Are you living in a lucky house?

publication date: Jun 17, 2010
author/source: Kate Faulkner, Property Expert and Author of Which? Property Books

Are you living in a lucky house?

Recent research carried out by AXA, the insurance company, shows that the most likely property to be burgled in a street is number 33 – clearly unlucky for some! The luckiest number to live in is number 76, perhaps proving that burglars and flooding takes place at the start rather than the end of the street!

Top 10 Unluckiest House Numbers to Buy
1.     33
2.     34
3.     86
4.     22
5.     92
6.     94
7.     55
8.     65
9.     84
10=  36
10=  96

Top 10 Luckiest House Numbers to Buy
1.    76
2.    81
3.    47
4.    75
5=   89
5=   90
7.    78
8.    63
9.    79
10.  17

So when you are buying this year, it’s worth bearing in mind that according to AXA, “12% of people would be put off buying a house numbered 13 while 6% would look for a house number 7 or their own particular lucky number”. Bizarrely though, this isn’t necessarily a good idea as they go on to say: “The statistics show that the reality is that house number 7 has a worse record than number 13 - although both score well below the average 'unlucky factor'”.

Kate has a suspicion that this is probably something to do with the fact that many streets have 50 or less properties, whereas not so many have 70+, as a result it’s not worth holding much stall by these number, but the information is a good bit of fun!

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