House prices were on the up in Flintshire in September, new figures show.

The rise contributes to the longer-term trend, which has seen property prices in the area grow by 1.4% over the last year.

The average Flintshire house price in September was £218,161, Land Registry figures show – a 1% increase on August.

Over the month, the picture was different to that across Wales, where prices decreased 0.9%, and Flintshire was above the 0.5% drop for the UK as a whole.

Over the last year, the average sale price of property in Flintshire rose by £3,000 – putting the area sixth 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 £183,000 on their property – £2,100 more than a year ago, and £41,800 more than in September 2018.

By comparison, former owner-occupiers paid £245,400 on average in September – 34.1% more than first-time buyers.


Property types

Owners of detached houses saw the biggest rise in property prices in Flintshire in September – they increased 1%, to £309,197 on average. Over the last year, prices rose by 2.3%.

Among other types of property:

  • Semi-detached: up 1% monthly; up 1.1% annually; £187,571 average
  • Terraced: up 0.8% monthly; up 0.4% annually; £152,555 average
  • Flats: up 0.3% monthly; up 0.4% annually; £100,891 average

How do property prices in Flintshire compare?

Buyers paid 1.5% more than the average price in Wales (£215,000) in September for a property in Flintshire. Across Wales, property prices are low compared to those across the UK, where the average cost is £291,000.

The most expensive properties in Wales were in Monmouthshire – £368,000 on average, and 1.7 times the price as in Flintshire. Monmouthshire properties cost 3.1 times the price as homes in Blaenau Gwent (£118,000 average), at the other end of the scale.


Average property price in September

Flintshire: £218,161

Wales: £214,912

UK: £291,385

Annual change to September

Flintshire: +1.4%

Wales: -2.7%

UK: -0.1%