Recently in the Bury Times, an online newspaper that covers the areas of Bury, Radcliffe, Prestwich, Whitefield, Ramsbottom and Tottington there were some interesting articles on how to go about obtaining a mortgage and buying a house in Bury, Greater Manchester.
The link above will take you to the rightmove website, which is a portal of houses for sale and is organised by area. Now the area of Bury and surrounding satellites of Tottington, Walmersley and Ramsbottom have a lot going for them. They are quite well-heeled and well to do, the schools are good, and the motorway network is nearby, meaning that for work, both the M60, M62 and M65 motorways are easily accessible. Drive time into the centre of Manchester is around 40 minutes, which makes all these areas good commuting locations.
Also there's quite a bit of decent countryside around too, the area of Ramsbottom (just along from Tottington) is mainly greenbelt so if you travel out this far in your home buying investigations, you can expect to see hills, farms, fields and open countryside.
There are some new build houses going up throughout the area of Bury, but also some brownfield developments. Be sure to look at some other posts in this blog for further information.