House prices in 'CV23 1', Houlton
This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in 'CV23 1' (Houlton, Long Lawford)  statistics were last calculated on 01 November 2024.
Defining 'CV23 1'
This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "CV23 1", this is also called the postcode sector. There are no official postcode sector names so I've just labelled it CV23 1, Houlton. It is shown in red on the map below.
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Price per square metre
Knowing the average house price in CV23 1 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
For example in August 2024, 38, Southwell Drive, Houlton, CV23 1BY sold for £325,000. Given the internal area of 82 square metres recorded on the EPC, the price per sqm is £325,000 ÷ 82 sqm = £3,963.
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 ;). It is a huge pain to code the automatic conversion for square meters to square feet for all the graphs and charts on CV23 1 and elsewhere. All the conditionals turn my tidy code for into spaghetti. I will get around to it at some point, but for now you can just divide everything by 10 in your head, move a decimal place and you'll be close enough. If you want to be more precise 1 sqm = 10.76391 sqft.
Distribution of £ per sqm for 'CV23 1' vs 'CV23'
The chart above is called a histogram, it helps you see the distribution of house price per sqm in CV23 1 To make this chart we put all the sales data into a series of £ per sqm 'buckets' (e.g. £2,900 to £3,000, £3,000 to £3,100, £3,100 to £3,200 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The histogram is based on 237 sales that took place in CV23 1, Houlton, Long Lawford in the last 24 months.
Generate a custom histogram like the one above but based on your own criteria.
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 CV23 1, Houlton. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £3,910 sqm. For anything to be valued more than this means it has to be more desireable than the clear majority of CV23 1 homes.
Box plot of £ per sqm for CV23 1
Tip: click on the chart to see the values.
The chart above is called a boxplot (or a boxandwhisker plot). Box plots, like histograms, are used to graphically represent the distribution of data, showing the central tendency, spread of the distribution. In the context of £ per square metre property price distributions, box plots represent the variation in property prices within a geographic area e.g. Houlton. The chart above shows a boxplot for 'CV23 1' as well as the 'CV23' postcode district.
Property price map for Houlton
Have a look at the interactive price map I created for myself. Use it to explore 'CV23 1' house prices all the way down to individual property plots.
Houlton house price forecasting
I cannot tell what house prices will do in the future and don't believe anyone who says they can. However we can plot price trends, I have done this in the chart below for CV23 1 (Houlton) compared with the wider postcode district of CV23. You can extrapolate from this based on your own views on future interest rates, inflation and other factors.
House price index for CV23 1
Tip: click on the legend items to show/hide different lines
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The chart above shows changes in 'CV23 1' property prices over the last 20 years. The index is calculated from the average price paid per sqm for property in CV23 1 and is set to 100 in 2004. I'm comparing the trends for CV23 1,Houlton with the wider postcode district of CV23 What is more interesting is to look at the difference between flats and houses, even those in the same area follow a very different trend, to get a robust enough sample size to see this we need to zoom out and look at house price trends for the entire Rugby local authority.
The dashed lines show nominal house price changes, the solid lines show the same data adjusted for inflation. Economists call this the 'real' price change. You have to take inflation into account when comparing prices over time. It's calculated using the formula:
Real Rate of Return = (1 + Nominal Rate) ÷ (1 + Inflation Rate) – 1In this formula, the nominal rate is the rate of change before any adjustments, and the inflation rate is taken from the Consumer Price Index. The real rate of return is a more accurate measure of change in value, because £1 today does not have the same buying power as £1 in the past. For example, if a savings account pays an interest rate of 3% per year and the inflation rate is 5% per year, the real rate of return is 2%. This means that the investment's value is shrinking by 2% each year.
Historic returns for CV23 1
CV23 1 sector  CV23 district  

Nominal  Real  Nominal  Real  
20 yr per annum  0.0%  0.0%  2.9%  0.2% 
20 yr total  0.0%  0.0%  77.3%  5.0% 
10 yr per annum  0.0%  0.0%  4.2%  1.4% 
10 yr total  0.0%  0.0%  50.6%  14.4% 
5 yr per annum  11.7%  15.2%  3.4%  0.6% 
5 yr total  46.5%  56.2%  18.4%  3.1% 
1 yr per annum  21.5%  16.6%  3.2%  7.1% 
1 yr total  21.5%  16.6%  3.2%  7.1% 
This table complements the house price index chart above, presenting the data in a more detailed format. It breaks down the information into 20year, 10year, 5year, and 1year periods, further categorized by property type. For each period, we display both a per annum rate of change and a total rate of change.
The total rate of change represents the overall change over the entire period. The formula for total return is:
Total return = (Index at end of period ÷ Index at start of period)  1
The per annum rate of change is the annualized rate of change over the period. This is equivalent to the annual bank savings rate you would need to achieve the same total return over the given period. This annualized return is also known as the Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR). The formula for CAGR is:
CAGR = (1 + Total return) ^ (1 ÷ Number of years)  1
Some specific examples:
 Over the past 20 years, CV23 1 sector have seen a 0.0% annual change when adjusted for inflation. This translates to a total change of 0.0% in real terms.
 Over the past 5 years, CV23 1 sector have seen a 15.2% annual change when adjusted for inflation. This translates to a total change of 56.2% in real terms.
Most recent CV23 1 sales
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.
Tip: hover over dots to see details
Street level data
Street  Avg size  Avg £sqm  Recent sales 

Lee Drive, Houlton, CV23 1A  89 sqm  £3,217  15 
Shaughnessy Way, Houlton, CV23 1A  107 sqm  £2,861  9 
Normandy Link, Houlton, CV23 1E  125 sqm  £3,444  8 
Rotary Close, Houlton, CV23 1E  110 sqm  £3,475  8 
Beverly Close, Houlton, CV23 1B  129 sqm  £3,027  8 
Maine Street, Houlton, CV23 1A  94 sqm  £2,557  8 
Great Brook Meadow Close, Houlton, CV23 1D  154 sqm  £3,756  8 
Kemp Drive, Houlton, CV23 1E  123 sqm  £3,058  8 
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Nearby geographies
The table below shows how 'CV23 1' compares to the other postcode sectors in CV23.
Sector  Lower quartile  Median  Upper quartile  Sales in last 2yr 

CV23 9 Long Lawford  £2,730 sqm  £3,220 sqm  £3,730 sqm  186 
CV23 8 Kilsby  £3,020 sqm  £3,430 sqm  £4,020 sqm  113 
CV23 0 Rugby  £2,800 sqm  £3,260 sqm  £3,740 sqm  262 
Raw data
Our analysis of CV23 1 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 

38, Southwell Drive, Houlton, Long Lawford  £325,000
Aug2024

82  3,963 
20, Wroughton Drive, Houlton, Long Lawford  £344,000
Aug2024

88  3,909 
27, Station Avenue, Houlton, Long Lawford  £365,000
Jul2024

117  3,119 
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