# House prices in BS20 7 (Portishead)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in 'BS20 7' (Portishead) - statistics were last calculated on 31 July 2024.

## Defining 'BS20 7'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "BS20 7", 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 Portishead.

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 Portishead 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. Flat 21 Brunel Court, 4, Harbour Road, Portishead, sold for £277,500 on Jun-2024. Given the internal area of 61 square metres, the price per sqm is £4,549.

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. £4,800-£5,000, £5,000-£5,200, £5,200-£5,400 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 337 sales in Portishead (BS20 7) that took place in the last two years.

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

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 Portishead (BS20 7). Of the 337 transactions, half were sold for between £3,840 and £4,910 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'BS20 7' is £4,350. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £4,910 sqm. For anything to be valued more than this means it has to be more desireable than the clear majority of homes.

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 Portishead. 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.

## Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'BS20 7' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
BS20 8 Portishead £4,050 sqm £4,560 sqm £5,140 sqm
BS20 0 Pill £3,270 sqm £3,750 sqm £4,290 sqm
BS20 7 Portishead £3,840 sqm £4,350 sqm £4,910 sqm
BS20 6 Portishead £3,570 sqm £4,170 sqm £4,740 sqm

## Will Portishead 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 BS20 7 (Portishead) compared with both the wider area BS20 and inflation (CPIH from the Office of National Statistics). The dashed trend lines in the chart show the average over time.

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 BS20 7 sales

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 Portishead 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 Portishead 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
Newfoundland Way, Portishead, BS20 7Q 67 sqm £4,417 48
Eastcliff, Portishead, BS20 7A 71 sqm £4,340 44
Kittiwake Drive, Portishead, BS20 7P 70 sqm £4,069 25
Wren Gardens, Portishead, BS20 7P 99 sqm £3,814 25
Paper Mill Gardens, Portishead, BS20 7Q 87 sqm £3,731 23
Mizzen Court, Portishead, BS20 7Q 68 sqm £4,216 21

## New build activity

Street Avg size Avg £sqm New build sales
Serbert Close, Portishead, BS20 7S 43 sqm £4,595 18

Serbert Close, Portishead, BS20 7S has seen 18 new build sales in the last 4 years (average price £211,514). These new build homes typically have an internal area of 43 sqm, with an average price of £4,595 sqm. This £sqm average is £245 above the average for BS20 7. New builds typically command a £ per sqm premium so this is normal.

## Raw data

Our analysis of Portishead 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.