House prices in BR1 4 (Ravensbourne)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Ravensbourne, Bromley (BR1 4).


Defining 'BR1 4'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "BR1 4", 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 Ravensbourne.

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 Ravensbourne 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. 66, Brangbourne Road, Ravensbourne, Bromley, sold for £550,000 on Apr-2024. Given the internal area of 102 square metres, the price per sqm is £5,392.

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. £4,700-£5,000, £5,000-£5,300, £5,300-£5,600 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 271 sales in Ravensbourne (BR1 4) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Ravensbourne, Bromley
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Ravensbourne

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 Ravensbourne (BR1 4). Of the 271 transactions, half were sold for between £4,670 and £5,880 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'BR1 4' is £5,250. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £5,880 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 Ravensbourne, Bromley

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 Bromley. 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 Ravensbourne
House price heatmap for Ravensbourne, Bromley

Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'BR1 4' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
BR1 2 Bickley £5,180 sqm £5,900 sqm £6,710 sqm
BR1 3 Bromley North £4,710 sqm £5,500 sqm £6,250 sqm
BR1 4 Ravensbourne £4,670 sqm £5,250 sqm £5,880 sqm
BR1 1 Bromley North £4,010 sqm £5,450 sqm £6,250 sqm
BR1 5 Grove Park £4,860 sqm £5,510 sqm £6,010 sqm

Will Bromley 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 BR1 4 (Ravensbourne) compared with both the wider area BR1 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 Ravensbourne,Bromley
House price trends for Ravensbourne

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 BR1 4 sales
Recent trends for Ravensbourne

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 Bromley 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 Bromley 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
London Lane, Ravensbourne, BR1 4H 89 sqm £4,611 31
Highland Road, Ravensbourne, BR1 4A 76 sqm £4,850 30
Keedonwood Road, Ravensbourne, BR1 4Q 68 sqm £5,218 25
Park End, Ravensbourne, BR1 4A 90 sqm £5,584 22
Farmfield Road, Ravensbourne, BR1 4N 71 sqm £4,963 21
Brangbourne Road, Ravensbourne, BR1 4L 93 sqm £4,838 19
Madeira Avenue, Ravensbourne, BR1 4A 102 sqm £5,191 18
Rangefield Road, Ravensbourne, BR1 4Q 71 sqm £5,258 17

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Raw data

Our analysis of Ravensbourne 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
66, Brangbourne Rd, Ravensbourne, Bromley £550,000
Apr-2024
102 5,392
99, Goudhurst Rd, Ravensbourne, Bromley £315,000
Mar-2024
60 5,250
23 Nesbit Court, Medhurst Drive, Ravensbourne, Bromley £260,000
Mar-2024
58 4,482

See the entire list of all sales in Ravensbourne (BR1 4) here.

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