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House features, location, and investment performance
12 Blueberry Close is a leasehold terraced house, built in 1967-1975. A 2014 survey recorded the property as having 580 square feet of floor space and space for 1 bedroom.
The property was a reasonable investment for its previous owner, who made a £48,800 profit between April 2007 and April 2015.
12, Blueberry Close, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL3 6NH
Sold House Prices
Timeline of sold house prices and cost per square foot
Since 12 Blueberry Close's first recorded sale in 1995, the house's price has risen by £245,000 or 19% per year.
During the same period, the price of an average home on Blueberry Close increased by £384,000 or 20% per year, and the average UK home increased by 15% per year.
- Current valuation£290,000
Terraced house leasehold, £500 per square foot+ 39%
- Sold April 2015£208,750
Terraced house leasehold, £360 per square foot+ 31%
- Sold April 2007£159,950
Terraced house leasehold, £276 per square foot+ 14%
- Sold September 2004£139,950
Terraced house leasehold, £241 per square foot+ 32%
- Sold April 2002£105,950
Terraced house leasehold, £183 per square foot+ 37%
- Sold December 1999£77,250
Terraced house leasehold, £133 per square foot+ 72%
- Sold March 1995£45,000
Terraced house leasehold, £78 per square foot
Comparison of local and national house prices
House Prices in Blueberry Close start at £204,000 for the cheapest property on the street, rising to £660,000 for the most expensive.
12 Blueberry Close is worth 36% less than the £453,000 average property on Blueberry Close and 3% less 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 terraced houses in the area. Based on this metric alone, the property's valuation would be £296,000.
Our valuation is at the lower end of the £438 to £583 CPSF you would have to pay for a typical terraced house in Blueberry Close. 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 £290,000, 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 £438 to £583 per square foot range we typically see for terraced houses in Blueberry Close, 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 2014 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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