House prices in CM17 0 (Harlow)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Harlow, Church Langley (CM17 0).


Defining 'CM17 0'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "CM17 0", 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 Harlow.

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 Harlow 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, Kingfisher Way, Harlow, Church Langley, sold for £260,000 on Mar-2024. Given the internal area of 51 square metres, the price per sqm is £5,098.

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 146 sales in Harlow (CM17 0) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Harlow, Church Langley
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Harlow

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 Harlow (CM17 0). Of the 146 transactions, half were sold for between £3,970 and £5,140 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'CM17 0' is £4,510. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £5,140 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 Harlow, Church Langley

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 Church Langley. 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 Harlow
House price heatmap for Harlow, Church Langley

Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'CM17 0' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
CM17 0 Harlow £3,970 sqm £4,510 sqm £5,140 sqm
CM17 9 Church Langley £4,070 sqm £4,700 sqm £5,450 sqm

Will Church Langley 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 CM17 0 (Harlow) compared with both the wider area CM17 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 Harlow,Church Langley
House price trends for Harlow

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 CM17 0 sales
Recent trends for Harlow

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 Church Langley 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 Church Langley 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
Guilfords, Harlow, CM17 0H 72 sqm £3,736 27
Old Road, Harlow, CM17 0H 126 sqm £4,415 23
East Park, Harlow, CM17 0S 79 sqm £4,004 20
Jocelyns, Harlow, CM17 0B 82 sqm £3,732 18
Bury Road, Harlow, CM17 0E 110 sqm £4,331 16
The Hoo, Harlow, CM17 0H 78 sqm £4,345 15
Elmbridge, Harlow, CM17 0J 103 sqm £4,512 10
Priory Avenue, Harlow, CM17 0H 158 sqm £4,575 9

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New build activity

Street Avg size Avg £sqm New build sales
Wagtail Crescent, Harlow, CM17 0S 109 sqm £3,994 22
Fieldfare Way, Harlow, CM17 0G 60 sqm £3,910 14
Kingfisher Way, Harlow, CM17 0G 52 sqm £4,343 11
Dunnock Road, Harlow, CM17 0G 53 sqm £4,159 14

Wagtail Crescent, Harlow, CM17 0S has seen 22 new build sales in the last 4 years (average price £463,257). These new build homes typically have an internal area of 109 sqm, with an average price of £3,994 sqm. This £sqm average is £-516 below the average for CM17 0. New builds typically command a £ per sqm premium. In the case of Wagtail Crescent the premium seems not to exist. Without more info we can only speculate why this may be. Perhaps it may be greater density and smaller gardens, but this is just a guess.

Raw data

Our analysis of Harlow 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
15, Kingfisher Way, Harlow, Church Langley £260,000
Mar-2024
51 5,098
7, Chippingfield, Harlow, Church Langley £363,000
Mar-2024
93 3,903
12, Manor Rd, Harlow, Church Langley £430,000
Jan-2024
89 4,831

See the entire list of all sales in Harlow (CM17 0) here.

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