# House prices in CT7 9 (Birchington)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Birchington (CT7 9).

## Defining 'CT7 9'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "CT7 9", 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 Birchington.

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 Birchington 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. 15, Surrey Gardens, Birchington, sold for £473,000 on Apr-2024. Given the internal area of 159 square metres, the price per sqm is £2,974.

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 238 sales in Birchington (CT7 9) that took place in the last two years.

##### Distribution of £ per sqm for Birchington
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Birchington

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 Birchington (CT7 9). Of the 238 transactions, half were sold for between £3,200 and £5,000 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'CT7 9' is £4,040. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £5,000 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 Birchington

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 Birchington. 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 Birchington

## Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'CT7 9' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
CT7 0 Birchington £3,380 sqm £4,080 sqm £4,640 sqm
CT7 9 Birchington £3,200 sqm £4,040 sqm £5,000 sqm

## Will Birchington 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 CT7 9 (Birchington) compared with both the wider area CT7 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 Birchington,Birchington
House price trends for Birchington

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 CT7 9 sales
Recent trends for Birchington

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 Birchington 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 Birchington 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
Beach Avenue, Birchington, CT7 9J 74 sqm £3,204 28
Albion Road, Birchington, CT7 9D 74 sqm £2,748 22
Minnis Road, Birchington, CT7 9Q 65 sqm £3,007 22
Canterbury Road, Birchington, CT7 9T 91 sqm £3,118 18
Queen Berthas Avenue, Birchington, CT7 9B 77 sqm £4,579 17
Alpha Road, Birchington, CT7 9E 103 sqm £4,046 17
Lyell Road, Birchington, CT7 9E 64 sqm £3,186 14
Epple Bay Road, Birchington, CT7 9E 116 sqm £3,416 13

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## Raw data

Our analysis of Birchington 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
15, Surrey Gardens, Birchington £473,000
Apr-2024
159 2,974
Flat 9 Bierce Court, 1, Lyell Rd, Birchington £267,500
Apr-2024
64 4,179
47, Grenham Rd, Birchington £425,000
Mar-2024
80 5,312

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