# House prices in B35 6 (Birmingham)

This article reveals price per square foot data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Birmingham, Castle Vale (B35 6).

## Defining 'B35 6'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "B35 6", 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 Birmingham.

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 foot

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

£ per sqft = price ÷ internal area
E.g. 22, Prestwick Road, Birmingham, Castle Vale, sold for £255,000 on Jan-2024. Given the internal area of 1,130 square feet, the price per sqft is £225.

England & Wales have been officially metric for many decades. Convert this site to square meters.

The chart below is called a histogram, it helps you see the distribution of this house price per sqft data. To make this chart we put the sales data into a series of £ per sqft 'buckets' (e.g. £176-£185, £185-£195, £195-£204 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 54 sales in Birmingham (B35 6) that took place in the last two years.

##### Distribution of £ per sqft for Birmingham, Castle Vale
Distribution of £ per sqft house prices in Birmingham

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 Birmingham (B35 6). Of the 54 transactions, half were sold for between £183 and £228 per square foot. The median, or 'middle', price per square foot in 'B35 6' is £196. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £228 sqft. For anything to be valued more than this means it has to be more desireable than the clear majority of homes.

## Price map for Birmingham, Castle Vale

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 Castle Vale. 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 Birmingham, Castle Vale

## Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'B35 6' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
B35 6 Birmingham £183 sqft £196 sqft £228 sqft
B35 7 Castle Vale £170 sqft £200 sqft £218 sqft

## Will Castle Vale 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 B35 6 (Birmingham) compared with both the wider area B35 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 foot in Birmingham,Castle Vale
House price trends for Birmingham

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 B35 6 sales
Recent trends for Birmingham

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 Castle Vale 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 Castle Vale 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 £sqft Recent sales
Stornoway Road, Birmingham, B35 6N 893 sqft £224 11
Turnhouse Road, Birmingham, B35 6P 871 sqft £200 9
Merlin Way, Birmingham, B35 6Q 548 sqft £181 8
Lydd Croft, Birmingham, B35 6P 807 sqft £189 8
Prestwick Road, Birmingham, B35 6P 914 sqft £208 7
Manby Road, Birmingham, B35 6H 957 sqft £190 7
Lyneham Way, Birmingham, B35 6D 882 sqft £173 6
Renfrew Square, Birmingham, B35 6J 0 sqft £175 5

## Raw data

Our analysis of Birmingham 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.