House prices in CW12 2 (Buglawton)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Buglawton, Congleton (CW12 2).


Defining 'CW12 2'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "CW12 2", 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 Buglawton.

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 Buglawton 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. 9, Daneside Close, Buglawton, Congleton, sold for £192,500 on Mar-2024. Given the internal area of 63 square metres, the price per sqm is £3,055.

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. £2,800-£3,000, £3,000-£3,200, £3,200-£3,400 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 132 sales in Buglawton (CW12 2) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Buglawton, Congleton
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Buglawton

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 Buglawton (CW12 2). Of the 132 transactions, half were sold for between £2,410 and £3,310 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'CW12 2' is £2,960. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £3,310 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 Buglawton, Congleton

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 Congleton. 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 Buglawton
House price heatmap for Buglawton, Congleton

Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'CW12 2' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
CW12 4 Congleton £2,440 sqm £2,950 sqm £3,390 sqm
CW12 1 Congleton £1,960 sqm £2,500 sqm £2,960 sqm
CW12 3 Congleton £2,490 sqm £3,000 sqm £3,400 sqm
CW12 2 Buglawton £2,410 sqm £2,960 sqm £3,310 sqm

Will Congleton 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 CW12 2 (Buglawton) compared with both the wider area CW12 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 Buglawton,Congleton
House price trends for Buglawton

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 CW12 2 sales
Recent trends for Buglawton

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 Congleton 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 Congleton 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
Bath Vale, Buglawton, CW12 2H 89 sqm £2,669 19
Tidnock Avenue, Buglawton, CW12 2H 74 sqm £3,208 13
Bankhouse Drive, Buglawton, CW12 2B 79 sqm £2,640 13
Bridestones Place, Buglawton, CW12 2N 130 sqm £2,520 12
Bailey Crescent, Buglawton, CW12 2E 81 sqm £2,620 10
Giantswood Lane, Buglawton, CW12 2H 131 sqm £2,667 10
Lapwing Drive, Buglawton, CW12 2G 116 sqm £2,822 9
Buxton Road, Buglawton, CW12 2D 120 sqm £2,860 9

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Raw data

Our analysis of Buglawton 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
9, Daneside Close, Buglawton, Congleton £192,500
Mar-2024
63 3,055
20, Bailey Crescent, Buglawton, Congleton £250,000
Feb-2024
81 3,086
25, Lower Heath Avenue, Buglawton, Congleton £180,000
Feb-2024
54 3,333

See the entire list of all sales in Buglawton (CW12 2) here.

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