# House prices in CW8 1 (Hartford)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Hartford (CW8 1).

## Defining 'CW8 1'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "CW8 1", 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 Hartford.

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 Hartford 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. 8, Royds Close, Hartford, sold for £198,000 on Mar-2024. Given the internal area of 76 square metres, the price per sqm is £2,605.

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 253 sales in Hartford (CW8 1) that took place in the last two years.

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

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 Hartford (CW8 1). Of the 253 transactions, half were sold for between £1,790 and £3,450 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'CW8 1' is £2,390. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £3,450 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 Hartford

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 Hartford. 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 Hartford

## Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'CW8 1' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
CW8 3 Weaverham £2,120 sqm £2,500 sqm £2,970 sqm
CW8 4 Barnton £2,130 sqm £2,650 sqm £3,150 sqm
CW8 2 Cuddington £2,580 sqm £3,260 sqm £3,830 sqm
CW8 1 Hartford £1,790 sqm £2,390 sqm £3,450 sqm

## Will Hartford 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 CW8 1 (Hartford) compared with both the wider area CW8 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 Hartford,Hartford
House price trends for Hartford

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 CW8 1 sales
Recent trends for Hartford

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 Hartford 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 Hartford 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
Huxley Street, Hartford, CW8 1D 79 sqm £1,553 22
Navigation Road, Hartford, CW8 1B 79 sqm £1,613 20
Castle Street, Hartford, CW8 1B 53 sqm £1,587 15
Flower Street, Hartford, CW8 1B 73 sqm £1,833 14
David Street, Hartford, CW8 1H 88 sqm £1,973 12
Albemarle Avenue, Hartford, CW8 1H 176 sqm £3,687 12
Marine Approach, Hartford, CW8 1G 77 sqm £2,447 12
Chester Road, Hartford, CW8 1L 138 sqm £3,439 12

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## Raw data

Our analysis of Hartford 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
8, Royds Close, Hartford £198,000
Mar-2024
76 2,605
19, Royds Close, Hartford £209,000
Mar-2024
91 2,296
17, Potter Pl, Hartford £425,000
Mar-2024
110 3,863

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