Area Guide For Skelmersdale

Skelmersdale is a town in West Lancashire, England. It lies on high-ground on the River Tawd, 6 miles (10 km) to the west of Wigan, 13 miles (21 km) to the northeast of Liverpool, 15 miles (24 km) south-southwest of Preston. As of 2006, Skelmersdale had a population of 38,813, down from 41,000 in 2004. The town is known locally as Skem. The first recorded use of the name Skelmersdale appears in the Domesday Book of 1086. It was under the rule of Uctred as part of the hundred of West Derby. The urbanisation and development of Skelmersdale largely coincided with the Industrial Revolution. Industrial scale coal mining began in the early 19th century and continued to expand during that century to give rise to Skelmersdale as an important colliery village. Skelmersdale was designated as a new town in 1961. The River Tawd flows through Skelmersdale into a country park. The main country park is at Ashurst Beacon, a hillside location that is also home to a golf club. Skelmersdale means "Skjaldmarr's valley", from the Old Norse personal name Skjaldmarr + probably Old Norse dalr "dale, valley". The name was recorded as Skalmeresedel in 1136. One placename book suggests


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Estimated Price: £135,968
Average Asking Price: £167,056
Price change in last one year: £7,434
Average Price Paid: £120,717
Average Rent Rates: £615


Property Prices Breakdown in Skelmersdale

Average Price for property in Skelmersdale is around £135,968 which varies based on type of property you are interested in and ranges from £274,373 for detached house to around £144,880 for semi-detached. Similarly terraced house is around £93,088 and a flat is worth £85,362. Values have been changing and have risen £1,610 in last 3 months alone. Similar historical trend can be observed in price changes e.g. prices changed £5,591 in last 6 months, £7,434 in last 1 year, £12,096 in last 2 years, £13,888 in last 3 years, £14,923 in last 4 years and £13,304 in last 5 years.

Currently average asking price of a property in Skelmersdale is around £167,056 based on approximately 261 properties for sale. Same is the case with rental options based on 63 properties up for rent, average asking rent is around £615 per month.

Estimated property value in Skelmersdale is £135,968. Average asking price is £167,056 while average price paid is £113,655 which is up by £7,434 and Avg. asking rent £615.Based on an Online Survey

Buyers are willing to pay high dollar prices to grab these properties because of the recent trend in real estate investment especially in Skelmersdale area. In last 1 year alone average price buyer paid is around £113,655 based on approximately 261 sales in Skelmersdale area alone. If you compare it to last 3 years sales of 825 properties where buyers paid around £119,891. It has been same for some time now for e.g. if you take an average of amount paid in last 5 years, it comes to around £120,717 for 1,328 and average amount paid for purchase of approx. 1,887 properties sold in last 7 years comes to about £120,700 per sale.


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Breakdown of asking prices for homes of different sizes show that price varies clearly based on no of bedrooms and type of house. Asking price for a house with 2 bedroom is around £131,733, £137,300 for a 3 bedroom house, £181,786 for a 4 bedroom house and £386,797 for a 5 bedroom house. For a flat similarly the prices varies from £67,500 for a single bedroom to £119,606 for a 2 bedroom Flat. Same is the case with 3 bedroom flat £55,000. To sum up the asking prices for properties in Skelmersdale it comes to around average £67,500 for 1 bedroom property, £130,060 for 2 bedroom, £136,278 for 3 bedroom, £181,786 for 4 bedroom and £386,797 for a 5 bedroom property.

Rent per calendar month varies similarly based on type and size of the house. If you look at the rents per month for houses alone it can vary from £182 for 1 bedroom to £481 for 2 bedrooms, £495 for 3 bedrooms, £667 for 4 bedrooms and £964 for 5 bedrooms house. But if you are interested in renting a 2 bedroom flat then rent per month can be around £438. As the no. of bedroom increase so will the rent e.g. for a 3 bedroom flat it will be around £386. You should be generally be expecting around average £182 rent per month for single bedroom property, £468 for 2 bedroom, £488 for 3 bedroom, £667 for 4 bedroom and approximately £964 for a 5 bedroom property in Skelmersdale area.

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Disclaimer : Location real estate estimates and values are based on House price index background data and Sales data provided by United Kingdom Land registry Records available as public records from their website. This information is updated monthly on our website and may not reflect all public transactions. This information is based on estimated calculation generated from our developed algorithms. We are striving to make this information as accurate and useful as possible. This data covers the transactions received at Land Registry in the period 1/1/1995 to 9/1/2014. © Crown copyright 2014. Data produced by Land Registry © Crown copyright 2014.

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