PHOTO: JOHN BISSET/STUFF Waimate was experiencing an influx of out of town buyers on the back of continuing growth, Farmlands Waimate real estate agent Christine Wallace says. (File pic)

House prices in Timaru and Waimate have gone in different directions during the 12 months to the end of June.

Fifty-six houses were sold in Timaru during June 2019 at a median price of $320,000 compared to 53 at a median of $360,000 in June 2018, latest Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) figures show.

In the Waimate district, however, the median price for residential houses in June was $252,000 compared to $210,000 in June 2018 while the volume of properties sold decreased by two to 11 sales last month. Figures for Mackenzie were not available.