Last year most property sales in Dorset involved detached properties which sold for on average £343,982. Flats sold for an average price of £176,728, while terraced properties fetched £202,856.
Dorset, with an overall average price of £255,933 was more expensive than nearby Somerset (£230,335), Wiltshire (£218,832) and Bristol (County) (£217,161). The priciest area within Dorset was Sandbanks (£914,212) and the least expensive was Boscombe (£172,250).
During the last year, sold prices in Dorset were similar to the previous year and similar to 2007 when the average house price was £256,471.