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The No.3 proves most popular house number with UK buyers, but higher numbers command a higher price

The No.3 proves most popular house number with UK buyers, but higher numbers command a higher price

Our data shows that the No.239 ranks top where price is concerned for terraced, semi and detached houses, with the median sold price for properties numbered as such hitting £310,625. 

The traditional trend to pay above the odds for a lower number is apparently no longer the case amongst UK homebuyers, with the No.300 ranking second at £275,000, and the No.363 ranking third (£272,500). 

However, the No.1 and No.2 do rank within the top 20 highest sold prices although they are the only single-digit house numbers to do so. 

Where flats are concerned, the number 145 tops the table for sold prices at £772,810, followed by 336 (£350,000) and 260 (£316,250). 

Most Popular Amongst Buyers

However, while homebuyers are no longer paying above the odds for the traditional low numbers, they still prove the most popular where the number of transactions is concerned.

The No.3 is the most popular with 19,602 transactions in the last 12 months, while the No.2 sits tight in the middle with 19,400 sales. 

The coveted No.1 may only average £250,000 in price but it still ranks high in popularity, ranking third with some 19,374 homes sold in the last 12 months. 

The numbers 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 also make the top 10 for most sales. 

The Most Expensive Sale

However, it’s the No.5 that has seen the most expensive single transaction in the last year, with one No.5 detached property in Kensington’s W8 postcode selling for £46.1m!

A greater demand for housing and the development of new homes to meet this demand has seen the traditionally high prices paid for lower numbers disappear in recent times, with newer homes and higher numbers commanding the bigger price tags. 

However, when it comes to the bricks and mortar house, the old favourites remain the most popular amongst buyers, at least where transactions are concerned. Although that said, they still fetch a pretty penny price wise as well. 

A house number can be influential in a sale and savvy sellers should utilise these lower house numbers as a ‘dying breed’ when negotiating on price. After all, what could be more prestigious than living at number one on any street or development?

Detached, Semi-Detached and Terraced Houses
Highest median  price by property number
Number Median price
239 £310,625
300 £275,000
363 £272,500
373 £268,000
285 £266,000
240 £260,000
282 £260,000
393 £260,000
216 £259,000
294 £253,500
1 £250,000
227 £250,000
279 £250,000
319 £250,000
402 £249,500
272 £246,750
331 £245,500
2 £245,000
286 £245,000
258 £242,750
Highest number of annual transactions  by property number
Number Median price Count
3 £240,000 19602
2 £245,000 19400
1 £250,000 19374
4 £240,000 19010
5 £235,000 18608
6 £236,000 17531
7 £230,000 16552
8 £233,000 16412
9 £230,400 15520
10 £232,500 15326
12 £227,000 14007
11 £230,000 13997
14 £227,500 12763
15 £225,000 12143
16 £225,000 11656
17 £225,000 11132
18 £225,000 10617
19 £225,000 10180
20 £225,000 9848
21 £225,000 9598
Highest sold price – Completed on 28/08/2019
Number Sold Price Postcode Location
5 £46,131,500 W8 Kensington and Chelsea
Flats Only
Highest median  price by property number
Number Median price Count
145 £772,810 286
336 £350,000 26
260 £316,250 42
98 £298,750 208
138 £297,500 48
235 £274,000 26
144 £270,000 49
175 £255,000 39
102 £250,000 148
139 £250,000 61
167 £245,000 37
185 £239,500 39
100 £238,500 150
103 £237,500 104
196 £235,750 26
183 £235,000 23
161 £232,500 32
141 £231,500 52
300 £230,646 21
110 £230,000 99
Highest number of annual transactions  by property number
Number Median price Count
1 £222,350 2056
3 £179,500 1897
2 £190,000 1732
4 £195,000 1642
7 £180,000 1576
5 £187,500 1441
6 £186,750 1404
10 £197,500 1355
9 £180,000 1312
8 £180,000 1286
12 £178,000 1191
11 £173,000 1175
14 £180,000 1169
19 £159,995 1118
18 £189,475 1110
15 £176,000 1031
17 £175,000 1019
20 £160,000 989
21 £176,250 968
16 £165,000 960

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