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House features, location, and investment performance
17 Cape Road is a freehold detached house, built in 1930-1949. A 2022 survey recorded the property as having 1,280 square feet of floor space and space for 3 or 4 bedrooms, depending on layout.
The property was a reasonable investment for its previous owner, who made a £390,000 profit between November 2007 and July 2022.
17, Cape Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 5DJ
Sold House Prices
Timeline of sold house prices and cost per square foot
Since 17 Cape Road's first recorded sale in 2001, the house's price has risen by £642,000 or 19% per year.
During the same period, the price of an average home on Cape Road increased by £422,000 or 11% per year, and the average UK home increased by 9% per year.
- Current valuation£792,000
Detached house freehold, £619 per square foot- 2%
- Sold July 2022£805,000
Detached house freehold, £629 per square foot+ 94%
- Sold November 2007£415,000
Detached house freehold, £324 per square foot+ 177%
- Sold February 2001£150,000
Detached house freehold, £117 per square foot
Comparison of local and national house prices
House Prices in Cape Road start at £344,000 for the cheapest property on the street, rising to £792,000 for the most expensive.
17 Cape Road is worth 33% more than the £597,000 average property on Cape Road and 164% more than the £300,000 average home in England.
Cost per square foot valuation
Using local prices per square foot as benchmarks for valuation
When valuing this property, one factor we consider is the average cost per square foot (CPSF) for detached houses in the area. Based on this metric alone, the property's valuation would be £807,000.
Our valuation is at the lower end of the £618 to £642 CPSF you would have to pay for a typical detached house in Cape Road. Factors such as features and outdoor space affect CPSF, with past sale prices reflecting these differences.
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Property valuation details and commonly asked questions
- What condition is the property in?
- How is the property valuation estimated?
- Where are the figures sourced?
- What should I do if the details are incorrect?
What condition is the property in?
At a sale price of £792,000, the property’s cost per square foot suggests it may be more modest in condition or features compared to neighbouring homes.
Making home improvements could increase the cost per square foot within the £618 to £642 per square foot range we typically see for detached houses in Cape Road, increasing the property's value.
How is the property valuation estimated?
Every month, our Automated Valuation Model (AVM) determines property values.
Our AVM collects data from reputable sources, like HM Land Registry, and uses the data to estimate what each property is worth.
In our tests, we have found that the sale price of a property falls within our AVM's confidence range in most cases. However, there are scenarios where the valuations are not accurate. For example, if significant alterations have been made to a property recently or if a property is unique with few comparables.
For more details on the workings of our AVM, including its strengths, limitations, and how it measures up to traditional valuation methods, please refer to our guide 'How We Value Property'.
We try to make the valuations as accurate as possible, but they are estimates. When buying or selling property, you should speak to a qualified professional.
Where are the figures sourced?
Sold house prices, and data on property types/tenures, are sourced from the HM Land Registry.
There is a time delay in property sales appearing in HM Land Registry, which can be up to three months.
Other property details, such as energy efficiency, are estimates from a 2022 property survey.
What should I do if the details are incorrect?
We generate all our property valuations programmatically. They cannot be manually edited based on new information, such as evidence of redevelopment.
If any other property details are incorrect or out-of-date, they will update automatically when next surveyed.
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