House prices in CM9 4 (Heybridge)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Heybridge (CM9 4).


Defining 'CM9 4'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "CM9 4", 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 Heybridge.

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 Heybridge 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. 6, St Georges Close, Heybridge, sold for £450,000 on Mar-2024. Given the internal area of 122 square metres, the price per sqm is £3,688.

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 201 sales in Heybridge (CM9 4) that took place in the last two years.

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

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 Heybridge (CM9 4). Of the 201 transactions, half were sold for between £3,730 and £4,860 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'CM9 4' is £4,420. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £4,860 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 Heybridge

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 Heybridge. 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 Heybridge
House price heatmap for Heybridge

Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'CM9 4' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
CM9 5 Maldon £3,100 sqm £4,050 sqm £4,740 sqm
CM9 4 Heybridge £3,730 sqm £4,420 sqm £4,860 sqm
CM9 8 Tollesbury £3,410 sqm £3,920 sqm £4,490 sqm
CM9 6 Maldon £3,840 sqm £4,470 sqm £5,000 sqm

Will Heybridge 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 CM9 4 (Heybridge) compared with both the wider area CM9 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 Heybridge,Heybridge
House price trends for Heybridge

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 CM9 4 sales
Recent trends for Heybridge

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 Heybridge 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 Heybridge 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
Basin Road, Heybridge, CM9 4R 107 sqm £3,633 18
Heywood Way, Heybridge, CM9 4B 90 sqm £3,416 16
Abbotsmead, Heybridge, CM9 4P 89 sqm £4,239 16
Temple Way, Heybridge, CM9 4P 76 sqm £4,753 15
Coopers Avenue, Heybridge, CM9 4Y 83 sqm £4,272 14
Holloway Road, Heybridge, CM9 4S 114 sqm £4,342 14
Long Common, Heybridge, CM9 4U 76 sqm £4,634 12
Rowan Drive, Heybridge, CM9 4B 63 sqm £4,083 11

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Raw data

Our analysis of Heybridge 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
6, St Georges Close, Heybridge £450,000
Mar-2024
122 3,688
3, Lewis Way, Heybridge £340,000
Feb-2024
70 4,857
51, Larch Walk, Heybridge £360,000
Feb-2024
97 3,711

See the entire list of all sales in Heybridge (CM9 4) here.

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