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Does A Road Name Affect House Price?

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I was wondering if these two would be worth more if they were in Sandringham Drive or Acacia Avenue?

This one in a road called 'Titty Ho'

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-27458917.html

And this one in the exotically named 'Joan Pyel Close'

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-26749630.html

Any thoughts?

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I was wondering if these two would be worth more if they were in Sandringham Drive or Acacia Avenue?

This one in a road called 'Titty Ho'

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-27458917.html

And this one in the exotically named 'Joan Pyel Close'

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-26749630.html

Any thoughts?

I rather like Titty Ho.

Certainly better than a couple not a million miles from here: Dora Road and Mavis Avenue

Should imagine Mavis in particular knocks a few % points off any AP. But then she's not in such a highly desirable area as Edwardian Dora, where people would still pay through the nose even if she were Gert or Florrie.

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I was wondering if these two would be worth more if they were in Sandringham Drive or Acacia Avenue?

This one in a road called 'Titty Ho'

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-27458917.html

And this one in the exotically named 'Joan Pyel Close'

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-26749630.html

Any thoughts?

Used to live in clitoris :D close it was a sod to find

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I sent out an order to someone recently who lived on Rough And Ready Rd in a place called Rough and Ready in California! :lol: Wonder how that would affect their house price!

He probably moved to Normal, Illinois.

I sued to have an envelope from there franked with the words 'Hi - We're Normal in Normal!'

http://www.normal.org/

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In York there is Whip-Ma-Whop-Ma Street and also a place called The Shambles.

It's Whip-Ma-Whop-Ma Gate, actually. It consists of about two buildings at the bottom of Low Petergate, all of which are shops or offices. As far as I'm aware, there aren't any residential addresses on it. The Shambles is a bit longer, but again I think all the buildings on it are shops (on the ground floor level, at least).

My favourite example of unfortunate street naming arose from when a large site, about three blocks in size, was razed to the ground and redeveloped in the south London suburb in which I grew up. This resulted in the creation of a new street, that was duly named after the borough's former council leader and noted educationalist, who had keeled over in the recent past. Unfortunately, the publicity elicited by the decision to name the road after him produced some revelations that had hitherto been swept under the carpet and which emerged, presumably because you can't libel the dead. It turned out that the old git's interest in schoolchildren was not just professional, as several of his former victims attested in gruesome detail. So Wimbledon now has a street named after someone whose principal claim to infamy is to have spent most of the '50s and '60s rogering five year-old boys. Churchill once declined to have what is now Heathrow Airport named after him, opining that it was inadvisable to name any public edifice after anyone who is still alive, because you don't know what they're going to do with the rest of their life. As this case demonstrated, that caution appears to apply even beyond the grave!

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From juvenal's link : http://www.propertytalklive.co.uk/housing-market/3761-secret-to-house-prices-revealed-in-a-street-name :

"Also rounding out the bottom 5 were ‘Crescent’ ....Nicholas Leeming, Commercial Director, Zoopla.co.uk said: “... if looking to bag a bargain then it may be a Terrace or Crescent you are after.”

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The Royal Crescent, Bath

Flat 11, 13 - 14 Royal Crescent, Bath , Leasehold - £640,000

So that would be the exception that proves the rule, I'm guessing. :blink:

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There used to be a few "streets" (actually just little lanes with a row of cottages on) around the country where the street was called "Sewage Farm Cottages".

There was one in Lincs somewhere near me. A girl from my school had the address "5 Sewage Farm Cottages"!

I think they've changed them now, although a Google finds mentions of some....

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We checked out a property in Bewdley which was on "no road" which we assumed meant it was on a grass lane or similar but there is indeed a road called No Road. Damnedest thing I ever saw.

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Gallows Lane, High Wycombe. Would never dream of buying a house in HW least of all in a street with such a gruesome name!

Good place to hang out...

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