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House prices in Birmingham are selling at record levels - here are the three most popular postcodes, according to Purplebricks

<p>Four bedroom detached house for sale in Erdington</p>

Four bedroom detached house for sale in Erdington

The local property market around Birmingham has been booming throughout 2021.

House prices have been increasing at the fastest pace in 15 years, according to online estate agents Purplebricks.

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The average price in the local area is now £272,992.

Tech-led estate agent Purplebricks has done a deep dive into the data to identify the most popular postcodes in Birmingham and beyond which are attracting the most hits from house hunters.

What are the three most popular postcodes in Birmingham and Solihull?

Purplebricks data from the past year (1 January to 30 November 2021) has revealed that the most popular postcodes/areas searched for are:

  • B90 - which includes areas of Solihull & Shirley 
  • B75 which includes The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield
  • B33 which includes the areas of Stechford & Tile Cross 

How much are house hunters looking to spend on properties in Birmingham?

The most popular search prices have been for houses worth between £200k - £300k, with £200k being the most popular. Buyers are seeking three to four bedrooms.

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What have property experts at Purplebricks said about the findings?

Claire Slattery, local property partner at Purplebricks said: “Royal Sutton Coldfield has been popular with buyers this year for several reasons. Firstly it’s appealing to those who enjoy walking or being outside, as we have Sutton Park - a 2,400 acre national nature reserve, and New Hall Valley Country Park, which has an area of 160 acres and within it is New Hall Mill which is one of only two working watermills in the West Midlands.

“We also have New Hall Manor, a medieval manor house, now used as a hotel which is claimed to be one of the oldest inhabited moated houses in Britain.

“There are excellent transport links in the area to the A38, M42, M5 and M6. Sutton Coldfield town centre has the Gracechurch shopping centre and is within easy reach of Tamworth, Lichfield and Birmingham City Centre.

“The area also has two grammar schools - Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls and Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School - as well as Arthur Terry, Fairfax, John Willmott and Plants Brook secondary schools and a number of primary schools, making it a popular area with families.”

Phil Gould, local property partner at Purplebricks said: “The Solihull postcode of B90 is a popular area with buyers. There has been a massive investment in the Parkgate Shopping and leisure centre in the heart of Shirley Town. Properties are in a great school catchment area with both Tudor grange and Light Hall senior schools, and you’re located only 2 to 3 miles drive to Solihull Town centre.

“This year, I have seen more buyers wanting an extra bedroom. There’s been lots of people in B90 working from home so we’ve sold a number of properties with home offices already created. About 12 months ago we sold a four bedroom home on Yoxall Road, Solihull, B90. The sellers had turned the fourth bedroom into a home office making it very appealing to buyers.

“Some buyers have also been looking for a property where they can work, relax and entertain. A great example is a three bed property we sold on Wadleys Road in Spring 2021. The property has a wonderful entertaining area in the garden with a bar area and a brick built home office / games room.”

3 bedroom semi-detached house, East Rise, Sutton Coldfield

Three hot properties in the most popular postcodes in Birmingham and Solihull

1. Three bedroom semi-detached house, East Rise, Sutton Coldfield - £315,000

Three bedroom semi-detatched family home, which is situated in the centre of Sutton Coldfield on a quiet Cul-de-Sac. Minutes from the M6, M5, M42 and Sutton Coldfield train station, this is the perfect commuter property and also within easy reach of local schools, shops and amenities.Approached from the front via a dropped curb leading to a driveway with parking for two cars with the potential to extend instead of the small lawn area set to the front, should you prefer.

Two bedroom detatched bungalow for sale on Ashfurlong Crescent, Sutton Coldfield

2. Two bedroom detached bungalow in Sutton Coldfield - £450,000

This two bedroom detatched bunglow features an unusally large plot. It is situated in Sutton Coldfield, minutes from the A5 & A8. It is recommended as the perfect commuter property and is within easy reach of local schools, shops and amenities. This family home is available to be viewed, so it can be fully appreciated. For more information go to 3 Ashfurlong Crescent, Sutton Coldfield, B75 6EP for £450,000

Four bedroom detached house for sale in Sycamore Crescent, Erdington

3. Four bedroom detached house in Erdington - £580,000

Thoughtfully designed and crafted for modern living, this stunning four bedroom detached home is highly recommended as a family home.

Light, airy and spacious, it includes a large reception hall, two reception rooms, a stylish fully fitted kitchen diner area with an extensive range of units and integrated appliances, completing the downstairs space is a convenient utility cupboard with space for appliances and a guest WC.

The upstairs boasts four generously sized bedrooms. The spacious master bedroom has its own three piece en-suite. The remaining three bedrooms all share the luxurious family bathroom. For more information go to Sycamore Crescent, Birmingham, B24 8DF for £580,000

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