Salford is one of the cheapest areas of Manchester to live. Officially of course, Salford is a city in it’s own right and is separate from Manchester. And now with the recent announcement by Channel 4 that they are moving to Manchester (http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/channel-4-should-move-salford-14036549), Salford is set to become a boom area for housing and mortgages.
Salford is divided into various areas such as Broughton, Claremont, Irwell Riverside, Kersal, Ordsall, Langworthy and Weaste. Mortgages of many different types are available for first time buyers, buy to let, remortgagers and homeowners. Ensure you get a good mortgage deal by seeking out a good mortgage broker: someone who can supply you with all the mortgages available from all the different mortgage brokers, rather than just those of a specific company. Did you know that if you go to the Halifax for a mortgage in Salford, they will only tell you about THEIR OWN products that cover Salford. Similarly if you go to First Direct, they will only tell you about their own products that they offer in Salford.
Salford has good rail links too, with many stops only 5 minutes away from Manchester. Here’s a picture of Salford station, from the University, which is also good.
The moving for Channel 4 to Salford is just one factor that will do a lot for the area of Salford. Expect house prices to rise shortly and property becomes more desirable.