House prices in DE56 2 (Heage)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Heage, Belper (DE56 2).

Defining 'DE56 2'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "DE56 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 Heage.

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 Heage 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. 19, High Edge Drive, Heage, Belper, sold for £220,000 on Mar-2024. Given the internal area of 76 square metres, the price per sqm is £2,894.

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 167 sales in Heage (DE56 2) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Heage, Belper
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Heage

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 Heage (DE56 2). Of the 167 transactions, half were sold for between £2,660 and £3,770 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'DE56 2' is £3,160. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £3,770 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 Heage, Belper

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 Belper. 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 Heage
House price heatmap for Heage, Belper

Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'DE56 2' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
DE56 0 Kilburn £2,600 sqm £3,150 sqm £3,560 sqm
DE56 1 Belper £2,540 sqm £2,920 sqm £3,430 sqm
DE56 2 Heage £2,660 sqm £3,160 sqm £3,770 sqm
DE56 4 Duffield £3,140 sqm £3,730 sqm £4,500 sqm

Will Belper 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 DE56 2 (Heage) compared with both the wider area DE56 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 Heage,Belper
House price trends for Heage

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 DE56 2 sales
Recent trends for Heage

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 Belper 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 Belper 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
Belper Lane, Heage, DE56 2U 94 sqm £3,049 32
Ashbourne Road, Heage, DE56 2L 156 sqm £3,539 24
Mount Pleasant Drive, Heage, DE56 2T 110 sqm £2,982 18
Newbridge Road, Heage, DE56 2G 113 sqm £2,839 16
Derby Road, Heage, DE56 2G 91 sqm £2,336 11
Brook Street, Heage, DE56 2A 105 sqm £2,884 11
Oakhurst Close, Heage, DE56 2T 79 sqm £3,262 10
Ripley Road, Heage, DE56 2J 81 sqm £2,176 10

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Raw data

Our analysis of Heage 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
19, High Edge Drive, Heage, Belper £220,000
76 2,894
9, Kinder Crescent, Heage, Belper £230,000
85 2,705
1a, Eagle St, Heage, Belper £242,000
75 3,226

See the entire list of all sales in Heage (DE56 2) here.


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