Best places to buy in Manchester for First Time Home Buyers


Proportunity helps home buyers, who don’t have the bank of mum and dad to fall back on, to afford their ideal home. We are a lender offering mortgage boosting loans over and above the value of a main mortgage, so borrowers have a bigger home buying budget. We only lend money against properties which we have identified through our Proportunity data algorithm as being fair- or under-valued. This gives us, and you, confidence in the investment we are making together. Here we outline the top 10 areas to buy in Manchester and the surrounding areas.

  • Greater Manchester is similar to London in many ways in terms of urbanisation
  • Home 2.8 million people
  • We’re considering the entire Greater Manchester area for this analysis
  • This included the commuter areas like Wilmslow and Stockport

Hidden gems in Greater Manchester

  • Areas with most potential is mostly in the outskirts of city of Manchester
  • We see that the top areas are found in clusters

How are areas ranked?

This is exactly as we did for Birmingham. I repeat the words below:

Areas are ranked according to their potential. 

The one important thing to note is that the areas are clustered together as opposed to the one we saw in London. So we have introduced a new convention of naming the cluster as the wider-area. 

What are the ranks?

One thing we see is that it is very hard to find undervalued properties in the current market conditions. So for most areas we see properties being fair valued or just above.

  1. Old Trafford
  2. Cheetham Hill
  3. Swinton
  4. Stockport
  5. Salford
  6. Didsbury
  7. Cheadle Hulme
  8. Altrincham
  9. Wilmslow
  10. Castlefield

Why Old Trafford?

In the press

About Manchester

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