House prices in B90 2 (Shirley)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in 'B90 2' (Shirley) - statistics were last calculated on 31 July 2024.

Defining 'B90 2'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "B90 2", 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 Shirley.

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 Shirley 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. 29, Hazeloak Road, Shirley, sold for £600,000 on Jun-2024. Given the internal area of 149 square metres, the price per sqm is £4,026.

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. £3,800-£4,000, £4,000-£4,200, £4,200-£4,400 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 280 sales in Shirley (B90 2) that took place in the last two years.

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

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 Shirley (B90 2). Of the 280 transactions, half were sold for between £3,420 and £4,290 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'B90 2' is £3,910. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £4,290 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 Shirley

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 Shirley. 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 Shirley

Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'B90 2' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
B90 1 Shirley £2,820 sqm £3,420 sqm £4,090 sqm
B90 3 Shirley £3,290 sqm £3,890 sqm £4,380 sqm
B90 4 Shirley £3,470 sqm £4,160 sqm £4,780 sqm
B90 2 Shirley £3,420 sqm £3,910 sqm £4,290 sqm
B90 8 Blythe Valley Park £3,670 sqm £4,380 sqm £4,650 sqm

Will Shirley 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 B90 2 (Shirley) compared with both the wider area B90 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 Shirley,Shirley
House price trends for Shirley

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 B90 2 sales
Recent trends for Shirley

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 Shirley 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 Shirley 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
Stroud Road, Shirley, B90 2J 81 sqm £3,796 32
Hurdis Road, Shirley, B90 2D 82 sqm £3,644 29
Neville Road, Shirley, B90 2Q 103 sqm £3,743 27
Sandy Hill Road, Shirley, B90 2E 96 sqm £3,552 24
Burman Road, Shirley, B90 2B 121 sqm £3,369 24
Haslucks Green Road, Shirley, B90 2N 56 sqm £2,334 23
Newborough Road, Shirley, B90 2H 72 sqm £3,715 21
Chamberlain Crescent, Shirley, B90 2D 72 sqm £3,693 20

New build activity

Street Avg size Avg £sqm New build sales
Victoria Crescent, Shirley, B90 2F 65 sqm £3,597 17

Victoria Crescent, Shirley, B90 2F has seen 17 new build sales in the last 4 years (average price £295,466). These new build homes typically have an internal area of 65 sqm, with an average price of £3,597 sqm. This £sqm average is £-313 below the average for B90 2. New builds typically command a £ per sqm premium. In the case of Victoria Crescent 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 Shirley 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.