13 April, 2013

Your House Value Equals The First Letter Of Your Street

Street sign

If you want a cheaper property in the UK go for one where the street name begins with a 'Z' or a 'J'.

Average Value of UK Houses
when the street ...

Starts with U £251,307
Starts with T £248,008
Starts with O £244,450
Starts with H £234,045
Starts with C £233,873
Starts with P £233,550
Starts with W £231,145
Starts with F £228,489
Starts with L £228,400
Starts with S £228,737
Starts with B £227,105
Starts with Q £226,824
Starts with N £225,911
Starts with R £223,241
Starts with M £221,498
Starts with K £221,106
Starts with G £219,248
Starts with I £219,125
Starts with E £218,849
Starts with D £218,643
Starts with Y £218,367
Starts with V £217,240
Starts with A £211,744
Starts with J £190,802
Starts with Z £180,046
No streets start with X
Sounds crazy but this is what the website Zoopla discovered when they carried out a survey of house prices in the UK based on the first letter of the street name. No, I don't know why they would be bothered with doing this either.

Nevertheless, if you want to live in Uxbridge Road, Utoxeter Street or any other beginning with a U then it'll cost you more, the figures on the right tell the story.

Zoopla's Lawrence Hall said, "There may be more to a street name than meets the eye. With £70,000 between U and Z, it is advisable to select wisely."

Of course, it's often said that anything can be proven with statistics.

In another set of stats it was found that a house is worth more if it has an odd number on the door. So, if you own a house with an even number - as I do - the property is said to be worth slightly less than the house either side with odd numbers!

So there we have it: a property with an odd door number and a street beginning with U will be worth more than an even numbered house with a Z or J street.

Oh dear, as I've said, I've an even door number and the first letter of my street is 17th on the list - and there was I thinking I'd made a wise investment.

But at least I haven't got a Z in my car number plate - now that would be even worse!

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4 comments:

  1. Really odd. I wonder how this would translate in the U.S.? We're down there with Y!

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  2. It's odd but perhaps it's more to do with street names than anything else.

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  3. That is strange. I've never heard of such a thing. New exposure for me... oh, I'm a H street... and that's about the right sum too. :)

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    1. Better off than me in G Street then!

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