# House prices in CM24 8 (Stansted)

## Defining 'CM24 8'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "CM24 8", 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 Stansted.

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 Stansted 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. 10, Dairy Lane, Stansted, sold for £485,000 on Feb-2024. Given the internal area of 97 square metres, the price per sqm is £5,000.

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 149 sales in Stansted (CM24 8) that took place in the last two years.

##### Distribution of £ per sqm for Stansted
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Stansted

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 Stansted (CM24 8). Of the 149 transactions, half were sold for between £3,970 and £5,200 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'CM24 8' is £4,520. 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 Stansted

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 Stansted. 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.

House price heatmap for Stansted

## Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'CM24 8' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
CM24 8 Stansted £3,970 sqm £4,520 sqm £5,200 sqm

## Will Stansted 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 CM24 8 (Stansted) compared with both the wider area CM24 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 Stansted,Stansted
House price trends for Stansted

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 CM24 8 sales
Recent trends for Stansted

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 Stansted 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 Stansted 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
Woodfields, Stansted, CM24 8A 71 sqm £4,300 18
Stoney Common, Stansted, CM24 8N 72 sqm £4,255 14
Bentfield Road, Stansted, CM24 8J 64 sqm £3,642 14
Felstead Crescent, Stansted, CM24 8U 137 sqm £3,613 14
Hampton Road, Stansted, CM24 8F 129 sqm £3,862 12
West Road, Stansted, CM24 8N 83 sqm £4,777 12
Croasdaile Road, Stansted, CM24 8D 93 sqm £4,698 11
Sunnyside, Stansted, CM24 8A 69 sqm £4,831 10

## Raw data

Our analysis of Stansted 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.

10, Dairy Lane, Stansted £485,000
Feb-2024
97 5,000
29, St Johns Crescent, Stansted £495,000
Feb-2024
98 5,051
10, Croasdaile Rd, Stansted £355,000
Feb-2024
81 4,382