# House prices in CW12 4 (Congleton)

## Defining 'CW12 4'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "CW12 4", 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 Congleton.

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 Congleton 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. 2, Brooklands Road, Congleton, sold for £96,000 on Mar-2024. Given the internal area of 105 square metres, the price per sqm is £914.

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. £2,350-£2,500, £2,500-£2,650, £2,650-£2,800 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 290 sales in Congleton (CW12 4) that took place in the last two years.

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

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 Congleton (CW12 4). Of the 290 transactions, half were sold for between £2,440 and £3,390 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'CW12 4' is £2,950. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £3,390 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 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.

House price heatmap for Congleton

## Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'CW12 4' 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 4 (Congleton) 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 Congleton,Congleton
House price trends for Congleton

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 4 sales
Recent trends for Congleton

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
Waggs Road, Congleton, CW12 4B 92 sqm £2,187 19
Longdown Road, Congleton, CW12 4Q 98 sqm £2,987 17
Westholme Close, Congleton, CW12 4F 79 sqm £2,392 17
Newcastle Road, Congleton, CW12 4H 138 sqm £2,445 17
Astbury Street, Congleton, CW12 4E 68 sqm £1,951 16
Holmes Chapel Road, Congleton, CW12 4N 94 sqm £2,786 16
Swan Street, Congleton, CW12 4B 73 sqm £1,790 15
Ennerdale Drive, Congleton, CW12 4F 122 sqm £3,442 14

## New build activity

Street Avg size Avg £sqm New build sales
Harebell Drive, Congleton, CW12 4F 87 sqm £2,669 14

Harebell Drive, Congleton, CW12 4F has seen 14 new build sales in the last 4 years (average price £267,099). These new build homes typically have an internal area of 87 sqm, with an average price of £2,669 sqm. This £sqm average is £-281 below the average for CW12 4. New builds typically command a £ per sqm premium. In the case of Harebell Drive the premium seems not to exist. Without more info we can only speculate why this may be. Perhaps it may be greater density and smaller gardens, but this is just a guess.

## Raw data

Our analysis of Congleton 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.