2, Dickens Close, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 5PP See map
2 Dickens Close is a 1,370-square-foot  detached house with an estimated price today of £947,000.
Since the house was last sold in January 2013 for £538,850, its value has risen by £408,150 or 76%.
House Price Trends
Sold house prices and house price trends over time
House features, location, and investment performance
2 Dickens Close is a detached house with a freehold tenure. A 2014 survey recorded the property as having 1,370 square feet of floor space. The property was built in 1930-1949.
The property has generated positive returns for its owners. Since its first recorded sale, the house's price has risen 7% per year on average, and in the last year, it has risen 3%.
2, Dickens Close, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL3 5PP
Sold House Prices
Timeline of sold house prices and cost per square foot
Since 2 Dickens Close's first recorded sale in 2013, the house's price has risen by £408,150 or 7% per year.
During the same period, the price of an average home on Dickens Close increased by £390,000 or 8% per year, and the average UK home increased by 7% per year.
- Current valuation£947,000
Detached house freehold, £691 per square foot+ 76%
- Sold January 2013£538,850
Detached house freehold, £393 per square foot
House Price Comparison
Comparison of local and national house prices
House Prices in Dickens Close start at £776,000 for the cheapest property on the street, rising to £1,053,000 for the most expensive.
2 Dickens Close is worth 7% more than the £888,000 average property on Dickens Close and 220% more than the £296,000 UK average home.
Compare Average Detached House Prices in England and Wales
Energy usage and efficiency compared to the average detached house in England and Wales. Figures from a 2014 survey
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Property valuation details and commonly asked questions
- Is the 2 Dickens Close house price rising or falling?
- Can I afford to buy 2 Dickens Close?
- How is the 2 Dickens Close investment score calculated?
- How does the size of 2 Dickens Close compare?
- How is the 2 Dickens Close valuation estimated?
- Where are the figures sourced?
- What if the details are incorrect?
Is the 2 Dickens Close house price rising or falling?
The 2 Dickens Close house price estimate has risen in the past year, increasing by 3% or £24,000.
Can I afford to buy 2 Dickens Close?
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 £284,100, then your annual income would need to be at least £147,311 to meet 2 Dickens Close's current valuation of £947,000.
How is the 2 Dickens Close 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 2 Dickens Close compare?
The house has 1,370 sq ft of internal floor area, which is 44% larger than the 950-square-foot average UK home.
How is the 2 Dickens Close 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.
 Other property details, such as energy efficiency, are estimates from a 2014 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.