The average price of a house in Wrexham was £158,229, a 0.9 per cent decrease on April
House prices dropped slightly in Wrexham in May, new figures show.
But the drop does not reverse the longer-term trend, which has seen property prices in the area achieve 1.6 per cent annual growth.
The average Wrexham house price in May was £158,229, Land Registry figures show – a 0.9 per cent decrease on April.
Over the month, the picture was worse than that across Wales, where prices increased 1.7 per cent, and Wrexham underperformed compared to the 0.3 per cent rise for the UK as a whole.
Over the last year, the average sale price of property in Wrexham rose by £2,400.
Owners of detached houses fared worst in Wrexham in May – they dropped 0.9 per cent in price, to £228,967 on average. But over the last year, prices rose by 1.7 per cent.
Among other types of property semi-detached houses dropped by 0.8 per cent monthly; but are up 1.7 per cent annually at an average price £143,795.
Flats were also down 0.7 per cent monthly; down 0.1 per cent annually and on the market for £84,399 on average.
First-time buyers in Wrexham spent an average of £137,900 on their property – £2,200 more than a year ago, and £17,200 more than in May 2015.
By comparison, former owner-occupiers paid £180,600 on average in May – 31 per cent more than first-time buyers.
Buyers in Wrexham paid 6.6 per cent less than the average price in Wales (£169,000) in May for a property. Across Wales, property prices are low compared to those across the UK, where the average cost £236,000.
Average property price in May – Wrexham: £158,229, Wales: £169,436, UK: £235,673.
Annual growth to May – Wrexham: +1.6%, Wales: +4.8%, UK: +2.9%.
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