Most of the sales in Leicestershire over the past year were detached properties which on average sold for £283,675. Semi-detached properties had an average sold price of £167,121 and terraced properties averaged at £139,585.
Leicestershire, with an overall average price of £195,590 was more expensive than nearby Nottinghamshire (£163,758), but was cheaper than Rutland (£295,773) and Northamptonshire (£208,547). The most expensive area within Leicestershire was Swithland (£740,833) and the cheapest was Aylestone (£130,174).
In the past year house prices in Leicestershire were 3% up on the year before and 8% up on 2007 when they averaged at £180,361.