According to Heywoods, savvy house hunters are cashing in on people's deep-rooted superstitions and getting a better deal on homes with the house number 13.
Heywoods said that simply having the wrong house number could potentially knock several thousand pounds off the value of a home and pointed to a recent survey, which backed up the company's claims.
The research, which was conducted by property website Zoopla, found that the average price of a house at a number 13 address was £205,085. This was nearly £4,000 lower than the average price of £209,009 for homes with the neighbouring numbers of 11, 12, 14 and 15.
Unsurprisingly, numbers 1 and 2 command the highest average prices as these by nature tend to be more desirable end-terrace properties and corner locations.
Heywoods said the figures also explained why so many new housing developments avoided addresses with the number 13, as housebuilders clearly stood to lose a significant amount of revenue by using the number.
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