Property prices in Wales

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Latest prices in Wales for Detached properties

The latest figures show that the average price for a Detached property in Wales has now reached £318,907 as of Feb 2024. This value is based upon the average value of completed property transactions in the month of February.

Average prices for a Detached property have increased substantially over the longer term in Wales. Back in January 1969, prices for this type of property averaged £0 based on sales at the time. Fast forward to January 2024, and averages reached £321,652 - representing a growth of Infinity% over 55 years.

This substantial monumental percentage rise in Detached property values far outpaced broader inflation over the same period. Rising household incomes, strong local economy, high demand and constrained supply all likely contributed to the steep price inflation seen for Detached homes in Wales over the past 6 decades.

Our data is sourced directly from HM Land Registry and their UK House Price Index report. This dataset is updated several times a year and we always attempt to have the most up to data information available.

The UK HPI uses sales data collected on residential housing transactions, whether for cash or with a mortgage. Properties have been included in England and Wales since January 1995, in Scotland since January 2004, and in Northern Ireland since January 2005, Data is available at a national and regional level, as well as counties, local authorities and London boroughs.

Cited from HM Land Registry

Detached prices in Wales over the last 12 months

Mar 2023£330,815
Apr 2023£326,780
May 2023£325,078
Jun 2023£326,664
Jul 2023£332,232
Aug 2023£334,266
Sep 2023£331,891
Oct 2023£330,050
Nov 2023£325,781
Dec 2023£321,233
Jan 2024£321,652
Feb 2024£318,907

Recent trends for prices in Wales

The latest figures from February 2024 indicate the property market in Wales continues to show rising price trends. Compared to January, 2024, average prices increased by 0.4% to £210,717. On an annual basis, average property prices have decreased -1.2% since 12 months ago.

In terms of sales activity, there were 1569 residential property transactions completed in Wales during February, 2024. Of these purchases, 711 were financed with a mortgage while 427 were all-cash sales. For cash buyers, average prices have changed by 0.6% since January, 2024, coming in at around £204,644. For properties purchased with a mortgage, the average price changed by 0.3% since January, 2024, to £214,326.

Compared to the overall picture in its national parent United Kingdom, the average property price in Wales are lower than the current national average of £280,660. While Wales saw a change of 0.4% over the last month, United Kingdom as a whole recorded a percentage change of 0.4% in average property values. And on an annual basis, prices across United Kingdom have contracted by -0.2%, more than the -1.2% yearly change seen in Wales.

Interested in purchasing a property in Wales? Use our Monthly Mortgage Cost Calculator to see how much a property may cost you per month. This tool is for illustrative purposes only and does not constitute financial advice.

Average price in Wales by housing type

Prices last recorded in February, 2024











Prices by housing type in Wales

Recent data shows that price growth has varied across different property types in Wales over the last year. For terraced houses, property prices changed by -0.2% between February 2024 and January 2024 to reach £163,990, and changed by -2.5% over the last 12 months. The annual change was greater than the -1% change seen for terraced homes in United Kingdom overall.

Meanwhile, semi-detached properties saw a rise in average prices locally, taking them to £206,458 in January 2024. This represents a 0.5% change from the same month last year.This is underperforming the 0.7% annual change in semi-detached values across the country.

Detached homes in Wales gained 0.7% month-over-month to reach an average of £318,907. Annually, detached property values have changed by -0.6%. This is weaker price growth compared to United Kingdom's 0.5% change for detached houses over the year.

For apartments and flats, average prices increased by 1.7% between February and January 2024, hitting £137,214. Over the last 12 months, apartment values have changed by -1.1%, lagging United Kingdom's flat and apartment growth rate of -1%.

Overall, semi-detached properties have seen the strongest price momentum locally over the past year, with a change of -0.4%, while terraced properties lagged, with a change of -2.5%.

Recent purchases in Wales

According to data from HM Land Registry, there were 1569 completed property purchases in the area of Wales in February 2024. Of these sales, 427 were recorded as cash purchases whilst 711 were purchased using a mortgage. Compared to this time 12 months ago, the percentage of properties purchased using a mortgage has changed by -1.4% and the percentage of properties purchased with cash has changed by -0.9%.

The number of cash and mortgage purchases may not match the recorded number due to exclusions listed on the website

Looking for a specific property type?

Use one of the following links to find more specific information about the type of property you're looking for in wales.

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Semi-Detached property prices in wales

Terraced property prices in wales

Flat & Apartment property prices in wales

First Time Buyer prices in wales

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