House prices in CO13 0 (Kirby Cross)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Kirby Cross (CO13 0).


Defining 'CO13 0'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "CO13 0", 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 Kirby Cross.

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 Kirby Cross 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. 34, Wavring Avenue, Kirby Cross, sold for £171,360 on Mar-2024. Given the internal area of 74 square metres, the price per sqm is £2,315.

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 219 sales in Kirby Cross (CO13 0) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Kirby Cross
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Kirby Cross

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 Kirby Cross (CO13 0). Of the 219 transactions, half were sold for between £3,460 and £4,670 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'CO13 0' is £3,930. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £4,670 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 Kirby Cross

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 Kirby Cross. 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 Kirby Cross
House price heatmap for Kirby Cross

Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'CO13 0' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
CO13 9 Frinton-On-Sea £3,190 sqm £3,730 sqm £4,560 sqm
CO13 0 Kirby Cross £3,460 sqm £3,930 sqm £4,670 sqm

Will Kirby Cross 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 CO13 0 (Kirby Cross) compared with both the wider area CO13 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 Kirby Cross,Kirby Cross
House price trends for Kirby Cross

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 CO13 0 sales
Recent trends for Kirby Cross

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 Kirby Cross 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 Kirby Cross 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
Thorpe Road, Kirby Cross, CO13 0N 118 sqm £2,940 22
Frinton Road, Kirby Cross, CO13 0L 96 sqm £3,236 18
Walton Road, Kirby Cross, CO13 0D 134 sqm £3,412 16
Walden Way, Kirby Cross, CO13 0B 64 sqm £4,548 16
Chartfield Drive, Kirby Cross, CO13 0D 180 sqm £3,289 16
Walton Road, Kirby Cross, CO13 0A 99 sqm £3,895 15
Frinton Road, Kirby Cross, CO13 0P 109 sqm £3,617 14
Sycamore Way, Kirby Cross, CO13 0Q 72 sqm £4,079 14

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Raw data

Our analysis of Kirby Cross 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
34, Wavring Avenue, Kirby Cross £171,360
Mar-2024
74 2,315
40, Walton Rd, Kirby Cross £349,000
Feb-2024
84 4,154
11, Hillcrest, Kirby Cross £285,000
Feb-2024
77 3,701

See the entire list of all sales in Kirby Cross (CO13 0) here.

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