House prices in CR3 6 (Whyteleafe)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Whyteleafe, Caterham (CR3 6).


Defining 'CR3 6'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "CR3 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 Whyteleafe.

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 Whyteleafe 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. 53, Dome Hill, Whyteleafe, Caterham, sold for £1,251,000 on Jan-2024. Given the internal area of 232 square metres, the price per sqm is £5,392.

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. £4,700-£5,000, £5,000-£5,300, £5,300-£5,600 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 209 sales in Whyteleafe (CR3 6) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Whyteleafe, Caterham
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Whyteleafe

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 Whyteleafe (CR3 6). Of the 209 transactions, half were sold for between £4,020 and £5,500 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'CR3 6' is £4,660. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £5,500 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 Whyteleafe, Caterham

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 Caterham. 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 Whyteleafe
House price heatmap for Whyteleafe, Caterham

Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'CR3 6' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
CR3 7 Woldingham £5,250 sqm £6,010 sqm £6,520 sqm
CR3 5 Kenley £4,500 sqm £5,100 sqm £5,830 sqm
CR3 6 Whyteleafe £4,020 sqm £4,660 sqm £5,500 sqm
CR3 0 Whyteleafe £4,170 sqm £4,680 sqm £5,440 sqm

Will Caterham 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 CR3 6 (Whyteleafe) compared with both the wider area CR3 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 Whyteleafe,Caterham
House price trends for Whyteleafe

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 CR3 6 sales
Recent trends for Whyteleafe

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 Caterham 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 Caterham 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
Croydon Road, Whyteleafe, CR3 6P 69 sqm £4,402 58
Stafford Road, Whyteleafe, CR3 6J 76 sqm £4,155 45
Tupwood Lane, Whyteleafe, CR3 6D 89 sqm £4,500 41
Godstone Road, Whyteleafe, CR3 6R 78 sqm £4,266 27
Harestone Valley Road, Whyteleafe, CR3 6H 122 sqm £4,359 24
Croydon Road, Whyteleafe, CR3 6Q 92 sqm £4,253 24
Stanstead Road, Whyteleafe, CR3 6A 141 sqm £4,229 21
Beechwood Road, Whyteleafe, CR3 6N 79 sqm £4,963 21

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New build activity

Street Avg size Avg £sqm New build sales
Church Hill, Whyteleafe, CR3 6F 99 sqm £4,934 10

Church Hill, Whyteleafe, CR3 6F has seen 10 new build sales in the last 4 years (average price £495,227). These new build homes typically have an internal area of 99 sqm, with an average price of £4,934 sqm. This £sqm average is £274 above the average for CR3 6. New builds typically command a £ per sqm premium so this is normal.

Raw data

Our analysis of Whyteleafe 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
53, Dome Hill, Whyteleafe, Caterham £1,251,000
Jan-2024
232 5,392
6, Yew Tree Drive, Whyteleafe, Caterham £795,000
Jan-2024
153 5,196
194, Stafford Rd, Whyteleafe, Caterham £521,500
Jan-2024
129 4,042

See the entire list of all sales in Whyteleafe (CR3 6) here.

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