# House prices in CO4 6 (Colchester)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in 'CO4 6' (Colchester) - statistics were last calculated on 31 July 2024.

## Defining 'CO4 6'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "CO4 6", 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 Colchester.

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 Colchester 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. 4, Burnet Close, Colchester, sold for £311,220 on Jun-2024. Given the internal area of 70 square metres, the price per sqm is £4,446.

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 92 sales in Colchester (CO4 6) that took place in the last two years.

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

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 Colchester (CO4 6). Of the 92 transactions, half were sold for between £3,620 and £4,370 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'CO4 6' is £4,020. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £4,370 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 Colchester

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 Colchester. 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 Colchester

## Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'CO4 6' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
CO4 5 Colchester £3,110 sqm £3,590 sqm £4,100 sqm
CO4 0 Colchester £3,270 sqm £3,660 sqm £4,170 sqm
CO4 6 Colchester £3,620 sqm £4,020 sqm £4,370 sqm
CO4 3 Colchester £2,880 sqm £3,450 sqm £4,110 sqm
CO4 9 Highwoods £3,640 sqm £4,190 sqm £4,540 sqm

## Will Colchester 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 CO4 6 (Colchester) compared with both the wider area CO4 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 Colchester,Colchester
House price trends for Colchester

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 CO4 6 sales
Recent trends for Colchester

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 Colchester 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 Colchester 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
Wildeve Avenue, Colchester, CO4 6A 81 sqm £3,689 22
Bergholt Road, Colchester, CO4 6D 69 sqm £3,979 20
Lilianna Road, Colchester, CO4 6D 103 sqm £3,966 16
Birchwood Drive, Colchester, CO4 6A 90 sqm £4,020 14
Fox Way, Colchester, CO4 6A 74 sqm £3,845 11
Summertime Drive, Colchester, CO4 6A 99 sqm £3,759 10
Cansend Road, Colchester, CO4 6A 112 sqm £3,663 9
Panache Road, Colchester, CO4 6D 85 sqm £4,462 8

## New build activity

Street Avg size Avg £sqm New build sales
Whitmore Drive, Colchester, CO4 6B 118 sqm £3,214 14
Cordelia Drive, Colchester, CO4 6A 99 sqm £3,167 11
Echelon Walk, Colchester, CO4 6B 120 sqm £3,915 11

Whitmore Drive, Colchester, CO4 6B has seen 14 new build sales in the last 4 years (average price £371,805). These new build homes typically have an internal area of 118 sqm, with an average price of £3,214 sqm. This £sqm average is £-806 below the average for CO4 6. New builds typically command a £ per sqm premium. In the case of Whitmore Drive 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 Colchester 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.