House prices dropped across Flintshire in July, new figures show.

The average Flintshire house price in July was £215,126, Land Registry figures show – a 0.3% decrease on June.

Over the month, the picture was different to that across Wales, where prices increased 1.1%, and Flintshire was lower than the 0.5% rise for the UK as a whole.

But the drop does not reverse the longer-term trend, which has seen property prices in the area grow by 2.9% over the last year.

During that time, the average sale price of property in Flintshire rose by £6,100 – putting the area fifth among Wales’s 22 local authorities with price data for annual growth.


First steps on the property ladder

First-time buyers in Flintshire spent an average of £180,300 on their property – £4,500 more than a year ago, and £39,100 more than in July 2018.

By comparison, former owner-occupiers paid £242,000 on average in July – 34.2% more than first-time buyers.

Property types

Owners of flats saw the biggest fall in property prices in Flintshire in July – they dropped 0.7% in price, to £100,744 on average. But over the last year, prices rose by 2%.

Among other types of property:

Detached: down 0.2% monthly; up 3.6% annually; £304,516 average

Semi-detached: down 0.4% monthly; up 2.6% annually; £184,825 average

Terraced: down 0.1% monthly; up 2.1% annually; £150,561 average

How do property prices in Flintshire compare?

Buyers paid roughly the same as the average price in Wales (£216,000) in July for a property in Flintshire. Across Wales, property prices are low compared to those across the UK, where the average cost is £290,000.

Average property price in July

Flintshire: £215,126

Wales: £215,632

UK: £289,824.