Feb 07, 2023 by HM

# House prices in Chilham (CT4 8)

## Price per square metre

Knowing the average house price in Chilham 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. Cutlers Barn, Maidstone Road, Chilham, Chartham, sold for £738,500 on Jul-2023. Given the internal area of 119 square metres, the price per sqm is £6,205.

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. £3,800-£4,000, £4,000-£4,200, £4,200-£4,400 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 36 sales in Chilham (CT4 8) that took place in the last two years.

##### Distribution of £ per sqm for Chilham (CT4 8)
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Chilham

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 Chilham (CT4 8). Of the 36 transactions, half were sold for between £3,740 and £5,190 per square metre. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £5,190m2. 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 8' is £4,440. The table below shows how 'CT4 8' 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 Chilham 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 8 (Chilham). 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 8 and the blue dots are the individual property sales that inform this trend.

##### Price per square metre in Chilham (CT4 8) over time
House price trends for Chilham

Hover on any blue dot to see details of specific sales

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

## Price map for Chilham

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 Chilham. 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 Chilham

## Street level data

Street Avg size Avg £/m2 Recent sales
Lower Lees Road, Chilham, CT4 8A 114m2 £3,625 7
Bagham Place, Chilham, CT4 8D 99m2 £2,800 7
Cobbs Hill, Chilham, CT4 8A 111m2 £3,969 6
Cherry Orchard, Chilham, CT4 8B 78m2 £4,258 6
Selling Road, Chilham, CT4 8B 138m2 £4,501 5
Beaneys Lane, Chilham, CT4 8J 72m2 £4,179 5

## Raw data

Our analysis of Chilham 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.