Homes numbered ‘unfortunate 13’ are valued £5,000 decrease on common

Friday the thirteenth, the ‘unluckiest day’ within the calendar, occurs at the least yearly, and in 2023 we’ll see it twice: in January and October.

Whereas it’d cross by unnoticed for some, the superstitious amongst us are busy avoiding black cats, strolling underneath ladders, and stepping on cracks within the pavement.

And in relation to having the quantity 13 on a entrance door, we’ve discovered that non-superstitious consumers could also be temped to hunt out properties numbered 13 and doubtlessly bag a relative cut price.

We checked out how property brokers valued greater than 10 million properties throughout Nice Britain, and located that out of door numbers 1 by to 100, homes numbered 13 usually got here in with the bottom common valuation. The common valuation for a quantity 13 property is £354,793, which is greater than £5,000 decrease than the typical for this pattern of £360,126.

Our property knowledgeable, Tim Bannister, says: “The vast majority of consumers are unlikely to be postpone being the proprietor of a quantity 13 dwelling, however it’s fascinating to see that there does seem like pockets of Nice Britain which are extra on the extra superstitious facet. House owners of quantity 13 properties might discover that it provides a novel facet to their dwelling, and it may even be a dialog starter with the following proprietor when the time involves promote.”

In distinction to 13’s barely decrease valuation, we discovered that door no 1 had the best worth on common: virtually £40,000 greater than its avenue mate.

And apparently, some streets and developments in Nice Britain are going so far as to skip the infamous door quantity altogether. You’ll discover virtually double the variety of homes with door quantity 14 than its ‘unfortunate’ neighbour.

Edward Thomson, Director at Strutt & Parker Sloane Avenue, says, “It’s widespread for brand new developments to skip quantity 13, going straight from 12 to 14, to take away the component of superstition. While fortunately it is just a really small minority of consumers which are disaffected on this manner, there’ll at all times be those that keep away from 13, by no means stroll underneath ladders, and salute each magpie!  If residing at quantity 13 doesn’t faze you it’s doable you might end up shopping for towards a smaller proportion of the market and due to this fact do a greater deal – however provided that you’re fortunate after all!”

Able to hunt on your subsequent quantity 13, or another quantity, for that matter? Check out properties at present on the market.