we reveal cheapest and dearest homes in Greater Manchester
More than half of the 10 cheapest were in the northern half of the region with four of them in Rochdale sparking fears of a growing economic divide with the southern side of Greater Manchester.One two bed terrace house in Mere Lane, Rochdale, fetched just when it was bought in May this year, while another in the borough was bought for Two others in the town cost Those cut price sales were in dramatic contrast to Altrincham in Trafford, where 11 houses were sold for more than One mansion in the affluent suburb of Hale Barns in Altrincham fetched a whopping according to Land Registry figures.Rochdale MP Simon Danczuk said: "The housing market in Rochdale is very difficult. There's a wide variety of properties at different prices and there are some expensive houses. But there are also houses that are going for a song and some of that is because of the difficult economic climate that we are faced with. The government's handling of the economy has depressed house prices right across the country, but particularly in places like Rochdale there's no doubt about it."Mr Danczuk said a government decision to end a major housing renewal programme in Rochdale and Oldham has also had a 'terrible effect'.Residents and business owners in Mere Lane have expressed surprise that a house in the street has been sold so cheaply.It is just yards from Rochdale railway station and is lined with neat terrace houses on one side and factory buildings on http://www.cheapjerseys11.com/ the other. A tram link from Rochdale to Manchester opened earlier this year.One woman, who asked not to be named, said: "I've lived here for 18 years. It's a nice, friendly street. Everything you need is right on your doorstep."Mustafa Hussain, 26, who was visiting his uncle's house just a few doors away, said: "This is a good community. There is never any trouble here. It's just a quiet street where everyone knows each other."Mohammed Yaqoob, 52, who has had a textile business in Mere Lane for 25 years, said: "It's a very quiet street. The only problem here is the parking because it's so close to the train station."We've never had any vandalism or anything like that. cheap jerseys This isn't a deprived area. There are no empty houses. If someone has bought that house at that price, they are lucky. They have got a bargain."Safdar Iqbal, 37, who runs a cash and carry business on Mere Lane, said: "I can't believe someone bought a house here for If I had known that, I could have bought it myself. It's a good street. We've been here since 2009 and there is no trouble whatsoever. It's quiet."The cheapest house in Greater Manchester was sold in Parkin Street, Levenshulme, for just It was the eighth cheapest house sold in the UK since last summer. The home fetching the lowest price in the country was in Violet Street, Burnley, which sold for just Five of the 10 most expensive streets in England and Wales are in Westminster costing up to while four are in Kensington and Chelsea.