A guide to property prices in SE18 3

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South London is an up and coming area for renters, first time buyers and property investors. At Jukes we want to take a step back to analyse how property prices have evolved over time and give some key elements to help you: sell or buy your property at the right price.
In this guide we will look at macro economic factors influencing the price of a property but also take a deeper look at the evolution of prices depending on the type of property you own or you are looking to buy.
Note: the data shown in this article covers the period 2010 – 2021. We are working to improve this model and article with the latest data for 2023.

Forecasting SE18 3 property prices in 2024-2025

At Jukes we’ve tried solving this puzzle for 35 years – honestly, no magic crystal ball accurately predicts future prices. Too many variables drive costs, as you’ve read.
AI and machine learning are improving trend prediction models, but can’t yet account for external factors. The property market can shift quickly, as it has in the past.
That’s why we show 14 years of sales data – prices, floor areas, and sale dates for SE18 3 properties. The chart also displays an average price trendline yearly. As you can see, an upward trajectory that in our view won’t change as of February 2024. But the curve’s slope may shift going forward.

Property factors driving price rises in SE18 3

Property features & built form

Features like built form, number of rooms, bathrooms etc significantly impact price – more and newer features mean higher prices.
For built form, we look at:

Built form Definition according to RCIS website
Detached “A detached house is a stand-alone residential structure that does not share outside walls with another house or building.”
Semi detached “A dwelling attached to another building or dwelling by one common party wall. Often each house’s layout is a mirror image of the other.”
End-Terrace “End of terrace used to describe a house situated at the end of a row of houses only joined on one side to a joining property.”
Mid-Terrace “Mid Terrace used to describe a house situated in the middle of a row of similar houses.”

Property sizes

Obviously the floor area impacts the price you’ll sell or pay for. To better understand SE18 3, we’ve created charts below showing property distributions by total floor area.
If you’re looking to invest or buy in SE18 3, this may provide insight on opportunities.

Total floor area distribution for SE18 3 houses

Total Floor area distribution for flats in SE18 3

Total Floor area distribution for other property types in SE18 3

How SE18 3 compares to nearby postcodes

To provide more SE18 3 insight, we’ve done similar in-depth analysis on nearby postcode sectors too.
Review the table below and feel free to navigate around. You may uncover interesting opportunities and learnings for these areas:

Postcode sector Median Price per sqm (£, in 2020) See our analysis
SE18 1 £4176.7 See our analysis on SE18 1 property prices
SE18 2 £4521.08 See our analysis on SE18 2 property prices
SE18 3 £4767.44 See our analysis on SE18 3 property prices
SE18 4 £4863.36 See our analysis on SE18 4 property prices
SE18 5 £4466.67 See our analysis on SE18 5 property prices
SE18 6 £5126.57 See our analysis on SE18 6 property prices
SE18 7 £4115.85 See our analysis on SE18 7 property prices

Location factors impacting property prices in SE18 3

Now that we’ve analysed how the price per square metre in SE18 3 has changed over time, let’s delve into factors influencing the value of properties you may buy or sell.

Proximity to public amenities

While garden size and number of rooms meet buyers’ and sellers’ needs, proximity to conveniences also boosts a property’s worth in SE18 3.

  • Transport
  • Hospitals
  • Schools
  • Restaurants & pubs

The above significantly influences price. We’ve gathered how your SE18 3 postcode sector is served per the above list in the table below.

Type of amenities Number in SE18 3
NHS Trusts (hospitals) 0
Practioners 19
Pharmacies 3
Schools 7
Shopping centres (within 5mi) 15
Public transports (train or tube stations) 0

Future developments nearby

An area’s appeal can be measured by its number of upcoming or in-progress developments. More housing means more residents, raising demand. To see if this impacts SE18 3 properties you may buy or sell, we’ve compiled all developments from the London mayor’s site into the table below.

Socioeconomic factors influencing the price of a property in SE18 3

Beyond location, the property market also responds to economic and demographic factors like interest rates, population growth, and average household income.

Interest rates

In the last 5 years, Britain’s economic conditions have dramatically changed. Between 2019 and 2024, the Bank of England raised interest rates multiple times to address growing inflation and cool an economy recovering from post-covid measures.
Higher interest rates directly impact the property market by affecting buyers’ borrowing ability. At the same time, with fewer prospective buyers, potential sellers may wait to list for fear of lower prices.

Household income and employment rates in SE18 3

Another factor determining the price of a property will be the average household income in the area. There is a positive correlation between the price growth in an area where the average household income increases.

Check out below where the household income in SE18 3 is as it may have a positive impact on the sale of your property.

As part of this socioeconomic analysis, we cannot forget to mention the employment rate. This is because it is also directly related to the household income we just mentioned. When looking at the data and trying to understand the correlation between the different factors and the price of a property in SE18 3, we see a clear correlation with the employment rate as well.

The map below shows you the employment rate in your sector.

Property prices in SE18 3

For flats

In 2021, 23 flats were sold in SE18 3 – an increase/decrease (choose one) of 4.55%% over 2020.
To better grasp the price per square metre distribution and sizes/types of flats sold in 2021, we’ve assembled the chart below.

While the price distribution gives a helpful snapshot, the median price also provides insight. In 2021, the median price per square metre for a SE18 3 flat was £4078.95 – meaning 50% of flats sold for less than this. See the table below to view how the median price changed between 2016 and 2021.

Year Median Sqm Price inSE18 3 (in£) Growth Rate (in %)
2021 £4078.95 -%
2020 £4014.46 20.3%
2018 £3865.75 24.9%
2016 £4244.79 13.7%

Deciphering the table – example with 2020: In 2020, the median price per square metre for a SE18 3 flat was £4014.46. Versus 2021 figures, the median flat price per square metre changed by 18.67%%. To start our property value guide, we want to summarise how prices are allocated in SE18 3 based on property type. To do this, we’ll inspect the price per square metre to assess the breakdown. We calculate the price per square metre by obtaining the price paid data from the Government’s site. We then divide the price by the property’s area.
This gives us the exact price per square metre paid. We group these prices into brackets (£1000-£1500) showing a property sold for a price per square metre between £1000 and £1500.

For houses

In SE18 3 in 2021, we saw 97 houses sold. This represents an increase of 22.78% in the sales of houses compared to the previous year.

The chart below will help you understand the distribution of these prices and thus can give you an idea of the type and size of houses that were sold in 2021 in SE18 3.

After looking at the price distribution, we can now lean on and have a look at the median price. The median price, simply put, divides the group of houses sold in 2021 in SE18 3 into two equal groups. Said differently, it tells you that 50% of the houses sold in 2021 were sold for more than £4946.81.

This number alone might not bring valuable information unless you compare it to the previous years. Have a look at the table below to see how the median price has evolved: versus the previous year (2020), versus 3 years before (2018) and versus 5 years ago (2016):

Year Median Sqm Price inSE18 3 (in£) Growth Rate (in %)
2021 £4946.81 -%
2020 £4767.44 18.7%
2018 £4610.46 22.7%
2016 £4500.39 25.7%

How to read this table, example with 2018: in 2018 the median price per square metre in SE18 3 for a house was 4610.46. Compared to 2021, the latest data available, we can see that the median house price per square metre has evolved by 22.71% %.

A noteworthy notice

What we are presenting here is a factual analysis of the prices buyers paid. It is not here to give an explanation of what makes the price evolve. If you are interested in finding out more about the factors that impact the value of your property, you can have a look below.

Please also note that only an agent truly nested in your area will have the knowledge to assess the value of your property or the property you want to buy as they are at the forefront of the demand and the supply.

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For other types of property

In addition to houses and flats, SE18 3 has seen other property types change hands over the years, though these represent a small share of 2021 sales. We’ve shown the price per square metre distribution for these assorted properties in the chart below.

If you’re aiming to buy or sell a more unique property in this group, please get in touch for more details and perspective. We’re happy to provide a tailored, accurate valuation.

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