GetAgent
Back
Close
  • Compare agents
  • Online valuation
  • Explore my area
  • Home toolkit
  • News & guides
  • Estate agents by area
  • Sold house prices by area
Estate agents by area
Search by Location or Name
  • Selling guides
  • Estate agent guides
  • Mortgage advice
  • Conveyancing guides
  • Property news
  • See All News & Guides
Sign in
Agent shortlist
HouseWorth
© GetAgent Limited 2024
  1. Blog
  2. Spooky road names demand over half a million
Research & Insights
28 October 2022

Spooky road names demand over half a million

Fatima Bukhari
Writer & Researcher

Table of contents

  1. 1. Which road names are demanding over half a million?
  2. 2. October demands the highest house price
  3. 3. Which roads plummeted in house prices?
  4. 4. ‘Scarier road names command above the national average’ - GetAgent CEO Colby Short
  5. 5. Data and Methodology

A spooky discovery - Halloween-related road and street names such as Grave and Dead have been found to command by far the highest price amongst UK homebuyers.

We analysed sold price data from the Land Registry for residential property sales across England and Wales over the last 12 months to reveal which of the 13 spooky street names command the highest house price. We also observed the change in market rewind over the last year.

Which road names are demanding over half a million?

We found that since last Halloween, roads with Grave in their name command the highest Halloween house prices, selling for an average of £536,350. This is closely followed by roads with Dead in their name, which are commanding a massive sold price of over half a million (£510,000).

Another popular road name is Lantern, with homes on this street commanding an average sold price of £385,000, followed by Witch (£325,000) and Sweet (£313,500).

Regarding Halloween house price growth, Dead and Grave also ranked high when comparing current sold prices to those from the last year, with respective rates of growth sitting at 17.6% and 15.3%.

October demands the highest house price

However, the strongest performance is amongst the roads with October in their name - up by 26.6% in the last year.

Which roads plummeted in house prices?

Surprisingly, not all Halloween homeowners have seen their property rise in terms of annual house price growth.

For example, properties on roads with Spider in the name have plummeted by -15.8% on an annual basis. Additionally, roads with Hell (-11.7%), Night (-9.4%), Broom (-4.8%) and Lantern (-2.5%) have also seen a drop in house prices.

‘Scarier road names command above the national average’ - GetAgent CEO Colby Short

“Halloween is perhaps one of the nation’s least celebrated holidays, certainly in comparison to those across the pond from whence it came. But for some, spiders and spooks are far more preferable to the fairy lights and sleigh bells that follow for months on end almost immediately after.

However, if you’re hoping to make a Halloween inspired property purchase to secure a little spookiness on a permanent basis, the chances are it may cost you as some of the scarier road names command far above and beyond the national average.

But much like the property market as a whole, there are some bargains to be found, with homes on road names containing Blood commanding a far lower average house price compared to those with Grave or Dead.

Of course, you do run the risk of a house price fright, with some Halloween house prices falling by as much as 12% so far in 2022.”

Data and Methodology

Scary road namePrevious (median) price - Sep 20 to Aug 21Current average (median) price - Sep 21 to Aug 22Annual change
Grave£465,000£536,35015.3%
Dead£433,750£510,00017.6%
Lantern£395,000£385,000-2.5%
Witch£288,000£325,00012.8%
Sweet£300,000£313,5004.5%
Trick£301,500£302,5000.3%
Crow£260,000£287,00010.4%
Hell£300,000£265,050-11.7%
Broom£273,000£260,000-4.8%
Spider£285,000£239,975-15.8%
Night£262,000£237,500-9.4%
Blood£215,000£220,0002.3%
October£98,750£125,00026.6%

How much
is your home worth?

It’s always worth knowing the value of your home. Discover the price of your property with an instant valuation. GetAgent tracks the figures, so you don’t have to.

How much
is your home worth?

It’s always worth knowing the value of your home. Discover the price of your property with an instant valuation. GetAgent tracks the figures, so you don’t have to.

Compare estate agents

It takes 2 minutes.

Related posts
The World’s Most In-Demand Second Home Hotspots
The World’s Most In-Demand Second Home Hotspots
Research & Insights
The World’s Most In-Demand Second Home Hotspots
Our new research reveals the holiday home hotspots around the world, perfect for those looking for inspiration on where to buy a second property.
Read more
GetAgent
The Estate Agent comparison site
GetAgent LinkedIn iconGetAgent Facebook iconGetAgent X icon

For agents

  • Login
  • How to join

Get in touch

020 3608 6556

Our lines are closed

We are a company registered in England & Wales, company number 09428979.

Privacy policyTerms of use

Copyright © 2024 GetAgent Limited