Following on from my last article, if you recall I said that Lawrence Moorings had the most properties sold in the CM21 Sawbridgeworth postcode, yet I felt that this information wasn’t telling the whole story, as some roads in Sawbridgeworth have more properties on them than others. Therefore, I promised that I would compare the average number of properties sold by the actual number of properties on that street, to find out the streets whose owners proportionally moved (or sold) more often than the rest of the locality.

To give some foundation to the article, in 2017 Sawbridgeworth homeowners had, on average, lived at their existing address for 17 years and 6 months. However, when I looked at the difference between homeowners with and without a mortgage; Sawbridgeworth homeowners without a mortgage had lived in their Sawbridgeworth home for an average of 23 years and 9 months compared with 10 years and 1 month for homeowners with a mortgage. Interestingly, Sawbridgeworth’s East Hertfordshire Council house tenants have on average resided at their present home for 11 years and 4 months, whilst finally for those who rent from a private landlord, tenants generally have lived in their property for an average of 3 years and 11 months (up from 3 years 5 months only five years ago).

The CM21 street in the top 25 saleable streets with the highest number of households on it is Sheering Mill Lane, which has 292 residential addresses. Yet since 1995, only 86 properties have changed hands (some multiple times!)  .. which means the street’s saleability or churn rate is 29.5%.

However, the street or road that has the highest saleability or churn rate is The Maltings … which has 32 households on it, yet since 1995 there have been 83 house sales … a saleability rate of 259.4%. Here is the full breakdown of the top 25 streets …

Street (in CM21) The Street’s Saleability

(or Churn) Rate since 1995

The Maltings 259.4%
Lawrence Moorings 253.1%
Nursery Fields 237.1%
Hazel Gardens 232.4%
The Meadows 225.3%
Ladywell Prospect 224.0%
Luxford Place 200.0%
Highgate Grove 192.9%
Station Road 165.7%
Leat Close 155.3%
Burtons Mill 151.4%
Sheering Lower Road 140.9%
West Road 140.0%
Sun Street 139.6%
Cambridge Road 138.3%
Sayesbury Road 138.2%
London Road 125.0%
White Post Field 124.4%
Bell Street 95.9%
Elmwood 95.5%
The Crest 95.1%
Knight Street 73.8%
Bullfields 67.3%
High Wych Road 66.3%
Sheering Mill Lane 29.5%


So, as you can see, some interesting statistics and a lot more correlation between saleability rate and property values (unlike the article last time where we compared value to ‘out and out’ raw sales figures).

Therefore, what does this all mean to Sawbridgeworth homeowners and Sawbridgeworth landlords?  Well these 25 streets are the best performing streets out of the 177 streets in the Sawbridgeworth (CM21) area so if you live/own a property on those 25 streets … you are sitting on a very saleable street. If you want to find out how saleable your street is .. please drop me a line and we can discuss this further.