Last year most property sales in Dorset involved detached properties which sold for on average £349,451. Flats sold for an average price of £178,685, while terraced properties fetched £205,301.
Dorset, with an overall average price of £259,691 was more expensive than nearby Somerset (£232,129), Wiltshire (£221,392) and Bristol (County) (£219,962). The priciest area within Dorset was Sandbanks (£1,108,145) and the least expensive was Portland (£171,722).
During the last year, sold prices in Dorset were similar to the previous year and similar to 2007 when the average house price was £256,481.