House prices in CM6 1 (Dunmow)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Dunmow (CM6 1).


Defining 'CM6 1'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "CM6 1", 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 Dunmow.

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 Dunmow 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. 1, White Post Field, Dunmow, sold for £380,000 on Mar-2024. Given the internal area of 57 square metres, the price per sqm is £6,666.

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. £4,250-£4,500, £4,500-£4,750, £4,750-£5,000 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 306 sales in Dunmow (CM6 1) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Dunmow
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Dunmow

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 Dunmow (CM6 1). Of the 306 transactions, half were sold for between £3,830 and £4,950 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'CM6 1' is £4,350. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £4,950 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 Dunmow

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 Dunmow. 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 Dunmow
House price heatmap for Dunmow

Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'CM6 1' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
CM6 1 Dunmow £3,830 sqm £4,350 sqm £4,950 sqm
CM6 3 Felsted £3,610 sqm £4,150 sqm £4,700 sqm
CM6 2 Thaxted £3,940 sqm £4,430 sqm £4,870 sqm
CM6 4 Little Canfield £4,660 sqm £4,730 sqm £5,040 sqm

Will Dunmow 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 CM6 1 (Dunmow) compared with both the wider area CM6 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 Dunmow,Dunmow
House price trends for Dunmow

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 CM6 1 sales
Recent trends for Dunmow

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 Dunmow 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 Dunmow 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
Haslers Lane, Dunmow, CM6 1B 45 sqm £3,701 30
Woodlands Park Drive, Dunmow, CM6 1W 126 sqm £3,762 23
Saffron Way, Dunmow, CM6 1H 97 sqm £4,233 16
The Maltings, Dunmow, CM6 1B 72 sqm £4,264 14
Chelmsford Road, Dunmow, CM6 1H 51 sqm £3,552 14
High Street, Dunmow, CM6 1A 67 sqm £3,890 14
Rayfield Close, Dunmow, CM6 1P 85 sqm £4,054 13
Clarendon Road, Dunmow, CM6 1G 90 sqm £4,404 13

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New build activity

Street Avg size Avg £sqm New build sales
Guelder Rose, Dunmow, CM6 1T 148 sqm £3,603 25
Stortford Road, Dunmow, CM6 1D 147 sqm £4,744 9
Guelder Rose, Dunmow, CM6 1X 114 sqm £3,457 12

Guelder Rose, Dunmow, CM6 1T has seen 25 new build sales in the last 4 years (average price £520,789). These new build homes typically have an internal area of 148 sqm, with an average price of £3,603 sqm. This £sqm average is £-747 below the average for CM6 1. New builds typically command a £ per sqm premium. In the case of Guelder Rose 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 Dunmow 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
1, White Post Field, Dunmow £380,000
Mar-2024
57 6,666
4, Pine Avenue, Dunmow £375,000
Mar-2024
84 4,464
50, Counting House Lane, Dunmow £545,000
Mar-2024
128 4,257

See the entire list of all sales in Dunmow (CM6 1) here.

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