Feb 07, 2023 by HM

House prices in Elford (B79 9)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Elford (B79 9).

Defining 'B79 9'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "B79 9", this is also called the postcode sector. It is shown in red on the map above. You can click on the map labels to change to a neighbouring sector.

Price per square metre

Knowing the average house price in Elford 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. Kestrel Barn, Peggs Lane, Elford, Tamworth, sold for £440,000 on Jan-2024. Given the internal area of 98 square metres, the price per sqm is £4,489.

England & Wales have been officially metric for many decades. However house price per square foot is sometimes prefered by those of sufficiently advanced age. ;-) They may want to convert metres 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 40 sales in Elford (B79 9) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Elford (B79 9)
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Elford

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 Elford (B79 9). Of the 40 transactions, half were sold for between £3,000 and £3,880 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'B79 9' is £3,510. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £3,880m2. For anything to be valued more than this means it has to be more desireable than the clear majority of homes.

Price map for Elford

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 Elford. 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 Elford
House price heatmap for Elford

Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'B79 9' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
B79 8 Tamworth £2,340m2 £2,780m2 £3,340m2
B79 7 Tamworth £2,170m2 £2,580m2 £3,190m2
B79 0 Warton £2,700m2 £3,030m2 £3,420m2
B79 9 Elford £3,000m2 £3,510m2 £3,880m2

Will Elford 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 scatter plot below for B79 9 (Elford). From this one could infer a range of reasonable possible future price falls or rises. In the chart below, the red dashed line is the house price trend for B79 9 and the blue dots are the individual property sales that inform this trend.

Price per square metre in Elford (B79 9) over time
House price trends for Elford

Hover on any blue dot to see details of specific sales

Disclaimer: The data provided throughout this website about Elford 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. Furthermore, I cannot guarantee the accuracy of any data shown. This information is based on sold prices and internal area data provided by Land Registry and other third parties - I do not verify the accuracy of the Elford data or any other data I am given.

Street level data

Street Avg size Avg £/m2 Recent sales
Blakeways Close, Elford, B79 9L 138m2 £3,610 8
Croft Close, Elford, B79 9B 136m2 £2,971 8
Main Road, Elford, B79 9D 112m2 £2,745 7
Burton Road, Elford, B79 9B 164m2 £3,170 7
The Beck, Elford, B79 9B 123m2 £3,129 6
Croxall Road, Elford, B79 9J 102m2 £2,857 6
Main Road, Elford, B79 9J 161m2 £3,633 5
Church Road, Elford, B79 9D 135m2 £3,747 5

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New build activity

Street Avg size Avg £/m2 New build sales
Manor Lane, Elford, B79 9J 130m2 £2,725 9

Manor Lane, Elford, B79 9J has seen 9 new build sales in the last 4 years (average price £372,699). These new build homes typically have an internal area of 130 m2, with an average price of £2,725 m2. This £sqm average is £-785 below the average for B79 9. New builds typically command a £ per sqm premium. In the case of Manor Lane the premium seems not to exist. Without more info we can only speculate why this may be. Perhaps it may be greater density and smaller gardens, but this is just a guess.

Raw data

Our analysis of Elford 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 m2 £/m2
Kestrel Barn, Peggs Lane, Elford, Tamworth £440,000
98 4,489
Avenue House, Church Rd, Elford, Tamworth £1,350,000
379 3,562
115, Main Rd, Elford, Tamworth £180,000
101 1,782

See the entire list of all sales in Elford (B79 9) here.


HouseMetric is a hobby, created out of a desire to see data and analysis not present on any free to use website. It is still a work in progress and I'll add more stuff in the near future.