Whenever looking for a house for sale in the UK or in Ball, it is vital you look at the market trends and house price fluctuations in the wider area of Shropshire 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 Ball.
In this article, we will be looking at the city of Ball in detail so you know how to navigate the area and have a better understanding on where to invest.
What is the final sale price of a house in Ball?
For the city of Ball, the average price a house sells for is £254,621. This value usually depends on the exact location of the house within Ball as well as other factors like the population growth in Ball which is 5% over a ten-year period.
|Housing category||Total final sale price|
|Aerage sold price (detached)||£305,836|
|Aerage sold price (semi-detached)||£162,354|
|Aerage sold price (terraced)||£143,347|
|Aerage sold price (flat)||£97,708|
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 Ball.
|Housing category||Sale price per square foot|
|Aerage sold price/sqft||£2,080|
|Aerage sold price/sqft (new build)||£2,210|
|Aerage sold price/sqft (old stock)||£1,990|
Generalising the bottom table, the average value per square foot of a house for sale is £2,080. This value averages all of the types of houses for sale in Ball. 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 Ball.
What’s the rental yield in general for the city of Ball?
You may have heard of rental yield as being important for investors who wish to make a sizable profit on their rental properties. If this sounds like you and you’re looking to invest in a house currently for sale and collect rental income in Ball this statistic is what you were looking for.
Data should also be compared to the broader region of the UK (Wales) alongside Shropshire then looked at with other statistics like the area’s rent and the turnover of sale of the houses in question. It could be that an investor prefers to make a profit on the sale of a house rather than the rental income and optimal properties for this investment varies throughout Ball.
This decision is made differently depending on the investor’s tolerance for risk, investing strategy, the location they’re investing in and their overall goal for buying a house currently listed for sale.
|Average Yield||Average Asking rent||Turnover (rental)||Turnover (sale)|
|Ball||no relevant data for this city||no relevant data for this city||no relevant data for this city||8.0%|
As you observe table above, it could be valuable to contrast these figures with other pieces of data relevant to the process of buying like the crime rate or the appreciation of houses for sale in Ball.
As you can tell, the best conclusions are drawn when the buyer of a house for sale looks at all the data involved holistically and doesn’t make quick decisions based on one or two pieces of data. As an example, comparing the data with the number of property sold per month (8) will be useful.
Are there new houses being built in Ball to make it grow?
Before committing to Ball 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|
|Ball growth rate||-6%||12%||13%|
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 Ball is building housing to find your answer.
What are the people like in Ball?
What does the population of Ball look like?
Population growth in Ball 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 Ball, 15,318 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 Ball 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 Ball, this change has been 3%. 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 3%. Click here to know more on the UK population trends.
Over the last decade, how has the population differed in Ball?
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 5% in Ball.
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.
What is the education level like in Ball?
The number of people as a percentage who have been through university and gained a degree is 25%. The ability to buy a home is greatly influenced by the number of people who have degrees. £39,900 is the amount people in Ball 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 Ball, 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.
In Ball, what is the crime rate?
For the city of Ball, crime rate is at 40. So for every 1000 people in the area, 40 commit a crime which is prosecuted. Paying close attention to this figure of crime rate is not only important for the value of a house but also to calculate the maintenance cost of owning a house and how attractive an area can be for future buyers.
So, compare it to the nationwide average of 79.52 per 1000 people and consider if you are happy with this figure based on the price you’re paying for a house you’re interested in.
On top of this, houses that are in areas where there is a high crime rate tend to have to pay higher insurance rates, costing a homeowner in the long term.
Additionally, paying for further security on a house such as CCTV or potentially gates and fences that deter thieves may be necessary for an area with a high crime rate.
In Ball, what is the social grade score?
Most of the time, the social grade score of a city is what it takes to determine what the economic levels are like as this score refers to what type of jobs the people of the area generally work as. So, from highly skilled, managerial roles, to the manual labour workers of the UK, how does Ball compare?
At the highest end of the scale (A) jobs that are managerial administrative or professional are all lumped into this category. On the other hand, there is the lowest grade (E) where workers who are on benefits, state pensions or work casual jobs fall into.
In Ball, the percentage of people who work in the two highest skilled categories of this scale (A and B) is 23%.
So you can compare this data, here is the estimated grouping of the social grades of the UK for the general population. Adding the two highest categories of A and B and comparing this percentage to the high social grade score which combines A and B should give you a good comparison.
|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|
Is there sufficient green space in Ball?
In the city of Ball, there are 33.6 acres of green space per 1000 residents.
The charity, ‘Fields in Trusts’ recommends a minimum of 6 acres of green space per 1000 people so it is easy to see where Ball is when seeing if green space availability is sufficient. This green space could be parks, nature reserves, public gardens or playing fields.
How much do people in Ball 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.
£39,900 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 Ball.
How deprived is the population of Ball?
Deprivation of a city is defined as the number of people who are considered to not be earning enough to sustain their lifestyle. The UK average of deprivation nationwide is 33% so comparing the figure of 23% for Ball should give you a nice idea of the deprivation in the area.
In the city of Ball, the demographics are unique and must be looked at by themself to make a conclusion about the area before buying a house. This is because the growth could be greatly different to the wider area of Shropshire for example.
These demographics for Ball may impact the price of a house, how this house grows over time and the profitability of a house if you are buying it for an investment so knowing the area is crucial for a landlord making a purchasing decision in the city of Ball in Wales.
Asking price in Ball for a house for sale
Average price of houses for sale in Ball
|Average asking price (1 bed)||no relevant data for this city|
|Average asking price (2 bed)||£212,177|
|Average asking price (3 bed)||£371,975|
|Average asking price (4 bed)||£480,353|
|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 Ball 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.
When investors make offers for houses for sale in Ball, the average price asked by the homeowners works out to be £428,070.
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 Ball 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.
Who can help you buy a house for sale in Ball?
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.
Invest in a house for sale that meets your demands
When browsing houses for sale in Ball you should think about lots of different criteria:
- House for sale affordability – visit the dedicated page of the UK government to understand (see what you can afford)
- Location of the house for sale – the region and town you are considering to live in are crucial factors to consider before looking for houses for sale. In this article, we define lots of demographic factors that should help you make a decision.
- House for sale transport links – even if working from home is becoming more and more predominant, we suggest you check the transport links the house for sale has.
- Number of bedrooms in the house for sale – are you looking for houses for sale for the whole family or are you single? Always think about how many bedrooms you need and if that number might change in the future
- energy performance of the house for sale – What is the EPC of the house for sale? Today more than ever, is important that you check the EPC rating of the real estate assets available for sale on the market.
- Internet speed in the area of the house for sale – is important to remember that internet speed is a consequence of two factors: your plan and the infrastructure available in the area. Always check these parameters before looking for houses for sale
- Does the house for sale have parking – if yes, is it on-street or is the house for sale equipped with a garage?
- Houses for sale in conservation areas – always check the National Heritage list. If a house for sale is part of this list it means that it might be impossible for you to make changes to the property’s internal and external structure.
- 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.
Other cities you can consider looking for with houses for sale
See here below a list of cities in the same UK region of Ball which is Wales. You might want to consider these as alternatives for your next real estate investment:
- Cardiff in Wales
- Acton-Scott in Wales
- Abernant in Wales
- Abertridwr in Wales
- Blaencwm in Wales
Or, visit our dedicated page on the houses for sale data for the whole of the UK – houses for sale in the UK.