# House prices in BA11 6 (Rode)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Rode, Frome (BA11 6).

## Defining 'BA11 6'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "BA11 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 Rode.

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 Rode 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. 13, Church Street, Rode, Frome, sold for £585,000 on Dec-2023. Given the internal area of 112 square metres, the price per sqm is £5,223.

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. £4,800-£5,000, £5,000-£5,200, £5,200-£5,400 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 35 sales in Rode (BA11 6) that took place in the last two years.

##### Distribution of £ per sqm for Rode, Frome
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Rode

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 Rode (BA11 6). Of the 35 transactions, half were sold for between £3,460 and £4,940 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'BA11 6' is £4,410. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £4,940 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 Rode, Frome

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 Frome. 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 Rode, Frome

## Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'BA11 6' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
BA11 6 Rode £3,460 sqm £4,410 sqm £4,940 sqm
BA11 5 Frome £3,420 sqm £3,900 sqm £4,300 sqm
BA11 3 Frome £3,510 sqm £4,020 sqm £4,460 sqm
BA11 1 Frome £3,070 sqm £3,670 sqm £4,150 sqm
BA11 2 Frome £3,600 sqm £4,060 sqm £4,520 sqm
BA11 4 Frome £3,330 sqm £3,830 sqm £4,370 sqm

## Will Frome 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 BA11 6 (Rode) compared with both the wider area BA11 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 Rode,Frome
House price trends for Rode

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 BA11 6 sales
Recent trends for Rode

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 Frome 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 Frome 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
Lower Street, Rode, BA11 6P 126 sqm £4,073 12
Goose Street, Rode, BA11 6S 94 sqm £4,424 10
Fairfield, Rode, BA11 6Q 93 sqm £4,200 6
Frome Road, Rode, BA11 6P 134 sqm £1,971 5
Mill Lane, Rode, BA11 6S 174 sqm £4,117 5
Stable Close, Rode, BA11 6A 165 sqm £4,014 5
Frome Road, Rode, BA11 6T 117 sqm £5,011 5
High Street, Rode, BA11 6N 159 sqm £3,625 5

## New build activity

Street Avg size Avg £sqm New build sales
St Lawrence Lane, Rode, BA11 6A 147 sqm £4,164 12
Turnstone Close, Rode, BA11 6A 110 sqm £3,838 11

St Lawrence Lane, Rode, BA11 6A has seen 12 new build sales in the last 4 years (average price £584,394). These new build homes typically have an internal area of 147 sqm, with an average price of £4,164 sqm. This £sqm average is £-246 below the average for BA11 6. New builds typically command a £ per sqm premium. In the case of St Lawrence 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 Rode 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.