Latest figures show house prices are rising faster in Wales compared to some other parts of the UK.

And the axing of Severn tolls being cited one reason.

So now could be a good time to snap up a bargain at auctions.

The next Paul Fosh Auctions sale is on Thursday June 13 at The Cardiff North Hotel by Accor, Cardiff, starting at 5pm when a total of some 80 properties filling the current auction catalogue go up for sale.

This intriguing detached four-bedroom house at 51 High Street, Troedrhiwfuwch, New Tredegar (lot 2) is said to be in need of total renovation and comes with a guide price of just £18,500-plus. The property is situated between Pontlottyn and New Tredegar, and has living, dining and reception room with kitchen on the ground floor with four bedrooms above. It has a private rear garden with outside loo and is well situated for access to the A465 Heads of the Valleys road.

A two-bedroom cottage-style terraced house at 73 Garn Roan, Nantyglo, Ebbw Vale (Lot 11) offers upvc double glazing as well as a new kitchen and bathroom at a guide price of £25,000-plus. It has a forecourt and level garden to the rear.

A grand, three-storey Victorian mid terraced house is offered with a guide price of £190,000-plus at 15 Stow Park Avenue, Newport (Lot 19). The substantial building is situated close to the city’s Belle Vue Park and could be converted to flats, to a house of multiple occupation or for commercial uses, subject to planning.

An immaculate one-bedroom, first floor flat at 32 Ivydene Close, Pontypool (Lot 34) is listed with a guide price of £29,000-plus. The property has lounge, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom with gardens to the front and rear.

A large detached bungalow called The Shires, at Collins Row, Rhymney, near Tredegar (Lot 43) has a guide price of £170,000. The two-bedroom property, on the edge of Bute Town with gorgeous views across the valley, benefits from large gardens and has potential for a building plot with suitable access.