House prices in BS31 3 (Saltford)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Saltford, Keynsham (BS31 3).


Defining 'BS31 3'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "BS31 3", 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 Saltford.

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 Saltford 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. 11, Beresford Close, Saltford, Keynsham, sold for £491,000 on Jan-2024. Given the internal area of 106 square metres, the price per sqm is £4,632.

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 78 sales in Saltford (BS31 3) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Saltford, Keynsham
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Saltford

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 Saltford (BS31 3). Of the 78 transactions, half were sold for between £4,360 and £5,200 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'BS31 3' is £4,650. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £5,200 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 Saltford, Keynsham

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 Keynsham. 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 Saltford
House price heatmap for Saltford, Keynsham

Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'BS31 3' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
BS31 1 Keynsham £3,590 sqm £4,070 sqm £4,640 sqm
BS31 2 Keynsham £3,530 sqm £3,950 sqm £4,410 sqm
BS31 3 Saltford £4,360 sqm £4,650 sqm £5,200 sqm

Will Keynsham 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 BS31 3 (Saltford) compared with both the wider area BS31 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 Saltford,Keynsham
House price trends for Saltford

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 BS31 3 sales
Recent trends for Saltford

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 Keynsham 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 Keynsham 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
Bath Road, Saltford, BS31 3J 119 sqm £4,244 11
Uplands Road, Saltford, BS31 3H 116 sqm £4,769 10
Rodney Road, Saltford, BS31 3H 133 sqm £4,066 9
Montague Road, Saltford, BS31 3L 110 sqm £4,742 9
Norman Road, Saltford, BS31 3B 113 sqm £4,568 9
Uplands Road, Saltford, BS31 3J 153 sqm £4,785 8
Grange Road, Saltford, BS31 3A 154 sqm £4,991 7
Chestnut Walk, Saltford, BS31 3B 116 sqm £4,128 6

Search for your street here.

Raw data

Our analysis of Saltford 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
11, Beresford Close, Saltford, Keynsham £491,000
Jan-2024
106 4,632
50, Claverton Rd West, Saltford, Keynsham £440,000
Dec-2023
84 5,238
30, Rodney Rd, Saltford, Keynsham £562,000
Nov-2023
130 4,323

See the entire list of all sales in Saltford (BS31 3) here.

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