18 Sep House Number 13 - unlucky or lucky for some?

Homes with the house number 13 can be lucky

According to Zoopla House sale statistics show that a home with a house number 13 is worth less that an identical neighbouring house in the same road by an average of £4000.  So you can save around £4000 on the property when you buy it. That can be the cost of a new kitchen or bathroom or go a long way towards painting and refurbishment of a newly bought home.

House number sign with 13 in digits

We make thousands of house number signs and plaques every year and have noticed a disproportionate lack of house signs with numbers 13 being ordered. This is probably because a lot of housing developers and local councils have a policy of not registering a house with number 13 in a development or street. In fact 28% of all streets in the UK don't have a house with the number 13.

Many property owners ask us if we can make them a plaque with the house number spelled out in wording 'THIRTEEN' instead of  having the house number in digits. 

House sign with a written number 13

Thirteen seems to be regarded as an unlucky number here in the UK but we think if you can get a home around £4000 cheaper that seems to be lucky.