Feb 07, 2023 by HM

House prices in Halstead (CO9 2)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Halstead (CO9 2).

Price per square metre

Knowing the average house price in Halstead 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. 190, Colchester Road, Halstead, sold for £300,000 on Sep-2023. Given the internal area of 73 square metres, the price per sqm is £4,109.

England & Wales have been officially metric for many decades. However house price per square foot is sometimes prefered by those of sufficiently advanced age. They may want to convert metres 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 169 sales in Halstead (CO9 2) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Halstead (CO9 2)
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Halstead

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.

That said, the spread of prices will give you a feel of the typical range to expect in Halstead (CO9 2). Of the 169 transactions, half were sold for between £3,200 and £4,110 per square metre. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £4,110m2. For anything to be valued more than this means it has to be more desireable than the clear majority of homes.

For the average, we calculate the 'median' or middle price. The median price per square metre in 'CO9 2' is £3,650. The table below shows how 'CO9 2' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
CO9 4 Great Yeldham £3,240m2 £3,800m2 £4,260m2
CO9 3 Sible Hedingham £3,140m2 £3,490m2 £3,880m2
CO9 1 Halstead £3,160m2 £3,640m2 £4,280m2
CO9 2 Halstead £3,200m2 £3,650m2 £4,110m2

Will Halstead 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 scatter plot below for CO9 2 (Halstead). From this one could infer a range of reasonable possible future price falls or rises. In the chart below, the red dashed line is the house price trend for CO9 2 and the blue dots are the individual property sales that inform this trend.

Price per square metre in Halstead (CO9 2) over time
House price trends for Halstead

Hover on any blue dot to see details of specific sales

Disclaimer: The data provided throughout this website about Halstead 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. Furthermore, I cannot guarantee the accuracy of any data shown. This information is based on sold prices and internal area data provided by Land Registry and other third parties - I do not verify the accuracy of the Halstead data or any other data I am given.

Price map for Halstead

I've just finished coding the map I link to below. I find it useful and I am sure it will help you in exploring Halstead. 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. I will explain more about the methodology and create a key next week.

Property price heatmap for Halstead
House price heatmap for Halstead

Street level data

Street Avg size Avg £/m2 Recent sales
Nether Court, Halstead, CO9 2H 78m2 £3,807 23
Colne Road, Halstead, CO9 2H 77m2 £3,018 22
Dame Mary Walk, Halstead, CO9 2F 79m2 £3,256 18
Hedingham Road, Halstead, CO9 2D 81m2 £3,134 18
Cherry Tree Close, Halstead, CO9 2U 87m2 £3,588 17
Colchester Road, Halstead, CO9 2E 114m2 £3,340 16
Pretoria Road, Halstead, CO9 2E 115m2 £3,124 16
Hawthorn Close, Halstead, CO9 2S 62m2 £4,090 14

Search for your street here.

Raw data

Our analysis of Halstead 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 m2 £/m2
190, Colchester Rd, Halstead £300,000
73 4,109
7, Oak Yard, Halstead £98,950
44 2,248
5, Birch Drive, Halstead £365,000
85 4,294

See the entire list of all sales in Halstead (CO9 2) here.


HouseMetric is a hobby, created out of a desire to see data and analysis not present on any free to use website. It is still a work in progress and I'll add more stuff in the near future.