# House prices in BN6 9 (Hurstpierpoint)

## Defining 'BN6 9'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "BN6 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 Hurstpierpoint.

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 Hurstpierpoint 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. 3, Trumpkins, Hurstpierpoint, sold for £379,000 on Jan-2024. Given the internal area of 52 square metres, the price per sqm is £7,288.

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. £6,700-£7,000, £7,000-£7,300, £7,300-£7,600 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 165 sales in Hurstpierpoint (BN6 9) that took place in the last two years.

##### Distribution of £ per sqm for Hurstpierpoint
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Hurstpierpoint

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 Hurstpierpoint (BN6 9). Of the 165 transactions, half were sold for between £4,780 and £6,200 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'BN6 9' is £5,450. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £6,200 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 Hurstpierpoint

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 Hurstpierpoint. 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 Hurstpierpoint

## Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'BN6 9' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
BN6 8 Hassocks £4,600 sqm £5,380 sqm £6,220 sqm
BN6 9 Hurstpierpoint £4,780 sqm £5,450 sqm £6,200 sqm

## Will Hurstpierpoint 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 BN6 9 (Hurstpierpoint) compared with both the wider area BN6 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 Hurstpierpoint,Hurstpierpoint
House price trends for Hurstpierpoint

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 BN6 9 sales
Recent trends for Hurstpierpoint

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 Hurstpierpoint 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 Hurstpierpoint 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
College Lane, Hurstpierpoint, BN6 9A 117 sqm £5,464 19
Western Road, Hurstpierpoint, BN6 9T 100 sqm £4,994 17
Cuckfield Road, Hurstpierpoint, BN6 9R 106 sqm £5,018 17
London Road, Hurstpierpoint, BN6 9N 108 sqm £4,483 12
Hassocks Road, Hurstpierpoint, BN6 9Q 99 sqm £4,453 11
Willow Way, Hurstpierpoint, BN6 9T 91 sqm £4,565 11
Reeds Lane, Hurstpierpoint, BN6 9J 110 sqm £4,469 10
Hurst Road, Hurstpierpoint, BN6 9N 210 sqm £5,933 10

## New build activity

Street Avg size Avg £sqm New build sales
Hassocks Gate, Hurstpierpoint, BN6 9Z 92 sqm £4,337 15
Nuthatch Lane, Hurstpierpoint, BN6 9L 105 sqm £4,890 12

Hassocks Gate, Hurstpierpoint, BN6 9Z has seen 15 new build sales in the last 4 years (average price £414,606). These new build homes typically have an internal area of 92 sqm, with an average price of £4,337 sqm. This £sqm average is £0 below the average for BN6 9. New builds typically command a £ per sqm premium. In the case of Hassocks Gate 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 Hurstpierpoint 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.