Feb 07, 2023 by HM

House prices in Soham (CB7 5)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Soham (CB7 5).

Price per square metre

Knowing the average house price in Soham 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. 15, Archers Close, Soham, sold for £305,000 on Sep-2023. Given the internal area of 68 square metres, the price per sqm is £4,485.

England & Wales have been officially metric for many decades. However house price per square foot is sometimes prefered by those of sufficiently advanced age. They may want to convert metres 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. £2,800-£3,000, £3,000-£3,200, £3,200-£3,400 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 335 sales in Soham (CB7 5) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Soham (CB7 5)
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Soham

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.

That said, the spread of prices will give you a feel of the typical range to expect in Soham (CB7 5). Of the 335 transactions, half were sold for between £2,870 and £3,780 per square metre. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £3,780m2. For anything to be valued more than this means it has to be more desireable than the clear majority of homes.

For the average, we calculate the 'median' or middle price. The median price per square metre in 'CB7 5' is £3,400. The table below shows how 'CB7 5' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
CB7 4 Ely £3,000m2 £3,640m2 £4,400m2
CB7 5 Soham £2,870m2 £3,400m2 £3,780m2

Will Soham 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 scatter plot below for CB7 5 (Soham). From this one could infer a range of reasonable possible future price falls or rises. In the chart below, the red dashed line is the house price trend for CB7 5 and the blue dots are the individual property sales that inform this trend.

Price per square metre in Soham (CB7 5) over time
House price trends for Soham

Hover on any blue dot to see details of specific sales

Disclaimer: The data provided throughout this website about Soham 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. Furthermore, I cannot guarantee the accuracy of any data shown. This information is based on sold prices and internal area data provided by Land Registry and other third parties - I do not verify the accuracy of the Soham data or any other data I am given.

Price map for Soham

I've just finished coding the map I link to below. I find it useful and I am sure it will help you in exploring Soham. 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. I will explain more about the methodology and create a key next week.

Property price heatmap for Soham
House price heatmap for Soham

Street level data

Street Avg size Avg £/m2 Recent sales
Celandine View, Soham, CB7 5D 87m2 £3,126 29
Clay Street, Soham, CB7 5H 89m2 £3,174 19
Dobede Way, Soham, CB7 5F 69m2 £2,745 18
Cyprian Rust Way, Soham, CB7 5Z 94m2 £2,951 16
Carter Street, Soham, CB7 5J 107m2 £3,364 15
Fordham Road, Soham, CB7 5A 113m2 £2,676 13
Northfield Park, Soham, CB7 5U 64m2 £3,103 13
Orchard Row, Soham, CB7 5A 76m2 £2,700 11

Search for your street here.

Raw data

Our analysis of Soham 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 m2 £/m2
15, Archers Close, Soham £305,000
68 4,485
81, Celandine View, Soham £185,000
60 3,083
Bumble Cottage, 79, Qua Fen Common, Soham £266,000
60 4,433

See the entire list of all sales in Soham (CB7 5) here.


HouseMetric is a hobby, created out of a desire to see data and analysis not present on any free to use website. It is still a work in progress and I'll add more stuff in the near future.