Charlton Kings might be an interesting area to invest in when looking for a house for sale in the UK as it is a unique area in the county of Gloucestershire.
Before looking for a house for sale in the city of Charlton Kings we strongly suggest landlords and real estate investors to research in detail and consider all involved factors. Indeed, house prices can change quite a bit depending on the square foot of the property, the number of rooms, the economic climate, the location of the house and more.
In this data heavy article the reader will be able to find out more on the topic and see the specific data to consider when evaluating different houses for sale in Charlton Kings.
In Charlton Kings, what are the rental yields?
Are there more or fewer houses being built in Charlton Kings?
Before committing to Charlton Kings 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|
|Charlton Kings growth rate||-3%||9%||10%|
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 Charlton Kings 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 Charlton Kings. 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 Charlton Kings.
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 (Gloucestershire), a regional level (South West) and finally on the level of the city talked about in this article, Charlton Kings.
|Average Yield||Average Asking rent||Turnover (rental)||Turnover (sale)|
You may also find it useful to compare the data above to the number of properties sold per month Charlton Kings experiences. This figure for house sales per month is 39. 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.
Asking price in Charlton Kings for a house for sale
When investors make offers for houses for sale in Charlton Kings, the average price asked by the homeowners works out to be £393,268.
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 Charlton Kings 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 asking prices for houses for sale in Charlton Kings
|Average asking price (1 bed)||£168,198|
|Average asking price (2 bed)||£269,913|
|Average asking price (3 bed)||£386,381|
|Average asking price (4 bed)||£609,532|
|Average asking price (5 bed)||£1,032,885|
The tables should give you a generic view of what the prices of the houses for sale are like. To close things off in terms of the house asking price, the average asking price for the house for sale in the whole of Charlton Kings is £3,970. This should show you the general prices overall and for individual types of houses too.
In general, what do houses for sale sell for in Charlton Kings?
There are a lot of factors that impact the final sale price a house for sale sells for in the UK and in Charlton Kings. In Charlton Kings, this sale price works out to be £312,675. As an example, a factor like population growth over the last 10 years which works out to be 8% in Charlton Kings and impacts house prices of the houses for sale.
|Housing category||Total final sale price|
|Average sold price (detached)||£426,975|
|Average sold price (semi-detached)||£295,830|
|Average sold price (terraced)||£261,333|
|Average sold price (flat)||£171,407|
Above, the exact type of house is also shown to vary in price in a table in Charlton Kings. 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||£3,180|
|Average sold price/sqft (new build)||£2,970|
|Average sold price/sqft (old stock)||£3,140|
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 Charlton Kings which is £3,580. 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 Charlton Kings?
Charlton Kings in the county of Gloucestershire 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 Charlton Kings is located in; South West.
Below, these demographics are talked about in headings that explain how the city has grown, what the education levels are like in Charlton Kings, 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.
Are the people in Charlton Kings earning a lot?
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 (32%). 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 Charlton Kings, this works out to be £46,300. This can be looked at alongside the average household income which is price34,000to estimate how affluent the area is.
Is the crime rate bad in the city of Charlton Kings?
In Charlton Kings, for every 1000 people, there is currently a crime rate of 83. 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 (83 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.
What is the education level like in Charlton Kings?
In Charlton Kings, the proportion of people who have a degree is 36%. Generally speaking, as the number of people with degrees increases, the more people are able to afford houses to buy as a degree is a good indicator of a higher income. To put this into perspective, the average income of Charlton Kings is £46,300.
This figure for average household income usually goes up alongside the percentage of people who have degrees.
However, this is not a hard and fast rule, there are many factors influencing the buying power of a population and hence the appreciation of housing and the number of houses for sale in the area. This can include the rental yields of the area and other demographic statistics like crime rate.
Nonetheless, it cannot be argued that those with degrees tend to live in more affluent areas as 82% of people who achieve a first in degree level education are owners of the place they live.
Are the people of Charlton Kings deprived?
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 Charlton Kings is 18% 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.
In the city of Charlton Kings, has the population grown or shrunk?
In total, the number of people in Charlton Kings is 42,943. 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 Charlton Kings, depending on where exactly you are.
How has Charlton Kings 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 Charlton Kings 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 Charlton Kings?
8% 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 Charlton Kings 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.
What is a social grade score and how does this relate to Charlton Kings?
In the city of Charlton Kings 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 Charlton Kings has an abundance of highly skilled workers, the top two categories are grouped together and given a percentage. This percentage is 32%.
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|
In the city of Charlton Kings, is there a lot of 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 Charlton Kings, 7.6 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 Charlton Kings.