Whenever looking for a house for sale in the UK or in Edgcumbe, it is vital you look at the market trends and house price fluctuations in the wider area of Cornwall 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 Edgcumbe.
In this article, we will be looking at the city of Edgcumbe in detail so you know how to navigate the area and have a better understanding on where to invest.
Always consider average rental yield when searching for houses for sale in Edgcumbe
If you’re buying a house for investment rather than for the reason to live in the house over time and use the house as a place to stay in the long term, there is a need to look at the rental yield figure to see if the house for sale you are considering to buy is a good investment or not.
This figure is usually looked at by investors as well as the rental income of the area, the sale turnover and the rent turnover.
The table below represents this data and compares Edgcumbe to Cornwall and the broader suburb of the UK; South West.
|Average Yield||Average Asking rent||Turnover (rental)||Turnover (sale)|
|Edgcumbe||3.3%||£888||no relevant data for this city||22.0%|
Let’s assume you want to sell the house you’re looking to buy in Edgcumbe for profit in the future, in this case, looking at the data for the number of houses sold per month in Edgcumbe would give you an idea of whether the area is actively getting new investors. This figure is 10.
It is vital you be careful with this figure however as the data can suggest something that isn’t true in Edgcumbe. To give an example, a lot of people buying new houses could also indicate there are a lot of new first time buyers in the area which would in fact drive down the rental yield.
The more people there are interested in renting, rather than buying, the more likely that area of the UK has high rental yields and hence investors like these areas to invest in to create a large amount of cash flow.
Is the housing market in Edgcumbe growing?
Growth in the area can be a good signal of a booming house market. However, too much growth could also have negative consequences on the capital appreciation of a house as time goes on.
Take a look at the table below for Edgcumbe that shows the growth in recent years.
|1 year||3 years||5 years|
|Edgcumbe growth rate||-3%||9%||21%|
High growth rates can signal an appreciating housing market, nonetheless, if there are too many houses being built, this could reduce demand for housing as the supply of houses for sale starts to catch up with the demand. Leading to stagnation or a decline in house pricing so understanding the growth in Edgcumbe is important.
In general, what do houses for sale sell for in Edgcumbe?
For the city of Edgcumbe, the average price a house sells for is £239,625. This value usually depends on the exact location of the house within Edgcumbe as well as other factors like the population growth in Edgcumbe which is 8% over a ten-year period.
|Housing category||Total final sale price|
|Aerage sold price (detached)||£317,231|
|Aerage sold price (semi-detached)||£235,718|
|Aerage sold price (terraced)||£203,887|
|Aerage sold price (flat)||£155,554|
The above table puts this figure into perspective as you can see the various average sale prices of a house for the specific type of house you’re most interested in. This comparison is important because the type of house you’re considering to buy may be more or less in demand based on variations in supply and demand in the city of Edgcumbe.
|Housing category||Sale price per square foot|
|Aerage sold price/sqft||£2,890|
|Aerage sold price/sqft (new build)||£3,060|
|Aerage sold price/sqft (old stock)||£2,780|
Generalising the bottom table, the average value per square foot of a house for sale is £2,890. This value averages all of the types of houses for sale in Edgcumbe. So, if you’re not sure what type of house you want specifically, you can still get an idea of the real estate market of Edgcumbe.
What are the asking prices for the houses for sale in the city of Edgcumbe?
When investors make offers for houses for sale in Edgcumbe, the average price asked by the homeowners works out to be £321,578.
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 Edgcumbe 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.
The average asking price for the houses for sale in the city of Edgcumbe
|Average asking price (1 bed)||no relevant data for this city|
|Average asking price (2 bed)||£245,833|
|Average asking price (3 bed)||£344,283|
|Average asking price (4 bed)||no relevant data for this city|
|Average asking price (5 bed)||no relevant data for this city|
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 Edgcumbe is £0. This should show you the general prices overall and for individual types of houses too.
In Edgcumbe, what are the demographics like?
Is there sufficient green space in Edgcumbe?
Whether you view green space in Edgcumbe as important to you as a homeowner is up to your personal preferences. Having said this, there is a clear benefit on the overall health of people who live near green space as the government has stated keeping green space in proximity to people is one of the biggest factors for combating obesity.
In Edgcumbe, the number of acres of green space for every 1000 people currently is 10.3 which can be measured against the UK average of 1.7.
In Edgcumbe, how educated are people in general?
In the city of Edgcumbe, 26% people have a degree from a university. The higher this proportion is, in general, the more likely it is that the population is able to buy a house.
Interestingly, as people who have degrees go up, the average income of the area goes up too. You can see if there is a correlation, the average household income in the UK is price34,000 and the average income in Edgcumbe is £39,200.
This should correspond with the average percentage of people in the UK who have degrees at 22.6%.
How deprived is the population of Edgcumbe?
Most of the time, high deprivation levels signal that people cannot afford to sustain their living expenses. In Edgcumbe, currently, 24% people fall into this category.
Measuring this statistic against the nationwide average of 33% should give you a pretty good idea of where the city lies in the scale of poverty in the area.
What is the social grade score of Edgcumbe?
In the city of Edgcumbe 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 Edgcumbe has an abundance of highly skilled workers, the top two categories are grouped together and given a percentage. This percentage is 18%.
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|
The city of Edgcumbe, situated in Cornwall, is a particularly impressive part of the UK because of the specific demographics of the location.
In the below headings, the city of Edgcumbe 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 Edgcumbe. So, taking a good look at the data is essential to understand the area you are considering to buy in.
In the city of Edgcumbe, has the population grown or shrunk?
Population growth in Edgcumbe is important to know if there is housing demand and the total population may also be looked at as large populations commonly have a lot of buyer demand.
In Edgcumbe, 11,134 people live in the city as their main place of residence.
It is important to note that it is not the case that everyone likes a large population to live in. People who tend to prefer a more relaxed life are more likely to buy or rent somewhere to live that has a small population and perhaps also wouldn’t mind if the population isn’t growing.
Other people also like to have a mix of both. Where they can visit rural areas and also benefit from the amenities of a busy city.
In Edgcumbe in the previous five years, have population numbers transformed?
Five years may seem like a long time but it is rare for a city to grow that much unless there is dramatic population growth. In Edgcumbe, this change has been 4%. Read more here
Someone who wishes to find out how this change has occurred over a longer period of time may also wish to read the headings below and see if the change has continued throughout the past decade too. Or if the change is only true for the more recent figure for five years of 4%. Click here to know more on the UK population trends.
Over the last decade, how has the population differed in Edgcumbe?
Populations change all the time but if there is a clear change in population in the last ten years this is even more reliable data about the population of the area as opposed to five. This adjustment in population works out to be 8% in Edgcumbe.
What this statistic is like in comparison to the population change in five years should provide you with a comprehensive understanding of what direction the population is heading in.
In recent years because of the pandemic, it is common to see dramatic differences in the population change in the last five years when comparing it to ten as people realise they can work from home but still keep the current jobs they have.
This means they can move to cities they wouldn’t have considered otherwise and be location-independent of their source of income. Perhaps making a longer commute into the office every week for example.
How much do people in Edgcumbe 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 Edgcumbe. Compare the area’s average household income of £39,200 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 18% for more conclusive data on the affluence of the area.
Is the crime rate bad in the city of Edgcumbe?
In Edgcumbe, 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.
Professional advice for houses for sale in Edgcumbe
House for sale in the same UK region
See here below a list of cities in the same UK region of Edgcumbe which is South West. You might want to consider these as alternatives for your next real estate investment:
- Bridge in South West
- Merriott in South West
- Brill in South West
- Barnstaple in South West
- Down-Thomas in South West
Or, visit our dedicated page on the houses for sale data for the whole of the UK – houses for sale in the UK.
Choosing the perfect house for sale for you might be challenging in today’s market due to the abundance of available houses.
You may wonder who can guide you through the process of selecting a house that is for sale.
There are several experts that provide guidance and support to potential buyers and the procedure can be drawn out, particularly when dealing with houses for sale.
Here is a list of who to contact to get assistance when purchasing a house for sale:
- Banks – The ones that can lend you the money you need for the house for sale
- Insurance companies – Companies that give you access to various insurances specific to the house for sale you are considering to buy
- Solicitor – The individual or business responsible for handling the legal tasks required to purchase a home that is for sale.
- Civil engineer – Provides you with an appraisal of the house up for sale that you want to purchase.
- Mortgage advisor – Professional advisors that will guide you and propose the best mortgage deals according to your finances
- EPC specialist – Getting professional advice on the energy performance of the house for sale is crucial, especially nowadays.
Choose the right house for sale that suits your needs
What parameters impact the final price of a house for sale in Edgcumbe?
Here below is our list with the most important ones:
House for sale affordability – check out the (see house affordability guide)
on the UK gov website to know more
House Location – the actual location of a house for sale drastically changes the final price of a property
Transports you can reach by foot – Commuting is part of our lives, especially in big cities, check it out before buying a house for sale.
Number of bedrooms – Usually, the bigger the house for sale the more bedrooms it will have. For example, if you are a single person (or a couple) one bedroom will do.
Energy Performance Certificate of the house for sale – Bad EPCs can result in thousands of pounds more in bills you will have to pay on an annual basis. Consider this when purchasing a new property.
Internet connection – Having a quick internet connection is fundamental nowadays. Check the area of the house for sale to understand what the average internet speed is and see if it fits your needs
Do you drive to the office? – If yes, ask about parking. Is it included in the house price?
Special areas – Start by taking a look at the National Heritage list by the UK government. If a house listed for sale appears in the list, the future landlord won’t be able to invest in changes to the real estate asset.
Houses for sale Conditions – When looking for houses for sale you should always consider the amount of time and money you will have to invest to complete the needed repairs, if any at all.