End of year data from 2015 regarding residential prices in England makes interesting reading, with all bodies reporting an increase in average prices during the year. However, the reports suggest that prices rose by between 3.7% (Nationwide) up to 9.0% (Halifax). Both the Office for National Statistics and Land Registry provided figures of 5.6% growth while Rightmove suggests an increase of 7.4% nationally over the year. That well known property website then provides a breakdown between the south-west of England where prices rose by 5.0% against the south-east of England where prices rose by an impressive 9.2%. That figure excludes residential property sales in Greater London. Dorset is normally treated as being south west England, but many house owners must be wishing we could fall into the south east region!