Atherington – What to look for in houses for sale?

by | Nov 15, 2022

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As a landlord, whenever you are looking at houses for sale in Devon, you could find varying prices throughout an area like Atherington. 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 Atherington 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 Atherington will be revealed. Keep reading.

What is the final sale price of a house in Atherington?

There are a lot of factors that impact the final sale price a house for sale sells for in the UK and in Atherington. In Atherington, this sale price works out to be £323,766. As an example, a factor like population growth over the last 10 years which works out to be 6% in Atherington and impacts house prices of the houses for sale.

Housing category Total final sale price
Average sold price (detached) £377,517
Average sold price (semi-detached) £232,685
Average sold price (terraced) £207,432
Average sold price (flat) no relevant data for this city

Above, the exact type of house is also shown to vary in price in a table in Atherington. 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 £2,610
Average sold price/sqft (new build) £2,210
Average sold price/sqft (old stock) £2,490

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 Atherington which is £2,610. 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.

How are rental yields of the houses for sale different to the rest of the UK in Atherington?

Is the housing market in Atherington growing?

Before committing to Atherington 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
Atherington growth rate -8% 24% 31%

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 Atherington is building housing to find your answer.

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 Atherington. 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 Atherington.

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 (Devon), a regional level (South West) and finally on the level of the city talked about in this article, Atherington.

Average Yield Average Asking rent Turnover (rental) Turnover (sale)
Atherington no relevant data for this city no relevant data for this city no relevant data for this city 18.0%
Devon 3.48% £949 131.12% 16.20%
South West 3.57% £1,079 132.66% 17.35%

You may also find it useful to compare the data above to the number of properties sold per month Atherington 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.

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

In the city of Atherington, what is the average asking price for the houses for sale?

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

Reading the table above should therefore give you a good idea of the type of house for sale that is within your budget in Atherington 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.

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 Atherington 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 £417,768.

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 Atherington.

What are the people like in Atherington?

Have the people of Atherington 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 Atherington if 3,562 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 Atherington such as rental yield or house appreciation.

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

In the previous five years there has been a change in the number of people of Atherington by 4%. 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 4% 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 Atherington?

In the last decade, the population of Atherington has been adjusted by 6%. 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.

How deprived is the population of Atherington?

Deprivation levels refer to the ability of the population of the city to earn enough to keep their lifestyle going. Nationwide, it is thought that the number of people at this level or not being able to meet the costs of living is around 33%. In comparison, the deprivation level of Atherington is 22%.

Located in Devon is the city of Atherington, in a large part of the UK; South West. Before you look for houses for sale in this area, it is a reasonable question to ask what the people who live there are like.

Below, the population of Atherington has been dissected in terms of if the population is educated, what the crime rates are like and much more. All important factors to consider before making a house purchase among the offer of the houses for sale.

The knowledge below is based on a lot of different variables relevant to the city of Atherington which impacts the profitability of making an investment here or how desirable buying a house to live in is if you want to live on a permanent basis.

What’s the crime rate in Atherington?

Within Atherington, the number of people committing crimes is 25 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 25 figure carefully.

What is the education level like in Atherington?

In the city of Atherington, 25% of people have degrees. In general, as the number of people who are highly educated goes up, the more likely they are to have the ability to buy houses as their annual household income goes up too.

So you can see for yourself, the average income for the people of Atherington is £39,000. This generally goes up with the education level of the area. Additionally, looking at the difference between the proportion of people with degrees and the UK average for this statistic (22.6%) should give you an idea of the affluence and education of the city.

A higher education level can therefore tell you if the house prices are likely to be high as the higher income level often results in people buying a bigger, more valuable house.

Having said this, whale education level can be a good factor to go by, there are also things like the rental yields, the population growth and social grades scores that can impact the value of a house and whether it will go up in value as time goes on.

What is the city of Atherington’s social grade score?

In the city of Atherington, the social grade score of the area is 25%. But what does this exactly mean? The figure refers to the proportion of people in the two highest categories of skilled jobs.

The categories are grouped from A to E shown in the table below. Overall, a high social grade score means there are more affluent people working in managerial and professional roles in the area.

This table shows the average breakdown of the UK in terms of where most people in the UK are working so you can compare it to the social grade score of Atherington.

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

How much do people in Atherington 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 Atherington. Compare the area’s average household income of £39,000 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 25% for more conclusive data on the affluence of the area.

Do the people of Atherington get to enjoy green space?

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 Atherington, 65.9 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 Atherington.

Advice from experts on properties for sale in Atherington

Finding the ideal house for sale for you

Find here below a list of criteria that we suggest you consider before looking for houses for sale in Atherington

  • affordability – the UK gov website comes in helpful when you want to understand (see what house for sale you can afford)

  • Geographic Location – the county and region across the UK you are considering to invest in are crucial factors to consider when browsing houses for sale.

  • Transport network of the house for sale – Hopefully, the pandemic stays in the past. Therefore, working from home may become less predominant than a couple of years ago. Check the commuting time of the house for sale you are considering buying.

  • Bedrooms in the house for sale – are you looking for houses for sale for yourself, for a couple or for the whole family? This condition will narrow down the number of houses for sale relevant to buy.

  • EPC of the house for sale – today more than ever, the energy performance of the properties for sale on the market should be one of the first things you check.

  • Broadband speed – having a good internet connection is crucial nowadays. Always check the available subscriptions available for the areas of the house for sale you want to purchase

  • Are you a car owner? – if yes, you will have to check for parking availability of the house for sale. Does it come with a garage included in the price?

  • Conservation areas – when browsing for houses for sale, we suggest you take a look at the National Heritage list. When a house for sale is included it means that it is not possible for the future homeowner to make changes to the property, both inside and outside.

  • 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.

Who should you talk to while going through the process of making an offer on a house for sale?
Several experts specialise in giving advice to property investors or to first time potential buyers.

Since the process of finding the right house for sale can take months, you have all the time to consult with the experts you might need.

Find here a list of those you should contact to get professional guidance and assistance when purchasing a house for sale:

  • Lender – This practitioner can lend you money to finalise a house purchase
  • Insurer – Insuring companies will provide you with the insurance policy you need to protect the house for sale you want to buy
  • Legal representative – This professional is usually there to handle all the legal tasks associated with purchasing a home for sale.
  • Surveyor – Carries out and independent valuation on the house for sale based on its conditions. It is very useful to understand the correct price before making an offer
  • Mortgage specialist – Mortgage advisors works on commissions. They will get a cut from the bank and will guide you with offering the best deals given your financial situation
  • Energy assessor – We strongly suggest you to invest in a professional assessment of the Energy Performance of the house for sale you want to purchase

House for sale in the same UK region

Examine this short list of cities belonging to South West, the same region where Atherington is located.

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.