Whenever looking for a house for sale in the UK or in Bradstone, it is vital you look at the market trends and house price fluctuations in the wider area of Devon 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 Bradstone.
In this article, we will be looking at the city of Bradstone in detail so you know how to navigate the area and have a better understanding on where to invest.
How are rental yields of the houses for sale different to the rest of the UK in Bradstone?
Are there new houses being built in Bradstone to make it grow?
Before making an investment and move forward with buying a house for sale, another important set of data an investor should analyse is the growth trends of the area in question.
Below are the forecasted growth rates for the city of Bradstone at 1 year, 3 year and 5 year intervals:
|1 year||3 years||5 years|
|Bradstone growth rate||2%||21%||33%|
Examine this figure carefully as the addition of a lot of new houses to meet demand could mean that house price of the houses for sale in Bradstone gradually reduces with an increase in the housing supply. This could be a good indicator to understand if your house will appreciate or not. Too many houses and too much supply could drive down the prices of homes or stagnate them. So be sure to check out what is exactly happening in Bradstone.
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 Bradstone. 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 Bradstone.
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, Bradstone.
|Average Yield||Average Asking rent||Turnover (rental)||Turnover (sale)|
|Bradstone||2.7%||£832||no relevant data for this city||23.0%|
You may also find it useful to compare the data above to the number of properties sold per month Bradstone experiences. This figure for house sales per month is 18. 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.
In Bradstone, what do houses for sale tend to sell for?
In Bradstone, the average sale price of a house for sale is in fact £273,905. This is dependent on the 10 year population growth of Bradstone being 5%. Growing populations are more likely to inflate the prices of houses for sale in the city of Bradstone.
|Housing category||Total final sale price|
|Aerage sold price (detached)||£375,129|
|Aerage sold price (semi-detached)||£242,074|
|Aerage sold price (terraced)||£201,387|
|Aerage sold price (flat)||£154,714|
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 Bradstone.
|Housing category||Sale price per square foot|
|Aerage sold price/sqft||£2,720|
|Aerage sold price/sqft (new build)||£3,110|
|Aerage sold price/sqft (old stock)||£2,550|
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 £2,720. This means if you are just looking out the houses sold in Bradstone in general and didn’t take into consideration the type of build. For example, a new build.
What kind of demographics does the city of Bradstone have?
What is a social grade score and how does this relate to Bradstone?
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 Bradstone in grades A or B which are the highest skilled roles in the country is 26%. Realistically, you can expect workers in this category to earn a higher salary too.
For comparison, £40,000 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 26%.
Is there sufficient green space in Bradstone?
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 Bradstone, 38.1 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 Bradstone.
In Bradstone, what are the deprivation levels like?
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 Bradstone is 21%.
For the city of Bradstone, what is the education level?
The number of people as a percentage who have been through university and gained a degree is 31%. The ability to buy a home is greatly influenced by the number of people who have degrees. £40,000 is the amount people in Bradstone 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 Bradstone, 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.
How much do people in Bradstone earn?
You may be wondering what the amount people earn has to do with house price. Well, house prices generally go up as people earn more not just because they can afford more valuable properties but also because good areas generally attract more desirable infrastructure. For reference, the average household income is £40,000.
This may be better schools, doctors and areas with lower crime rates. This results in a snowball effect which polarises different areas further, increasing the demand for housing in richer areas by a greater amount. And increasing the proportion of people with high social grade scores. For Bradstone this figure is 26%.
Is the crime rate bad in the city of Bradstone?
For every one thousand people living in Bradstone, 52 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 52 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.
The city of Bradstone, situated in Devon, is a particularly impressive part of the UK because of the specific demographics of the location.
In the below headings, the city of Bradstone and its demographics will be compared to its wider location (South West). This includes population size, growth and population education now and into the future.
These statistics are heavily influenced by socio-economic factors and as a result this also shapes the projected house price of the houses for sale in Bradstone. So, taking a good look at the data is essential to understand the area you are considering to buy in.
In the city of Bradstone, has the population grown or shrunk?
In the UK in general and specifically in the region in question, large population sizes can be good indications that there are a lot of people in the area looking for houses for sale which can drive up demand and therefore impact the cost. You should also check to see if the population is growing in the area too to show an increasing demand, this is even better. Currently, the total population of Bradstone is 16,443.
Sometimes, smaller populations can have higher buyer demand than large populations on the other hand. This is because the price of houses and hence the demand for houses is based on a variety of variables.
The most important variable is the location of the houses for sale in the city of Bradstone.
In Bradstone, how has the population changed over the last five years?
In the last five years, over time, the change in population size was 3%. Looking at this figure can inform you of the buyer demand for the houses for sale in the area. Read more here
This may mean that the city has now started to slow down in terms of population growth or it may mean the city is also building a lot of houses which would indicate the supply of houses for sale will be matching the demand.
Making predictions about the future growth of Bradstone is hence important in making a decision if capital appreciation of your real estate investment is something you’re after as a landlord.
Comparing this figure for the 5 year growth (3%) as well as the ten year growth in the subheading below should allow you to make some accurate forecasts on the growth rate. Click here to know more on the UK population trends.
Bradstone population difference over 10 years?
The population has adjusted in the area of Bradstone by 5% in the most recent decade. This change is even more useful when compared alongside the figure for the five year growth of the area too.
This will tell you if the population is changing at the moment or if change is more recent. Through this a landlord can accurately look at the fluctuations in population size of the area over time and therefore better understand the trend of the houses for sale in Bradstone.
To make an example, the town of Salford which is a part of Manchester has seen a 10% increase in population. house price has therefore followed.
Asking price in Bradstone for a house for sale
Average asking prices for houses for sale in Bradstone
|Average asking price (1 bed)||no relevant data for this city|
|Average asking price (2 bed)||£265,623|
|Average asking price (3 bed)||£349,638|
|Average asking price (4 bed)||£465,568|
|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 Bradstone 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 Bradstone 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 £375,788.
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 Bradstone.
Invest in houses for sale in Bradstone with the right professional advice
Choose the right house for sale that suits your needs
Criterias that have an impact on the actual price of a house for sale have been listed here below. Consider them all to find the perfect houses for sale in Bradstone.
Affordability – check this article from the UK government to find out (see what house for sale you can afford)
Location – if the house for sale is in the city centre rather than further out, this may be why it is more expensive than the market average.
Transports near the house for sale – Being able to use public transports is a huge plus for a house, especially in big cities. This will have an impact on the price as well.
Bedrooms – the more bedrooms there are in a house for sale, the more tenants a buy to let investors will be able to host, therefore, realistically the price will also increase.
EPC of the house for sale – today more than ever, the energy performance of properties for sale on the market should be one of the first things you check.
Wi-Fi speed – We recommend you check the internet plans available for the areas where you are considering to buy a house for sale
Are you a motorist? – If yes, filter out your searches and compare prices of houses for sale with parking availability. Remember, a car parking space can cost as much as £400 per month
Conditions of the house for sale – New builds and properties that were recently built usually need little to no repairs; instead, other houses for sale may require consistent or structural maintenance. These investments that can be both expensive and laborious to complete. Before making your offer for a house for sale you should always carefully assess this criteria.
Are you considering other cities with houses for sale?
Below are a list of towns with a similar location to Bradstone.
Reading these analysis will help you evaluate the different houses for sale currently listed in South West:
- Overleigh in South West
- Ashreigney in South West
- Pool in South West
- Bojewyan in South West
- Blagdon in South West
If you are interested in some other city or even region of the UK, please visit the following page houses for sale in the UK it contains all the data related to the houses for sale.
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