Feb 07, 2023 by HM

# House prices in Bridge (CT4 5)

## Price per square metre

Knowing the average house price in Bridge 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 Mallards, , Bridge, Chartham, sold for £840,000 on Aug-2023. Given the internal area of 168 square metres, the price per sqm is £5,000.

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. £3,700-£4,000, £4,000-£4,300, £4,300-£4,600 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 67 sales in Bridge (CT4 5) that took place in the last two years.

##### Distribution of £ per sqm for Bridge (CT4 5)
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Bridge

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 Bridge (CT4 5). Of the 67 transactions, half were sold for between £3,690 and £5,450 per square metre. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £5,450m2. 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 'CT4 5' is £4,440. The table below shows how 'CT4 5' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
CT4 5 Bridge £3,690m2 £4,440m2 £5,450m2
CT4 6 Elham £3,850m2 £4,410m2 £5,290m2
CT4 7 Chartham £3,040m2 £3,670m2 £4,330m2
CT4 8 Chilham £3,740m2 £4,440m2 £5,190m2

## Will Bridge 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 CT4 5 (Bridge). 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 CT4 5 and the blue dots are the individual property sales that inform this trend.

##### Price per square metre in Bridge (CT4 5) over time
House price trends for Bridge

Hover on any blue dot to see details of specific sales

Disclaimer: The data provided throughout this website about Bridge 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 Bridge data or any other data I am given.

## Price map for Bridge

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 Bridge. 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.

House price heatmap for Bridge

## Street level data

Street Avg size Avg £/m2 Recent sales
Aerodrome Road, Bridge, CT4 5E 104m2 £3,480 12
Ford Close, Bridge, CT4 5L 79m2 £4,921 8
The Close, Bridge, CT4 5N 73m2 £3,739 8
High Street, Bridge, CT4 5J 126m2 £3,609 8
Riverside Close, Bridge, CT4 5B 110m2 £3,683 7
Bridge Down, Bridge, CT4 5A 128m2 £4,253 6
The Street, Bridge, CT4 5Q 117m2 £3,962 6
Bridge Down, Bridge, CT4 5B 108m2 £4,906 6

## Raw data

Our analysis of Bridge 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.