House prices increased slightly, by 0.7%, in Powys in July, new figures show.

But the rise does not reverse the longer-term trend, which has seen property prices in the area suffer a 0.2% annual decline.

The average Powys house price in July was £244,315, Land Registry figures show – a 0.7% increase on June.

Over the month, the picture was similar to that across Wales, where prices increased 1.1%, but Powys was above the 0.5% rise for the UK as a whole.

Over the last year, the average sale price of property in Powys fell by £370 – putting the area 14th among Wales’s 22 local authorities with price data for annual growth.

The highest annual growth in the region was in Merthyr Tydfil, where property prices increased on average by 10.6%, to £163,000. At the other end of the scale, properties in Anglesey lost 6.7% of their value, giving an average price of £226,000.

First steps on the property ladder

First-time buyers in Powys spent an average of £213,400 on their property – £1,200 less than a year ago, but £53,600 more than in July 2018.

By comparison, former owner-occupiers paid £273,900 on average in July – 28.4% more than first-time buyers.

Property types

Owners of detached houses saw the biggest rise in property prices in Powys in July – they increased 0.8%, to £329,227 on average. Over the last year, prices rose by 0.3%.

Among other types of property:


How do property prices in Powys compare?

Buyers paid 13.3% more than the average price in Wales (£216,000) in July for a property in Powys. Across Wales, property prices are low compared to those across the UK, where the average cost is £290,000.

The most expensive properties in Wales were in Monmouthshire – £358,000 on average, and 1.5 times the price as in Powys. Monmouthshire properties cost 2.8 times the price as homes in Blaenau Gwent (£129,000 average), at the other end of the scale.

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


Average property price in July

  • Powys: £244,315
  • Wales: £215,632
  • UK: £289,824

Annual change to July

  • Powys: -0.2%
  • Wales: -0.1%
  • UK: +0.6%

Highest and lowest annual growth in Wales

  • Merthyr Tydfil: +10.6%
  • Anglesey: -6.7%