House prices in CT14 8 (Kingsdown)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Kingsdown, Walmer (CT14 8).


Defining 'CT14 8'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "CT14 8", 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 Kingsdown.

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 Kingsdown 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. The Mynd, Kingsdown Hill, Kingsdown, Walmer, sold for £525,000 on Mar-2024. Given the internal area of 106 square metres, the price per sqm is £4,952.

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 57 sales in Kingsdown (CT14 8) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Kingsdown, Walmer
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Kingsdown

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 Kingsdown (CT14 8). Of the 57 transactions, half were sold for between £3,640 and £5,810 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'CT14 8' is £4,930. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £5,810 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 Kingsdown, Walmer

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 Walmer. 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 Kingsdown
House price heatmap for Kingsdown, Walmer

Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'CT14 8' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
CT14 6 Deal £3,550 sqm £4,300 sqm £5,070 sqm
CT14 8 Kingsdown £3,640 sqm £4,930 sqm £5,810 sqm
CT14 9 Deal £3,100 sqm £3,630 sqm £4,190 sqm
CT14 0 Sholden £3,520 sqm £4,050 sqm £4,720 sqm
CT14 7 Walmer £3,560 sqm £4,170 sqm £4,790 sqm

Will Walmer 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 CT14 8 (Kingsdown) compared with both the wider area CT14 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 Kingsdown,Walmer
House price trends for Kingsdown

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 CT14 8 sales
Recent trends for Kingsdown

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 Walmer 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 Walmer 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
Kingsdown Hill, Kingsdown, CT14 8E 162 sqm £4,572 9
Upper Street, Kingsdown, CT14 8E 95 sqm £1,762 8
Wellington Parade, Kingsdown, CT14 8A 184 sqm £6,038 7
Glen Road, Kingsdown, CT14 8B 106 sqm £4,196 6
Mongeham Road, Kingsdown, CT14 8J 119 sqm £3,803 6
Balmoral Road, Kingsdown, CT14 8B 86 sqm £4,629 5
Back Street, Kingsdown, CT14 8H 85 sqm £3,858 5

Search for your street here.

Raw data

Our analysis of Kingsdown 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
The Mynd, Kingsdown Hill, Kingsdown, Walmer £525,000
Mar-2024
106 4,952
Trimmingham, Kingsdown Hill, Kingsdown, Walmer £590,000
Mar-2024
115 5,130
9 Kingsdown Park Holiday Village, Upper St, Kingsdown, Walmer £126,000
Feb-2024
60 2,100

See the entire list of all sales in Kingsdown (CT14 8) here.

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