House prices in DA2 8 (Bean)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Bean, Dartford (DA2 8).


Defining 'DA2 8'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "DA2 8", 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 Bean.

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 Bean 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. 5, Post Office Cottages, Bean, Dartford, sold for £340,000 on Apr-2024. Given the internal area of 56 square metres, the price per sqm is £6,071.

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. etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 38 sales in Bean (DA2 8) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Bean, Dartford
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Bean

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 Bean (DA2 8). Of the 38 transactions, half were sold for between £3,920 and £4,770 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'DA2 8' is £4,260. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £4,770 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 Bean, Dartford

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 Dartford. 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 Bean
House price heatmap for Bean, Dartford

Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'DA2 8' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
DA2 6 Dartford £3,960 sqm £4,410 sqm £5,020 sqm
DA2 7 Dartford £4,240 sqm £4,940 sqm £5,700 sqm
DA2 8 Bean £3,920 sqm £4,260 sqm £4,770 sqm

Will Dartford 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 DA2 8 (Bean) compared with both the wider area DA2 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 Bean,Dartford
House price trends for Bean

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 DA2 8 sales
Recent trends for Bean

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 Dartford 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 Dartford 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
Beacon Drive, Bean, DA2 8B 98 sqm £3,861 14
Drudgeon Way, Bean, DA2 8B 109 sqm £4,060 10
Stonewood, Bean, DA2 8B 81 sqm £4,260 8
Page Close, Bean, DA2 8B 85 sqm £4,244 8
Turner Road, Bean, DA2 8B 63 sqm £4,799 7
Sandy Lane, Bean, DA2 8A 80 sqm £3,765 6
School Lane, Bean, DA2 8A 111 sqm £3,944 6
Bramble Avenue, Bean, DA2 8B 83 sqm £4,193 5

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Raw data

Our analysis of Bean 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
5, Post Office Cottages, Bean, Dartford £340,000
Apr-2024
56 6,071
5, Foxwood Rd, Bean, Dartford £425,000
Apr-2024
99 4,292
115, Stonewood, Bean, Dartford £360,000
Mar-2024
76 4,736

See the entire list of all sales in Bean (DA2 8) here.

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