Area Guide For Dorset

Dorset is a county in South West England on the English Channel coast. The ceremonial county comprises the non-metropolitan county, which is governed by Dorset County Council, and the unitary authorities of Poole and Bournemouth. Dorset covers an area of 2,653 square kilometres (1,024 sq mi); it borders Devon to the west, Somerset to the north-west, Wiltshire to the north-east, and Hampshire to the east. The county town is Dorchester which is situated in the south. After the reorganisation of local government in 1974 the county's border was extended eastward to incorporate the Hampshire towns of Bournemouth and Christchurch. Around half of the population lives in the South East Dorset conurbation; the rest of the county is largely rural with a low population density. The county has a long history of human settlement stretching back to the Neolithic era. The Romans conquered Dorset's indigenous Celtic tribe, and during the early middle ages, the Saxons settled the area and made Dorset a shire. The first recorded Viking raid on the British Isles occurred in Dorset during the 8th century and the black death entered England at Melcombe Regis.


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Estimated Price: £292,186
Average Asking Price: £408,301
Price change in last one year: £22,047
Average Price Paid: £256,211
Average Rent Rates: £1,438


Property Prices Breakdown in Dorset

Average Price for property in Dorset is around £292,186 which varies based on type of property you are interested in and ranges from £391,633 for detached house to around £248,310 for semi-detached. Similarly terraced house is around £221,017 and a flat is worth £200,979. Values have been changing and have risen £2,072 in last 3 months alone. Similar historical trend can be observed in price changes e.g. prices changed £6,867 in last 6 months, £22,047 in last 1 year, £34,853 in last 2 years, £35,834 in last 3 years, £33,707 in last 4 years and £32,313 in last 5 years.

Currently average asking price of a property in Dorset is around £408,301 based on approximately 12,555 properties for sale. Same is the case with rental options based on 2,180 properties up for rent, average asking rent is around £1,438 per month.

Estimated property value in Dorset is £292,186. Average asking price is £408,301 while average price paid is £267,020 which is up by £22,047 and Avg. asking rent £1,438.Based on an Online Survey

Buyers are willing to pay high dollar prices to grab these properties because of the recent trend in real estate investment especially in Dorset area. In last 1 year alone average price buyer paid is around £267,020 based on approximately 12,555 sales in Dorset area alone. If you compare it to last 3 years sales of 36,110 properties where buyers paid around £258,926. It has been same for some time now for e.g. if you take an average of amount paid in last 5 years, it comes to around £256,211 for 58,397 and average amount paid for purchase of approx. 79,199 properties sold in last 7 years comes to about £253,223 per sale.


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Breakdown of asking prices for homes of different sizes show that price varies clearly based on no of bedrooms and type of house. Asking price for a house with 1 bedroom is around £140,576, £218,197 for a 2 bedroom house, £308,192 for a 3 bedroom house, £645,353 for a 4 bedroom house and £978,461 for a 5 bedroom house. For a flat similarly the prices varies from £122,038 for a single bedroom to £209,344 for a 2 bedroom Flat. Same is the case with 3 bedroom flat £542,457, £907,794 for a 4 bedroom flat and £427,500 for a 5 bedroom flat. To sum up the asking prices for properties in Dorset it comes to around average £125,586 for 1 bedroom property, £212,438 for 2 bedroom, £348,340 for 3 bedroom, £653,187 for 4 bedroom and £975,875 for a 5 bedroom property.

Rent per calendar month varies similarly based on type and size of the house. If you look at the rents per month for houses alone it can vary from £518 for 1 bedroom to £781 for 2 bedrooms, £1,058 for 3 bedrooms, £1,412 for 4 bedrooms and £1,908 for 5 bedrooms house. But if you are interested in renting a 1 bedroom flat then rent per month can be around £587. As the no. of bedroom increase so will the rent e.g. for a 2 bedroom flat it will be around £864, £1,262 for 3 bedroom, £1,391 for 4 bedroom and around £1,650 for 5 bedroom flat. You should be generally be expecting around average £574 rent per month for single bedroom property, £843 for 2 bedroom, £1,133 for 3 bedroom, £1,410 for 4 bedroom and approximately £1,894 for a 5 bedroom property in Dorset area.

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Disclaimer : Location real estate estimates and values are based on House price index background data and Sales data provided by United Kingdom Land registry Records available as public records from their website. This information is updated monthly on our website and may not reflect all public transactions. This information is based on estimated calculation generated from our developed algorithms. We are striving to make this information as accurate and useful as possible. This data covers the transactions received at Land Registry in the period 1/1/1995 to 9/1/2014. © Crown copyright 2014. Data produced by Land Registry © Crown copyright 2014.

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