Most of the sales in North West over the past year were semi-detached properties which on average sold for £160,336. Terraced properties had an average sold price of £113,377 and detached properties averaged at £278,747.
North West, with an overall average price of £164,294, was similar in terms of sold prices to nearby Yorkshire and the Humber (£163,972) and East Midlands (£171,697), but was more expensive than North East (£147,802). The most expensive area within North West was Cheshire (£208,609) and the cheapest was Merseyside (£148,065).
In the past year house prices in North West were 3% up on the year before and 3% up on 2010 when they averaged at £159,845.