How the housing market has changed in CR4 – Analysis of the Land Registry

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Exploring property prices when buying property in CR4 is a vital part of the process of buying and the purpose of this article is to give you an overview. This article by Cozee aims to tell you how the house prices over time in CR4 have changed and then give you an indication of what the key elements are that shape property price at the moment and will into the future.

How are the average price for houses, flats and other property calculated in CR4?

Analysing the Land Registry dataset spanning the past 12 years, we have accurately calculated the average price for a house, a flat and a maisonette in CR4. This involved adding up all prices paid in the area per property type and then dividing this total by the number of properties of that specific type.
Looking at the average price for a Flat in 2021. There were 138 properties sold in our area for a total amount of £37,942,548. So we’ll need to divide £37,942,548 by 138 to get a figure of £274,946 for the average price of a house.

What are the factors influencing the property price in CR4?

When it comes to assessing the price of a property we tend to look at 7 main factors. These factors can be economic as well as demographic factors.

Location

We are all aware that the location of a property plays a crucial role in driving up or down the price of a property. Indeed the desirability of the neighbourhood and overall safety of CR4 is key to understanding the price. That is why, when buying or selling a property it is important to have in mind the crime rate of the area.
We recommend that you have a look at Police.uk In CR4, the crime rate is around 106 per thousand people. This rate can be considered as highand will have a negative impact on the price of a property in CR4. Note: it is important to note that there is not a good correlation between a higher crime rate and the price of a property. If this can have an impact, this is not the only factor. A quick example is in central London. The property price are higher than the rest of the UK but property prices are still high.
Then comes the proximity with different amenities such as schools, hospitals, shopping centres and public transportations. These elements have a significant impact on the price of the property you might want to buy or sell. To help you get an idea of how this could affect the price of a property in CR4 we have summarised these factors in the table below:

Type of amenities Number in CR4
NHS Trusts (hospitals) 0
Practitioners 91
Pharmacies 11
Schools 24
Shopping centres (within a 5mi radius) 11
Public transports (number of train or underground stations) 2 (for more details we recommend that you have a look at tlf

Economic conditions in CR4

In 2023, we are now all aware that the overall economic environment has a consequent impact on the property price. The Office for National Statistics provides a macroeconomic view of these factors.
The employment rate, the income level in CR4 and the overall interest rates will either have a positive or negative impact on the prices you will be able to list your property for or the price you might end up paying. Please find below these indicators provided by the Bank of England and the ONS

Interest rates from the Bank of England over the period 2019-2024 The map below shows you in a very few clicks the income level of around CR4. If you are looking to sell your property this indicator might be very helpful to gauge how much you could ask for. The higher the income is in a certain area, the higher the affordability of the households will be. Finally, on top of the income level, you can also have a look at the employment rate within the neighbourhood of the property you want to buy or sell. The map below shows the percentage of usual residents aged 16 years and over who were economically active and in employment in local authorities, 2011 and 2021. As for the income level, an area with a higher employment rate will most likely fetch higher property prices.

Supply and demand in CR4 and how to assess it

This is a basic economic principle but whenever the supply is low and the demand high, asking prices are growing accordingly and vice versa. This is true in your area. This means that if you are selling a property in a highly demanded area you might be able to benefit from an increase in price due to this principle. To assess the supply and demand of properties for sale in CR4, we recommend you to have a look at the number of listings on Rightmove, Zoopla and other listing platforms

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Check how many properties are currently listed and check for how long they have been listed for. This will give you an idea of how long it takes to sell a flat, house or maisonette in your area.

Property size, features and overall state

When it comes to estimate the price of a property in CR4, estate agents are usually estimating the price per square foot. This means that the bigger the property is, the higher the price will reach. NOTE: this price per square foot in CR4 can be impacted by the overall state of the property. A badly maintained property will see a lower price per square foot.
At Cozee we have simplified this for you and we want to provide you with the average price per square foot in your area depending on the property type.

Property Type 2020 2021 2022
Flat £4,632 £5,516 £5,106
House £4,530 £4,560 £4,560
Maisonette £3,877 £4,661 £4,360

Finally a property offering several features will often reach a higher price. This means several bathrooms, a large number of bedrooms and a garden are factors driving the price up.

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Ongoing or Upcoming developments in CR4

Whenever an area welcomes new developments, it means that the area is attractive and that developers and public decision makers see a growing potential for the area. These developments such as new housing developments but also new train stations and shopping centres can drive the price of a property in CR4 up. We have simplified you the task of finding out how many developments will come up in the coming years in CR4.

Type of development Number of planning applications
Residential 3
Transportation 0
Non residential 0
Planning proposal in progress 0
Green belt 0
Recycling 0
Other applications 2

Note: the applications below are the applications referred to the London Mayor by the local planning authority (usually CR4 ‘s Council planning authority). These applications are for: development proposing more than 150 residential units, buildings over 30m in height or buildings over 1000 square metres on Green belt or Metropolitan Open Land)

Demographic indicators in CR4

One of the last major impacting factors of the price of a property in CR4 will be the demographic indicators.
Population growth being the first. In CR4, over the past years the population has grown between 2011 and 2021 by 10.36% going from 58,802 to 64892. This type of population growth would usually have a positive impact on the price of the property you are trying to buy or sell. Note: if you see an incredible growth, this might either mean that your postcode did not have previous or enough data for 2011.
Finally the population growth is a good indicator for you if you are looking to buy a property with the intention of renting it out. A high population growth is usually a good indicator of how easy a property will be let.

Other factors impact the value of a property in CR4

At last, there are a few other factors that can have an impact on the price of the property you are looking to buy or sell. These additional factors to take into account are as follow:

  • Environmental factors: floods, droughts but also the overall climate.
  • Governmental factors: is there a specific regulation to facilitate/limit the access to property
  • Market trends: some neighbourhoods in London will see a rise in demand some years due to trends or housing booms while in economic turmoils the prices within the same neighbourhood might decrease more significantly

Compare the average property prices in CR4 versus nearby locations

If you are looking to buy or sell in CR4, it might be a good idea to check how the prices are going in nearby neighbourhoods. This will help you get a better idea of the property market in CR4 and help you make an offer or help you set your prices (note: we always recommend to get a professional valuation).

Nearby area Average property price in 2021 Rental prices (pcm) 2022 for a 2 beds Check our properties
CR4 £ 408071 £ 1177 See rental properties in SE20

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SW16 £ 573811 £ 1461 See rental properties in SE20

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CR7 £ 381238 £ 1253 See rental properties in SE20

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SW17 £ 711586 £ 1673 See rental properties in SE20

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SE27 £ 608494 £ 1398 See rental properties in SE20

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SW12 £ 916723 £ 2015 See rental properties in SE20

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SM5 £ 457528 £ 1173 See rental properties in SE20

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SW19 £ 885423 £ 1704 See rental properties in SE20

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SW2 £ 602584 £ 1726 See rental properties in SE20

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How have property prices changed in CR4?

In this article, you will be able to find out how the rent and sale prices of properties in CR4 have changed. Please see below these charts showing how the property prices have evolved over time and how the rental prices have changed as well

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It is useful to note that as you read this article, you will be able to find the average prices in the graph below that is based solely on data provided by the Land Registry. This means you shouldn’t consider this as an accurate valuation for your property in CR4 at all and only use this information to form an understanding of how the property market has changed in your area and the wider area of London too.
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Looking at the significance of average prices of property transactions in the area of CR4

The average price serves as a useful tool in determining the appropriate purchase price or providing an estimate for potential property sales. It offers a swift overview of the local property market in your area. However, it's crucial to understand that this figure doesn't necessarily represent the exact selling price, and it's not advisable to make an offer based solely on the average. Specific property details must be taken into account, considering the unique features of the property you are interested in. Further details regarding the various factors influencing the price are provided below for a more comprehensive understanding.
Prior to delving into property endeavours, Cozee emphasises the importance of exploring the median price as an invaluable indicator. By revealing the price at which 50% of the properties in CR4 were sold for more and 50% for less, the median price adds depth to the understanding of house prices. Distinguished from the average, this metric provides a clearer picture of the distribution of property values in the local market. It serves as a strategic tool for buyers and sellers, aiding in well-informed decisions regarding property transactions and contributing to a more transparent and dynamic property market.
In the property market during 2019, observe the exchange of 159 Flat units. The median price, marked at £245,000, signifies a pivotal point where 50% of these Flat transactions surpassed £245,000, and the remaining 50% fell below. This detailed breakdown of £245,000 illuminates the diverse spectrum of house prices in CR4 during 2019, providing essential insights for those considering property purchases or sales. For a comprehensive understanding of your property's worth, Cozee's expert team is at your service, boasting unparalleled knowledge and connectivity to the contemporary market trends in CR4.

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