The UK’s most valuable house number is… 239.
Researchers found that detached, semi-detached and terraced houses with those digits on the door sell for the most money.
The study of prices paid for property showed that those fortunate to live at 239 received an average of £310,625 for their home.
That’s way above the next best seller – number 300 – which sold for £275,000. It was followed by 363, which went for an average
In the analysis of Land Registry sold prices, number 373 is ranked fourth place, selling for £268,000, with 285 coming in fifth at £266,000.
Bottom of the table – the UK’s least desirable number – is 367. It sells on average for just £138,000.
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Estate agent comparison site GetAgent analysed data from the Land Registry House Price Index and prices on the Propdex and PropertyData sites.
They included streets of all sizes, including those with fewer than 50 houses. House numbers with triple digits on longer streets featured most prominently.
Houses numbered one, in ninth place, and two, in 13th, were the only single digits to feature in the top 20. Spokesman Colby Short said: “The value attributed to a house number is really down to pot luck most of the time.
“Homebuyer preference is largely driven by more substantial factors such as the geography, style, size and price of the house itself.
“Traditionally, the lower house numbers have proved most popular and acted almost as an inadvertent pecking order of superiority within a road.
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“But this isn’t the case in today’s market and you will struggle to find a buyer that will pass up their dream house because they don’t like the number or, in contrast, opt for a property they don’t like because their lucky number is sitting on the door.”
He added: “We were struck by how triple-digit numbers attracted the higher prices with only numbers one and two in the top 20.
“We believe this is partly due to a preference for new-build properties among buyers.
“They come at a premium, of course, but are also on new developments, often with unique number schemes going to higher numbers than we have seen on the more traditional and smaller streets in Britain.”
- Daily Star Sunday
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