# House prices in DA12 2 (Gravesend)

## Defining 'DA12 2'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "DA12 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 Gravesend.

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 Gravesend 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. 20, Lodding Salts Road, Gravesend, sold for £380,000 on Feb-2024. Given the internal area of 88 square metres, the price per sqm is £4,318.

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. £3,250-£3,500, £3,500-£3,750, £3,750-£4,000 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 146 sales in Gravesend (DA12 2) that took place in the last two years.

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

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 Gravesend (DA12 2). Of the 146 transactions, half were sold for between £2,940 and £4,180 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'DA12 2' is £3,580. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £4,180 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 Gravesend

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 Gravesend. 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 Gravesend

## Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'DA12 2' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
DA12 1 Gravesend £2,790 sqm £3,670 sqm £4,310 sqm
DA12 5 Gravesend £3,690 sqm £4,110 sqm £4,590 sqm
DA12 3 Shorne £4,280 sqm £4,840 sqm £5,840 sqm
DA12 4 Gravesend £3,850 sqm £4,430 sqm £4,870 sqm
DA12 2 Gravesend £2,940 sqm £3,580 sqm £4,180 sqm

## Will Gravesend 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 DA12 2 (Gravesend) compared with both the wider area DA12 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 Gravesend,Gravesend
House price trends for Gravesend

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 DA12 2 sales
Recent trends for Gravesend

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 Gravesend 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 Gravesend 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
Lower Higham Road, Gravesend, DA12 2N 98 sqm £3,953 29
Fenners Marsh, Gravesend, DA12 2J 64 sqm £3,001 17
Suffolk Road, Gravesend, DA12 2S 79 sqm £3,550 15
Raphael Road, Gravesend, DA12 2P 85 sqm £3,142 13
Admirals Way, Gravesend, DA12 2A 56 sqm £3,063 11
Alexandra Road, Gravesend, DA12 2Q 71 sqm £3,472 10
Russell Road, Gravesend, DA12 2R 85 sqm £3,070 9
Pilots Place, Gravesend, DA12 2D 48 sqm £1,877 8

## Raw data

Our analysis of Gravesend 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.

20, Lodding Salts Rd, Gravesend £380,000
Feb-2024
88 4,318
15a, Albion Terrace, Gravesend £130,000
Feb-2024
76 1,710
51e, Lower Higham Rd, Gravesend £345,000
Jan-2024
85 4,058