5, Cape Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 5DJLocation See map

5 Cape Road is a 1,000-square-foot [1] detached house with an estimated price today of £517,000.

Since the house was last sold in April 2006 for £240,000, its value has risen by £277,000 or 115%.

House Price Trends

Sold house prices and house price trends over time

Street sold prices
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Property Details

House features, location, and investment performance

5 Cape Road is a detached house with a freehold tenure. A 2022 survey recorded the property as having 1,000 square feet of floor space and an expected layout of 2 bedrooms and 1 reception room. The property was built in 1900-1929.

The property has been a good investment for its owners. Since its first recorded sale, the house's price has risen 22% per year on average, and in the last year, it has risen 3%.

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5, Cape Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 5DJ

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Sold House Prices

Timeline of sold house prices and cost per square foot

Since 5 Cape Road's first recorded sale in 1996, the house's price has risen by £442,050 or 22% per year.

During the same period, the price of an average home on Cape Road increased by £518,000 or 22% per year, and the average UK home increased by 16% per year.

  1. Current valuation
    £517,000

    Detached house freehold, £517 per square foot

    + 115%
  2. Sold April 2006
    £240,000

    Detached house freehold, £240 per square foot

    + 17%
  3. Sold October 2002
    £206,000

    Detached house freehold, £206 per square foot

    + 175%
  4. Sold April 1996
    £74,950

    Detached house freehold, £75 per square foot

House Price Comparison

Comparison of local and national house prices

House Prices in Cape Road start at £364,000 for the cheapest property on the street, rising to £831,000 for the most expensive.

5 Cape Road is worth 15% less than the £606,000 average property on Cape Road and 75% more than the £296,000 UK average home.

Compare Average Detached House Prices in England and Wales

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St Albans
£918,000
+ 77.6%
Cambridge
£622,000
+ 20.3%
Bedford
£536,000
+ 3.7%
5 Cape Road
£517,000
Luton
£500,000
- 3.3%
Norwich
£423,000
- 18.2%
Peterborough
£365,000
- 29.4%

Energy Efficiency

Energy usage and efficiency compared to the average detached house in England and Wales. Figures from a 2022 survey

PROPERTY
Average detached
Business
EPC Rating
Energy efficiency
D
D
Flame
Energy consumption
kWh per year
22,000
26,000
Cloud
CO₂ emissions
Tonnes per year
4.0
4.7

Valuation details

Property valuation details and commonly asked questions

In this section
  • Chevron Forward Is the 5 Cape Road house price rising or falling?
  • Can I afford to buy 5 Cape Road?
  • How is the 5 Cape Road investment score calculated?
  • How does the size of 5 Cape Road compare?
  • How is the 5 Cape Road valuation estimated?
  • Where are the figures sourced?
  • What if the details are incorrect?

Is the 5 Cape Road house price rising or falling?

The 5 Cape Road house price estimate has risen in the past year, increasing by 3% or £13,000.

Can I afford to buy 5 Cape Road?

What property you can afford will depend on your financial situation and estimates of how much you can afford to borrow for a mortgage. Mortgage lenders use different rules to calculate how much you can borrow and what interest you will pay.

For example, if a mortgage lender allowed you to borrow 4.5x income and you could afford a 30% deposit of £155,100, then your annual income would need to be at least £80,422 to meet 5 Cape Road's current valuation of £517,000.

How is the 5 Cape Road investment score calculated?

The investment score measures historic short-term and long-term house price trends.

Properties with high long-term and short-term returns will have the highest scores. Equally, properties with negative returns will have a lower score.

Past performance, however, does not guarantee future returns, and price rises may have been due to extensions or other improvements to the property.

How does the size of 5 Cape Road compare?

The house has 1,000 sq ft of internal floor area, which is 5% larger than the 950-square-foot average UK home.

How is the 5 Cape Road valuation estimated?

A house or flat valuation is estimated using sold prices and house price trends of similar properties in the area.

Each valuation uses our Repeat Sales House Price Index, which tracks price trends in large areas such as cities or towns. We use the index and local price trends (e.g. price increases in a street or postcode) to estimate property value.

The value estimates are most accurate when a property has sold recently and when there are similar properties nearby.

A valuation can, in some cases, be inaccurate. For example, if there have been significant changes to a property since it was last sold (e.g. an extension).

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 property types/tenures are from HM Land Registry.

There is a time delay in property sales appearing in HM Land Registry, which can be up to three months.

[1] Other property details, such as energy efficiency, are estimates from a 2022 property survey.

What 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 sold property prices or property types are incorrect, you should verify them with HM Land Registry. You can notify HM Land Registry of any errors.

If any other property details are incorrect or out-of-date, they will update automatically when next surveyed.

You can verify property details related to energy efficiency.