Last year most property sales in Dorset involved detached properties which sold for on average £415,634. Flats sold for an average price of £200,673, while terraced properties fetched £238,155.
Dorset, with an overall average price of £296,100, was similar in terms of sold prices to nearby Bristol (County) (£284,918), but was more expensive than Somerset (£264,911) and Wiltshire (£259,236). The priciest area within Dorset was Sandbanks (£1,007,009) and the least expensive was Portland (£186,243).
During the last year, sold prices in Dorset were 4% up on the previous year and 15% up on 2013 when the average house price was £257,812.