The Greater Manchester area with the biggest house price rise - and three lovely homes to buy there

The area has seen the joint second biggest price rises of anywhere in the country this year, according to Right Move.

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Heywood in Greater Manchester has seen its house prices jump by 19% over the last year - one of the biggest hikes of anywhere in the UK.

The average house price in the area is now £194,634, according to Right Move.

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Only Toxteth in Liverpool has seen a bigger percentage price rise at 20%. And five of the top 10 hotspots are in the North West of England, a region where asking prices have risen by 8% on average since September 2020.

Since the start of last year, nearly three-quarters (71%) of areas across Britain have hit record asking prices, Rightmove said.

Across Britain, the average asking price stands at a record £338,462, up by 5.8% compared with September 2020, Rightmove said.

Rightmove House price rise index

Tim Bannister, Rightmove’s director of property data, said: “There’s been significant growth across so many areas of Great Britain over the past year, which is reflected in the new price hotspots, where six different regions appear in the top 10.

“The number of homes for sale is at a record low, and buyer demand remains high. This competition for properties is supporting price growth.”

We’ve picked out three lovely homes which are for sale in Heywood on Rightmove now to see what your money gets you round there...

Three-bed end terrace, King Street, offers over £275,000: a beautiful home full of period features, with a lovely open plan kitchen, three good-sized bedrooms and decked garden to the rear, being sold by Ryder & Dutton. See more on Rightmove here.

The listing on Right Move

Three-bed semi, Brayshaw Close, £230,000: an attractive extended three-bed with a large showpiece garden, off-road parking and two receptions rooms, ideal for families. It’s being sold by Keenans and you can see it on Right Move here.

Two-bed bungalow, Glazebrook Close, £200,000: on the market for just over that £194,634 average overall price for the area, is a spacious bungalow with garage, conservatory and two double-sized bedrooms. It’s being sold by Andrew Kelly and you can see the Right Move listing in full here.