House prices dropped by 1.4% in Powys in November, new figures show.

But the drop does not reverse the longer-term trend, which has seen property prices in the area grow by 13.2% over the last year.

The average Powys house price in November was £262,634, Land Registry figures show – a 1.4% decrease on October.

Over the month, the picture was similar to that across Wales, where prices decreased 1.6%, but Powys was lower than the 0.3% drop for the UK as a whole.

Over the last year, the average sale price of property in Powys rose by £31,000 – putting the area ninth among Wales’s 22 local authorities with price data for annual growth.

The highest annual growth in the region was in Caerphilly, where property prices increased on average by 17.2%, to £194,000. At the other end of the scale, properties in Conwy gained 6.4% in value, giving an average price of £217,000.

The average UK house price edged down to £295,000 in November 2022, from the previous month's record high of £296,000.

Property prices increased by 10.3% in the year to November, slowing from 12.4% in October.

Nathan Emerson, CEO of Propertymark, which represents estate agents, said: "In November, our agents reported a market that was on the cusp of seeing purchasing power handed back to buyers which was a trend we hadn’t seen in months."

And Roger Evans, director of home finance distribution at Gatehouse Bank, said: “The property market is slowly becoming more favourable for buyers in some areas as rates stabilise a little following the turbulence of 2022.”

First steps on the property ladder

First-time buyers in Powys spent an average of £230,000 on their property – £27,000 more than a year ago, and £73,000 more than in November 2017.

By comparison, former owner-occupiers paid £294,000 on average in November – 27.9% more than first-time buyers.

Property types

Owners of detached houses saw the biggest fall in property prices Powys in November – they dropped 1.5% in price, to £353,590 on average. But over the last year, prices rose by 13%.

Among other types of property:


How do property prices in Powys compare?

Buyers paid 19.2% more than the average price in Wales (£220,000) in November for a property in Powys. Across Wales, property prices are higher than those across the UK, where the average cost £295,000.

The most expensive properties in Wales were in Monmouthshire – £364,000 on average, and 1.4 times as much as more than in Powys. Monmouthshire properties cost 2.7 times as much as homes in Blaenau Gwent (£135,000 average), at the other end of the scale.

The highest property prices across the UK were in Kensington and Chelsea.


Average property price in November

  • Powys: £262,634
  • Wales:£220,366
  • UK: £294,910

Annual growth to November

  • Powys: +13.2%
  • Wales: +10.7%
  • UK: +10.3%

Highest and lowest annual growth in Wales

  • Caerphilly: +17.2%
  • Conwy: +6.4%