House prices in CB10 2 (Saffron Walden)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Saffron Walden (CB10 2).


Defining 'CB10 2'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "CB10 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 Saffron Walden.

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 Saffron Walden 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, De Vigier Avenue, Saffron Walden, sold for £365,000 on Apr-2024. Given the internal area of 94 square metres, the price per sqm is £3,882.

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 142 sales in Saffron Walden (CB10 2) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Saffron Walden
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Saffron Walden

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 Saffron Walden (CB10 2). Of the 142 transactions, half were sold for between £3,960 and £5,290 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'CB10 2' is £4,710. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £5,290 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 Saffron Walden

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 Saffron Walden. 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 Saffron Walden
House price heatmap for Saffron Walden

Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'CB10 2' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
CB10 1 Great Chesterford £3,990 sqm £4,480 sqm £5,300 sqm
CB10 2 Saffron Walden £3,960 sqm £4,710 sqm £5,290 sqm

Will Saffron Walden 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 CB10 2 (Saffron Walden) compared with both the wider area CB10 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 Saffron Walden,Saffron Walden
House price trends for Saffron Walden

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 CB10 2 sales
Recent trends for Saffron Walden

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 Saffron Walden 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 Saffron Walden 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
Ashdon Road, Saffron Walden, CB10 2A 104 sqm £4,809 24
Strachey Close, Saffron Walden, CB10 2G 95 sqm £4,221 16
Little Walden Road, Saffron Walden, CB10 2D 124 sqm £4,742 14
Walden Road, Saffron Walden, CB10 2L 160 sqm £4,125 11
De Vigier Avenue, Saffron Walden, CB10 2A 81 sqm £5,205 10
Thaxted Road, Saffron Walden, CB10 2U 110 sqm £3,510 10
Lambert Cross, Saffron Walden, CB10 2D 113 sqm £5,050 10
Mill Lane, Saffron Walden, CB10 2A 52 sqm £5,915 9

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Raw data

Our analysis of Saffron Walden 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, De Vigier Avenue, Saffron Walden £365,000
Apr-2024
94 3,882
All Saints Cottage, Bartlow Rd, Saffron Walden £595,000
Mar-2024
155 3,838
64, Ashdon Rd, Saffron Walden £400,000
Mar-2024
73 5,479

See the entire list of all sales in Saffron Walden (CB10 2) here.

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