House prices in BN20 8 (Eastbourne)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Eastbourne (BN20 8).


Defining 'BN20 8'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "BN20 8", 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 Eastbourne.

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 Eastbourne 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. 25, Old Camp Road, Eastbourne, sold for £825,000 on Mar-2024. Given the internal area of 205 square metres, the price per sqm is £4,024.

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. £4,250-£4,500, £4,500-£4,750, £4,750-£5,000 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 140 sales in Eastbourne (BN20 8) that took place in the last two years.

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

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 Eastbourne (BN20 8). Of the 140 transactions, half were sold for between £3,570 and £4,570 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'BN20 8' is £4,020. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £4,570 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 Eastbourne

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 Eastbourne. 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 Eastbourne
House price heatmap for Eastbourne

Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'BN20 8' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
BN20 7 Eastbourne £2,980 sqm £3,530 sqm £4,420 sqm
BN20 8 Eastbourne £3,570 sqm £4,020 sqm £4,570 sqm
BN20 9 Eastbourne £4,060 sqm £4,790 sqm £5,520 sqm
BN20 0 East Dean £4,610 sqm £5,610 sqm £6,020 sqm

Will Eastbourne 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 BN20 8 (Eastbourne) compared with both the wider area BN20 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 Eastbourne,Eastbourne
House price trends for Eastbourne

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 BN20 8 sales
Recent trends for Eastbourne

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 Eastbourne 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 Eastbourne 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
Rockhurst Drive, Eastbourne, BN20 8U 61 sqm £3,037 21
Vicarage Road, Eastbourne, BN20 8A 133 sqm £3,425 19
Cherry Garden Road, Eastbourne, BN20 8H 95 sqm £3,910 18
Greys Road, Eastbourne, BN20 8A 91 sqm £3,864 16
Dillingburgh Road, Eastbourne, BN20 8L 114 sqm £3,942 13
Downside Close, Eastbourne, BN20 8E 115 sqm £3,679 13
Victoria Drive, Eastbourne, BN20 8Q 104 sqm £3,496 13
Summerdown Road, Eastbourne, BN20 8D 160 sqm £4,072 12

Search for your street here.

Raw data

Our analysis of Eastbourne 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
25, Old Camp Rd, Eastbourne £825,000
Mar-2024
205 4,024
33, Osborne Rd, Eastbourne £450,000
Feb-2024
121 3,719
39, The Crescent, Eastbourne £395,000
Jan-2024
127 3,110

See the entire list of all sales in Eastbourne (BN20 8) here.

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