Numbers. Most houses have them, unless you're one of those people who have named your property something like 'Shangri La', 'Dunroamin' or 'Colin', but are some more valuable than others?
Let's find out. New research by estate agent, Springbok Properties, has been crunching the digits, analysing property sale records over the last year by listed address number to ascertain which is the most valuable for both houses and flats.
Most Expensive House Numbers
The research shows that when it comes to a house, single digits are so last year and in fact, just one single digit number makes the top 50 most expensive house numbers.
With an average sold price of £298,879, the No.1 is the most expensive single digit house number ranking 43rd.
The most valuable? No.713 with an average house price of £612,847, closely followed by 711 and 709, both with an average sold price above £500,000.
855, 529, 715, 417, 665, 694 and 607 also commanded some of the highest house price tags.
Most Expensive Flat Numbers
When it comes to flats, it’s a similar story with just two single digit numbers ranking in the top 50. Again, the No.1 places as the highest single property number ranking 6th with an average sold price of £520,808, while the No.6 ranks 27th with an average sold price of £385,060.
With an average sold price of £808,446, the most valuable flat number is 500.
237, 190, 251, 194, 510, 37, 195 and 220 were amongst the other most valuable flat numbers when it comes to the price paid.
Shepherd Ncube, founder and CEO of Springbok Properties,commented: “A properties value is determined on a whole host of factors, but you would be surprised about the influence a number can have on how much a buyer is willing to pay.
For most, it simply doesn’t matter, but some buyers will pay over the odds for a particular number for sentimental reasons or avoid a property altogether due to superstition.
Previously the prestige of owning the number one property on a street was highly valued amongst buyers, but as the way we live and the type of properties we live in has evolved, this is clearly no longer the case.
In this day and age a shortage of space and our tendency to build up, not out, means those higher numbers closer to the top of a development are now more desirable.”