These Street Names Could Boost Your Home Value by Thousands

Living in a home with one of these street names could significantly increase the value of your property.

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You may be surprised to know that the value of your home can increase — or decrease — based on the name of the street it resides. A recent study by real estate company Agent Advice found that water, earth and royal-inspired road names were among the top names that could boost your house's value by thousands of dollars. Living on a street named after a body of water can increase your property value by an average of $64,689, while the average value of homes with rural and earthy street names is $81,00 above the national median, according to the study. Streets with regal connotations boosted a property's value by $126,000.

“Street names are an often overlooked factor when deciding where to buy housing,” commented a spokesperson from Agent Advice. “A pleasant-sounding road name or one located by a desirable geographic feature can greatly influence the attractiveness to a buyer. Our research shows that roads with names related to bodies of water, rocky features, vistas, and a sense of privacy experienced higher-than-average property values compared to the national median.”

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Erin Bendig
Personal Finance Writer

Erin pairs personal experience with research and is passionate about sharing personal finance advice with others. Previously, she was a freelancer focusing on the credit card side of finance, but has branched out since then to cover other aspects of personal finance. Erin is well-versed in traditional media with reporting, interviewing and research, as well as using graphic design and video and audio storytelling to share with her readers.