House prices in BH17 9 (Poole)

This article reveals price per square foot data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Poole (BH17 9).

Defining 'BH17 9'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "BH17 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 Poole.

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 foot

Knowing the average house price in Poole is not much use. However, knowing average price per square foot can be quite useful. Price per sqft allows some comparison between properties of different size. We define price per square foot as the sold price divided by the internal area of a property:

£ per sqft = price ÷ internal area
E.g. 48, Knowlton Road, Poole, sold for £205,000 on Feb-2024. Given the internal area of 721 square feet, the price per sqft is £284.

England & Wales have been officially metric for many decades. Convert this site to square meters.

The chart below is called a histogram, it helps you see the distribution of this house price per sqft data. To make this chart we put the sales data into a series of £ per sqft 'buckets' (e.g. £404-£418, £418-£431, £431-£445 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 130 sales in Poole (BH17 9) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqft for Poole
Distribution of £ per sqft house prices in Poole

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 Poole (BH17 9). Of the 130 transactions, half were sold for between £353 and £432 per square foot. The median, or 'middle', price per square foot in 'BH17 9' is £396. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £432 sqft. For anything to be valued more than this means it has to be more desireable than the clear majority of homes.

Price map for Poole

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 Poole. 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 Poole
House price heatmap for Poole

Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'BH17 9' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
BH17 8 Poole £339 sqft £385 sqft £430 sqft
BH17 7 Poole £359 sqft £415 sqft £455 sqft
BH17 9 Poole £353 sqft £396 sqft £432 sqft

Will Poole 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 BH17 9 (Poole) compared with both the wider area BH17 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 foot in Poole,Poole
House price trends for Poole

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 BH17 9 sales
Recent trends for Poole

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 Poole 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 Poole 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 £sqft Recent sales
Hasler Road, Poole, BH17 9A 710 sqft £351 26
Halstock Crescent, Poole, BH17 9B 0 sqft £369 25
Redhoave Road, Poole, BH17 9D 667 sqft £337 22
Plantation Road, Poole, BH17 9L 850 sqft £360 19
Sandyhurst Close, Poole, BH17 9J 914 sqft £352 13
Walditch Gardens, Poole, BH17 9E 645 sqft £413 10
Knowlton Road, Poole, BH17 9E 796 sqft £269 9
Cogdeane Road, Poole, BH17 9A 0 sqft £416 9

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Raw data

Our analysis of Poole 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 sqft £/sqft
48, Knowlton Rd, Poole £205,000
721 284
52, Walditch Gardens, Poole £278,000
645 430
28, Portesham Way, Poole £280,000
624 448

See the entire list of all sales in Poole (BH17 9) here.


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