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House features, location, and investment performance
17 Varndean Drive is a leasehold detached house, built in 1967-1975. A 2018 survey recorded the property as having 1,300 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 £130,000 profit between March 2008 and January 2019.
17, Varndean Drive, Brighton, Brighton And Hove BN1 6RS
Sold House Prices
Timeline of sold house prices and cost per square foot
Since 17 Varndean Drive's first recorded sale in 1995, the house's price has risen by £713,000 or 26% per year.
During the same period, the price of an average home on Varndean Drive increased by £401,000 or 26% per year, and the average UK home increased by 15% per year.
- Current valuation£813,000
Detached house leasehold, £625 per square foot+ 31%
- Sold January 2019£620,000
Detached house leasehold, £477 per square foot+ 27%
- Sold March 2008£490,000
Detached house leasehold, £377 per square foot+ 197%
- Sold April 1999£165,000
Detached house leasehold, £127 per square foot+ 65%
- Sold October 1995£100,000
Detached house leasehold, £77 per square foot
Comparison of local and national house prices
House Prices in Varndean Drive start at £224,000 for the cheapest property on the street, rising to £1,039,000 for the most expensive.
17 Varndean Drive is worth 78% more than the £457,000 average property on Varndean Drive and 171% more than the £300,000 average home in England.
Average Detached House Prices in South East 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 £802,000.
Our valuation is at the higher end of the £608 to £626 CPSF you would have to pay for a typical detached house in Varndean Drive. 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 £813,000, the property’s cost per square foot indicates a better condition than the neighbouring properties or that it possesses additional features to warrant the higher price.
Making home improvements could increase the cost per square foot within the £608 to £626 per square foot range we typically see for detached houses in Varndean Drive, 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 2018 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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