Greater Manchester boasts many fine historic houses built during the early days of the Industrial Revolution. Rich mine and mill owners created sumptuous country homes and mansions in the 18th century easily rivalling those in Greater London. Now and again private individuals with requisite deep pockets are able to purchase such historic homes.
Until recently it was just the London and South of England that propped up an ailing property market, but these days the whole of the UK is seeing a revival of fortunes. Across the board there have been increases, according to the very latest figures published by Knight Frank. The average price for a UK home rose by 0.8% in July 2013 and some economists are hopeful that the market is approaching a point where the recovery will be self-sustaining.