When it comes to selling your house, odd numbers are worth £30,258 ($37,916) more than even numbers, and 13 is actually lucky, research suggests.
Analysis of Land Registry data by Boiler Plan found that certain door numbers and street names can help sell your home for a slightly higher price.
Number 1, 5, 11 and 9 are the most-sold house numbers in Britain, indicating that when it comes to buying a house, odd-numbered homes are the way to go.
If you were to sell your odd-numbered home, you could potentially earn more money from the sale. The top five most-sold odd-numbered homes went for about £290,664, compared with just £260,406 for the five most sold even numbers — a difference of £30,258 (or 12%).
13 isn’t so unlucky
While many people consider the number 13 to be unlucky, it’s not so unlucky if you happen to live at number 13 and are looking to sell your home.
Number 13 is the tenth most-sold house in Britain, in joint place with 12 and 8, with 2% of homes sold in the UK boasting the digit.
Also, the average price of homes sold with the number 13 is higher than that of the best-selling house number in the UK. Number 13 properties sold for an average of £298,461 in the past year, compared with £283,386 for homes boasting the number one — a difference of £15,075.
Single-digit door numbers sell for £34,073 more
Those living in homes boasting a single digit can expect £34,073 more when they sell than those living in properties with a triple-digit house number.
In the past year, single-digit homes sold for about £273,500, compared with just £239,427 for triple-digit homes — a 12% difference.
Meanwhile, properties having double digits sold for about £268 — 2% less.
Number 1 in demand
If you live at number 1, you are one of the “lucky” ones. According to Boiler Plan’s study, number 1 is the best house to live at when it comes to selling your home.
About 4% of homes sold in the past year had the door number “1.” Properties with the number 6 were a very close second, while number 5, 11 and 9 came in third and joint fourth, respectively.
The research also found street suffix names featuring the word “road” are most likely to sell in the UK. Two in three (43%) properties studied included “road” in the street name, spanning a myriad of locations.
Coming in second, however, was the suffix name “close.” About 14% of properties sold in the past year “close” in the name.
Street, avenue and lane were in third, fourth and fifth place respectively, accounting for 9% and 7% of houses sold.
London, Bristol and Nottingham top property hotspots
The study also revealed which UK cities experienced the most houses sold, with London claiming the top title. About 11% of homes sold in the past year were in the UK capital, reaching an average of £1,005,790.
Bristol took the second spot, accounting for 3% of houses sold in the past year. The average price for homes sold in Bristol was £350,323 — a £655,467 difference compared with the average price in London.
Nottingham had the third most sold properties, costing about £102,836.