Property prices are at an all time high, and with the average house price in Greater Manchester now £242,386, it is becoming more and more difficult for first-time buyers across the region. According to Halifax, the average age of a first-time homebuyer in the UK has now risen to 32, as people are having to wait a lot longer and save up a much bigger deposit to get onto the property ladder.
In Greater Manchester’s cheapest boroughs of Bolton, Oldham and Wigan, first-time buyers are much more likely to find an affordable home due to homes being priced much lower than elsewhere in the region.
There are a range of suitable starter homes for sale at the moment ranging from ones that are ready to move, to doer upper homes that require some DIY but will be a great investment to buy and sell on later down the line.
Here are some of the latest properties to hit the market in Greater Manchester that are ideal for first-time buyers, with prices starting from £100,000. These homes are likely to be snapped up quick due to their great conditions and bargain prices.
Charles Holden Street, Bolton
This two-bed terrace home in Bolton has been recently refurbished with a clean slate ready for any first-time buyer to make their own.
Just a short distance from Bolton town centre, the property is set in a great location nearby to shops, local amenities and transport links.
Inside the home there is an entrance hall leading to a lounge and through to a reasonably sized kitchen with space for a dining table.
On the first floor there are two bedrooms, with a large main bedroom and a bathroom with a three-piece suite and shower over the bath. Outside there is a yard area to the back.
Darlington Street East, Wigan
A terraced home in Wigan has come on the market and is a perfect purchase for a first home.
The spacious two-bedroom property is located close to schools, bus routes and within walking distance to Wigan town centre which offers a range of shops and amenities.
The home is well-presented both inside and out, with the opportunity to move straight in or renovate to suit your own taste.
Downstairs there is a large lounge with a fireplace, separate dining room and a fitted kitchen, whilst up on the first floor a landing area gives access to two double bedrooms and a large family bathroom. Outside there is a low-maintenance garden at the rear.
Warrington Road, Abram
This terraced home in Wigan is a great starter home for a young couple or small family.
The beautiful two-bed property boasts contemporary interior with a modern open-plan layout on the ground floor, with a shaker-style kitchen, a central island, dining area and a separate living room.
Upstairs is a landing area with two double bedrooms and a family bathroom with a white three piece suite. Outside there is a garden at the back with parking available at the front.
Estate agents say early viewings are highly recommended to avoid disappointment.
Ormskirk Road, Newtown
Also in Wigan is this impressive end-terrace property which is a bargain price for any first-time buyer.
Boasting three bedrooms and two bathrooms, the home has a modern finish and has been left clear with white washed walls ready for the new owner to put their own stamp on it.
Having been recently extended, the home has an entrance hallway, spacious lounge, dining room and a second reception room which leads into a modern fitted kitchen.
A door from the kitchen then opens out onto the rear garden and beyond the kitchen there is a double bedroom with a bathroom.
To the first floor, the landing provides access to two good-sized bedrooms and a family bathroom with a white modern suite. There is also a home office space with a sky light window, which could also be used as a fourth bedroom.
Chorley Road, Westhoughton
In Bolton, this terrace property is an ideal purchase for a first-time buyer. Set back from the roadside in a prime location, the home sits close to local amenities and transport links.
The end-terrace is a generous size with a large living room and kitchen dining area on the ground floor. Upstairs are three bedrooms, one being the larger master bedroom, and a family bathroom.
Buyers can decide to move straight into the home or it can be updated to suit their individual style.
Oak Street, Shaw
A period terrace home has come on the market in Oldham with many desirable features for a starter home. The two-bed property has a metro link stop on its doorstep and is within walking distance to shops, schools, bars and restaurants.
The stylish home can be considered move-in ready with a entrance hallway, dining room, lounge and recently fitted contemporary style kitchen on the ground floor. Patio doors lead out from the lounge to a lovely courtyard garden with a space for entertaining.
Up on the first floor there is a master bedroom with a walk-in en suite and a dressing room, a second double bedroom and a modern bathroom with a four piece white suite.
There is also a double loft room which could be used for a variety of purposes and is accessed via a traditional staircase.
Jubilee Avenue, Orrell
This semi-detached home has great potential for a starter home and is ready to move straight into. The home benefits from three bedrooms and a large garden whilst being situated in a sought after area.
Set in a cul-de-sac, the modern home has a spacious kitchen, lounge and bathroom on the ground floor. Upstairs there are three bedrooms, two of which are doubles, and a family bathroom.
To the front of the home there is a good-sized lawned garden with a generous garden at the rear. .