Bagley – What to look for in houses for sale?

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Bagley 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 Shropshire.
Before looking for a house for sale in the city of Bagley 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 Bagley.

What are the demographics like in the city of Bagley?

Is the crime rate bad in the city of Bagley?

For every one thousand people living in Bagley, 61 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 61 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.

How much do people in Bagley earn?

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.

£40,800 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 23% for Bagley.

Bagley in the county of Shropshire 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 Bagley is located in; Wales.

Below, these demographics are talked about in headings that explain how the city has grown, what the education levels are like in Bagley, 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.

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

In the city of Bagley, the social grade score of the area is 23%. 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 Bagley.

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 educated are the people in Bagley?

In the city of Bagley, 26% 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 Bagley is £40,800. 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.

In Bagley, what are the deprivation levels like?

Most of the time, high deprivation levels signal that people cannot afford to sustain their living expenses. In Bagley, currently, 22% 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.

Is there sufficient green space in Bagley?

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 Bagley, 41.8 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 Bagley.

Have the people of Bagley 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 Bagley if 7,997 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 Bagley such as rental yield or house appreciation.

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

In the previous five years there has been a change in the number of people of Bagley 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 Bagley?

In the last decade, the population of Bagley has been adjusted by 7%. 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.

In Bagley, what is the asking price in general for a house for sale?

Average asking prices for houses for sale in Bagley

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) £264,794
Average asking price (4 bed) no relevant data for this city
Average asking price (5 bed) no relevant data for this city

After looking at this table about prices of houses for sale in Bagley, 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.

On average, in Bagley, the asking price for a house for sale in the area is £287,414.

The below table puts this figure into perspective as you can see the various average sale prices of the different type of houses for sale in Bagley. From a 1 bedroom house up to a 5 bedroom house.

As you can imagine, as the price goes up, the size of a room also goes up and in general, the larger a house is, the more you can expect the sale price to be as well.

Why you should consider the average rental yield when searching for houses for sale in Bagley

What is the growth in the housing market of Bagley?

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 Bagley that shows the growth in recent years.

1 year 3 years 5 years
Bagley growth rate -7% 9% 17%

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 Bagley is important.

The figure of rental yield is commonly looked at by investors who wish to increase their income by investing in areas where rental yields of the houses for sale are higher. Usually, the higher the rental yield, the more attractive a house for sale is for an investor.

Nonetheless, there are also instances where an investor will go with a house with lower yields in order to benefit from the appreciation of a house too which is why it’s vital to look in to all the details of Bagley.

The data below shows the rental yield, rent turnover and the percentage of the money made on the sale of a house. The data is broken down into the county city is in (Shropshire) as well as the broader region; Wales.

Average Yield Average Asking rent Turnover (rental) Turnover (sale)
Bagley no relevant data for this city no relevant data for this city no relevant data for this city 19.0%
Shropshire 3.41% £778 123.75% 14.71%
Wales 4.28% £861 133.18% 14.84%

Also, you can compare other data to the table above such as the number of houses sold per month in Bagley which is 6 and get a better understanding of the housing market.

This is great if you want to gauge if investors are actively looking for houses for sale in the area over other areas in the UK which may be an induction of how profitable Bagley is to invest in. Both in terms of rental yield and capital appreciation.

In general, what do houses for sale sell for in Bagley?

There are a lot of factors that impact the final sale price a house for sale sells for in the UK and in Bagley. In Bagley, this sale price works out to be £211,692. As an example, a factor like population growth over the last 10 years which works out to be 7% in Bagley and impacts house prices of the houses for sale.

Housing category Total final sale price
Average sold price (detached) £261,585
Average sold price (semi-detached) £171,703
Average sold price (terraced) £147,627
Average sold price (flat) £122,437

Above, the exact type of house is also shown to vary in price in a table in Bagley. 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 £2,140
Average sold price/sqft (new build) £2,070
Average sold price/sqft (old stock) £2,010

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 Bagley which is £2,140. 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.