case you may be more willing to look over a high crime rate within the areas you’re looking to buy a home.

Always consider average rental yield when searching for houses for sale in Ashbury

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 Ashbury this statistic is what you were looking for.

Data should also be compared to the broader region of the UK (South West) alongside Oxfordshire 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 Ashbury.

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)
Ashbury 3.0% £1,047 no relevant data for this city 14.0%
Oxfordshire 3.64% £1,404 124.23% 15.46%
South West 3.57% £1,079 132.66% 17.35%

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 Ashbury.

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 (15) will be useful.

Are there more or fewer houses being built in Ashbury?

Before committing to Ashbury 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
Ashbury growth rate -2% 6% 5%

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 Ashbury is building housing to find your answer.