Feb 07, 2023 by HM

House prices in Sawbridgeworth (CM21 0)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Sawbridgeworth (CM21 0).

Price per square metre

Knowing the average house price in Sawbridgeworth 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. 2 The Foxleys, High Wych Lane, Sawbridgeworth, sold for £473,000 on Aug-2023. Given the internal area of 81 square metres, the price per sqm is £5,839.

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. £5,700-£6,000, £6,000-£6,300, £6,300-£6,600 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 87 sales in Sawbridgeworth (CM21 0) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Sawbridgeworth (CM21 0)
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Sawbridgeworth

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 Sawbridgeworth (CM21 0). Of the 87 transactions, half were sold for between £4,460 and £5,410 per square metre. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £5,410m2. 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 'CM21 0' is £4,950. The table below shows how 'CM21 0' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
CM21 9 Sawbridgeworth £4,250m2 £4,820m2 £5,500m2
CM21 0 Sawbridgeworth £4,460m2 £4,950m2 £5,410m2

Will Sawbridgeworth 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 CM21 0 (Sawbridgeworth). 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 CM21 0 and the blue dots are the individual property sales that inform this trend.

Price per square metre in Sawbridgeworth (CM21 0) over time
House price trends for Sawbridgeworth

Hover on any blue dot to see details of specific sales

Disclaimer: The data provided throughout this website about Sawbridgeworth 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 Sawbridgeworth data or any other data I am given.

Price map for Sawbridgeworth

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 Sawbridgeworth. 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 Sawbridgeworth
House price heatmap for Sawbridgeworth

Street level data

Street Avg size Avg £/m2 Recent sales
West Road, Sawbridgeworth, CM21 0B 85m2 £4,656 16
Nursery Fields, Sawbridgeworth, CM21 0D 56m2 £4,628 13
High Wych Road, Sawbridgeworth, CM21 0H 189m2 £4,458 11
Orchard Lea, Sawbridgeworth, CM21 0A 47m2 £4,797 11
Gilders, Sawbridgeworth, CM21 0E 121m2 £4,612 9
Wychford Drive, Sawbridgeworth, CM21 0H 124m2 £4,403 9
The Crest, Sawbridgeworth, CM21 0E 99m2 £4,360 9
High Wych Lane, Sawbridgeworth, CM21 0J 138m2 £4,766 8

Search for your street here.

Raw data

Our analysis of Sawbridgeworth 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
2 The Foxleys, High Wych Lane, Sawbridgeworth £473,000
81 5,839
3, Farnham Close, Sawbridgeworth £567,500
104 5,456
18, Falconers Park, Sawbridgeworth £870,000
108 8,055

See the entire list of all sales in Sawbridgeworth (CM21 0) 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.