Navigating property values in SE26 5

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With its increasing appeal among renters, first time buyers, and real estate investors, South London has witnessed significant development. At Jukes, our intention is to analyse how property prices have evolved over time and offer key guidance to assist you: sell or invest in a property at an ideal cost.
In this guide we’ll examine macroeconomic elements influencing property values, and closely inspect price changes based on the type of real estate you own or are looking to acquire.
Note: The data here covers 2010 – 2021. We’re updating this model and guide with the latest 2023 figures.

Examining property prices in SE26 5

To keep in mind

What we’ve presented here is an objective analysis of real prices paid – not an explanation of what makes prices rise or fall. If you want to learn about the many factors impacting your property’s value, see the information below.
And remember, only an agent deeply rooted in your local area has the knowledge to truly assess your property’s value, or that dream home you hope to acquire. They’re on the front lines of supply and demand there.

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For houses

In SE26 5 in 2021, we saw 52 houses sold. This represents an increase of 40.54% 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 SE26 5.

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 SE26 5 into two equal groups. Said differently, it tells you that 50% of the houses sold in 2021 were sold for more than £6115.0.

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 inSE26 5 (in£) Growth Rate (in %)
2021 £6115 -%
2020 £5701.75 -0.8%
2018 £5643.3 0.3%
2016 £5286.32 7%

How to read this table, example with 2018: in 2018 the median price per square metre in SE26 5 for a house was 5643.3. Compared to 2021, the latest data available, we can see that the median house price per square metre has evolved by 0.25% %.

For other types of property

SE26 5 has seen other types of properties being sold over the years but these do not represent a large proportion of the properties sold in 2021. We’ve gathered these properties in the chart above to show you how the price per square metre is distributed for these properties.

If the property you are looking to buy or sell falls into this category, feel free to reach out to us for more details and information. We will be able to provide you with an accurate valuation.

For flats

In 2021, 50 flats sold in SE26 5 – a/an increase/decrease (choose one) of 2.04%% versus 2020. To better grasp the price per square metre distribution and sizes/types of flats sold in 2021, we’ve created the chart below.

The price distribution provides a helpful snapshot, but the median price also offers insight. In 2021 the median price per square metre for a SE26 5 flat was £5893.93. This means 50% of flats sold for less than this.
See the table below to observe how the median price changed from 2016 to 2021.

Year Median Sqm Price inSE26 5 (in£) Growth Rate (in %)
2021 £5893.93 -%
2020 £5306.12 -9%
2018 £5376.34 -10.2%
2016 £5432.64 -11.1%

Understanding the table – example with 2020: In 2020, the median flat price per square metre in SE26 5 was £5306.12. Compared to the newest 2021 figures, the median flat price per square metre evolved by -0.78%%. To initiate our property price guide, we want to summarise how costs are distributed in SE26 5 by property type. To accomplish this, we’ll examine the price per square metre to evaluate the breakdown. We determine the price per square metre by accessing the price paid data from the Government’s website. We then divide the price by the property’s size.
This provides the exact price per square metre paid. We categorise these prices into ranges (£1000-£1500) indicating a property was sold for a price per square metre falling between £1000 and £1500.

Socioeconomic factors influencing property values in SE26 5

Interest rates

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

Household income and employment rates in SE26 5

Another factor impacting price is the area’s average household income. Prices tend to increase where incomes are rising. See below for SE26 5’s household income level, as it may positively influence selling your property. We can’t exclude the employment rate from this socioeconomic analysis. It directly relates to household income. The data shows a clear correlation between the job rate and SE26 5 property prices too.
The map below displays your sector’s employment rate. Beyond location, the property market also responds to economic and demographic factors like interest rates, population growth, and average household income.

Location factors affecting property prices in SE26 5

Future developments around the neighbourhood

An area’s popularity can be gauged by the number of ongoing or planned developments. More housing in an area means more people are able to live there, increasing demand. To check if this impacts properties you may buy or sell in SE26 5, we’ve compiled all upcoming developments from the London mayor’s website into the table below. Now that we’ve analysed how the price per square metre in SE26 5 has changed over time, let’s delve into factors influencing the value of properties you may buy or sell.

Closeness to public amenities

Now that we’ve reviewed how the price per square metre in SE26 5 has shifted over time, let’s explore factors impacting the worth of properties you may buy or sell.

Closeness to public amenities

Whilst the size of the garden and number of rooms suit buyers’ and sellers’ needs, proximity to conveniences also enhances a property’s value in SE26 5.

  • Transport
  • Hospitals
  • Schools
  • Restaurants & pubs

The above considerably influences price. We’ve compiled how your SE26 5 postcode sector is served per the above list in the table below.

Type of amenities Number in SE26 5
NHS Trusts (hospitals) 0
Practioners 4
Pharmacies 4
Schools 4
Shopping centres (within 5mi) 20
Public transports (train or tube stations) 2

Predicting SE26 5 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 quickly shift, as it has before.
That’s why we show 14 years of sales data – prices, sizes, and sale dates for SE26 5 properties. The chart also displays a yearly average price trendline. As you can see, an upward trajectory that in our view won’t change as of February 2024. Though the curve’s slope may shift ahead.

Property factors driving price rises in SE26 5

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 when looking at buying the floor area of the property has a direct impact on the price you’ll be selling at or paying for. In order to get a clearer picture of SE26 5 we have come up with the following charts showing the distribution of properties depending on their total floor area.

Total Floor area distribution for houses in SE26 5

Total Floor area distribution for flats in SE26 5

Total Floor area distribution for other property types in SE26 5

How SE26 5 compares to nearby postcodes

To provide more SE26 5 insight, we’ve done similar deep dives on nearby postcode sectors too.
Check the table below and feel free to navigate around. You may find interesting opportunities and learnings for these areas:

Postcode sector Median Price per sqm (£, in 2020) See our analysis
SE26 4 £6043.65 See our analysis on SE26 4 property prices
SE26 5 £5701.75 See our analysis on SE26 5 property prices
SE26 6 £6012.66 See our analysis on SE26 6 property prices

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