House prices in BB4 9 (Waterfoot)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Waterfoot, Haslingden (BB4 9).


Defining 'BB4 9'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "BB4 9", 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 Waterfoot.

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 Waterfoot 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. 397, Burnley Road East, Waterfoot, Haslingden, sold for £160,000 on Apr-2024. Given the internal area of 88 square metres, the price per sqm is £1,818.

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 136 sales in Waterfoot (BB4 9) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Waterfoot, Haslingden
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Waterfoot

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 Waterfoot (BB4 9). Of the 136 transactions, half were sold for between £1,460 and £2,370 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'BB4 9' is £1,940. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £2,370 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 Waterfoot, Haslingden

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 Haslingden. 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 Waterfoot
House price heatmap for Waterfoot, Haslingden

Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'BB4 9' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
BB4 9 Waterfoot £1,460 sqm £1,940 sqm £2,370 sqm
BB4 8 Rawtenstall £1,780 sqm £2,230 sqm £2,870 sqm
BB4 5 Haslingden £1,210 sqm £1,420 sqm £1,690 sqm
BB4 6 Haslingden £1,860 sqm £2,460 sqm £3,100 sqm
BB4 4 Haslingden £2,150 sqm £2,720 sqm £3,250 sqm
BB4 7 Rawtenstall £1,540 sqm £2,050 sqm £2,660 sqm

Will Haslingden 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 BB4 9 (Waterfoot) compared with both the wider area BB4 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 Waterfoot,Haslingden
House price trends for Waterfoot

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 BB4 9 sales
Recent trends for Waterfoot

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 Haslingden 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 Haslingden 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
Burnley Road East, Waterfoot, BB4 9P 92 sqm £1,842 21
Booth Road, Waterfoot, BB4 9B 106 sqm £2,254 17
Booth Crescent, Waterfoot, BB4 9B 70 sqm £2,094 16
Burnley Road East, Waterfoot, BB4 9L 99 sqm £1,547 15
Burnley Road East, Waterfoot, BB4 9A 97 sqm £921 12
Edgeside Lane, Waterfoot, BB4 9T 94 sqm £1,660 11
Crabtree Avenue, Waterfoot, BB4 9T 92 sqm £1,399 10
Fairfield Avenue, Waterfoot, BB4 9T 88 sqm £1,486 9

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Raw data

Our analysis of Waterfoot 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
397, Burnley Rd East, Waterfoot, Haslingden £160,000
Apr-2024
88 1,818
110, Booth Crescent, Waterfoot, Haslingden £170,000
Mar-2024
67 2,537
10, Charles St, Waterfoot, Haslingden £135,000
Mar-2024
116 1,163

See the entire list of all sales in Waterfoot (BB4 9) here.

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