House prices remain relatively high across Greater Manchester as the average cost of a house continues to rise. Even as prices begin to drop, demand continues to outstrip supply, making it more difficult to find a reasonably priced home.
Property in Greater Manchester had an overall median price of £251,168 over the past year, which was 13 per cent higher than the peak in 2020. But despite the upward trend, there are luckily certain parts of the region where you can expect to buy a house for much less than average.
At the lower end of the local property market, in the Bolton, Oldham, Rochdale and Wigan districts, there are certain areas where houses are much more affordable. By contrast, the Trafford, Bury and Stockport districts are much more expensive and you are less likely to find a bargain here.
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Using the most up-to-date house price data from the HM Land Registry, we’ve listed the cheapest areas in Greater Manchester where houses often sell for well under £200,000.
Bolton is one of the cheapest districts in Greater Manchester to buy a house in, so it’s no surprise that there are several affordable areas here.
The cheapest part of Bolton is Farnworth with an average house price of £154,729. There are also cheap house prices in Blackrod, averaging around £184,067, closely followed by Heaton, Kearsley and Little Lever.
As the largest borough in the region, there are a few areas in Manchester where you’re likely to find a low-cost house.
Harpurhey is not only the cheapest part of the borough, but it is also the most affordable area to buy a house in all of Greater Manchester, with an average price of just £125,939.
Newton Heath and Openshaw are considered cheap areas with house prices around £171,000.
Other low-priced areas to buy a house include Gorton, Moss Side, Moston and Longsight, where house prices range from £182,000 to £198,000.
Oldham is also often known as one of the most affordable districts in the region.
Hollinwood is the cheapest area to buy a home with an average price of £153,963, followed by Chadderton where homes average £189,559 and Lees where properties go for around £192,054 .
There are four areas in Rochdale where house prices are below £200,000.
The most affordable part of the borough is Castleton, with an average house price of £172,856.
Other cheap areas are Newhey, Milnrow and Heywood with prices ranging from £188,000 to £193,000.
The City of Salford has two areas where house prices are considered affordable.
The cheapest part of the district is Little Hulton, where the average house costs around £173,897.
You can also buy a cheap house in Salford Quays, which has an average house price of £179,814.
Ashton-under-Lyne is the only area of Tameside where houses cost less than £200,000.
The median price for a house in the commercial city is £188,776, which is much more affordable than most.
Trafford is known to be the most expensive district in Greater Manchester, so you wouldn’t expect to buy a cheap house in the district.
However, in the town of Partington you may be able to find a bargain as the average home cost is £184,210.
The cheapest borough in the region is Wigan, and there are plenty of areas here where you can expect to find cheap houses.
The most affordable area is Ince, with an average house price of just £130,709.
Homes are priced much lower than average in Platt Bridge, Pemberton, Ashton-in-Makerfield and Abram, where prices range from £147,000 to £170,000.
House prices in Leigh, Hindley, Atherton, Aspull and Orrell cost between £170,000 and £199,300.
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