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12 homes for sale in Greater Manchester with lots of potential for first-time buyers

One of the hardest parts of buying your first home can be deciding which neighborhood to live in.

When it comes to a county as large as Greater Manchester, house prices fluctuate widely depending on which part of the region you choose.

Generally, Oldham, Rochdale, Wigan, and Bolton tend to be the more affordable areas where first-time buyers are most likely to get the best value for money, but you can still find great deals in the rest of the region. .

Whether you are looking for a home close enough to move in directly or a doer-upper to put your own stamp on, there is currently a mixed standard of properties on the market on Rightmove.

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The average price of a property in Greater Manchester currently stands at £ 232,326 this month, according to Zoopla.

In an effort to secure the best deal, here is our pick of 15 homes for sale under £ 200,000 that have the most potential and future value to first-time buyers.

Rue Léopold, Wigan

£ 130,000

Léopold Street

A good deal on the market right now considering the average price of a home is this semi-detached house in Wigan.

Perfect for a starter home, this two bedroom property has been recently refurbished and considered direct move-in ready.

Kitchen dining area

The house has an entrance hall, living room, kitchen-dining room, two double bedrooms and a bathroom.

Rare for this price, the property has plenty of outdoor space with gardens to the front and back, as well as a driveway.

Radcliffe Road, Bolton

£ 150,000

Radcliffe Road

This semi-detached house in Bolton has all the amenities to make it an ideal first home.

Larger than it initially looks, this two-bedroom home includes a variety of spacious rooms and the addition of a furnished loft.

Well maintained, the ground floor of the property comprises a hallway, fitted kitchen, lounge, double doors to a dining room and patio doors to a modernized courtyard.

Dining room

Upstairs are two good sized double bedrooms, a family bathroom and further stairs to the mezzanine, which could be used as an additional or comfortable bedroom.

Other unique features of this home include a closet under the stairs which has been converted into a pet bedroom and a workshop at the end of the back yard.

Walmer Street, Gorton

£ 160,000

Walmer Street

Located in Gorton, this extended townhouse offers ample space for first-time buyers.

The three bedroom property has been finished to a high standard, offering buyers the option to move in directly.

The house consists of an entrance hall with storage under the stairs, dining room, living room and a spacious kitchen which has been extended.

There are two double bedrooms, a single bedroom and a family bathroom on the first floor, as well as a garden to the front and an enclosed courtyard to the rear.

Prescott Drive, Denton

£ 160,000

Prescott Walk

This terraced house in Denton has a lot of potential as a starter home and a great investment for first-time buyers.

Although in need of an update, the Three Bed House has plenty of space inside and out that you can create on your own.


On the ground floor, the property has an entrance hall, toilet, living room, rear porch with storage under the stairs and a long kitchen-dining room to the rear with double doors leading to the garden.

On the first floor there are two double bedrooms, a single bedroom and a bathroom, all accessible via a landing.

Henrietta Street, Ashton-Under-Lyne

£ 165,000

Henriette Street

In Ashton-Under-Lyne, a three story terraced house is for sale and has recently been completely renovated.

Perfect for first-time buyers looking to move in directly, the three-bedroom home offers spacious rooms and unique period features.

The house consists of a hallway, living room, dining room and kitchen on the ground floor, and on the first floor there are two double bedrooms.


On the second floor there is a storage room, another bedroom and a large bathroom.

Outside there is a garden to the front and an enclosed courtyard to the rear which leads to a large enclosed common area.

Near Kimbolton, Gorton

£ 175,000

Close Kimbolton

For first-time buyers who are ready to give a home some attention, this semi-detached may be for you.

The two bedroom house has a lot of potential with room to spread out to the side if needed.

The front bedroom

The house currently consists of an entrance, a living room, a kitchen-dining room, a landing, two bedrooms and a bathroom.

It also benefits from a driveway to the front and a large garden to the front and rear.

Manchester Road, Rochdale

£ 180,000

Manchester Road

This semi-detached house in Rochdale could be considered the perfect ready-made home for a first-time buyer.

With three bedrooms, the modern townhouse has plenty of space and potential for a starter house.

The ground floor has a hallway, a toilet, a fitted kitchen, a living room with a dining area and patio doors to the garden.


Upstairs, three generously sized bedrooms, one with an en-suite bathroom and a family bathroom.

There is a large rear garden with a patio as well as two allocated parking spaces.

Bridgewater Road, Worsley

£ 180,000

Bridgewater Road

This two-bed house in Worlsey is more than it looks at first glance.

This spacious end terrace is an ideal buy for first-time buyers, priced well below the area average of £ 277,239.


Well presented, the house comprises an entrance hall, a living room with a picture window to the front and a modern fitted kitchen and dining area on the ground floor. On the first floor are two double bedrooms and a private bathroom.

There are front and back patios that could use some updating to add more potential to the home.

Shaw Road, Rochdale

£ 180,000

Shaw Road

Another property in Rochdale is listed with enormous potential for a first-time buyer.

This semi-detached house benefits from a huge rear garden with stunning views over the countryside.

Garden with a view

The raised two bedroom terraced house is spacious with an entrance porch, living room, dining room, extended kitchen, two good sized bedrooms, with the possibility of a further bedroom and a bathroom with separate toilet .

On the outside, the house also has a driveway, an individual garage and an area with facade that would require works.

Place des mousses, bury

£ 180,000

Kitchen dining area

In Bury, this two bedroom terrace house has enough space for a starter house, with the addition of an extremely long garden with a terrace to the rear.

Ideal for first-time buyers, the house consists of a living room, a kitchen-living room, a landing, two bedrooms and a family bathroom.


There are also two cellars which could be converted to provide additional space.

Mottram Road, Hyde

£ 180,000

Mottram Road

This terraced house in Hyde would be an impressive first home, with four bedrooms.

The period property has a host of traditional features with a lot of potential for first time buyers.


The house comprises a modern kitchen-diner, a living room with a sitting area with a picture window and a wood-burning stove, a toilet and a utility room on the ground floor. Upstairs, four bedrooms and a family bathroom.

The current occupants have had plans drawn up to create a sun terrace accessible via the back bedroom.

Fleet Street, Wigan

£ 185,000

Fleet Street

The ultimate doer-upper, this three-bed home in Wigan has the potential to make your own mark on it.

Currently dated and in need of updating, this detached house could be a great investment for first-time buyers.

The kitchen

On two floors there is an entrance hall, a spacious living room, a fitted kitchen, a dining area, a landing, two double bedrooms, a single bedroom and a bathroom.

The house has a large garden to the rear with a patio and driveway and a garage to the front.