These are the Valentine-themed road names that could raise or lower the value of your home
Kissing is key to house prices according to a new study.
Research by estate agent Barrows and Forrester has revealed which Valentine’s Day themed road names are showing the love for homeowners with above-average sold prices.
Analysis of sold prices over the last year found roads with ‘kissing’ in the name had an average sold price of £1.2 million over the last year, 356 per cent higher than the national average of £261,897.
Homes on roads with Cupid in the name went for an average of £293,000, 12 per cent higher than the national average.
Love and Sweet, such as Love Street in Sheffield and Sweet Street in Leeds, also performed well with above-average sold prices.
James Forrester, Barrows and Forrester managing director, said: “We’re certainly a nation obsessed with finding the best bricks and mortar partner but our efforts in the property market can often result in a love-hate relationship.
“While we all tend to love our homes, buying one can be far from smooth sailing and is enough to test anyone’s commitment.
“There’s also no guarantee a Valentine’s Day-themed road name will show the love where higher sold prices are concerned, although a property purchase should always be done based on personality rather than for the money.”