House prices in B17 9 (Harborne)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Harborne (B17 9).

Defining 'B17 9'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "B17 9", this is also called the postcode sector. It is shown in red on the map above. There are no official names for postcode sectors so I've just labelled it Harborne.

You can click on the map labels to change to a neighbouring sector, or you can enter a different postcode sector (e.g. CM23 4) below.

FYI, a postcode sector is the full postcode without the last two letters.

Price per square metre

Knowing the average house price in Harborne is not much use. However, knowing average price per square metre can be quite useful. Price per sqm allows some comparison between properties of different size. We define price per square metre as the sold price divided by the internal area of a property:

£ per sqm = price ÷ internal area
E.g. 53, Earls Court Road, Harborne, sold for £315,400 on Feb-2024. Given the internal area of 86 square metres, the price per sqm is £3,667.

England & Wales have been officially metric since 1965. However house price per square foot is prefered by some estate agents and those of sufficiently advanced age ;-) They may want to convert square meters on this page to square feet.

The chart below is called a histogram, it helps you see the distribution of this house price per sqm data. To make this chart we put the sales data into a series of £ per sqm 'buckets' (e.g. £3,250-£3,500, £3,500-£3,750, £3,750-£4,000 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 226 sales in Harborne (B17 9) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Harborne
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Harborne

You can see the spread of prices above. This is because although internal area is a key factor in determining valuation, it is not the only factor. Many factors other than size affect desirability; these factors could be condition, aspect, garden size, negotiating power of the vendor etc.

The spread of prices will give you a feel of the typical range to expect in Harborne (B17 9). Of the 226 transactions, half were sold for between £3,420 and £4,650 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'B17 9' is £3,990. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £4,650 sqm. For anything to be valued more than this means it has to be more desireable than the clear majority of homes.

Price map for Harborne

Do have a look at the interactive price map I created. I find it useful and I am sure it will help you in exploring Harborne. You can zoom in all the way to individual properties and then all the way back out to see the whole country. The colours show the current estimated property values.

House price heatmap for Harborne

Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'B17 9' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
B17 8 Birmingham £2,070 sqm £2,650 sqm £4,180 sqm
B17 0 Harborne £2,900 sqm £3,410 sqm £4,120 sqm
B17 9 Harborne £3,420 sqm £3,990 sqm £4,650 sqm

Will Harborne house prices drop in 2024?

I cannot tell the future and don't believe anyone who says they can. I can however plot price trends - I have done this in the chart below for B17 9 (Harborne) compared with both the wider area B17 and inflation (CPIH from the Office of National Statistics). The dashed trend lines in the chart show the average over time.

Historic price per square metre in Harborne,Harborne
House price trends for Harborne

For the most recent sales activity, rather than a summarized average, it is better to see the underlying data. This is shown in the chart below, where blue dots represent individual sales, click on them to see details. If there is an obvious trend you should be able to spot it here amid the noise from outliers.

Most recent B17 9 sales
Recent trends for Harborne

Data from Land Registry comes in gradually over time. I update it every month but it takes about 5 months for the majority of sales for Harborne to be recorded. Disclaimer: I do not verify and cannot guarantee the accuracy of any data shown. Outliers exist in the data, typically these are where the EPC registry records the internal area incorrectly, sometimes although very rarely the Land Registry price paid data can be wrong. The data provided throughout this website about Harborne and any other area, is not financial advice. Any information provided does not and cannot ever take in to account the particular financial situation, objectives or property needs of either you or anyone reading this information.

Street level data

Street Avg size Avg £sqm Recent sales
War Lane, Harborne, B17 9R 82 sqm £3,443 28
Grosvenor Road, Harborne, B17 9A 105 sqm £3,743 23
Station Road, Harborne, B17 9L 113 sqm £3,537 23
High Street, Harborne, B17 9Q 71 sqm £1,892 22
Hampton Court Road, Harborne, B17 9A 78 sqm £3,439 21
Gordon Road, Harborne, B17 9H 82 sqm £3,776 19
Park Hill Road, Harborne, B17 9H 111 sqm £4,234 18
High Brow, Harborne, B17 9E 100 sqm £4,886 18

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Raw data

Our analysis of Harborne is derived from what is essentially a big table of sold prices from Land Registry with added property size information. Below are three rows from this table to give you an idea.

Address Paid sqm £/sqm
53, Earls Court Rd, Harborne £315,400
Feb-2024
86 3,667
Flat 7 23, Chad Valley Close, Harborne £95,000
Feb-2024
46 2,065
69, Park Hill Rd, Harborne £433,000
Feb-2024
90 4,811

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