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Manchester house buying guide

If you’ve been looking for houses for sale in Manchester but you’re undecided on where you want to put down roots, you’re in the right place. Our Manchester location guide will show you the best places to live in Manchester. To see how you could get on the ladder sooner, create a free Tembo plan today — or try out our Mortgage Calculator.

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Where should I buy in Manchester?

Known as the Capital of the North, Manchester is a thriving, creative city with a population of 2.8 million - and growing! It’s a diverse place, with a wealth of media companies, agencies, studios, fintechs and startups as well as big names like ITV and the BBC. 

That’s not the only pull factor for this old industrial metropolis. Manchester also has an excellent food scene, from Bundobust’s curries to The Laundrette’s pizzas to Pollen Bakery's cruffins. Manchester also happens to be one of the most affordable places to buy a home. 

Keep reading to find out the top 3 places to buy a home in Manchester.


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Known for its village-feel, Didsbury is a vibrant location in South Manchester that has a bit of something for everyone.

It boasts great schools, a lively community, plenty of green spaces, local coffee shops, restaurants and bars as well as fantastic nightlife.

It’s no wonder Didsbury is a highly sought-after area for first time buyers and home movers looking to buy in Manchester.

Being located not far from the city centre, Didsbury offers a quiet escape from the hustle and bustle of city life while still being convenient for commuting.

On any given day, you can choose your transport of choice from train, bus or even the Metrolink.

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Check your eligibility for a range of buying schemes, and get a personalised recommendation with interest rates and repayments in under 10-minutes.


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Book a call with our experts to complete the qualification process, and we’ll cover off any questions you might have about any of the budget boosting schemes we advise on.


Find a property

Once you’ve found a property, your dedicated advisor will undertake full affordability checks to prepare the mortgage application. Then we’ll submit it on your behalf!


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During conveyancing, we’ll liaise with the seller and your solicitors to ensure a smooth purchase. We’ll also provide a free protection review for your insurance needs

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Data sourced from Zoopla's June 2023 House Price Index and Rightmove property prices. Accurate as of 06/07/2023.