# House prices in CT20 3 (Sandgate)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Sandgate, Folkestone (CT20 3).

## Defining 'CT20 3'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "CT20 3", 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 Sandgate.

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 Sandgate 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. 33, Military Road, Sandgate, Folkestone, sold for £426,500 on Mar-2024. Given the internal area of 70 square metres, the price per sqm is £6,092.

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 205 sales in Sandgate (CT20 3) that took place in the last two years.

##### Distribution of £ per sqm for Sandgate, Folkestone
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Sandgate

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 Sandgate (CT20 3). Of the 205 transactions, half were sold for between £3,030 and £4,350 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'CT20 3' is £3,670. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £4,350 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 Sandgate, Folkestone

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 Folkestone. 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 Sandgate, Folkestone

## Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'CT20 3' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
CT20 2 Folkestone £2,330 sqm £2,980 sqm £3,730 sqm
CT20 3 Sandgate £3,030 sqm £3,670 sqm £4,350 sqm
CT20 1 Folkestone £1,800 sqm £2,640 sqm £3,150 sqm

## Will Folkestone 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 CT20 3 (Sandgate) compared with both the wider area CT20 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 Sandgate,Folkestone
House price trends for Sandgate

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 CT20 3 sales
Recent trends for Sandgate

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 Folkestone 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 Folkestone 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
Royal Military Avenue, Sandgate, CT20 3E 92 sqm £3,012 22
Shorncliffe Road, Sandgate, CT20 3P 101 sqm £3,617 21
Chichester Road, Sandgate, CT20 3B 89 sqm £4,459 16
Church Road, Sandgate, CT20 3E 85 sqm £3,165 14
Sandgate High Street, Sandgate, CT20 3B 93 sqm £3,641 13
Sandgate High Street, Sandgate, CT20 3R 51 sqm £3,061 12
Risborough Lane, Sandgate, CT20 3L 92 sqm £3,028 12
Cromwell Park Place, Sandgate, CT20 3S 61 sqm £4,066 12

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## Raw data

Our analysis of Sandgate 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
33, Military Rd, Sandgate, Folkestone £426,500
Mar-2024
70 6,092
12, Castle Rd, Sandgate, Folkestone £360,000
Mar-2024
98 3,673
212, Shorncliffe Rd, Sandgate, Folkestone £330,000
Feb-2024
106 3,113

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