Last year most property sales in Dorset involved detached properties which sold for on average £432,805. Flats sold for an average price of £211,823, while terraced properties fetched £244,164.
Dorset, with an overall average price of £309,890 was more expensive than nearby Somerset (£273,333), Wiltshire (£271,149) and Bristol (County) (£292,142). The priciest area within Dorset was Sandbanks (£919,749) and the least expensive was Portland (£176,385).
During the last year, sold prices in Dorset were 5% up on the previous year and 14% up on 2014 when the average house price was £271,708.