Feb 07, 2023 by HM

House prices in Westwood (CT9 4)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Westwood (CT9 4).


Price per square metre

Knowing the average house price in Westwood 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. 73, Nash Court Gardens, Westwood, Margate, sold for £180,000 on Jul-2023. Given the internal area of 70 square metres, the price per sqm is £2,571.

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 88 sales in Westwood (CT9 4) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Westwood (CT9 4)
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Westwood

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 Westwood (CT9 4). Of the 88 transactions, half were sold for between £3,080 and £4,040 per square metre. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £4,040m2. 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 'CT9 4' is £3,460. The table below shows how 'CT9 4' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
CT9 1 Margate £2,520m2 £2,980m2 £3,600m2
CT9 2 Cliftonville £2,130m2 £2,930m2 £3,460m2
CT9 5 Westbrook £2,910m2 £3,510m2 £4,000m2
CT9 3 Cliftonville £2,990m2 £3,740m2 £4,480m2
CT9 4 Westwood £3,080m2 £3,460m2 £4,040m2

Will Westwood 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 CT9 4 (Westwood). 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 CT9 4 and the blue dots are the individual property sales that inform this trend.

Price per square metre in Westwood (CT9 4) over time
House price trends for Westwood

Hover on any blue dot to see details of specific sales

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

Price map for Westwood

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 Westwood. 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.

Property price heatmap for Westwood
House price heatmap for Westwood

Street level data

Street Avg size Avg £/m2 Recent sales
Nash Court Gardens, Westwood, CT9 4D 79m2 £2,791 22
Lister Road, Westwood, CT9 4A 73m2 £3,064 16
Perkins Avenue, Westwood, CT9 4A 80m2 £2,945 15
Wherry Close, Westwood, CT9 4B 59m2 £2,864 15
Nash Court Road, Westwood, CT9 4D 93m2 £3,124 13
Castle Drive, Westwood, CT9 4F 70m2 £3,389 12
Ramsgate Road, Westwood, CT9 4B 92m2 £2,320 11
Gordon Road, Westwood, CT9 4D 87m2 £3,128 11

Search for your street here.

Raw data

Our analysis of Westwood 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 m2 £/m2
73, Nash Court Gardens, Westwood, Margate £180,000
Jul-2023
70 2,571
7, Bishop Close, Westwood, Margate £310,000
Jul-2023
67 4,626
121, Star Lane, Westwood, Margate £290,000
Apr-2023
74 3,918

See the entire list of all sales in Westwood (CT9 4) here.

About

HouseMetric is a hobby, created out of a desire to see data and analysis not present on any free to use website. It is still a work in progress and I'll add more stuff in the near future.