In the North West the need for housing is always high, simply because it is the UK's third most populated region after London and the South East. Property to buy in the North West is always in demand from people looking to move within the area, or from new home seekers wishing to relocate.
Types of properties available to buy or rent in the North West cover the entire accommodation spectrum. Single people can easily find a small, cosy flat. Couples can take their pick from thousands of smart terraced houses. And families will have a huge choice of detached properties that suit their budget.
Other types of homes to buy in the region include: well-presented period townhouses, enduringly popular Georgian homes (many of which are wonderfully spacious), waterside houses and flats with high specification throughout, and competitively priced stone cottages in idyllic settings.
Liverpool, Manchester and other NW cities and towns are connected to the rest of the UK via excellent motorway links (the M6, M56, M60 and M62). Trains depart from London to key North West stations regularly. And Manchester airport connects with flights from around the UK and worldwide.
Numerous North West-based businesses compete in the Global marketplace.
Although the region will be forever historically linked with the textiles industry, these days IT, digital and financial services are king. In government surveys, Liverpool often makes it into the top 10 cities for businesses to relocate to.
Manchester, Chester, Blackpool, Lancaster, Preston... all areas with appealing properties on offer at equally appealing prices.
When searching, don't limit yourself to the big name cities; there are also hundreds of properties available to buy in the surrounding towns and villages that could make an ideal home.
In the North West villages of Alderley Edge, Bacup and Leck there are charming stone cottages with river views, converted barns and granaries (some with underfloor heating and solar paneling), oasthouses that ooze Cheshire authenticity, and farmhouses tucked away deep in the countryside.