House prices in CM8 1 (Witham)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Witham (CM8 1).


Defining 'CM8 1'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "CM8 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 Witham.

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 Witham 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. 128, Epping Way, Witham, sold for £287,500 on Mar-2024. Given the internal area of 59 square metres, the price per sqm is £4,872.

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. £3,800-£4,000, £4,000-£4,200, £4,200-£4,400 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 357 sales in Witham (CM8 1) that took place in the last two years.

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

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 Witham (CM8 1). Of the 357 transactions, half were sold for between £3,340 and £4,410 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'CM8 1' is £3,810. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £4,410 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 Witham

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 Witham. 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 Witham
House price heatmap for Witham

Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'CM8 1' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
CM8 3 Silver End £3,710 sqm £4,130 sqm £4,700 sqm
CM8 1 Witham £3,340 sqm £3,810 sqm £4,410 sqm
CM8 2 Witham £3,380 sqm £3,880 sqm £4,470 sqm

Will Witham 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 CM8 1 (Witham) compared with both the wider area CM8 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 Witham,Witham
House price trends for Witham

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 CM8 1 sales
Recent trends for Witham

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 Witham 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 Witham 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
Epping Way, Witham, CM8 1N 67 sqm £4,357 35
Newland Street, Witham, CM8 1A 51 sqm £2,201 35
Constance Close, Witham, CM8 1X 52 sqm £4,234 28
Halcyon Close, Witham, CM8 1G 79 sqm £3,354 25
Mortimer Way, Witham, CM8 1U 66 sqm £3,552 25
Holst Avenue, Witham, CM8 1S 82 sqm £3,332 21
Ashby Road, Witham, CM8 1Q 77 sqm £4,285 20
Humber Road, Witham, CM8 1T 80 sqm £3,278 19

Search for your street here.

Raw data

Our analysis of Witham 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
128, Epping Way, Witham £287,500
Mar-2024
59 4,872
52, Maltings Court, Witham £150,000
Mar-2024
48 3,125
Flat 1 Moorfield Court, Newland St, Witham £93,000
Feb-2024
44 2,113

See the entire list of all sales in Witham (CM8 1) here.

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