It’s fair to say the housing market in Wales is back up and running with a bang.
Across the UK we are now at a 10-year high when it comes to homes selling within a week, according to Rightmove, as prospective buyers make the most of the stamp duty holiday now on offer.
August was also the market’s busiest month over the last decade – with the highest number of homes put up for sale since 2008.
And if that’s not good enough, house prices are going up too, with last month seeing the biggest monthly jump since 2004, Nationwide said.
So where is everyone moving to?
Between July 8 and August 31, 13% of houses in Wales sold within a week of being put up for sale, compared to 11% last year.
Across the country, Rightmove data suggests it’s not the big cities that people are flocking to, or idyllic views overlooking the sea. Instead it’s Blackwood, Caerphilly, that saw the biggest jump in house prices in August 2020 compared to August 2017 – an important indicator of popularity.