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Buy To Let Area Guide: Swanwick

Our area guides have been created to help buy to let investors who are considering purchasing residential properties in the Amber Valley area. In this article we will focus on Swanwick.

Information About Swanwick

This popular village, situated 14 miles north of Derby, has an estimated population of 5084 (Census 2011). The village is located close to the A38 and Junction 28 of the M1 and 2 miles from Alfreton train station, making it a popular choice for those commuting to work in nearby cities and towns.

The village has a wide range of local amenities, including, a chemist, dentist, Post Office, petrol station, butchers, hairdressers/beauticians, car mechanics, cafes and even a fancy dress shop.

The educational needs of children from 3yrs to 18yrs of age are covered by the following schools; Swanwick Pre School, Swanwick Primary School, Swanwick Hall School and Swanwick School and Sports College.

Market Trends

The average property price in Swanwick is £175,166, notably higher than nearby Riddings (£137,266), Somercotes (£123,057) and Ripley (£157,159). Overall sold prices in Swanwick over the last year were 11% up on the previous year and 6% up on the 2014 level of £165,813. (Figures taken from Rightmove – Sold House Prices)

Average Rental Prices in Swanwick

Swanwick has a varied housing stock, including flats, bungalows and houses. Identifying which property type performs best can be difficult, the tables below highlight the average rental prices specific to property type and number of bedrooms:

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(Figures taken from Rightmove – ‘Asking rents for Swanwick properties advertised between Feb 15 & Feb 17’)

Where to buy in Swanwick?

Popular Streets: Ashton Close, Charnwood Close & Beaulieu Way – These streets located off Broadway offer a variety of terraced and semi-detached style houses. These property types prove popular with singles and small families. To maximise rental return from properties on these streets it is worth upgrading the electric storage heaters to gas central heating. 

Where to find value: New Street, South Street, High Street & The Green – The average property price in Swanwick is notably higher than neighbouring villages, however, value can still be found on certain streets. Properties on New Street, South Street, High Street and The Green have sold for as little as £62,000.00 (Rightmove – Sold House Prices). According to Zoopla estimates the average price paid for a terraced property in Swanwick in the last 5 years is £105,387, marketed properties on these streets can be purchased for below the average. (Zoopla – House Prices in Swanwick)

Whilst far from conclusive, I hope you have found this information useful. 

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Jak Gould 
Co-author of Amber Valley Property News