Spooky street titles are linked to more expensive homes, says Nigel Lewis of Zoopla Property Group
You'd expect homes with frightful addresses to be shunned by house-hunters and sell for less than their more pedestrian neighbours.
But instead, terrifying street titles are linked to higher-than-average values, research has revealed.
Roads or streets with 'devil' in their name have properties worth on average £496,561, twice the national figure, while those with a 'grave' name are worth on average £387,767 and 'dark' worth on average £334,571, according to website Zoopla.co.uk.
Streets that include the word 'dead' have the fourth highest house prices at £310,123 followed by 'moon' (£290, 857), crow (£267,920), broom (£234,421), bat (£233,948), cemetery (£159,319) and witch (£156,925).
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And spare a thought for the owners of a property in Nottinghamshire particularly when they come to sell up; theirs is the only property on Death Lane in the village of Clayworth near Retford. And other home-owners hoping Halloween will pass as fast as possible include the owners of two houses for sale on Spook Hill in the Surrey commuter town of Dorking.
But it's haunted houses that are truly beyond the pale for most house-hunters. Two thirds said ghostly goings on would put them off making an offer. But a sizeable but ghoulish minority (10 per cent) told researchers that a haunting would make them more, not less, interested in viewing a property.
Such keen fans of horror and the supernatural might also like to know which places in the UK are best for trick or treating.
Zoopla.co.uk recently scoured England to see where the highest house prices, largest number of properties but lowest levels of crime and road accidents came together to create Halloween 'hotspots'.
The best places to trick or treat are, the research by website Zoopla.co.uk shows, those with plenty of high value homes where burglars are thin on the ground and pedestrians are safest, which also makes them ideal places to live.
The top five cities are Cambridge followed by Norwich, London, Northampton and Ipswich while the worst five for trick or treating are Oldham, Middlesbrough, Colchester, Preston and Brighton.