Last year most property sales in Dorset involved detached properties which sold for on average £348,505. Flats sold for an average price of £178,308, while terraced properties fetched £205,830.
Dorset, with an overall average price of £259,110 was more expensive than nearby Somerset (£231,776), Wiltshire (£222,270) and Bristol (County) (£220,937). The priciest area within Dorset was Sandbanks (£1,096,714) and the least expensive was Portland (£171,204).
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.