Property prices in Wales up 4.1% year on year in second quarter of 2019

Property Wire | July 15, 2019

Property prices in Wales up 4.1% year on year in second quarter of 2019
Residential property prices in Wales increased by 4.1% on an annual basis in the second quarter of 2019, taking the average house price to £186,360, the latest lender index shows. Quarter on quarter prices increased marginally, by just 0.1%, while sales fell by 0.1% compared with the second quarter of 2018, according to the index from the Principality Building Society. Tom Denman, chief financial officer at Principality Building Society, pointed out that the increase in house prices annually in Wales is linked to the increase of sales ahead of the Land Transaction Tax introduction in April 2018 resulting in a dip this time last year, rather than any sudden increase in housing demand in Wales during the second quarter of 2019. Six local authority areas recorded new peak prices in the second quarter with prices in Bridgend reaching £169,980, in Carmarthenshire £166,057, in Gwynedd £187,142, in Neath Port Talbot £135,924, in Pembrokeshire £204,281 and the Vale of Glamorgan at £261,450. Principality’s report also showed a trend in the last three months of rising house prices along the coastline from Conwy, Pembrokeshire to the Vale of Glamorgan, suggesting a potentially strong demand for holiday and second homes in Welsh coastal areas.

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