House prices in B49 5 (Alcester)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Alcester (B49 5).


Defining 'B49 5'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "B49 5", 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 Alcester.

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 Alcester 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. 1, Moorfield Road, Alcester, sold for £325,000 on Feb-2024. Given the internal area of 91 square metres, the price per sqm is £3,571.

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 102 sales in Alcester (B49 5) that took place in the last two years.

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

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 Alcester (B49 5). Of the 102 transactions, half were sold for between £2,870 and £4,280 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'B49 5' is £3,530. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £4,280 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 Alcester

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 Alcester. 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 Alcester
House price heatmap for Alcester

Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'B49 5' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
B49 5 Alcester £2,870 sqm £3,530 sqm £4,280 sqm
B49 6 Alcester £3,270 sqm £3,780 sqm £4,160 sqm

Will Alcester 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 B49 5 (Alcester) compared with both the wider area B49 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 Alcester,Alcester
House price trends for Alcester

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 B49 5 sales
Recent trends for Alcester

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 Alcester 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 Alcester 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
School Road, Alcester, B49 5D 54 sqm £2,645 21
Corinthian Court, Alcester, B49 5A 53 sqm £2,633 15
Birmingham Road, Alcester, B49 5E 93 sqm £3,468 12
Station Road, Alcester, B49 5E 123 sqm £3,179 11
Oak Tree Lane, Alcester, B49 5L 123 sqm £4,307 10
Bleachfield Street, Alcester, B49 5B 75 sqm £3,343 10
Newport Drive, Alcester, B49 5B 99 sqm £3,340 9
Lower Cladswell Lane, Alcester, B49 5J 117 sqm £3,844 9

Search for your street here.

Raw data

Our analysis of Alcester 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
1, Moorfield Rd, Alcester £325,000
Feb-2024
91 3,571
12 Chestnut Court, Gas House Lane, Alcester £211,000
Feb-2024
58 3,637
4, Gas House Lane, Alcester £238,000
Feb-2024
72 3,305

See the entire list of all sales in Alcester (B49 5) here.

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