What’s in a name? Homes on streets beginning with U worth £25K more than average

Location, location, school catchments - never mind all that, according to a new survey, if you want to buy in a street that will hold its value, just choose one that begins with U...

Buying a house? Then you’re bound to be considering location, perfectly proportioned rooms and a house with lots of potential.

According to new research from property website Zoopla.co.uk, that dream house also needs to be on the right street – and if you can manage it, preferably one beginning with U.

Average prices for properties situated on streets beginning with U stand at £251,307 - over £25k more than the current UK average  Jo Simmons/IPC Images

Average prices for properties situated on streets beginning with U stand at £251,307 – over £25k more than the current UK average of £225,804.

The most expensive street beginning with U is Upper Phillimore Gardens
in London’s affluent Kensington, where the average home is worth an
eye-watering £5,740,496.

Upper Phillimore Gardens, in London's affluent Kensington, is the most expensive street beginning with U  Ray Tang/Rex Features

In second and third place, streets beginning with T and O have the highest property values.

Conversely, streets beginning with Z have the lowest values, with
average prices coming in at around £180,046 – that’s 20% less than the UK
average.

Buying a house? Choose wisely, that dream house also needs to be on the right street…  Simon Brown/IPC Images

Spare a thought for owners in Zeus Lane in Waterlooville, Hampshire, where the property value is 37% lower than the national average.

And vowels beat consonants when it comes to house prices, too, with an average property costing 3% more.

With a £70,000 difference between average prices on streets starting with U and Z, it’s worth choosing your street wisely…

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