House prices in BN3 2 (Hove)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Hove (BN3 2).

Defining 'BN3 2'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "BN3 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 Hove.

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 Hove 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. First Floor Flat 9, Hove Place, Hove, sold for £830,000 on Apr-2024. Given the internal area of 129 square metres, the price per sqm is £6,434.

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. £6,150-£6,500, £6,500-£6,850, £6,850-£7,200 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 191 sales in Hove (BN3 2) that took place in the last two years.

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

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 Hove (BN3 2). Of the 191 transactions, half were sold for between £5,060 and £6,720 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'BN3 2' is £5,880. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £6,720 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 Hove

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 Hove. 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 Hove
House price heatmap for Hove

Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'BN3 2' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
BN3 5 Hove £5,560 sqm £6,180 sqm £6,940 sqm
BN3 1 Hove £5,000 sqm £5,680 sqm £6,380 sqm
BN3 2 Hove £5,060 sqm £5,880 sqm £6,720 sqm
BN3 4 Hove £5,080 sqm £5,810 sqm £6,970 sqm
BN3 3 Hove £4,910 sqm £5,570 sqm £6,340 sqm
BN3 7 Hove £4,730 sqm £5,490 sqm £6,250 sqm
BN3 8 Hove £4,760 sqm £5,430 sqm £6,440 sqm
BN3 6 Hove £5,470 sqm £6,220 sqm £7,460 sqm

Will Hove 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 BN3 2 (Hove) compared with both the wider area BN3 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 Hove,Hove
House price trends for Hove

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 BN3 2 sales
Recent trends for Hove

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 Hove 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 Hove 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
St Aubyns, Hove, BN3 2T 63 sqm £5,449 48
Grand Avenue, Hove, BN3 2N 83 sqm £5,534 37
Second Avenue, Hove, BN3 2L 77 sqm £5,598 28
St Catherines Terrace, Hove, BN3 2R 64 sqm £5,193 27
Albany Villas, Hove, BN3 2R 80 sqm £5,102 25
Grand Avenue, Hove, BN3 2L 91 sqm £5,400 24
First Avenue, Hove, BN3 2F 75 sqm £5,916 22
Fourth Avenue, Hove, BN3 2P 78 sqm £5,788 22

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Raw data

Our analysis of Hove 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
First Floor Flat 9, Hove Pl, Hove £830,000
129 6,434
2a, Hove Pl, Hove £220,000
49 4,489
Flat 1 8, Seafield Rd, Hove £180,000
46 3,913

See the entire list of all sales in Hove (BN3 2) here.


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