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The 'most wanted houses' in Greater Manchester as demand for family homes rises

The 'most wanted houses' in Greater Manchester as demand for family homes rises

"Homeowners in Manchester have a golden opportunity to move to a new property before the stamp duty holiday ends in September"

The demand for family homes - including two and three-bedroom houses - has ‘skyrocketed’ following the return of children to school post-lockdown.

Buyer demand for family homes across Greater Manchester has risen sharply since pupils returned to the classroom in March, with parents having more time to research, according to property search site Zoopla.

The increase in demand was further amplified by the announcement of the extension of the stamp duty holiday to the end of September; the rapid progress of the vaccine roll-out; and the ‘pandemic-led’ search for bigger spaces after thousands were grounded at home.

“Since the schools reopened, we’ve seen a surge in demand for family homes in Manchester and nearby towns,” says Stuart Matthews, managing director of Manchester-based estate agency Miller Metcalfe.

“Parents are grabbing the opportunities presented by the lifting of lockdown restrictions to seek more space.

“Manchester is a fantastic place for families to live with its bustling, metropolitan city centre and leafy suburbs, and we’re expecting demand to keep rising as we head towards the end of the stamp duty holiday in September.”

The 'most wanted homes' across Greater Manchester on Zoopla's site have now been revealed - as well as details of the huge spike in searches for homes in certain boroughs:


Demand for two and three bedroom homes in Manchester has risen by 45 per cent in the last eight weeks, says Zoopla with an average price £198,000.

This represents an increase on Manchester’s average property price.

In April, the Zoopla's Property Prince Index revealed that the average house price in Manchester was £185,800, with prices rising by 6.5 per cent in the last 12 months.

The data also showed prices in Manchester have increased cumulatively by 31.5 per cent in the past five years.

Family homes currently for sale in Manchester include a spacious four-bed semi-detached house on Abberton Road (£550,000) and a stunning three-bed semi-detached house on Cresswell Grove (£500,000).

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