House prices in CV2 5 (Wyken)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Wyken (CV2 5).


Defining 'CV2 5'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "CV2 5", 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 Wyken.

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 Wyken 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. 4, Carver Close, Wyken, sold for £166,500 on Mar-2024. Given the internal area of 76 square metres, the price per sqm is £2,190.

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. £1,900-£2,000, £2,000-£2,100, £2,100-£2,200 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 201 sales in Wyken (CV2 5) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Wyken
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Wyken

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 Wyken (CV2 5). Of the 201 transactions, half were sold for between £2,300 and £2,980 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'CV2 5' is £2,680. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £2,980 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 Wyken

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 Wyken. 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.

Property price heatmap for Wyken
House price heatmap for Wyken

Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'CV2 5' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
CV2 2 Walsgrave £2,420 sqm £2,810 sqm £3,330 sqm
CV2 1 Aldermans Green £1,840 sqm £2,290 sqm £2,750 sqm
CV2 4 Stoke £1,960 sqm £2,260 sqm £2,580 sqm
CV2 3 Wyken £2,340 sqm £2,630 sqm £2,990 sqm
CV2 5 Wyken £2,300 sqm £2,680 sqm £2,980 sqm

Will Wyken 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 CV2 5 (Wyken) compared with both the wider area CV2 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 Wyken,Wyken
House price trends for Wyken

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 CV2 5 sales
Recent trends for Wyken

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 Wyken 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 Wyken 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
Hipswell Highway, Wyken, CV2 5F 85 sqm £2,238 36
Tennyson Road, Wyken, CV2 5J 82 sqm £2,635 31
Farren Road, Wyken, CV2 5E 77 sqm £2,581 31
Longfellow Road, Wyken, CV2 5H 88 sqm £2,497 23
Hyde Road, Wyken, CV2 5E 77 sqm £2,394 15
Hermitage Road, Wyken, CV2 5G 83 sqm £2,493 14
Mellowdew Road, Wyken, CV2 5G 90 sqm £2,511 14
Morris Avenue, Wyken, CV2 5G 89 sqm £2,718 13

Search for your street here.

Raw data

Our analysis of Wyken 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
4, Carver Close, Wyken £166,500
Mar-2024
76 2,190
19, Emerson Rd, Wyken £194,000
Mar-2024
60 3,233
112, Hipswell Highway, Wyken £125,400
Feb-2024
62 2,022

See the entire list of all sales in Wyken (CV2 5) here.

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