Rightmove: Didsbury is top place to buy in Great Britain

Jake Carter

May 13, 2021

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Didsbury, a Manchester suburb, is the most popular area for buyers actively looking for their next home, according to research from Rightmove.

The average asking price in Didsbury currently stands at £367,429, over £130,000 higher than the Greater Manchester average of £237,380.

Second on the list is Walthamstow in East London, where average asking prices have risen by 116% over the past 10 years, from £230,888 to £499,534, up by 4% over the past year alone.

This is followed by the Wirral in Merseyside, where average asking prices in April 2021 were £287,243, up from £260,879 seen in April 2020.

The dataset is based on more than 2.7 million home-hunters who are signed up to receive instant property alerts for properties coming to market.

While demand is still outstripping supply, there has been a jump of 51% in the number of properties coming up for sale in March and April compared to January and February of this year.

Tim Bannister, property expert at Rightmove, said: “Our new analysis gives sellers in these local hotspots a clear indication of just how popular their area is, as it tracks the huge pool of the most eager prospective buyers who are signed up to find out instantly when a seller decides to bring their property to market.

“More buyers have realised they don’t have the luxury of waiting until the weekend to decide which properties they want to request to view, and so they’re making sure they’ve signed up to find out first when a home comes up for sale.

“We’re hearing reports of some areas where properties are selling within a few days of being added to Rightmove, and the average time to find a buyer is the quickest we’ve ever recorded nationally.

“But we also know there are thousands of local markets and some are moving more slowly than others, so as a seller you’ll want your property being seen by the biggest group of buyers possible, giving it the best chance of selling and achieving the best price.”

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