House prices in B43 6 (Great Barr)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Great Barr (B43 6).


Defining 'B43 6'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "B43 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 Great Barr.

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 Great Barr 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. 34, Hillcrest Road, Great Barr, sold for £187,500 on Feb-2024. Given the internal area of 89 square metres, the price per sqm is £2,106.

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. £2,800-£3,000, £3,000-£3,200, £3,200-£3,400 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 138 sales in Great Barr (B43 6) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Great Barr
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Great Barr

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 Great Barr (B43 6). Of the 138 transactions, half were sold for between £2,370 and £3,620 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'B43 6' is £3,040. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £3,620 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 Great Barr

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 Great Barr. 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.

Property price heatmap for Great Barr
House price heatmap for Great Barr

Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'B43 6' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
B43 5 Great Barr £2,280 sqm £2,700 sqm £2,980 sqm
B43 6 Great Barr £2,370 sqm £3,040 sqm £3,620 sqm
B43 7 Birmingham £2,690 sqm £2,990 sqm £3,290 sqm

Will Great Barr 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 B43 6 (Great Barr) compared with both the wider area B43 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 Great Barr,Great Barr
House price trends for Great Barr

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 B43 6 sales
Recent trends for Great Barr

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 Great Barr 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 Great Barr 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
Hillside Road, Great Barr, B43 6N 57 sqm £1,906 15
Whitecrest, Great Barr, B43 6E 80 sqm £3,351 14
Pages Lane, Great Barr, B43 6L 140 sqm £3,459 13
Scott Road, Great Barr, B43 6J 89 sqm £2,957 13
Birmingham Road, Great Barr, B43 6N 83 sqm £2,714 12
Hillcrest Road, Great Barr, B43 6L 67 sqm £2,345 10
Newton Road, Great Barr, B43 6B 139 sqm £2,810 10
Meadowside Close, Great Barr, B43 6B 91 sqm £1,869 10

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Raw data

Our analysis of Great Barr 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
34, Hillcrest Rd, Great Barr £187,500
Feb-2024
89 2,106
29, Woburn Crescent, Great Barr £38,000
Jan-2024
51 745
8, Monksfield Avenue, Great Barr £300,000
Dec-2023
104 2,884

See the entire list of all sales in Great Barr (B43 6) here.

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